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Neurosurgery Primary Examination Review

High Yield Questions, Answers, Diagrams, and Tables


Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781626234901
Publication Date: December 2018

Practical Q&A guide enhanced with unique diagrams and tables to ace the ABNS primary exam!

Neurosurgery Primary Examination Review: High Yield Questions, Answers, Diagrams, and Tables by Amgad S. Hanna addresses the knowledge gaps in currently existing neurosurgical board study guides. It is based on a collection of highly effective practice questions previously administered to neurosurgical residents at the University of Wisconsin. Each chapter covers two to three topics with 60 multiple choice and matching questions and only one correct answer. The reader-friendly content and layout make it easy to organize and review the complex subject matter in preparation for the ABNS written exam or for educational review.

Section I is divided into 20 chapters with questions followed by answer keys. This section covers anatomy, neurology, pathology, radiology, critical care, neurosurgery, and neurobiology. Chapters 17-20 cover comprehensive exam questions and answers across all specialty areas including sarcoidosis, lead toxicity, central neurocytoma, and prion disease.

Key Highlights

  • Approximately 600 questions divided into 10 tests cover relevant knowledge for the exam
  • Answer keys include salient information on important differentials
  • More than 60 tables and diagrams provide a practical, self-directed method for organizing and retaining important facts
  • More than 200 high-quality images including radiographs, pathology slides, anatomical drawings, and operative photographs accompany questions and answers

This concise textbook is a must-have reference for all neurosurgical residents preparing to sit for the ABNS primary exam. Its format is also ideal for incorporating into the neurosurgical curriculum or as a study guide for the maintenance of certification exams.

Section I. Questions and Answers
1 Test 1 - Anatomy and Neurology
2 Answer Key 1
3 Test 2 - Pathology, Radiology, and Critical Care
4 Answer Key 2
5 Test 3 - Anatomy and Neurosurgery
6 Answer Key 3
7 Test 4 - Pathology and Radiology
8 Answer Key 4
9 Test 5 - Neurobiology and Critical Care
10 Answer Key 5
11 Test 6 - Anatomy and Critical Care
12 Answer Key 6
13 Test 7 - Pathology, Radiology, and Neurology
14 Answer Key 7
15 Test 8 - Neurobiology and Neurosurgery
16 Answer Key 8
17 Test 9 - Comprehensive
18 Answer Key 9
19 Test 10 - Comprehensive
20 Answer Key 10
Section II. Diagrams
Section III. Tables

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