The Operative Atlas of Neurosurgery: A Compendium of 120 Neuro-oncologist, Case-based Surgical Approaches serves the immediate requirement of a surgical atlas primarily focusing on neuro-oncology for surgeons and students alike. Containing over hundred case-based surgical procedures identifying microsurgical and endoscopic methods, and is spread over nine sections, divided into two volumes.
A step-wise approach to the excision of tumors in the central nervous system, cranial vault, and spine, as well as the peripheral nerves. The first seven sections deal with these, while the last two sections deal with the adjunctive modalities used to facilitate the surgical procedures and the significance of the diagnostic modalities that have evolved over time, respectively. Minimally invasive techniques along with the conventional methods have been described in detail.
- Sequential steps of the actual surgery have been depicted as successive photographs and their legends.
- Each chapter has sections comprising a brief overview of the pathology in focus, the nuances of the procedure conducted, as well as the various therapeutic options and operative approaches that are available.
- The methods related to "patient-safety issues," "complication avoidance," and the essential "tips and pearls" of surgery are discussed.
- Essential information on the relevant clinical neuro-anatomy is highlighted with illustrative schematic diagrams and photographs.