Challenging Concepts in Neurosurgery: Cases with Expert Commentary

ISBN : 9780199656400

Robin Bhatia; Ian Sabin
256 ページ
190 x 245 mm
Challenging Concepts

Part of the Challenging Concepts in series, this book is a case-based guide to challenging clinical scenarios in neurosurgery covering the major sub-speciality areas of oncology, vascular neurosurgery, brain and spine trauma, paediatrics, spinal degenerative disease, peripheral and cranial nerves, functional neurosurgery and infection. Specific cases are examined with consideration of clinical presentation, diagnostics, and surgical principles, with a summary of evidence from the neurosurgical literature highlighting areas of interest and controversy. This book serves as a useful and engaging resource for consultants and trainees in neurosurgery as well as in the disciplines of neurology, maxillofacial surgery, spinal surgery and neuro-oncology.


1. The management of chronic subdural haematoma
2. Glioblastoma Multiforme
3. Spondylolisthesis
4. Intramedullary spinal cord tumour
5. Surgery for Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
6. Management of Lumbosacral Lipoma in Childhood
7. Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
8. Colloid cyst of the third ventricle
9. Bilateral Vestibular Schwannomas: the challenge of Neurofibromatosis Type II
10. Multimodality Monitoring In Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
11. Intracranial Abscess
12. Deep Brain Stimulation for Debilitating Parkinson's Disease
13. Endoscopic resection of a growth hormone-secreting pituitary macroadenoma
14. Trigeminal neuralgia
15. Cerebral metastasis
16. The surgical management of the rheumatoid spine
17. Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy
18. Brainstem cavernous malformation
19. Peripheral Nerve Injury
20. Spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage
21. Low Grade Glioma
22. Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation


Robin Bhatia is a Consultant Spinal Neurosurgeon working in The Great Western Hospital and Oxford University Hospital. He started to write and edit this book when he was an ST7 neurosurgical trainee in the London Deanery. His clinical practice is now exclusively spinal surgery, but his doctorate research investigated traumatic brain injury. ; Ian Sabin is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at St Barts and the Royal London NHS Trust and at The Wellington Hospital. He is Director of the London Gamma Knife Centre at St Barts Hospital and Neurosurgical Tutor to the Royal College of Surgeons of England. His clinical interests include Skull Base Surgery (Acoustic Neuromas, Pituitary Tumours, and Trigeminal Neuralgia), Neuro-Oncology, Cervical Spine Surgery and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery. He also holds a research interest in endoscopic minimally invasive neurosurgery.