The complex, highly technological field of neurovascular surgery is quickly expanding, encompassing traditional surgical approaches, as well as Neuroendovascular treatment and neurointerventional techniques. The last decade has seen increased cross-specialty interest in utilizing minimally invasive techniques to help prevent and treat cerebrovascular disease. Concurrently, there has been important research analyzing the efficacy of surgical methods versus endovascular approaches and the clip versus coil discussion.
While vascular neurosurgery has undergone unprecedented advances during the past decade, enabling safer and easier access to previously untreatable pathology, this progress has been accompanied by confusion as to what constitutes best, or even acceptable, practice.
see Moyamoya disease
see Ischemic Stroke
Trends in Cerebrovascular Surgery (Acta Neurochirurgica Supplement)
This volume provides an overview of new concepts in neurovascular interventions based on clinical and scientific knowledge of cerebrovascular disorders. It especially focuses on subarachnoid hemorrhage and cerebrovascular malformations, e.g. aneurysms, arterio-venous malformations, and cavernomas. A separate part addresses cerebral revascularization for both complex aneurysms and ischemia.
All contributions were written by recognized experts and cover original papers presented at the 7th European Japanese Stroke Surgery Conference, held in Verona, Italy in June 2014. The authors present new trends and strategies for managing emerging problems, as well as in-depth discussions on controversial issues in the field.
Tetsuya Tsukahara National Hospital Organization, Kyoto Medical Center, Mukaihata-cho 1, 612-8555 Fukakusa, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan
Alberto Pasqualin Verona City Hospital, Institute of Neurosurgery, Piazzale Stefani 1, 37100 Verona, Italy
Giuseppe Esposito, MD, PhD Consultant Neurosurgeon, Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Zurich, Frauenklinikstrasse 10, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
Luca Regli University Hospital Zurich, Department of Neurosurgery, Frauenklinikstrasse 10, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
Giampietro Pinna Verona City Hospital, Institute of Neurosurgery, Piazzale Stefani 1, 37100 Verona, Italy
Controversies in Vascular Neurosurgery
This concise, easy-to-use book offers expert insights into current controversies in vascular neurosurgery with a view to providing the practitioner with authoritative practical guidance that will assist in the management of difficult disease entities.
Here, experts in the field discuss the various tools available and explain how best to use them when confronted by different pathologies, drawing upon their personal experience. Each chapter focuses on a specific case that is discussed by two experienced surgeons; a third author then evaluates the case, highlighting the available evidence and pearls in the treatment of that particular disease. The authors have been carefully chosen to provide a truly balanced viewpoint on paradigms that they themselves use. They therefore have a sound understanding of the thought processes of surgeons when dealing with challenging diseases for which there may be no single correct path. Furthermore, they are well placed to identify not only appropriate uses of new treatment options and technologies but also circumstances in which their use is best avoided. The ultimate benefactor of this book will be the patient: our biases as physicians should never become a patient’s morbidity.