Preface to the third edition vii Preface to the first edition ix 1 Neurological assessment and examination 1 2 Neurosurgical investigations 14 3 Raised intracranial pressure and hydrocephalus 27 4 Head injuries 40 5 Traumatic intracranial haematomas 56 6 Brain tumours 64 7 Benign brain tumours 93 8 Pituitary tumours 109 9 Subarachnoid haemorrhage 125 10 Stroke 140 Stephen M. Davis MD FRACP 11 Developmental abnormalities 158 12 Infections of the central nervous system 170 13 Low back pain and leg pain 185 14 Cervical disc disease and cervical spondylosis 197 15 Spinal cord compression 206 16 Spinal injuries 225 17 Peripheral nerve entrapments injuries and tumours 234 18 Facial pain and hemifacial spasm 248 19 Pain?neurosurgical management 254 20 Movement disorders?neurosurgical aspects 263 21 Epilepsy and its neurosurgical aspects 269 Christine Kilpatrick MD FRACP Index 281
Professor Andrew H. Kaye, MBBS MD FRACS James Stewart Professor of Surgery and Head of Department of Surgery, The University of Melbourne, Australia Director of Neurosurgery and Director, The Melbourne Neuroscience Centre, The Royal Melbourne Hospital. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, which is the official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia and the Australian Association of Neurologists.
"What it lacks in colour, it more than makes up with some fantastic diagrams, pictures and scans showing the important pathology of a number of core problems. It guides the reader from clinical presentation all the way through to postoperative care. Definitely worth a look." - Black Bag. Bristol Medical School Magazine. Winter 2005 Review quotations from the previous edition ?flowing and well highlighted text keeps the reader interested in the subject? British Journal of Neurosurgery ?an excellent text?well organised and clearly set out? Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry