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Cracking NeuroVascular and NeuroInterventional Neurosurgery Vignettes
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Vascular Neurosurgery is an exciting yet complex field. Surgeons are able to enter into the human brain and dissect out blood vessels that supply important functions. However putting too much... More > distortion on blood vessels causes them to go into spasm which may cause a stroke. Pathology in vascular neurosurgery, as in any field of neurosurgery, is extremely diverse. Diseases range from unruptured intracranial aneurysms to massive hemorrhagic arteriovenous malformations to congenital vascular anomalies. But dangers lurk at every corner. We put together this textbook of vascular neurosurgical vignettes to help teach students and residents in all fields about a variety of clinical scenarios that they may be presented with in the emergency room, intensive care unit, or in the operating room. This text utilizes over 7 years of vascular clinical vignettes and displays the neurointerventional aspects of neurosurgery as well which has become more popular over the last few decades.< Less
Are there Advantages to Treating a Patient with a Subarachnoid Haemorrhage with Endovascular Coiling rather then Neurosurgical Clipping?
Subarachnoid haemorrhage, or SAH, refers to the medical condition which results from the weakening of cerebral arteries and the formation of abnormal focal pouch like protrusion, which are known as... More > aneurysms, in these arteries which either bleed or are in danger of becoming ruptured. Population based studies have indicated that the incidence of SAH in the United Kingdom is around 10 cases per 100,000 of population on an annual basis. This dissertation presents a discussion about the relative advantage of using endovascular coiling as opposed to neurosurgical clipping as a treatment for SAH related aneurysms.< Less
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It is a hundred years in the future and two women, both of them mothers but otherwise with diametrically opposite lives, become inextricably connected with each other in a way that could never have... More > been predicted. One is a common prostitute and drug addict, streetwise and hardened, while the other is a reasonably well off homemaker who is decent and contented.
Meanwhile, a senior consultant neurosurgeon with a secret drink problem has perfected an operation that nobody has so far dared to attempt, that most would claim is not even possible, and he dreams of making his name by performing it successfully for the first time ever.
This is the story of how his unwitting subject fares as she comes to terms with the monumental changes that are forced upon her; the physical ones, and, more insidiously, the emotional ones.
Who is she? And where does she ultimately belong? Indeed, does she belong anywhere at all?< Less