Robert F. Spetzler, Douglas S.Kondziolka, Randall T. Higashida, M. Yashar S. Kalani
Cambridge University Press; 1st edition
Vascular malformations of the brain and spine pose many management challenges. This textbook; Comprehensive Management of Arteriovenous Malformations of the Brain and Spine (in PDF) provides a comprehensive; state-of-the-art review of the treatment options; natural history; and outcomes of patients with these conditions. Despite their relative rarity; these lesions are responsible for devastating injury to individuals and can cause an enduring psychological; physical; and economic burden on patients and their families. Many new therapeutic options are now available with the advent of endovascular; novel surgical; and radiosurgical techniques. The basic sciences have fuelled the development of small molecule and biologic therapies targeting the molecular basis of disease. Authored by international experts in the fields of neurology; radiology; neurosurgery; and radiation oncology; this ebook provides state-of-the-art treatment plans and discussions of ideal therapy. This textbook is aimed at practitioners in the fields of neurosurgery; neuroradiology; neurology; radiation oncology; rehabilitation medicine and allied fields who care for patients with brain and spinal vascular malformations.