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Cerebrovascular Surgery

Volume I

  • Jack M. Fein
  • Eugene S. Flamm

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Jack M. Fein
    Pages 1-10
  3. Georges Salamon, Andre Gouaze, Sharon E. Byrd, Jean-Marie Corbaz
    Pages 11-47
  4. Ajax E. George, In-Sup Choi
    Pages 49-74
  5. Niels A. Lassen, Jens Astrup
    Pages 75-87
  6. Charles A. Owen Jr., E. J. Walter Bowie
    Pages 89-116
  7. William H. Frishman, Jack M. Fein, Marc Kirschner
    Pages 117-127
  8. O. M. Reinmuth, P. N. Karanjia
    Pages 129-179
  9. Robert H. Ackerman
    Pages 181-211
  10. James E. Cottrell, Philippa Newfield
    Pages 213-231
  11. Leonard I. Malis
    Pages 245-260
  12. Ronald I. Apfelbaum
    Pages 261-272
  13. Norman Chater, Z. Szabo, H. J. Buncke
    Pages 273-278
  14. Jack M. Fein, Rodney Olinger
    Pages 279-295
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 297-303

About this book

Introduction

Considerable impetus was given to the study and understanding of cere­ brovascular anatomy by Thomas Willis and his contemporaries in the seventeenth century, yet almost two hundred years were to pass before further significant advances were made in this field. Then, from the mid­ nineteenth century onwards, the dark ages of cerebrovascular research gradually lifted through the efforts of such workers as Luschka, Heubner, and Windle, whose pioneering anatomical studies formed the basis of the present-day understanding of the morphology of the cerebral circulation. The turn of the century saw an increasing influence of the early neurolo­ gists in describing anatomy of cerebral vessels in relation to their areas of distribution and to the production of focal deficits through specific vascu­ lar lesions and anomalies. Later still, Padget and others made important observations concerning phylogenetic and developmental aspects of the cerebral circulation. These anatomical and clinical studies were remarkable enough but the real breakthrough in investigating cerebral pathophysiology and in devis­ ing appropriate corrective neurosurgical procedures had to await the re­ markable advances in technology of the past fifty years. These began with the advent of cerebral angiography with all its subsequent refinements and progress has been accelerated through establishing noninvasive Doppler and high resolution ultrasound imaging techniques, methods for the accu­ rate measurement of cerebral blood flow, CT scanning, PET scanning, and, most recently, imaging and metabolic NMR scanning.

Keywords

NMR PET anatomy anesthesia angiography computed tomography (CT) neurosurgery nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) pathophysiology positron emission tomography (PET) surgery ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Jack M. Fein
    • 1
  • Eugene S. Flamm
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Neurological SurgeryAlbert Einstein College of MedicineBronxUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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