The aim of this book to promote a multidisciplinary approach to Spina Bifida, providing the three main specialists categories involved – neurosurgeon, orthopedic surgeons, and urologists – with a concise reference that explains the main clinical problems to be faced in everyday clinical practice. The book also provides the busy specialist with an updated overview of surgical approaches.
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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.Review:
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"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)
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