Handbook of Neurosurgery 8th Edition


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Now in an updated eighth edition, the Handbook of Neurosurgery has enjoyed legendary status on the bookshelf of every neurosurgery department for over a quarter of a century. Renowned for its scope and accessibility, the portable, single-volume guide is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in the care of patients with disorders of the central nervous system – neurosurgical residents, nurses, neurologists, and allied healthcare practitioners.

This classic handbook covers the full depth and breadth of the complex field of neurosurgery – including inherited and acquired neurological disorders, developmental anomalies, and more esoteric topics such as toxins that impact the central nervous system. The text also covers conditions treated primarily by neurologists that may come to the attention of a neurosurgical care provider such as Parkinsonism, multiple sclerosis, motor neuron diseases, and dementia. The latest information is provided on anatomy and physiology, differential diagnosis, and current principles of nonsurgical and surgical management covering the full age continuum – from pediatric to geriatric conditions.

Key Features:

  • Expanded four-color graphics and illustrations
  • Packed with more than 1,600 pages of practical information, including thousands of literature citations, handy cross-references, and a comprehensive index
  • Fundamentals of neurocritical care, with a comprehensive overview of conditions – from SAH to head and spine trauma – and complications such as rebleeding, vasospasm, cerebral salt wasting, and brain death

Comprehensive and conveniently compact, this is a must-have daily reference, a perfect study companion for board exams, as well as ideal for maintenance of certification preparation. It is certain to be a treasured tome for legions of new neurosurgery residents and an essential tool for anyone working in the clinical neurosciences.


Editorial Reviews

From the Author

I was recently asked what the main differences were between the 8th edition of the Handbook of Neurosurgery and the previous 7th edition.  While it is easy to point to the new section on endovascular neurosurgery, and to mention the updates in molecular genetics of brain tumors as well as the hundreds of content updates throughout the book, I feel that one of the most significant differences is in the organization of the book. Hundreds of hours of work were spent by myself, Dr. Michael Wachinger, and countless others to reorganize the book into approximately one hundred roughly equal sized sections that would provide a quantum of information that would be meaningful but not overwhelming. The hierarchy of section headings has also been simplified and streamlined.  I feel this has resulted in a better organized, more useful reference that will also translate well to digital format.  I hope you like it!

About the Author

Mark Greenberg, MD, attended medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago, and received his neurosurgical training at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center under the direction of John M. Tew, Jr., MD. Currently, Dr. Greenberg is Professor of Medicine in the Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair at the Morsani School of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa. He is also chief of the section of neurosurgery at the James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 1664 pages
  • Publisher: Thieme; 8 edition (May 5, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1626232415
  • ISBN-13: 978-1626232419

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