Patients with neurosurgical conditions are almost always referred from either primary care physicians, neurologists, internist or a specialist in family medicine. Thiscomprehensive guide will answer commonly asked questions about common neurosurgical conditions related to brain and spinal cord, in an attempt to fill in the gap and answer numerous questions that arises after a diagnosis is made on the loved ones. Thisbookhas been specially written and illustrated for families of patients undergoing neurosurgical proceduresof the spine andperipheral nerve surgeries,as well as rehabilitation. It is straightforward, with non-technical language explaining the basics of neurosurgical diseases and their management including legal, ethical and financial issues.
Table of Contents
1. Non Malignant Brain Tumors.- 2. Malignant Brain Tumors.- 3. Pituitary Tumors.- 4. Pediatric Brain Tumors.- 5. Congenital Neurosurgical Problems.-6. Hydrocephalus.- 7. Chiari Syndrome.- 8. Brain Aneurysms.- 9. Brain Arteriovenous Malformations.- 10. Moya Moya Disease.- 11. Medical Management of a Stroke.- 12. Neuro-Interventional Management of a Stroke.- 13. Symptoms and Signs to Look for After a Spinal Cord surgery.- 14. Evaltuationof Spinal Alignment.- 15. Herniated Discs of the Spine.- 16. Spinal Fusions.- 17. Spinal Tumors.- 18. Epilepsy
Dr Abhishek Agrawal, M.D.: House Staff, Department of Neurosurgery/ Radiology, Brigham and Women’s’ Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston.
Dr Gavin Britz, MBCCh, MPH, FAANS: Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Methodist Neurological Institute, Houston, Texas.