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Cranial Nerves Anatomy, Pathology, Imaging PDF

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Cranial Nerves Anatomy, Pathology, Imaging PDF
This book is intended for medical practitioners with varying levels of knowledge, from the medical student beginning to study the cranial nerves to house officers and physidans whose clinical practice involves cranial nerves. Specialists in neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, maxillofadal surgery, radiation oncology, and emergency medicine would, of course, be expected to have an interest in cranial nerves. The anatomy and pathology of cranial nerves, however, may in fact be of interest to a broad variety of physidans at many levels, as well as to other health sciences professionals, including nurses and physidan assistants in the fields listed above. Students and practitioners of dentistry, speech pathology, audiology, physical and health education, and rehabilitation sciences may also find this book useful in their clinical practice. We wrote this book because there is currently no cranial nerve atlas that combines normal anatomy with case studies and pathology illustrated with modem cross-sectional techniques. The shift in medical education from didactic to problem-based learning is paralleled in this book. OVer the past few years, advances in imaging have enabled improved visualization of structures and pathologies that could not be previously identified noninvasively. Pathology affecting every cranial nerve can now be assessed routinely with high-resolution computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Following a general introduction to the cranial nerves, each chapter explores one of the 12 cranial nerves. Anatomic: al information regarding origin, course, and function is presented first. This is followed by normal imaging anatomy, a differential diagnosis of various pathologies affecting the nerve (organized from proximal to distal), and, finally, a series of illustrative clinical cases with detailed annotated imaging. Information is presented in bulleted outline format that eliminates superfluous text and fadlitates information retrievaL Where appropriate, boxes with more detail on specific pathologies accompany the text. Clinical and imaging pearls abound throughout. The Appendices provide more detailed information on brainstem anatomy, pupil and eye movement control, parasympathetic ganglia, and cranial nerve reflexes. Drawing on our years of experience in teaching residents and fellows in neurosurgery and neuroradiology, we bring to this book a wealth of case-based learning. We are pleased to have the opportunity to share with you our teaching file of high-quality images of numerous cranial nerve pathologies with clinical correlation. We hope that this book will serve as a frequently referenced learning tool for all levels ofinterested healthcare professionals. We will have succeeded in our goals if we have fired the interest of our readers in this important topic and if we have contributed to patient care.
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ISBN 10:1588904024
ISBN 13:9781588904027
File:PDF, 137.13 MB