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• Section 1: General Overview
1. Landmarks in the History of Neurosurgery
2. Challenges in Global Neurosurgery
3. Pearls for Clinical Evaluation of the Nervous System
4. Principles of Modern Neuroimaging
5. Neuro Anesthesia and Monitoring for Cranial and Complex Spinal Surgery
6. Surgical Positioning, Navigation, Important Surgical Tools, Craniotomy and Closure of Cranial and Spinal Wounds
• Section 2: Pediatric Neurosurgery
7. Spinal Dysraphism and Tethered Spinal Cord
8. Hydrocephalus in Children
9. Diagnosis and Surgical Options for Craniosynostosis
10. The Chiari Malformations and Syringohydromyelia
11. Posterior Fossa and Brainstem Tumors in Children
12. Craniopharyngiomas
13. All Other Brain Tumors in Pediatrics
14. Pediatric Vascular Disease and Stroke
• Section 3: Vascular Neurosurgery
15. Medical and Surgical Treatment of Cerebrovascular Occlusive Disease
16. Intracranial Aneurysms, Gen Principles of Management (Ruptured and Unruptured)
17. Surgery for Anterior Circulation Aneurysms
18. Surgery for Posterior Circulation Aneurysms
19. Complex Intracranial Aneurysms and Bypasses for Aneurysms
20. Vascular Malformations (Arteriovenous Malformations and Rual Arteriovenous Fistulas)
21. Cavernous Malformations of the Brain and Spinal Cord
22. Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage
23. Endovascular Treatment of Acute Stroke and Occlusive Cerebrovascular Disease
24. Endovascular Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms
• Section 4: Trauma
25. Surgical Management of Closed Head Injury
26. Critical Care Management of Neurosurgical Patients
27. Penetrating Brain Injury
28. Traumatic Skull and Facial Fractures
• Section 5: The Spine
29. Injuries to the Cervical Spine
30. Thoracolumbar Spine Fractures
31. Intradural Extramedullary and Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumors
32. Treatment of Spinal Metastatic Tumors
33. Spinal Cord Injury
34. Craniovertebral Junction: A Reappraisal
35. Degenerative Spine Disease (Cervical)
36. Degenerative Spine Disease (ThoracoLumbar)
37. Pediatric and Adult Scoliosis
• Section 6: Tumors
38. High-Grade Gliomas
39. Low-Grade Gliomas
40. Metastatic Brain Tumors
41. Convexity, And Parasagittal vs. Skull Base Meningiomas
42. Tumors of the Pineal Region
43. Cerebellopontine Angle Tumors
44. Pituitary Tumors: Diagnosis and Management
45. Endoscopic Approaches to Ventricular Tumors and Colloid Cysts
46. Microsurgical Approaches to the Ventricular System
47. Base Tumors: Evaluation and Microsurgery
48. Endoscopic Approaches to Skull Base Lesions
49. Jugular Foramen Tumors: Paraganglioma and Schwannoma
• Section 7: Radiosurgery and Radiotherapy
50. Application of Current Radiation Delivery Systems and Radiobiology
51. Radiosurgery of Central Nervous System Tumors and Arteriovenous Malformations
52. Proton Beam Therapy and Particle Beam Radiotherapy for Cranial and Skull Base Tumors
• Section 8: Functional Pain
53. Trigeminal Neuralgia
54. Spasticity: Classification, Diagnosis and Management
55. Surgery for Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
56. Extratemporal Procedures and Hemispherectomy for Epilepsy
57. Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders
58. Stereotactic Functional Neurosurgery for Mental Health Disorders, Pain and Epilepsy
• Section 9: Miscellaneous
59. Surgical Management of Infections of the Central Nervous System, Cranium and of the Spine
60. Adult Congenital CSF Disorders
61. Management of Peripheral Nerve Injuries
62. Entrapment Neuropathies, Peripheral Nerve Tumors
63. Pre-Hospital CAre of TBI Patients

Perfect for anyone considering or training in this challenging specialty, Principles of Neurological Surgery, 4th Edition, by Drs. Richard G. Ellenbogen, Laligam N. Sekhar, and Neil Kitchen, provides a clear, superbly illustrated introduction to all aspects of neurosurgery-from general principles to specific techniques. Thorough updates from leading authors ensure that you’ll stay abreast of the latest advances in every area of neurosurgery, including pre- and post-operative patient care, neuroradiology, pediatric neurosurgery, neurovascular surgery, trauma surgery, spine surgery, oncology, pituitary adenomas, cranial base neurosurgery, image-guided neurosurgery, treatment of pain, epilepsy surgery, and much more.

• Offers comprehensive coverage without being encyclopedic - just the right amount of information for those in training or who need an introduction to the field.
• Provides a strong visual understanding of the essentials of neurosurgery with abundant high-quality illustrations, including imaging, pathology, clinical and operative photographs, surgical line drawings, diagrams, tables, and figures.
• Presents information in an easy-to-understand, well-written manner, helping you quickly grasp the principles and problems of today’s neurosurgery.

New To This Edition:
• Features new and improved videos, more emphasis on anatomy and radiology, and new evidence and techniques, keeping you up to date with the latest advances in the field.
• Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

• Richard G. Ellenbogen, MD, FACS, Professor and Chairman, Theodore S. Roberts Endowed Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
• Laligam N Sekhar, MD, FACS, Vice Chairman, William Joseph Leedom and Bennett Bigelow Professor, Director, Cerebrovascular Surgery and Skull Base Surgery, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA.
• Neil Kitchen, Victor Horsley Department of Neurosurgery, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, United Kingdom