Neurosurgical Care of the Elderly

Neurosurgical Care of the Elderly

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Neurosurgical Care of the Elderly is a comprehensive text which discusses the unique management of elderly patients. Although these problems occur in patients of all ages, their management in the geriatric population requires special consideration.

Topics include:

  • The physiology of aging
  • Perioperative care
  • Cranial lesions and benign brain tumors
  • Pallidotomy for Parkinson's Disease
  • Occlusive cerebrovascular disease
  • Hemorrhagic vascular disease
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal lesions
  • Bone physiology and bone healing
  • Spinal decompression, fusion and instrumentation
  • Delirium, agitation and confusion

(Distributed by Thieme for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons)