Brain and Spine Surgery in the Elderly

  • Moncef Berhouma
  • Pierre Krolak-Salmon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Generalities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Moncef Berhouma
      Pages 17-22
  3. Neuroanesthesia and Critical Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. David A. Wyler, Elizabeth M. Gabrielli, W. Andrew Kofke
      Pages 33-64
    3. Elizabeth M. Gabrielli, Roderic G. Eckenhoff
      Pages 65-80
    4. Rodrigo Hasbun, Allan R. Tunkel
      Pages 81-94
  4. Intracranial Tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. David B. Schul, Chochlidakis Nikos, Chirstianto B. Lumenta
      Pages 97-117
    3. Cristina Izquierdo Gracia, Francois Ducray
      Pages 119-140
    4. Paolo Cappabianca, Chiara Caggiano, Domenico Solari, Karol Migliorati, Waleed A. Azab, Elia Guadagno et al.
      Pages 141-151
    5. Philip Y. Sun, Marina L. Castner, Kathryn M. Van Abel, Colin L. W. Driscoll, Michael J. Link
      Pages 153-163
    6. Andreas F. Hottinger, Bianca Moura, Francesco Grandoni, Rita De Micheli
      Pages 165-180
  5. Spinal Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Christian Ewald, Albrecht Waschke
      Pages 191-222
    3. Christopher D. Witiw, Laureen D. Hachem, Michael G. Fehlings
      Pages 223-245
    4. Ryan J. Filler, Timothy T. Roberts, Edward C. Benzel
      Pages 247-276
    5. Rajiv R. Iyer, George I. Jallo
      Pages 277-288
    6. Owoicho Adogwa, Richard G. Fessler
      Pages 289-304
    7. Hideki Nagashima
      Pages 305-327
  6. Head Injury

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-329
    2. Verena Röckelein, Michael Buchfelder, Andrea Kleindienst
      Pages 331-352
    3. Ellie Edlmann, Peter J. Hutchinson, Angelos G. Kolias
      Pages 353-371
  7. Neurovascular

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 373-373
    2. Mats Ryttlefors, Per Enblad
      Pages 375-410
    3. Moncef Berhouma, Timothée Jacquesson, Emmanuel Jouanneau
      Pages 411-422
    4. Desmond A. Brown, Eelco F. M. Wijdicks
      Pages 423-441
  8. Miscellaneous

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 443-443
    2. Jonathan Cohen, Hossein Mousavi, Raymond F. Sekula Jr.
      Pages 445-453
    3. Albert M. Isaacs, Mark G. Hamilton, Michael A. Williams
      Pages 455-467
    4. Albert M. Isaacs, Michael A. Williams, Mark G. Hamilton
      Pages 469-500
    5. Farshad Nassiri, Mark Bernstein
      Pages 501-511
  9. Jonathan Cohen, Hossein Mousavi, Raymond F. Sekula Jr.
    Pages E1-E1
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 513-529

About this book


This unique and richly illustrated volume presents the state of the art in the comprehensive management of major neurosurgical diseases in the elderly (aged 65 and over). It explores all of the common neurosurgical pathologies affecting elderly patients, and emphasizes the paramount importance of tailored management strategies for quality of life. It highlights updated techniques for anaesthesia and critical care, as well as minimally invasive neurosurgical methods intended for this specific group of patients. Radiosurgery treatment is also discussed, in particular for brain tumours.

In western societies, the proportion of elderly citizens has nearly reached 20%, and shows no signs of slowing down. The management of neurosurgical conditions in this particular population requires specific multidisciplinary strategies. To address this situation, a team of internationally respected contributors accurately describe degenerative and traumatic spinal diseases, which account for the majority of admissions among the elderly, as well as brain tumours and intracranial haemorrhages, aspects that are raising new ethical issues. 

The book mainly addresses the needs of neurosurgeons and geriatric neurologists, but also neuro-oncologists and neuro-anaesthesists working with elderly patients, as well as students in these disciplines.


Geriatric neurosurgery Geriatric neurology Brain tumors Pituitary tumors Degenerative spine diseases Spinal and head injuries Neuroanesthesia Radiosurgery Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery Hydrocephalus Ethics

Editors and affiliations

  • Moncef Berhouma
    • 1
  • Pierre Krolak-Salmon
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity Hospital of LyonLyonFrance
  2. 2.Hôpital des CharpennesHospices civils de LyonVilleurbanneFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-40231-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-40232-1
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