Arachnoid Cysts: Clinical and Surgical Management gives a broad and updated presentation of the condition, including symptomatology, diagnostics, management and treatment. The book covers the effects of surgical treatment on clinical symptoms and the effects cysts have on cognition, as well as cognitive improvement after surgical cyst decompression. This book is written for researchers, residents and clinical practitioners in clinical neuroscience, neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology and pediatrics.
Covers the symptomology and treatment of arachnoid cysts Describes impaired cognition associated with arachnoid cysts Identifies the advantages, disadvantages and results of different surgical approaches Provides valuable information to researchers, residents and clinical practitioners in clinical neuroscience, neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology and pediatrics --- "The Editor has done an excellent effort in organizing a somewhat confusing field into an organic description and in stimulating a debate in order to oppose a widely diffuse attitude in favor of a more active management of arachnoid cysts. He and his contributing authors should be praised for having eliminated from the discussion old believes and introduced new information for the debate.The book is addressed to researchers, clinical practitioners in neurosciences, neurosurgeons and residents, neuroradiologists, pediatricians. and, we could add, psychologists, psychiatrists, epileptologists, and so on. Indeed, only the combined investigation of many specialists could result in a better understanding of these quite complex lesions. Surely, this unique and waited a long time book has all the qualities to stimulate such a wide interest. -Child's Nervous System, April 2018, Volume 34, Issue 4, pp 791-792
Clinical diagnostic aspects 1. Intracranial arachnoid cysts and headache 2. Clinical presentation, symptoms and complaints: Dizziness/vertigo 3. Intracranial arachnoid cysts and epilepsy 4. Clinical presentation, symptoms and complaints: Arachnoid cysts and visual function 5. Clinical presentation, symptoms and complaints: What matters: size, location, or intracystic pressure? 6. Intracranial arachnoid cysts and mental functions
Surgical aspects 7. Controversies in the management of intracranial arachnoid cysts 8. Indications. Which cysts should be operated: Pros and Cons: Clinical, radiological, and neuropsychological evidence in favour of surgical decompression 9. Surgical techniques, results, and complications: Microsurgical techniques
traditional craniotomy. 10. Microsurgical Techniques
The Keyhole Approach 11. Endoscopic techniques in arachnoid cyst surgery 12. Shunt techniques
Cystoperitoneal shunt 13. Surgical techniques, results, and complications: Shunt techniques
Cystosubdural shunt. Cystoventricular shunt/stent 14. Overdrainage syndromes in shunted arachnoid cysts 15. Arachnoid cyst, anesthesia and postoperative management 16. Pre- and postoperative quality of life in arachnoid cyst patients 17. Pediatric Spinal Arachnoid Cysts, part 1 18. Pediatric Intracranial Arachnoid Systs, part 2 19. Spinal arachnoid cysts 20. Arachnoid cysts and risk of sport-related brain injury
Dr. Wester is a Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Clinical Medicine and Surgical Sciences at the University of Bergen, and the Department of Neurosurgery at Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, Norway.