The Pediatric Spine I

Development and the Dysraphic State

  • Anthony J. Raimondi
  • Maurice Choux
  • Concezio Di Rocco

Part of the Principles of Pediatric Neurosurgery book series (PRINCPEDIATR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. A. DiMeglio, F. Bonnel
    Pages 39-83
  3. E. Bertini, M. Di Capua, F. Vigevano
    Pages 84-107
  4. Massimo Caldarelli, David G. McLone
    Pages 108-125
  5. Rita P. M. Luciano, Francesco Velardi
    Pages 126-147
  6. David C. McCullough
    Pages 160-178
  7. Anthony J. Raimondi
    Pages 179-199
  8. Theresa Cunningham Meyer
    Pages 200-209
  9. Luciano S. Dias
    Pages 210-219
  10. Sonya Oppenheimer
    Pages 220-232
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 233-238

About this book


It is estimated that the functionally significant body of knowledge for a given medical specialty changes radically every 8 years. New specialties and "sub­ specialization" are occurring at approximately an equal rate. Historically, estab­ lished journals have not been able either to absorb this increase in publishable material or to extend their readership to the new specialists. International and national meetings, symposia and seminars, workshops and newsletters success­ fully bring to the attention of physicians within developing specialties what is occurring, but generally only in demonstration form without providing historical perspective, pathoanatomical correlates, or extensive discussion. Page and time limitations oblige the authors to present only the essence of their material. Pediatric neurosurgery is an example of a specialty that has developed during the past 15 years. Over this period, neurosurgeons have obtained special train­ ing in pediatric neurosurgery, and then dedicated themselves primarily to its practice. Centers, Chairs, and educational programs have been established as groups of neurosurgeons in different countries throughout the world organized themselves respectively into national and international societies for pediatric neurosurgery. These events were both preceded and followed by specialized courses, national and international journals, and ever-increasing clinical and investigative studies into all aspects of surgically treatable diseases of the child's nervous system.


anatomy childhood growth infectious diseases neurosurgery spinal cord spine surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Anthony J. Raimondi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Maurice Choux
    • 3
  • Concezio Di Rocco
    • 4
  1. 1.Dipartimento di NeurochirurgiaUniversita degli StudiGargagnago, VeronaItaly
  2. 2.Northwestern University Medical SchoolChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Hôpital des Enfants de la TimoneMarseilleFrance
  4. 4.Istituto di NeurochirurgiaUniversità Cattolica del Sacro CuoreRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-8822-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-8820-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-6811
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