Category Archives: Books Briefly Noted
Paciaroni M, Agnelli, Caso V, eds. Manifestations of Stroke. Series: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience. Vol 30. Karger 2012, 206 pages, $233.
This book is part of the Frontiers of Neurology and Neurosurgery series and, as the title indicates, it includes in the most basic form the manifestations of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. It is a 205-page publication composed of 45 short chapters which describe the common stroke syndromes.
The authors wisely divided the book into 2 major sections. The first section involves specific neurologic disorders such motor/sensory syndromes, confusion, memory dysfunction, dizziness, impaired consciousness, dysarthria, and the … Continue reading >>
Dunnebier EA. Imaging for Otolaryngologists. Thieme 2011, 346 pages, $59.99.
Written by an ENT surgeon (Dr. Dunnebier) with collaboration from 2 radiologists (Drs. Beek and Pameijer), this easily portable 346-page softcover book is intended for ENT surgeons who wish to have an atlas-type demonstration of major imaging abnormalities of the head and neck. The chapters are: “Radiographic Imaging Techniques,” “Temporal Bone,” Skull Base,” “Paranasal Sinuses and Nasal Cavity,” and “The Neck.”
This is clearly intended for practicing ENT surgeons, and it succeeds in that regard. From a radiologist’s standpoint, the images and the parts worth looking at are those which … Continue reading >>
Theissing J, Rettinger G, Werner JA. ENT—Head and Neck Surgery: Essential Procedures. Thieme 2011, 448 pages, 943 illustrations, $169.99.
For those radiologists who specialize or have a keen interest in head and neck imaging, this book, ENT—Head and Neck Surgery: Essential Procedures, may be of interest.
Basically, it describes and illustrates with crisp diagrams all of the major surgical procedures an otolaryngologist would deal with. This has significant implications for neuroradiologists, since we should know how abnormalities are approached, what the different surgical options are, what variations in anatomy affect the approach, and what complications may occur.
While only … Continue reading >>
Baaj AA, Mummaneni PV, Uribe JS, et al. Handbook of Spine Surgery. Thieme 2011, 512 pages, 169 illustrations, $89.95.
For those neuroradiologists who deal with both orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons where a large volume of spine surgery is performed, a baseline understanding of the various surgical procedures is essential. In this compact 512-page softcover book, Drs. Baaj, Mummaneni, Uribe, Vaccaro, and Greenberg (along with 80 contributors) have put togather an instructive, highly readable description comprised of surgical techniques in 40 common and relatively common procedures. This section, which compares nearly half the book, is supplemented by sections on … Continue reading >>
Fahn S, Jankovic J, Hallet M. Principles and Practice of Movement Disorders, 2nd ed. Saunders Elsevier, 2011, 556 pages, $219.00.
Drs. Fahn, Jankovic, and Hallet (all neurologists) have written a comprehensive 556-page book entitled Principles and Practice of Movement Disorders. This robust and definitive text describes the major aspects of this set of diseases by basically dividing the clinical material into 2 sections: Hypokinetic disorders and Hyperkinetic disorders. These 2 sections follow a 65-page overview of this subject which includes a historical background, prevalence of various symptoms related to these disorders, and an enormous amount of material in … Continue reading >>
Donohoe KJ, Van den Abbeele AD. Case-Based Nuclear Medicine, Second Ed. Thieme 2011, 600 pages, 442 illustrations, $99.95.
This 600-page softcover text written by Drs. Donohoe and Abbeele uses a quiz format of 165 cases in Nuclear Medicine, only 7 of which relate to neuroradiology. Each case comes with a clinical history, images, and the technique on one page, followed on the next 2 to 3 pages by an interpretation of the images, a differential diagnosis, and a discussion (with the now common place “pearls and pitfalls”). Suggested readings follow. The book will have little to no appeal to those … Continue reading >>
Weissleder R, Wittenberg J, Harisinghani M, et al. Primer of Diagnostic Imaging. Mosby Elsevier 2011, 816 pages, $133.00.
For those residents preparing for the written or oral (soon-to-be non-oral) ABR examination this 800-page book—co-authored by Drs. Weissleder, Wittenberg, Harisinghani, and Chen (now in its 5th edition)—is of value. It contains no images, but in many places the diagrams serve to highlight the pathology and techniques. In actuality, many times it is easier to understand a concept or a disease via a cartoon (drawing) than with an image itself. Of great value are the multiple tables in every section. … Continue reading >>
Appelbaum D, Miliziano J, Nayak S, Bradley Y, eds. Rad Cases: Nuclear Medicine. Thieme 2011, 232 pages, 468 illustrations, $49.95.
While few neuroradiologists are primarily involved in the interpretation of nuclear scans, we often are asked our opinion in clinical neuroscience conferences. A review based on a quiz format allows one to view cases and pertinent information on diseases of interest to our specialty. In this 232-page softcover book—edited by Drs. Appelbaum, Miliziano, Nayak, and Bradley—each of the 100 cases starts with an image or set of images with a brief clinical history, thus allowing a self-quiz. The … Continue reading >>
Budson AE, Solomon PR. Memory Loss: A Practical Guide for Clinicians. Elsevier Saunders 2011, 320 pages, $52.95.
For those working in a hospital or academic medical center where there is a large Department of Neurology which deals with a significant volume of patients undergoing a work up for dementia, this book could serve as a proper companion to the recently reviewed book Neuroimaging in Dementia.
This softcover 320-page book is written entirely by Drs. Budson and Solomon is divided into 6 sections. The book is aimed at the clinicians who deal with patients who may have disorders ranging … Continue reading >>
Citow JS, Adamson DC. Neurosurgery Oral Board Review. Thieme 2011, 284 pages, 151 illustrations, $49.95.
Ever wonder what neurosurgeons are asked on their oral boards? This softcover 257-page book Neurosurgery Oral Board Review by Drs. Citow and Adamson will give you some insights.
Just as ABR examinees are told before they sit for the oral boards in radiology, the authors of this text imply in their preface that the examiners are fair, that they are there to encourage the examinee, and that one should remain relaxed during the exam. That, of course, is easy to say after the exam … Continue reading >>