Originally published in 1968, Kempe's was regarded as a model of concise, authoritative explanation paired with exquisite illustrations capturing a single-step in the operation with the critical anatomical structures highlighted in color. Long revered by neurosurgeons in practice and in training and used both in and out of the operating room, Kempe's became a classic. The Second Edition signals the rebirth of a classic text, updated and redrawn for the microsurgical era by a stellar group of internationally recognized authorities in neurosurgery. Two volumes continue Kempe's "top-down" approach with Vol. I covering cranial, cerebral, and intracranial vascular disease while Vol. II covers the posterior fossa, lumbar spine, peripheral nerves as well as new chapters on carotid endartectomy and spinal instrumentation. The operations included in the text are those to which all neurosurgeons in training are exposed and those that represent the majority of cases encountered in daily practice. Emphasis is on surgical anatomy and open operative procedures. Each volume contains 278 color illustrations with critical structures and anatomical landmarks highlighted in color for quick recognition. All of the figures have been redrawn to reflect both contemporary instrumentation and approaches as well as the favorite teaching points of the authors. In addition, the two-volume boxed set is comprehensive yet not burdensome, allowing for portability and use both in and out of the operating room. Updated for a new generation, Kempe's second edition maintains many of the features that made it a timeless classic - chapters written in an authoritative voice of a single neurosurgical expert, brevity and conciseness in text paired with instructive, clear line drawings, and a portability that will allow the books to be valuable references in and out of the operating room.
Volume I: 1. Craniotomy, Frontotemporal, Opening and Closure; 2. Aneurysm of Circle of Willis; 3. Retrobulbar Intraorbital Tumors; 4. Transsphenoidal Approaches to Lesions of the Sella; 5. Craniopharyngioma; 6. Tuberculum Sellae Meningioma; 7. Frontal Lobectomy; 8. Hemispheric Glioma; 9. Olfactory Groove Meningioma; 10. Sphenoid Ridge Meningioma; 11. Cerebral Spinal Fluid Fistula; 12. Falx and Parasagittal Meningiomas; 13. Operative Repair of Dural Sinus; 14. Tumors of the Third Ventricle; 15. Subdural Hematoma; 16. Extradural Hemorrhage; 17. Epilepsy Operations; 18. Lateral Intraventricular Tumor; 19. Aneurysm of the Basilar Artery; 20. Subtemporal Meningioma; 21. Clivus Meningioma; 22. Lateral Tentorial Meningiomas; 23. Occipital Lobectomy; 24. Arteriovenous Malformation.- Volume II: 1. Posterior Fossa Exploration; 2. Suboccipital Craniectomy; 3. Posterior Fossa Cranial Nerve Procedures; 4. Posterior Fossa Arteriovenous Malformation; 5. Aneurysm of the Vertebral Artery; 6. Glomus Jugulare Tumor; 7. Meningioma of the Foramen Magnum; 8. Cervical Cordotomy; 9. Cervical Laminectomy; 10. Cervical Radiculoneuropathy; 11. Lumbar Radiculoncuropathy; 12. Spinal Cord Arterio-Venous Malformation; 13. Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumor; 14. Cauda Equina; 15. Intradural Extramedullary Tumor; 16. Intra- and Extradural Tumor; 17. Myelomeningocele Repair; 18. Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt; 19. Carotid Endartectomy; 20. Surgery of Peripheral Nerves; Subject Index.