Addressing the gap in the literature between pediatric medicine and geriatric medicine, Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders examines the disorders of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pathways from birth to old age.
Highlights of the book include:
- Comprehensive content detailing CSF disorders and their effects on the brain and spine at all developmental stages
- Key updates to recent developments that physicians can utilize in their practice
- Clear organization with each section divided into background information, disease discussion, surgical aspects, controversies, and social issues—giving readers quick access to the most important information needed to properly diagnose and manage patients with CSF disorders
- Multidisciplinary content written by clinicians representing a host of specialties, making the book useful for not only neurologists, but also those in related specialties involved in treating CSF disorders, including neurosurgery, pediatrics, general practice, ophthalmology, radiology, and emergency medicine
- Expert patient communication tips to help practitioners deliver information to patients and their caregivers on highly sensitive issues, such as alternative treatments, quality-of-life issues, and medico-legal aspects
- More than 400 illustrations to clarify content
Exploring the management of the resultant effects of such disorders on both the brain and spine throughout the body’s changes in development, the book is written by more than 50 global experts in neurology and related disciplines. Their combined wisdom offers the most effective diagnostic and management guidelines for treating patients with CSF disorders.
Table of Contents
Disease-Specific Discussion. Surgical Aspects. Controversial Issues and Social Aspects.
Conor Mallucci is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at The Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery NHS Foundation Trust and Alder Hey Children’s NHS Trust, Liverpool UK. Dr Mallucci’s sub specialties include brain and spinal tumours, hydrocephalus and paediatrics. He is an advisor and member of the International Study Group on Neuroendoscopy and Chairman of the British Paediatric Neurosurgery Group. Dr Mallucci is also Deputy Editor of the British Journal of Neurosurgery.
Spyros Sgouros is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at ‘Attikon’ University Hospital, and Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Athens, Athens, Greece. He is a member of the Executive Board of the International and European Societies for Pediatric Neurosurgery and the International Study Group for Neuroendoscopy, and Associate Editor for Child's Nervous System.