This book is a comprehensive illustrated surgical guide to operative exposures of the spinal nerves, also known as peripheral nerves. Each chapter is devoted to a particular nerve and describes the origin, anatomic relations, branches, surgical approaches, and clinical significance. The text is concise and easy to read and is complemented by informative color photos from cadaveric dissections and surgical procedures. A separate chapter on technical notes identifies surgical pearls relating to techniques such as nerve suturing and nerve transfers. Importantly, unlike other peripheral nerve atlases, this book is accompanied by videos of different approaches. The book will be especially valuable for residents and fellows in training and candidates for oral board and MOC examinations. It is also designed to provide a quick illustrated review for surgeons unfamiliar with a procedure. Most videos are lessthan 5 minutes long, and it should take less than 10 minutes to review each approach, including watching the video.Anatomy and Exposures of Spinal Nerveswill effectively fill a gap caused by the absence of a peripheral nerve surgeon from many neurosurgery training programs.
Table of Contents
Upper Body Nerves: Supraclavicular Brachial Plexus.- Infraclavicular Brachial Plexus.- Musculocutaneous Nerve.- Median Nerve.- Ulnar Nerve.- Axillary Nerve.- Radial Nerve.- Suprascapular Nerve.- Long Thoracic and Thoracodorsal Nerves.- Intercostal Nerves. Lower Body Nerves: Lumbosacral Plexus.- Femoral Nerve.- Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve.- Sciatic Nerve. Technical Notes.
Amgad S. Hanna, MD,is Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery in the Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, and a neurosurgeon at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Meriter Hospital, William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, and St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center, all in Madison. Dr. Hanna’s training included a fellowship in Spine and Peripheral Nerves at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN and Neurosurgery residencies at Jefferson University Hospital and University of Rennes I, France. He is certified by the American Board of Neurosurgeons. Dr. Hanna has received several awards, including a Neurosurgery clerkship teaching award 2013, Resident Teaching Award 2011 (University of Wisconsin), and the Cahill Award 2008 (CNS/AANS joint section on Spine and Peripheral Nerve). His national teaching responsibilities have included a series of national Peripheral Nerve Oral Board Webinars and instruction on controversies in peripheral nerve trauma and peripheral nerve tumors at The Winter Clinics for Cranial and Spinal Surgery. Dr. Hanna has published almost 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals/book chapters. He has been a reviewer for Neurosurgery since 2010.