Spina Bifida

Management and Outcome

Editors: Özek, M. Memet, Cinalli, Giuseppe, Maixner, Wirginia (Eds.)

  • Comprehensive yet concise reference book on Spina Bifida
  • Excellent high quality color figures, tables and diagrams
  • A must for any practitioner having to diagnose and treat this malformation
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About this book

The evolution of technology has made new surgical techniques available for the treatment of diseases associated with the spina bifida malformation, and this is especially true in hydrocephalus and fetal surgery. The progress in this last field and in prenatal diagnosis have raised the significant problem of the effectiveness and usefulness of in utero surgical treatment of the malformation, that are extensively discussed in this volume. Also the clinical situations that can be seen in adolescents or young adults with spina bifida, including sexuality and pregnancy, are highlighted. Aim of this book is to promote a multidisciplinary approach to spina bifida, providing the three main specialists’ categories involved - neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, and urologists - with an updated overview of surgical approaches and with a concise reference that explains the main clinical problems to be faced in everyday clinical practice.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This is a comprehensive book from specialists in several surgical fields who share a particular interest in and ability to care for children afflicted with spina bifida. … The work is highly technical and, although it will be valuable only to pediatric neurosurgeons, it is a valuable reference for anyone interested in this narrow subject or attempting to provide optimal care to these children. … All Chapters are well illustrated and nicely referenced."(Robert M Arensman, Doody’s Review Service, November, 2008)

"Spina Bifida: Management and Outcome is a valuable addition to the library of any health care professional involved in the management of spina bifida. It includes a wide spectrum of topics, and the presentation of well-established as well as new information makes the book a useful read. In particular, the extensive collection of images and photographs is a unique and valuable resource. The extensive and up-to-date bibliography provides the reader with ample opportunity for further exploration of the topic." (Sasha Burn and James Drake, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 301 (4), 2009)

"This recently published book on Spina Bifida represents a due update on a disease that has been erroneously considered of relatively low scientific significance in the western world during last decade. … the book which is supported by the all over high-quality reproduction of images represents a standard of care collection which every involved physician should have the will to consult in the management of this kind of disease." (Gianpiero Tamburrini, Child’s Nervous System, Vol. 25, 2009)

"This book … represents a multidisciplinary approach to spina bifida. For those radiologists dealing with significant imaging volumes of pediatric spinal cases, the information contained in this 534-page text will be of great interest. The book is well designed and features a great deal of imaging in many chapters … . There are excellent histopathologic and gross anatomic specimens … . For those wanting a well-rounded … understanding of spina bifida, this book deserves consideration, either for one’s personal library or for a departmental library." (American Journal of Neuroradiology, Vol. 30, March, 2009)


Table of contents (39 chapters)

  • A Historical Review of the Surgical Treatment of Spina Bifida

    Goodrich, James T.

    Pages 3-17

  • Embryology Applied to Neural Tube Defects (NTDs)

    Catala, Martin

    Pages 19-42

  • Pathological Anatomy of Spina Bifida

    Sav, Aydin

    Pages 43-57

  • Epidemiology and Aetiological Factors

    Josan, Vivek (et al.)

    Pages 59-65

  • Myelomeningocele and Medical Ethics

    Niazi, Toba (et al.)

    Pages 67-71

Buy this book

eBook $269.00
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  • ISBN 978-88-470-0651-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $339.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-88-470-0650-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $339.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-88-470-5637-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spina Bifida
Book Subtitle
Management and Outcome
Editors
  • M. Memet Özek
  • Giuseppe Cinalli
  • Wirginia Maixner
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Milan
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-0651-5
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-0651-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-88-470-0650-8
Softcover ISBN
978-88-470-5637-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 532
Topics