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Pediatric Hydrocephalus - Giuseppe Cinalli

Pediatric Hydrocephalus

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2004
ISBN: 9788847002258
Number Of Pages: 461

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In the last ten years the pediatric neurosurgeon has witnessed a real revolution in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric hydrocephalus, the most frequently encountered condition in everyday clinical practice. The evolution of MRI and the advent of neuroendoscopic surgery have resuscitated the interest in the classification, etiology and pathophysiology of hydrocephalus. The book offers an updated overview on the recent progress in this field, and a new approach to hydrocephalus: the reader will find in it a modern and new presentation of an old disease, where genetics, endoscopy, cost-effectiveness analyses and many other aspects of the various therapies are extensively discussed. The volume will be useful not only for neurosurgeons, but for all specialists interested in the various aspects of hydrocephalus: pediatricians, radiologists, endocrinologists, pathologists and geneticists.

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"This excellent multi-authored textbook ... has great advantages to focus on the practical treatment of the hydrocephalus ... . the target audience is mainly the practicing neurosurgeon ... although medical and gradual students and other pediatric specialists might consider the book an extremely useful source of information. ... The editors should be congratulated for having gathered such an excellent group of contributors. They also should be congratulated for having provided a quite useful addition to the rich literature concerning hydrocephalus ... ." (Conezio Di Rocco, Child's Nervous Systems, Vol. 22 (2), 2006)

"`Pediatric Hydrocephalus' is a specialist book written by clinicians for clinicians. It is directed at neurosurgeons, pediatric neurologists and pediatricians and will also be interest to radiologists, pathologists and clinical geneticists. It draws upon the clinical experience of fifty-eight experts. ... Throughout the book, the text is clearly presented with subheadings and high-quality illustrations. In summary, this book will be of great benefit to both aspiring and practicing neurosurgeons worldwide." (Hazel C. Jones, Cerebrospinal Fluid Research, Vol. 3 (3), 2006)

Genetics of Hydrocephalusp. 1
Development of the Cerebrospinal Fluid Pathways During Embryonic and Fetal Life in Humansp. 19
Cerebrospinal Fluid Dynamicsp. 47
Pathophysiology of Hydrocephalusp. 65
Modern Imaging of Pediatric Hydrocephalusp. 79
Classification and Definition of Hydrocephalus: Origin, Controversy, and Assignment of the Terminologyp. 95
Hydrocephalus: Intracranial Pressure, Myelination, and Neurodevelopmentp. 113
Posthemorrhagic Hydrocephalus of Prematurityp. 121
Hydrocephalus with Myelomeningocelep. 133
Benign Pericerebral Collections in Childrenp. 145
Hydrocephalus in Pediatric Patients with Posterior Fossa Tumoursp. 155
Treatment of Hydrocephalus in Suprasellar Lesionsp. 163
Hydrocephalus and Colloid Cystsp. 171
Hydrocephalus and Spinal Tumorsp. 187
Postinfectious Hydrocephalus in Childrenp. 201
Multiloculated Hydrocephalusp. 219
Hydrocephalus in Neurocysticercosis and Other Parasitic and Infectious Diseasesp. 245
Hydrocephalus and the Dandy-Walker Malformationp. 259
Hydrocephalus and Aqueductal Stenosisp. 279
Shunt Hardware and Surgical Techniquep. 295
Abdominal Complications of Peritoneal Shuntsp. 315
Patterns of Shunt Failure According to the Hydrodynamic Features of the Valve: Lessons from the Shunt Design Trialp. 329
Slit Ventricle Syndrome or Syndromes: Diagnosis and Managementp. 335
Endoscopic Anatomy of the Ventriclesp. 351
Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomyp. 361
Third Ventriculostomy in Shunt Malfunctionp. 389
Dynamic MRI of Cerebrospinal Fluid in Childrenp. 397
The CISS Sequence in the Preoperative MRI Assessment of Neuroendoscopic Third Ventriculostomyp. 405
Complications of Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomyp. 411
Repeat Third Ventriculostomyp. 421
Economic Analysis of Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy and Ventricular Shuntsp. 425
Growth and Puberty in Hydrocephalusp. 435
Epilepsy in Childhood Shunted Hydrocephalusp. 443
Subject Indexp. 455
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ISBN: 9788847002258
ISBN-10: 8847002257
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 461
Published: 1st November 2004
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Country of Publication: IT
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 19.68  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.36