Operative Techniques in Epilepsy Surgery by Gordon H. Baltuch

Operative Techniques in Epilepsy Surgery

Gordon H. Baltuch
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  • ISBN
    9781604060300 / 1604060301
  • Title Operative Techniques in Epilepsy Surgery
  • Author Gordon H. Baltuch
  • Category Neurosurgery
  • Format
    Hardcover
  • Year 2009
  • Pages 216
  • Publisher
    Thieme Medical Publishers
  • Imprint Thieme Medical Publishers Inc
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 221mm x 15mm x 279mm

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A guide to the techniques and therapeutic strategies for the surgical management of patients with epilepsy. It provides comprehensive coverage of the range of operative approaches, helping clinicians to thoroughly prepare for surgery. It also describes approaches such as neuromodulation and radiosurgery.

Publisher Description

Operative Techniques in Epilepsy Surgery is an essential guide to the latest techniques and therapeutic strategies for the surgical management of patients with epilepsy. Distinguished pioneers in the field provide comprehensive coverage of the range of operative approaches, helping clinicians to thoroughly prepare for surgery. The book first discusses surgical planning and then presents techniques for cortical resection and various types of intraoperative mapping. The final sections of the book describe innovative approaches, such as neuromodulation and radiosurgery. Features: * Guidelines from leading experts in the field of epilepsy surgery * Detailed step-by-step descriptions of procedures, including practical information on image guidance and invasive monitoring * Discussion of innovative techniques including deep brain stimulation, responsive stimulation, and radiosurgery * High-quality illustrations that facilitate comprehension of surgical steps Ideal for neurosurgeons and trainees, this book is an indispensable, single-volume source of information on all technical aspects of epilepsy surgery.
It also serves as a valuable reference for clinicians and residents in neurology and neuroradiology.

Review
Serves as a primer on the various surgical options available to the epilepsy surgeon, a guide to technical aspects of the procedures, and finally as an update on present surgical innovations within the field...this book is highly readable and provides an excellent overview of the various surgical techniques, as well as details of peri-operative care, complications and outcomes. The color illustrations are plentiful and complement the text and are a strength of the book...chapters are well referenced with up to date citations...serves as an excellent overview of the techniques of epilepsy surgery, striking a balance between readability and details of surgical nuance...a valuable reference for anyone interested in epilepsy surgery as well as general neurosurgeons and neurologists seeking to become more familiar with both established techniques as well as recent advances in this exciting field.—AANS (American Association of Neurological Surgeons) Young Neurosurgeons' NewsletterProvides a very comprehensive review...unique...comprehensive and very thoroughly researched...a tremendous aid to the residents...very well written...exhaustive and very informative...extremely well illustrated...help[s] clarify the anatomic and surgical details...this book will tremendously help residents and young attending physicians...provides superb background information regarding epilepsy surgery.—American Journal of NeuroradiologyProvides an extensive look at the related anatomy and surgical approaches to epilepsy...comprehensive and succinct...a superb example of current trends...This book sets itself apart from major neurosurgical textbooks.—Doody's

Author Biography

Professor and Chairman, Neurosurgery, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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