About this book series

In recent years, the dramatically increasing demand for new minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of spinal diseases has led to the development of a wide variety of new devices designed to foster a new “covert” surgical approach that is based on only a small incision, without major muscle involvement and with excellent maintenance of normal anatomy. The use of a CT guided technique (with performance of surgery in a CT unit rather than in a conventional operating room) offers a wide range of new possibilities and many advantages in comparison to conventional open surgical procedures. These include in particular the reduction of side effects and complications, shortening of the operative time, lowering of the risks of anesthesia (especially in severely ill or elderly patients), and decreased total cost. This series provides up-to-date information on these important advances and their application in different scenarios. It will consist of 5 handy volumes designed for ease of consultation. Each volume will include a concise but comprehensive introduction on biomechanics, relevant clinical syndromes, and diagnostic imaging. The principal emphasis of the series, however, will be description of the various procedures using either an X-ray or a CT guided approach. Owing to its practical orientation, the series will fill a gap in the literature and meet the need, identified by numerous specialists (including interventional neuroradiologists and radiologists, neurosurgeons, and orthopedists), for topical and handy guides that specifically illustrate the materials and methods presently available within spinal interventional neuroradiology.
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  • Luigi Manfrè

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