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Atlas of Infections in Neurosurgery and Spinal Surgery 1st Edition, ISBN-13: 978-3319600857



  • Format: PDF
  • Publisher: ‎ Springer; 1st ed. 2017 edition (July 24, 2017)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • 362 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 3319600850
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-3319600857

This Atlas is the first reference Atlas covering exclusively all aspects of this multifaceted topic. It is designed to serve as a succinct appropriate resource for neurosurgeons, spinal surgeons, radiologists, neurologists, microbiologists, researchers and infectious disease specialists with an interest in cranio-cerebral and vertebro-medullary infections especially encountered in neurosurgery and spinal surgery. This Atlas is designed to deliver more information in less space than traditional texts, allowing for quick review of the essential facts of this complex infectious topic through pictures. Pertinent imaging and laboratory information are combined with intraoperative photographs and illustrations to help readers visualize variable presentations and enhance their perioperative management.

The comprehensive content of this richly-illustrated book covers different infectious diseases seen on neurosurgical and spinal practices. The Atlas is divided into five sections, after a general introduction, the second section focuses on infections of the brain and its coverings. The third section focuses on vertebromedullary infections. The fourth section includes infections following cranial and spinal surgery, and the fifth section provides a description of the most important specific pathogens and other particular conditions. 

The format makes it easily accessible and includes a definition of each infection and its epidemiology, main clinical presentations, imaging features and laboratory findings, treatment options, and prognosis information. It will help the reader in choosing the most appropriate way to manage this multipart problem. In addition, the book supplies clinicians and investigators with both basic and more sophisticated information and procedures relating to the complications associated with neurosurgical and spinal infections.


“This book will benefit neurosurgeons, spinal surgeons, radiologists, infectious disease doctors, and neurologists, particularly those in training or early practice. … this book does a great service to those managing brain and spine disorders on a daily basis. This book is intended to be an Atlas … . This would represent an excellent addition on the bookshelf of neurosurgical residents, as well as a very useful addition to departmental libraries … .” (Faiz U. Ahmad, Neurosurgery, Vol. 82 (4), April, 2018)

“This is a very well illustrated atlas about viral, bacterial, and parasitic caused infections of the brain and spinal cord. The etiology, epidemiology, MR/CT imagery, microbiology, and management of these infections by the neurosurgeon is covered. Brain abscesses and spinal cord abscesses are covered. Viral encephalitis, meningoencephalitis, cranial bone infections, and epic and subdural infections of he spine are carefully looked at. … I recommend this book for neurosurgeons and trainees in ID.” (Joseph J. Grenier, Amazon.com, April, 2018)

“Each section allows an easy and enjoyable reading and provides a complete reference list useful for readers desiring a deeper insight into a specific subject. … Especially intended for young neurosurgeons, this comprehensive visual encyclopedia can become an excellent reference book also for experienced neurosurgeons as well as neurologists, rheumatologists, radiologists, ENT surgeons, microbiologists, pathologists, and infectious disease specialists.” (Mehmet Turgut, Childs Nervous System, Vol. 33, 2017)


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