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Controversies in Pediatric Neurosurgery


Controversies in Pediatric Neurosurgery

290 Seiten, 1. Auflage, 2010
160 Abbildungen

In Controversies in Pediatric Neurosurgery, leading clinicians from around the globe present concrete advice and frank commentary on alternative options for the treatment and management of specific cranial and spinal disorders.

Each succinct, easily accessible chapter addresses a different condition in a point/counterpoint format that discusses the pros and cons of the various treatment options, including surgical approaches and techniques.

This highly practical, balanced coverage equips readers to make well-informed choices when selecting the most appropriate treatment modality for a particular diagnosis.

  • Lessons Learned at the end of each chapter, in which the authors summarize the debate with multiple viewpoints and carefully considered recommendations based on published evidence and their own clinical experience
  • Incisive dialogue on twenty hot topics in the field, including how to manage arachnoid cysts, craniosynostosis, tethered cord, hydrocephalus, chiari malformations, epilepsy, aneurysms, and more
  • Clinical and personal insights from international contributors on the variability of surgical training, experience, and available resources in different parts of the world
  • Guidance on how to discuss treatment options and strategies to patients and their families
This book is essential reading for every clinician, resident, or fellow who needs a firm understanding of the most controversial issues in pediatric neurosurgery to be able to make the best decision for the appropriate treatment option for patients in their care.

Table of Contents

I Intracranial

1 Arachnoid Cysts
  • Cystoperitoneal Shunting. Gabriel Zada and Mark D. Krieger
  • Open or Endoscopic Fenestration. Jeffrey A. Pugh and John C. Wellons III
2 Communicating Hydrocephalus
  • Nonadjustable (Fixed Pressure) Shunt Valves. Spyros Sgouros
  • Programmable Shunts. Ethan A. Benardete
  • Antibiotic-Impregnated Catheters.
    Gustavo Pradilla, Daniel M. Sciubba, and George I. Jallo
3 Noncommunicating Hydrocephalus
  • Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy. Shlomi Constantini and Jonathan Roth
  • Ventriculoperitoneal Shunts. Gregory G. Heuer and Phillip B. Storm
4 Compartmentalized Hydrocephalus
  • Endoscopic Fenestration. Rick Abbott
  • Open Craniotomy or Shunting. David I. Sandberg, J. Gordon McComb, and Mark D. Krieger
5 Slit Ventricle Syndrome
  • Surgical Management. Jonathan P. Miller and Alan R. Cohen
  • Lumboperitoneal Shunting. Harold L. Rekate
6 Craniopharyngioma
  • Radical Resection. Jeffrey H. Wisoff and Robert E. Elliott
  • Subtotal Resection with Adjuvant Therapy. Frederick A. Boop, David A. Yam, and Thomas E. Merchant
7 Optic Pathway/Hypothalamic Gliomas
  • Management. Charles Teo
8 Ependymomas
  • Surgical Resection. M. Memet Özek and Su Gülsün Berrak
  • Surgical Resection with Adjuvant Therapy. Ali Shirzadi and Moise Danielpour
9 Scaphocephaly/Sagittal Synostosis
  • Early Strip Craniectomy. Erin N. Kiehna and John A. Jane Jr.
  • Late Craniofacial Reconstruction. Oliver Simmons
  • Endoscopic Wide Vertex Craniectomy. David F. Jimenez, Constance M. Barone, and James N. Rogers
10 Deformational Plagiocephaly
  • Correction with Repositioning and with Cranial Remodeling Orthosis. Olivier Vernet, Sandrine de Ribaupierre, and Bénédict Rilliet
11 Intracranial Suppuration
  • Conservative Management. D. Douglas Cochrane, S. Dobson, and Paul Steinbok
  • Open Craniotomy and Drainage. Saadi Ghatan
12 Chiari Malformations
  • Decompression with Duraplasty. Chan Roonprapunt, Paolo Bolognese, and Thomas H. Milhorat
  • Decompression without Duraplasty. Frank J. Attenello, Matthew J. McGirt, and Benjamin S. Carson
13 Intractable Epilepsy
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation. Sudesh J. Ebenezer and Anthony M. Avellino
    Corpus Callosotomy. Oguz Çataltepe
14 Moyamoya Disease
  • Pial Synangiosis: Encephaloduroarteriosynangiosis–Encephalomyosynangiosis. Ronald T. Grondin, Edward R. Smith, and R. Michael Scott
  • Extracranial-Intracranial Bypass Surgery. Nadia Khan and Yasuhiro Yonekawa
15 Pediatric Aneurysms
  • Surgical Management. Sid Chandela and David J. Langer
  • Endovascular Treatment. Monica S. Pearl, Ingrid M. Burger, and Philippe Gailloud
II Intraspinal


  • Fetal Repair. Nalin Gupta
  • Postnatal Repair. Ulrich W. Thomale
17 Lipomyelomeningocele/Tethered Cord
  • Prophylactic Untethering. Jeffrey A. Pugh, R. Shane Tubbs, and W. Jerry Oakes
  • Is Surgery Always Necessary? Dominic N. P. Thompson
18 Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Biopsy and Adjuvant Therapy. Donald J. Blaskiewicz and Mark R. Proctor
  • The Case for Surgery. Karl F. Kothbauer
19 Spasticity
  • Intrathecal Baclofen. A. Leland Albright
  • Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy. Richard C. E. Anderson, Christopher E. Mandigo, and David W. Pincus
20 Syringomyelia
  • Syringosubarachnoid Shunts. Sudesh J. Ebenezer and Richard G. Ellenbogen

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