This book is the first reference book covering exclusively all aspects of this challenging disease. It is designed to serve as a succinct appropriate resource for neurosurgeons, otorhinolaryngologists, neuroradiologists, researchers and infectious disease specialists with an interest in cranial infection.Cranial Osteomyelitis provides an in-depth review of knowledge of the management of skull osteomyelitis, with an emphasis on risk factors, causative pathogens, pathophysiology of dissemination, clinical presentations, neuroradiological findings and treatment modalities, medical and surgical. Sections on the prognosis and prevention of this illness are also included. The book will help the reader in choosing the most appropriate way to manage this challenging bone infection. In addition, it supplies clinicians and investigators with both basic and more sophisticated information and procedures relating to the complications associated with skull osteomyelitis. It also considers future areas of investigation and innovative therapeutic philosophies. The book is richly illustrated to provide readers with unparalleled access to a comprehensive collection of cranial osteomyelitis images (biological, clinical, neuroradiological, and surgical) taken directly from the author’s collection and experience in the field.
Ali AKHADDAR, MD, is Professor of Neurosurgery at the Faculty of Medicine, Mohammed V University in Rabat (Morocco) and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Avicenne Military Hospital of Marrakech (Morocco). He is an Expert Member of the Scientific Committees of the National Scientific and Technological Research Center of Morocco (CNRST). Dr Akhaddar is a Member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), the French speaking society of Neurosurgery (SNCLF) and the Military Neurosurgeons Committee in the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS). He has received many awards during his career, including from the Moroccan Society of Neurosurgery, the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies [Traveling Fellowship Award: Nagoya 2007, Boston 2009 and Seoul 2013], the University of Mohammed V of Rabat and the French Society of Hospitals’ History (SFHH).Dr Akhaddar is a member of the editorial board of the Open Neurosurgery Journal and Médecine du Maghreb and is a reviewing editor for many medical journals. He is the author of three previous books; he has authored and co-authored more than 200 papers published in peer-reviewed journals (140 indexed in PubMed*) and five book chapters.