Preface Drawings and scripts were selected from those tion of the operative routes and their alternatives which were produced by the author in the last for well-defined anatomical target areas alone. This three years to help educate young neurosurgeons viewpoint becomes more and more important, be- in Freiburg and in other clinics. cause today there is no anatomical structure of the This programm for education may be managed in 2 brain which cannot be approached with a minimal steps: risk for surviving the operation. But more and more - Learning techniques for performing of trepana- the risk for neurologicalor psychological postopera- tions from opening of the skin onto dura incision tive complications will rise if the anatomical and (step 1) neurophysiological knowledge is insufficient. These - Learning of techniques for routine operations viewpoints are most important in operations at the (e. g. , for extirpation of gliomas of cerebral lobes) cranial base and operations transcrossing midline (step 2) structures of the brain. An intensive anatomical - Learning of techniques for operative approach es training helps to understand MRI before opera- in problematic areas of the cranial and cerebral tion. Often the modern MRI demonstrates more base and of the midline, especially for the often anatomical details than the unexperienced neurosur- performed operations, e. g. for basal meningeo- geon has understood.
Publisher: Springer Verlag GmbH
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 1860 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 33 mm
Edition: 2nd ed.
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