About this atlas
- Another first from Springer: the first reference to set out the fundamentals of developmental brain disorders of the nervous system that can affect fetuses, infants and young children
- Takes readers through the essentials of diagnosis in developmental brain pathology and neuroimaging
- Beautifully illustrated guide that is a joy to use
- Comprehensive coverage of more than 100 disorders – all you need to know
Neuropathology is a key discipline, as it is the foundation for understanding developmental neuroscience, pediatric neurology, and neurosurgery.
Astonishingly, until now a comprehensive volume covering all aspects of pediatric neuropathology was not available.
Now, thanks to Springer, it does. This atlas is thus a unique, comprehensive reference providing material the fundamentals of developmental brain disorders of the nervous system that can affect fetuses, infants and young children, as well as the essentials of diagnosis in developmental brain pathology and neuroimaging.
With an emphasis on the characteristic morphology and a concise summary of clinical features, pathogenesis, and genetics, the generously illustrated atlas presents more than 100 disorders.
These include the common diseases of the peripheral nervous system as well as genetically determined metabolic and storage diseases.
The format could not be more user-friendly. Each disorder is explained in turn, with a succinct commentary as well as six illustrations.
Written for: Pediatric neurosurgeons, pediatric neurologists
Table of contents
1 Normal development.- 2 Malformation. 3 Chromosomal abnormalities.- 4 Perinatal brain damage.- 5 Vascular diseases.- 6 Neurocutaneous syndrome.- 7 Metabolic, degenerative diseases.- 8 Lipidosis.- 9 Mucolipidosis.- 10 Proxisome diseases.- 11 Amino acid metabolism.- 12 Mitochondrial cytopathy.- 13 Other heredodegenerative diseases.- 14 Basal ganglia diseases. 15 Neuroaxonal dystrophies.- 16 Leukodystrophy. 17 Demyelination.- 18 Infection.- 19 Intoxication.- 20 Tumors.- 21 Motor neutron disease.- 22 Peripheral neuropathy.- 23 Myopathy.- 24 Epilepsy.- 25 Trauma, child abuse and SIDS.
"The aim is to summarize the categories of pediatric disease that affect the nervous system, along with current concise clinical, morphological, and biological data. The authors have succeeded in creating an up-to-date, richly illustrated reference atlas of pediatric neuropathology. The book is intended for students of neuropathology, neurology, and neuroscience. General neuropathologists with less frequent exposure to pediatric specimens will find this useful, as will pediatric neurologists." (Kathy L Newell, Doody's Book Review Service, September, 2007)