Problem Based Neurosurgery is a remarkable fusion of recent advances in neuro-imaging and neurosurgery with modern teaching of integrated system based curricula. It approaches each problem systematically from history, and physical examination to differential diagnosis, investigations and management options. The book captures four decades of advances and experiences in diagnosis and management of patients. The problems upon which the book is based are real patients and cover all aspects of neurosurgical practice with up to date modern images. The blend of new scientific discoveries, modern imaging and the art of smart history and physical examinations underpins the book to improve diagnosis, investigation and the care of neurosurgical patients.
The main thrust of this book is that it is based on clinical problems faced by fellows, residents and students, rather than traditional topic based. Problem based learning and management is the modern method of teaching in the new curriculum of teaching neurosurgery. It is a practical handbook that will help students, residents and community doctors alike. There is no similar book on the market that fulfills the objectives of this handbook.
- History and Physical Exam
- Neurological Investigations
- Trauma (Head and Spinal Injured Patients)
- Sudden Headache or Collapse (SAH, ICH, Seizures)
- Raised ICP (Tumours, Abscess and Hydrocephalus)
- Visual Symptoms (Meningiomas, Pituitary Adenomas)
- Hearing Loss, Ataxia, Vertigo and Facial Pain (CPA Lesions)
- Tremor (Parkinson's Disease and Dystonia)
- Para-/Tetraparesis (Spinal Compression)
- Pain, Weakness or Numbness in a Limb (Radiculopathy, Myelopathy and Peripheral Nerve Pathologies)
Readership: Undergraduates, postgraduate foundations doctors, fellows, non-specialists, residents, community doctors, and physician assistants.
About the Author
Professor Eljamel graduated in 1982 with honors followed by MD in neuroscience with distinction from Liverpool University. Prof. Eljamel is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and in Ireland and is an examiner in the final MBBS undergraduate and fellowships in Ophthalmology and Neurosurgery examinations. He is a member of AANS, CNS, SBNS, EANS, ASSFN, WSSFN, IPA, INS, IASP and AANS/CNS sections in tumor, pain, spine and peripheral nerves.