This book addresses the severe knowledge deficit in peripheral nerve amongst neurosurgeons, however this topic represents an integral part of the oral board examination. The book employs a case based approach with the highest-yield scenarios for oral boards, primarily focusing on nerve entrapments, trauma and tumors. Thanks to its question and answer format, the reader is encouraged to think about the cases and questions as if taking the real exam before they check the answers. The work also includes common pitfalls, a section on nerve examinations including video recordings, and a section on important clinical findings that should be diagnosed from the picture. The book not only serves neurosurgeons, but also plastic surgeons, orthopedists, and neurologists.
Amgad Hanna is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Wisconsin. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the spine and peripheral nerves. Dr. Hanna received his medical degree from Cairo University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 24 years. He worked during his residency at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and did his fellowships in Spine and Peripheral Nerve at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester and in Spine Surgery at the Washington University, St. Louis. Dr. Hanna has extensive teaching experience and he is an editor of the Journal of Neurosurgery as well as reviewer of numerous international journals.