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By Franco DeMonte, Michael W. McDermott, Ossama Al-Mefty

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Al-Mefty's Meningiomas, moment Edition is the definitive advisor to
meningioma analysis, therapy, and surgical procedure, and displays over a decade of
major advances within the prognosis and administration of either intracranial and spinal
meningiomas because the first version used to be published.


  • New to this version: details on molecular
    biology, traditional heritage and progress charges, the increase of radiosurgery as a
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  • Over 500 top quality radiographic photos and
    full-color illustrations show anatomy and surgical procedure

  • In-depth insurance of intraoperative MRI and
    endoscopic resection

  • Key themes frequently lacking from different meningiomas texts together with caseload administration, and postoperative caliber of existence issues

This landmark reference will increase the precision and surgical abilities of each clinician or resident in neurosurgery or neurology.

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Philadelphia, PA: WB Saunders; 1908:17–276 25. Fulton JF. Harvey Cushing: A Biography. Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas; 1946 26. Horrax G. Some of Harvey’s Cushing’s contributions to neurological surgery. J Neurosurg 1981;54(4):436–447 27. Dandy WE. Surgery of the brain. In: Lewis D, ed. Practice of Surgery, Vol 12. Hagerstown, MD: WF Prior; 1932:1–671 28. Barker FG II, Tatter SB. Introduction [to Meningiomas]. In: Cohen-Gadol AA, Spencer DD, eds. The Legacy of Harvey Cushing: Profiles of Patient Care.

The patient survived for more than 30 years. 99 15 2/24/11 10:59 AM I Introduction 16 ond stage had to be delayed by 3 weeks. Cushing served as the anesthetist for the second stage, using chloroform as recommended by Horsley. ”28 The patient died half an hour later, presumably from massive blood loss and shock. 28 Many operations were conducted under local anesthesia to avoid the hypotensive effects of general anesthesia. Early in his career, Cushing discarded chloroform as a general anesthetic in favor of ether, which did not have as severe a hypotensive effect.

47 Various substances, such as oxidized cellulose,48 fibrin,49 and gelatin sponge,49 have since been added to the neurosurgical armamentarium for local application. 38,50 Other techniques involve interruption of the tumor’s blood supply more proximally. 21 Ligation of the middle meningeal artery for tumors in the middle fossa base became common practice by the 1950s. 52,53 More commonly, endovascular techniques are used to interrupt arterial feeders or to embolize smaller arteries within the tumor using particulate materials.

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