Harrigan MR, Deveikis JP. Handbook of Cerebrovascular Disease and Neurointerventional Technique, Third Ed. Humana Press; 2018;1,102 pp; 145 ill; $179.99.
The “Handbook of Cerebrovascular Disease and Neurointerventional Technique, Third Edition” written by Drs. Harrigan and Deveikis is an imposing, 1,102-page soft-covered book, covering all aspects of vascular neurointervention. This is not only a text that describes the guidelines and techniques in vascular interventions, but more importantly, beautifully describes and illustrates critical anatomy and the variants of that anatomy.
All the information one would read whether considering intracerebral or intraspinal lesions is included; such as equipment, catheters/guardwires, pre-procedural preparations, contract usage, functional testing, coils, diverters, etc.
This book is divided into 3 parts:
Fundamentals: Essentials Neurovascular Anatomy, Diagnostic Cerebral Angiography, Spinal Angiography and General Consideration for Neurointerventional Procedures;
Interventional hHTechniques: Intracranial Aneurysm Treatment, Intracranial Embolization, Extracranial and Spinal Embolization, Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke, Extracranial Angioplasty and Stenting, Endovascular Treatment of Intracranial Stenosis and Vasospasm and Venous Procedures;
Specific Diseases: Intracranial Aneurysms and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Arteriovenous Malformations, Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas, Venous Disorders and Cavernous Malformations, Ischemic Stroke, Intracerebral Hemorrhage and Extracranial Cerebrovascular Occlusive Disease.
With this text, one has at hand a complete compendium (including historical perspectives) of the current vascular neurointerventional world. Even those who might not themselves practice neurointerventional, insights into treatment strategies, complications, and outcomes are available in every area covered. This book is critical for all neurointerventionalists and should find a place in every neuroradiology section of the library.…