Complications in Neurosurgery

By Anil Nanda, MD, MPH, FACS
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Learn from key leaders in the field of neurosurgery with the practical guidance presented in this first-of-its-kind resource. Complications in Neurosurgery uses a case-based format to explore complications across the full range of commonly performed neurosurgical procedures. As you review dozens of up-to-date, real-life cases, you'll become better equipped to identify pitfalls ahead of time and have the knowledge to handle difficult situations that arise during surgery.

Key Features
  • Presents commonly encountered cases provided by experienced neurosurgeons in all areas of this challenging specialty.
  • Includes high-quality photographs, images, and dynamic video to ensure complete visual understanding of the procedures.
  • Uses a consistent, easy-to-read format throughout, covering a wide range of surgeries including general neurosurgery and cranial complications, as well as spinal and peripheral complications.
  • Numerous videos depict possible complications for each type of surgery; for example, Complications of Cerebral Bypass Surgery includes videos showing how to obtain venous hemostasis without risking injury to the STA, how to manage atheroma within the donor vessel, and how to manage intraoperative occlusion of the bypass.
  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices
ISBN 9780323509619
Author Information By Anil Nanda, MD, MPH, FACS, Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurological Surgery Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School Senior Vice President of Neurosurgical Services RWJBarnabas Health
Table of Content

Section one: General neurosurgery

1. Historical perspective

2. Informed consent and medico legal aspects of neurosurgery

3. Wrong Side Craniotomy and Wrong Level Spine Surgery - 'res ipsa loquitur'

4. Medical complications in neurosurgery

5. Surgical complications in cranial and spine surgery (Position-related, pneumocephalus, pseudomeningocoele and CSF leak, wound complications)

6. Venous injury and cerebral edema in cranial surgery

7. Post-operative hematoma after neurosurgery

Section two: Cranial complications

Vascular surgery complications

8. Overview

9. Intra-operative rupture and parent artery injury during aneurysm surgery

10. Cerebral Vasospasm: complications and avoidance

11. Complications of AVM microsurgery; steal phenomenon and management of residual AVM

12. Complications of cerebral bypass surgery

13. Complications of surgery for cavernomas

14. Complication of Carotid endarterectomy

Skull base surgery complications

15. Overview

16. Complications in anterior cranial fossa surgery

17. Complications in middle cranial fossa surgery

18. Complications in posterior cranial fossa surgery

19. Complications of Chiari Malformation surgery

Primary brain lesion resection complications

20. Primary brain lesion resection complications: An Overview

21. Complications following glioma surgery

22. Complications of surgery for pituitary tumors

23. Thalamic and insular tumors: minimizing deficits

24. Complications of surgery for pineal region tumors

25. Complications associated with surgery for intracranial infectious lesions : (tuberculosis, hydatid, neurocysticercosis)

26. Malignant Brain Swelling After Resection of Superior Sagittal Sinus Meningioma

27. Facial nerve and Auditory nerve deficit in GKRS for vestibular schwannomas

Pediatric neurosurgery complications

28. Complications of posterior fossa tumors: ependymoma/ medulloblastoma/ pilocytic astrocytoma 

29. Craniopharyngioma: complications after microsurgery

30. Complications associated with Cerebrospinal Fluid Diversion

31. Complications After Myelomeningocele Repair: CSF Leak and Retethering

Functional and radiosurgery, Surgery for trigeminal neuralgia; Complications

32. Complications of various treatment options for trigeminal neuralgia

33. Complications of DBS

34. Complications following epilepsy surgery

35. Complications after Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Endoscopic surgery

36. Complications of endonasal endoscopy

37. Vascular injuries in transsphenoidal approach

38. Complications of ventricular endoscopy

Endovascular surgery

39. Access-related complications: (groin hematoma, dissection and pseudoaneurysm, contrast-nephropathy, air embolism)

40. Procedure-related complications: Aneurysms-Intraprocedural rupture, thromboembolic events, coil migration or prolapse into parent artery, and recurrent aneurysm management

41. Procedure related complications: AVM embolization

42. Procedure related complications: Stroke

43. Procedure related complications: CCF and AVF


44. Complications after decompressive craniectomy and cranioplasty

45. Complications following surgery for chronic subdural hematoma

Section three: Spinal and peripheral nerve surgery complications

General and Degenerative spinal disease surgery complications

46. Overview of General and Degenerative Spine Surgery Complications

47. Adjacent level disc degeneration and pseudoarthrosis

48. Graft related complications (Autograft, BMP, synthetic)

49. Procedure related complications (Inadvertent dural tear, CSF leak)

50. Complications of surgery at craniocervical junction

51. Neurologic deterioration after spinal surgery (including cauda equine)

52. Vascular injury during approach to lumbar spine

53. Vascular complications in cervical spine surgery (anterior approach and posterior approach)

54. Instrumentation related complications

55. Post-op spinal deformities: kyphosis, non-union and loss of motion segment

56. Complications of MIS

Spinal neoplastic and vascular lesion surgery complications

57. Complications in Spinal Cord Tumor Surgery

58. Complications of surgery for vertebral body tumors

59. Complications of surgery for spinal vascular malformations

60. Complications of surgery and radiosurgery in spinal metastasis

Spinal Trauma and peripheral nerve surgery complications

61. Complication of spinal fractures

62. Post-traumatic syringomyelia

63. Complications of Surgery for Peripheral Nerve Injuries and Tumors

Publication Date 31-10-2018
Pages 404
Trim 276 x 216 (8 1/2 x 10 7/8)
Stock Status In Stock
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