The first comprehensive video archive of open surgical techniques for the management of cerebrovascular disease available for general use by practitioners and resident physician trainees. Despite advances in technology that have made new, minimally invasive approaches possible, these endovascular treatments are not always superior to open surgical intervention, nor are they always feasible. Therefore, a need for open surgical procedures will continue to exist for the foreseeable future, particularly in the case of large, complex aneurysms or arteriovenous malformations, as well as in cases when cerebral revascularization is required.
Organized by pathologic condition, this atlas contains case examples, illustrations, imaging, cadaveric models, and edited video content with audio narration. A book accompanies the video.
Key features include:
- The only comprehensive video archive of open surgical techniques for the management of cerebrovascular disease available for general use.
- Collected best examples of microsurgical procedures in one atlas, rather than randomly distributed throughout the literature.
- Case examples, illustrations, imaging, cadaveric models, and narrated videos.
- Examples of the basic skills and procedures for open cerebrovascular surgery are organised, reaching practitioners and resident physician trainees outside the large, tertiary care facilities where these skills are concentrated.
- Allows repeated exposure to these procedures in the absence of high case volumes.
- Features 80 video clips of procedures and a book as a supplement to the video.
Nicholas C. Bambakidis, MD, Director, Cerebrovascular and Skull Base Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Program Director, Neurological Surgery, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Associate Professor, Neurosurgery, and Associate Professor, Radiology, CWRU School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Peter Nakaji, MD, Director, Neurosurgical Intensive Care Units, Director, Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute of St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, MD, Professor and Program Director of Neurosurgery, Co-Director of Neurovascular Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Robert F. Spetzler, MD, Director, Barrow Neurological Institute, J. N. Harber Chair of Neurological Surgery, Chair, Division of Neurological Surgery, Director, Neurological Research, Barrow Neurological Institute of St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.