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Landmark Papers in Neurosurgery

Edited by Reuben D. Johnson and Alexander L. Green.

June 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Neurosurgery; History of Medicine; Vascular Surgery; Surgical Oncology; Histopathology; Surgical Skills; Paediatrics; Endocrinology and Diabetes. 416 pages.

Evidence-based medicine is a concept that has come to the fore in the past few years. Clinicians are increasingly encouraged to practise patient management based on available evidence in...

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Lipomyelomeningocele

Christina Sayama.

in Pediatric Neurosurgery

January 2019; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Paediatrics; Neurosurgery. 2231 words.

Lipomyelomeningocele (LMMC) is a form of spinal dysraphism involving a lipomatous malformation of the distal spinal cord. Physical examination may reveal cutaneous markers such as...

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Medulloblastoma

Amy K. Bruzek, Shawn L. Hervey-Jumper and Karin M. Muraszko.

in Pediatric Neurosurgery

January 2019; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Paediatrics; Neurosurgery. 3310 words.

Medulloblastoma (MB) is the second most common cancer in children and the most common posterior fossa tumor. Presenting symptoms are key to an early diagnosis and may include signs and...

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Mesial Temporal Glioma

Gerry Grant.

in Pediatric Neurosurgery

January 2019; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Paediatrics; Neurosurgery. 2918 words.

A patient with classic temporal lobe seizure semiology may present with aura, automatisms, and dystonic posturing. Video-electroencephalography (EEG) may identify the ictal onset and...

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Middle Fossa Arachnoid Cyst

Amy K. Bruzek and Cormac O. Maher.

in Pediatric Neurosurgery

January 2019; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Paediatrics; Neurosurgery. 2426 words.

The middle fossa is the most common location for arachnoid cysts, with approximately 47–55% of all arachnoid cysts occurring in this location. Imaging features of arachnoid cysts are very...

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Moyamoya Disease

Edward Smith.

in Pediatric Neurosurgery

January 2019; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Paediatrics; Neurosurgery. 3113 words.

Moyamoya disease is defined by stenosis of the distal intracranial internal carotid arteries up to and including the bifurcation, with segments of the proximal anterior and middle cerebral...

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Mulliken and Young's Vascular Anomalies

Edited by John B. Mulliken, Patricia E. Burrows and Steven J. Fishman.

August 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Surgery; Histopathology; Dermatology; History of Medicine; Paediatrics; Clinical Skills; Clinical Radiology; Surgical Skills; Molecular Biology and Genetics; Haematology; Interventional Radiology; Neurosurgery; Urology; Vascular Surgery; Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery; Psychiatry. 812 pages.

Vascular Anomalies: Hemangiomas and Malformations is a comprehensive and interdisciplinary resource ideal for dermatologists, interventional radiologists, surgical specialists,...

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Myelomeningocele

Lissa C. Baird.

in Pediatric Neurosurgery

January 2019; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Paediatrics; Neurosurgery. 2686 words.

Myelomeningocele classically presents as an open neural tube defect and carries an immediate risk for infection to the central nervous system. A complete preoperative evaluation for...

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Nasal Dermoid

Hugh J. L. Garton.

in Pediatric Neurosurgery

January 2019; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Paediatrics; Neurosurgery. 3303 words.

Nasal dermoids are dermal sinus tracts can present along the midline anywhere from the columella to the nasofrontal suture. These lesions may follow a benign clinical course or may present...

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Obstructive Hydrocephalus

Lissa C. Baird.

in Pediatric Neurosurgery

January 2019; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Paediatrics; Neurosurgery. 2363 words.

Obstructive hydrocephalus results from an obstruction of cerebrospinal fluid flow from the ventricular spaces to the subarachnoid space. Imaging findings will demonstrate enlarged...

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Occipital Encephalocele

Molly Hubbard and Daniel Guillaume.

in Pediatric Neurosurgery

January 2019; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Paediatrics; Neurosurgery. 3378 words.

Occipital encephalocele, thought to result from a post-neurulation disorder, is an outpouching of meninges, CSF, and dysplastic brain tissue through a defect in the skull, typically covered...

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Oxford Case Histories in Neurosurgery

Harutomo Hasegawa, Matthew Crocker and Pawan Singh Minhas.

March 2013; p ublished online April 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Neurosurgery; Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery; Clinical Radiology; Anatomy; Surgical Oncology; Paediatrics; Pathology. 472 pages.

Part of the Oxford Case Histories series, this resource includes 67 neurosurgical cases and additional material covering all core topics specified in the UK Neurosurgical Training...

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Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia

Edited by Keith Allman and Iain Wilson.

July 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Cardiovascular Medicine; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Nephrology; Gastroenterology; Endocrinology and Diabetes; Rheumatology; Haematology; Psychiatry; Cardiothoracic Surgery; Neurosurgery; Vascular Surgery; Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery; Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Hepatobiliary Surgery; Transplant Surgery; Urology; Gynaecology; Otolaryngology (ENT); Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Ophthalmology; Radiology; Obstetrics; Paediatrics; Neonatology; Pain Medicine; Pharmacology. 1344 pages.

The bestselling Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia has been completely updated for this new third edition, featuring new material on regional anaesthesia, and a comprehensive section on...

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Oxford Textbook of Epilepsy and Epileptic Seizures

Edited by Simon Shorvon, Renzo Guerrini, Mark Cook and Samden Lhatoo.

December 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Neurology; Neonatology; Paediatrics; Learning Disabilities; Geriatric Medicine; Pharmacology; Neurosurgery; Surgical Skills; Emergency Medicine. 400 pages.

This resource covers the scientific basis, clinical diagnosis, and treatment of epilepsy and epileptic seizures. Written by internationally-renowned specialists, each chapter...

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Paediatric neurosurgery

RD Johnson, P Richards, J Jayamohan and S Sinha.

in Landmark Papers in Neurosurgery

June 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neurosurgery; Paediatrics. 4798 words.

Paediatric neurosurgery is a complex subspecialty that does not lend itself easily to large clinical trials. In this chapter, four studies that highlight different aspects of the kinds of...

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Pediatric Imaging Cases

Ellen Chung.

December 2012; p ublished online August 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Clinical Radiology; Paediatrics; Cardiovascular Medicine; Gastroenterology; Nephrology; Genito-urinary Medicine; Rheumatology; Neurology; Neurosurgery; Ophthalmology; Otolaryngology (ENT); Radiation Oncology; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Clinical Genetics; Haematology. 340 pages.

Featuring 150 cases and over 400 high-quality images, this resource offers a complete survey of the field of pediatric radiology. Cases are formatted as questions and answers, allowing for...

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Pediatric Neurosurgery

Edited by Nathan Selden and Lissa Baird.

January 2019; p ublished online January 2019 .

Book. Subjects: Paediatrics; Neurosurgery. 336 pages.

Part of the Neurosurgery by Example series, this volume on pediatric neurosurgery presents exemplary cases in which renowned authors guide readers through the assessment and planning,...

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Pineal Tumor

Tadanori Tomita.

in Pediatric Neurosurgery

January 2019; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Paediatrics; Neurosurgery. 3331 words.

A diagnosis of pineal region tumor requires a thorough history, physical exam, neuroimaging, and tumor markers. A computed tomography (CT) scan may demonstrate pineal calcification engulfed...

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Posterior Fossa Cyst and Hydrocephalus

Peter J. Morone and John C. Wellons.

in Pediatric Neurosurgery

January 2019; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Paediatrics; Neurosurgery. 2533 words.

A Dandy-Walker malformation is an anatomical triad characterized by a large posterior fossa, agenesis of the cerebellar vermis, and dilation of the 4th ventricle. Up to 90% of patients will...

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Posterior Fossa Ependymoma

Frederick A. Boop and Jimmy Ming-Jung Chuang.

in Pediatric Neurosurgery

January 2019; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Paediatrics; Neurosurgery. 2912 words.

Pediatric posterior fossa ependymomas are typically well-delineated masses with heterogenous enhancement arising from the floor, lateral aspect, or roof of the fourth ventricle. Growth of...

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