The Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts

Dimitris A. Kombogiorgas, MD (Editor)
Consultant Neurosurgeon, Athens, Greece; Consultant Neurosurgeon, Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Series: Neuroscience Research Progress
BISAC: MED057000

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This book acts as a unique insight into the “cerebrospinal fluid shunts world” and provides both a broad review and detailed information of cerebrospinal fluid and its shunts. It starts with the history of hydrocephalus and then explores in depth the physiology and pathology of cerebrospinal fluid, the cerebrospinal fluid flow dynamics, the types, components, function and modern technology of cerebrospinal fluid shunts, the neurosurgical approach regarding selection and insertion of the cerebrospinal fluid shunts and their imaging, limitations, complications and future. This landmark text is written by leading authorities in research and treatment of patients with hydrocephalus and cerebrospinal fluid disorders based on clinical trials, major clinical series and authors’ outstanding experiences and knowledge. Also, it provides information from a technological point of view.

It contains many detailed illustrations, which help the reader to understand this new knowledge easily. The Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts is useful to both medical specialists such as neurosurgeons, neurologist, paediatricians, and radiologists, as well as all those who want to be updated in an integrated way about the current knowledge concerning cerebrospinal fluid shunts. Medical students, nurses, residents and young researchers who are interested in hydrocephalus, cerebrospinal fluid disorders and cerebrospinal fluid shunts will also find this book useful. This book aims to enrich the knowledge of readers of medical literature by providing an integrative, comprehensive and practical approach to cerebrospinal fluid. It is written by scientists who work as forerunners in their respective fields.
(Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Preface

Chapter 1

Historical Vignettes on the Medical and Surgical Treatment of Hydrocephalus

(James Tait Goodrich, Leo Davidoff Department of Neurological Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Children's Hospital at Montefiore, New York, USA)

Chapter 2

Physiology and Pathology of Cerebrospinal Fluid: Pressure, Formation, Composition, Flow and Reabsorption

(Conrad E. Johanson, Department of Neurosurgery, Alpert Medical School at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA)

Chapter 3

Dynamics of Cerebrospinal Fluid Flow

(Richard D. Penn, Department of Neurosurgery, Rush Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Chapter 4

Types and Components of Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts

(Dimitris A. Kombogiorgas, Department of Neurosurgery, Metropolitan Hospital, Athens, Greece)

Chapter 5

Manufacture and Function of Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts

(Christoph Miethke, President and Founder of Christoph Miethke GmbH & Co. KG, Potsdam, Germany)

Chapter 6

Cerebrospinal Shunts: Selection of Components, Techniques for Insertion and for Revision

(Rick Abbott, and Adam L. Sandler, Department of Neurological Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Bronx, New York, USA)

Chapter 7

Imaging of Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts: Radiologist’s Perspective

(Korgun Koral, Department of Neuroradiology and Vascular/Interventional Radiology, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center and Children's Health, Dallas, USA)

Chapter 8

Obstruction of Cerebrospinal Fluid Drainage Systems

(Carolyn A. Harris James P. McAllister II, Department of Neurosurgery, Wayne State University and the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, Michigan, USA, and others)

Chapter 9

Complications of Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts in Childhood

(Sandip Chatterjee, Department of Neurosurgery, VIMS and Park Clinic, Kolkata, India)

Chapter 10

Limitations, Complications and Future of Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts

(J. André Grotenhuis, and Raheel Ahmed, Department of Neurosurgery, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

Index

Audience:
Neurosurgeons, Neurologist, Pediatricians, Nurses, Medical Students.
Neurosurgical and Neurological Institutions.
Medical engineers.
Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts Industry.

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