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Handbook of Neurosurgery


Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781684201372
Publication Date: October 2019

The quintessential neurosurgical handbook for day-to-day practice!

Now in an updated ninth edition, Handbook of Neurosurgery by Mark Greenberg is synonymous with the most classic neurosurgical handbook published to-date. It has enjoyed legendary status as the go-to manual for legions of neurosurgeons for more than a quarter century. The comprehensive and conveniently compact book brings together a wide range of clinical practice guidelines from disparate sources into an amazing one-stop resource.

Renowned for its depth and breadth, the updated text with nearly 1,800 pages encompasses the entire spectrum of neurosurgery including anatomy, physiology, differential diagnosis, and current principles of nonsurgical and surgical management. The text covers a huge scope of inherited, developmental, and acquired neurological disorders impacting pediatric to geriatric patients. The easy-to-navigate print and electronic formats provide an intuitive foundation for studying the field of neurosurgery.

Key Features:

  • Boxed summaries, key concepts, tables, practice guidelines, signs/symptoms, and "booking the case" highlight and clarify salient points
  • Thousands of well-organized cross references, index entries, and literature citations provide additional study sources
  • Significant revisions to the tumor section reflect a wealth of up-to-date information including treatments, guidelines, sources, and more
  • The addition of new figures enhances understanding of diseases

As with prior editions, this must-have daily reference book does a magnificent job making essential neurosurgical information, current trends, breakthrough research, and reviews readily accessible to all neurosurgeons and allied health practitioners.

This book includes complimentary access to a digital copy on

Anatomy and Physiology
1 Gross Anatomy, Cranial and Spine
2 Vascular Anatomy
3 Neurophysiology and Regional Brain Syndromes
General and Neurology
4 Neuroanesthesia
5 Sodium Homeostasis and Osmolality
6 General Neurocritical Care
7 Sedatives, Paralytics, Analgesics
8 Endocrinology
9 Hematology
10 Neurology for Neurosurgeons
11 Neurovascular Disorders and Neurotoxicology
Imaging and Diagnostics
12 Plain Radiology and Contrast Agents
13 Imaging and Angiography
14 Electrodiagnostics
Developmental Anomalies
15 Primary Intracranial Anomalies
16 Primary Spinal Anomalies
17 Primary Craniospinal Anomalies
Coma and Brain Death
18 Coma
19 Brain Death and Organ Donation
20 Bacterial Infections of the Parenchyma and Meninges and Complex Infections
21 Skull, Spine, and Post-Surgical Infections
22 Other Nonbacterial Infections
Hydrocephalus and Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)
23 Cerebrospinal Fluid
24 Hydrocephalus – General Aspects
25 Treatment of Hydrocephalus
26 Seizure Classification and Anti-Convulsant Pharmacology
27 Special Types of Seizures
28 Pain
Peripheral Nerves
29 Peripheral Nerves
30 Entrapment Neuropathies
31 Non-Entrapment Peripheral Neuropathies
Neurophthalmology and Neurotology
32 Neurophthalmology
33 Neurotology
Primary Tumors of the Nervous and Related Systems
34 Primary Tumors – Classification and Tumor Markers
35 Syndromes Involving Tumors
36 Diffuse Astrocytic & Oligodendroglial Tumors
37 Other Astrocytic Tumors
38 Ependymal, Choroid Plexus, & Neuronal Tumors and Other Gliomas
39 Pineal Region and Embryonal Tumors
40 Tumors of Cranial, Spinal, and Peripheral Nerves
41 Meningeal, Mesenchymal and Melanocytic Tumors
42 Lymphomas, Histiocytic Tumors, Germ Cell Tumors & Tumors of the Sellar Region
Tumors of Non-Neural Origin
43 Pituitary Tumors – General Information and Classification
44 Pituitary Adenomas – Evaluation and Nonsurgical Management
45 Pituitary Adenomas – Surgical Management, Outcome, and Recurrence Management
46 Esthesioneuroblastoma, Cysts & Tumor-Like Lesions
47 Pseudotumor Cerebri and Empty Sella Syndrome
48 Tumors and Tumor-Like Lesions of the Skull
49 Tumors of the Spine and Spinal Cord
50 Metastatic and Hematopoietic Tumors
Head Trauma
51 Head Trauma – General Information, Grading, Initial Management
52 Concussion, High-Altitude Cerebral Edema, Cerebrovascular Injuries
53 Neuromonitoring in Head Trauma
54 Skull Fractures
55 Traumatic Hemorrhagic Conditions
56 Gunshot Wounds and Non-Missile Penetrating Brain Injuries
57 Pediatric Head Injury
58 Head Injury – Long-Term Management, Complications, Outcome
Spine Trauma
59 Spine Injuries – General Information, Neurologic Assessment, Whiplash and Sports-Related Injuries, Pediatric Spine Injuries
60 Management of Spinal Cord Injury
61 Occipitoatlantoaxial Injuries (Occiput to C2)
62 Subaxial (C3 through C7) Injuries / Fractures
63 Thoracic, Lumbar and Sacral Spine Fractures
64 Penetrating Spine Injuries and Long Term Considerations of Spine Injuries
Non-Traumatic Spine and Spinal Cord Conditions
65 Low Back Pain and Radiculopathy
66 Lumbar and Thoracic Intervertebral Disc Herniation / Radiculopathy
67 Cervical Disc Herniation
68 Degenerative Cervical Disc Disease and Cervical Myelopathy
69 Thoracic and Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
70 Adult Spinal Deformity and Degenerative Scoliosis
71 Special Conditions Affecting the Spine
72 Other Non-Spine Conditions with Spine Implications
73 Special Conditions Affecting the Spinal Cord
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage and Aneurysms
74 Aneurysms – Introduction, Grading, Special Conditions
75 Critical Care of Aneurysm Patients
76 SAH from Cerebral Aneurysm Rupture
77 Aneurysm Type by Location
78 Special Aneurysms and Non-Aneurysmal SAH
Vascular Malformations
79 Vascular Malformations
Stroke and Occlusive Cerebrovascular Disease
80 Stroke – General Information and Physiology
81 Evaluation and Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke
82 Special Conditions
83 Cerebral Arterial Dissections
Intracerebral Hemorrhage
84 Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Outcome Assessment
85 Outcome Assessment
Differential Diagnosis
86 Differential Diagnosis by Location or Radiographic Finding – Intracranial
87 Differential Diagnosis by Location or Radiographic Finding – Spine
88 Differential Diagnosis (DDx) by Signs and Symptoms – Primarily Intracranial
89 Differential Diagnosis (DDx) by Signs and Symptoms – Primarily Spine and Other
Procedures, Interventions, Operations
90 Intraoperative Dyes, OR Equipment, Surgical Hemostasis & Bone Extenders
91 Craniotomies – General Information & Cortical Mapping
92 Posterior Fossa Craniotomies
93 Supratentorial Craniotomies
94 Approaches to the Lateral and Third Ventricles, Decompressive Craniectomies & Cranioplasty
95 Spine, Cervical
96 Spine, Thoracic and Lumbar
97 Miscellaneous Surgical Procedures
98 Functional Neurosurgery & Stereotactic Neurosurgery
99 Pain Procedures
100 Seizure Surgery
101 Radiation Therapy (XRT)
102 Endovascular Neurosurgery
103 Quick Reference Tables and Figures

It is arguably the most important text for the fundamentals of neurosurgical knowledge, while also providing in-depth knowledge on even the most esoteric of subjects related to the field. – World Neurosurgery

The Handbook of Neurosurgery 8th Edition by Mark S. Greenberg is an excellent reference for rapid review when a decision about a clinical situation requires a quick review of relevant and adequately detailed information. – Frontiers in Surgery

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