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Current Techniques in Canine and Feline Neurosurgery
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Current Techniques in Canine and Feline Neurosurgery offers state-of-the-art, detailed guidance on performing neurosurgical techniques in dogs and cats, from indications and surgical anatomy to procedures and post-operative care. Presents an up-to-date, detailed reference on veterinary neurosurgery techniques, covering skills ranging from basic to advanced Provides guidance on why, when, and how to perform neurosurgical procedures Includes information on diagnostic evaluation, surgical planning, and instrumentation as well as step-by-step descriptions of specific procedures Copublished with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons Foundation and American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Offers video clips on a companion website
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Contributors ACVS Foreword ACVIM Foreword About the Companion Website Section Iâ Diagnostics and Planning 1 Neurosurgical Instrumentation Michelle Oblak and Brigitte A. Brisson 2 Orthopedic Implants in Neurosurgery Noel M.M. Moens 3 Minimum Database for Intracranial Surgery Theresa E. Pancotto 4 Advanced Imaging: Intracranial Surgery Simon Platt and J. Fraser McConnell 5 Cisternal Cerebrospinal Fluid Taps Nora Ortinau 6 Minimum Database: Spinal Surgery Luis Gaitero and Brigitte A. Brisson 7 Advanced Imaging: Spinal Surgery Stephanie Nykamp 8 Lumbar Cerebrospinal Fluid Taps Luis Gaitero 9 Muscle and Nerve Biopsy Michaela Beasley Section IIâ Intracranial Procedures 10 Transfrontal Craniotomy Ane Uriarte and Rodolfo Cappello 11 Lateral (Rostrotentorial) Craniotomy/Craniectomy Andy Shores 12 Suboccipital Craniectomy/Foramen Magnum Decompression Erin Y. Akin and Andy Shores 13 Surgical Treatment of Skull Tumors Michelle Oblak and Andy Shores 14 Shunt Placement and Marsupialization in Treatment of Hydrocephalus and Quadrigeminal Diverticula William Thomas and Jill Narak Section IIIâ Spinal Procedures 15 Atlantoaxial Subluxation Fred Winneger 16 Dorsal Cervical Decompression (Laminectomy/Hemilaminectomy and Laminotomy) James M. Fingeroth 17 Ventral Slot Ronaldo C. da Costa 18 Lateral Cervical Approach Amy Fauber and Robert Bergman 19 Cervical Distraction and Stabilization Bianca Hettlich 20 Thoracolumbar Hemilaminectomy Andy Shores 21 Intervertebral Disc Fenestration Brigitte A. Brisson 22 Thoracolumbar Lateral Corpectomy Pierre Moissonnier 23 Pediculectomy/Mini-Hemilaminectomy Brigitte A. Brisson 24 Dorsal Laminectomy in the Thoracolumbar Region Cory Fisher and Andy Shores 25 Vertebral Fracture and Luxation Repair Bianca Hettlich 26 Lumbosacral Decompression and Foraminotomy Trevor Bebchuck 27 Surgical Management of Spinal Neoplasia Mark S. Levy Section IVâ Postoperative Care and Rehabilitation 28 Guidelines for Postoperative Medical Care of the Neurosurgical Patient Debbie Reynolds and Brigitte A. Brisson 29 Physical Rehabilitation of the Neurosurgical Patient Maria Perez Hernandez and Ruby Lynn Carter Index

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The editors Andy Shores, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM (Neurology) is Clinical Professor and Chief of Neurosurgery and Neurology at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Mississippi State, Mississippi, USA and the Veterinary Specialty Center in Starkville, Mississippi, USA. Brigitte A. Brisson, DMV, DVSc, DACVS, is Professor of Small Animal Surgery in the Department of Clinical Studies at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

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