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Schmidek and Sweet: Operative Neurosurgical Techniques 2-Volume Set. Indications, Methods and Results. Edition No. 7

  • Book

  • June 2021
  • Elsevier Health Science
  • ID: 5230658
Schmidek�and Sweet�has been an�indispensable reference�for neurosurgery training and practice for nearly 50 years, and the 7th Edition of�Operative Neurosurgical Techniques�continues this tradition of excellence. A new editorial board led by editor-in-chief Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, along with more than 330 internationally acclaimed contributors, ensures that readers stay�fully up to date with rapid changes�in the field.�New chapters, surgical videos, and quick-reference features�throughout make this edition a must-have resource for expert procedural guidance for today's practitioners.
  • Discusses�indications, operative techniques, complications, and results�for nearly every routine and specialized procedure for brain, spinal, and peripheral nerve problems in adult patients.��

  • Covers the�latest techniques and knowledge�in deep brain stimulation for epilepsy, movement disorders, dystonia, and psychiatric disorders; surgical management of blast injuries; invasive electrophysiology in functional neurosurgery; and interventional management of cerebral aneurysms and arterio-venous malformations.�

  • Includes�new chapters�on bypass techniques in vascular disease, previously coiled aneurysms, CSF diversion procedures, surgical management of posterior fossa cystic and membranous obstruction, laser-ablation techniques, and brain stem tumors.�

  • Explores�hot topics�such as wide-awake surgery and�ventriculo-peritoneal,�ventriculoatrial�and�ventriculo-pleural shunts.�

  • Provides�detailed visual guidance�with more than 1,600 full-color illustrations and�50 procedural videos.�

  • Contains�quick-reference boxes�with surgical pearls and complications.�

  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase.�Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

Table of Contents

Volume One

- Ensuring Patient Safety in Surgery-First Do No Harm

- Surgical Navigation with Intraoperative Imaging: Special Operating Room Concepts

Section One

Surgical Management of Brain and Skull Base Tumors

Intra-Axial Brain Tumors

- Functional Tractography, Diffusion Tensor Imaging, Intraoperative Integration of Modalities, and Neuronavigation

- Intraoperative Neurophysiology: A Tool to Prevent and/or Document Intraoperative Injury to the Nervous System

- Gamma Knife Surgery for Cerebral Vascular Malformations and Tumors

- Cortical and Subcortical Brain Mapping

- Chemotherapy for Brain Tumors

- Current Surgical Management of High-Grade Gliomas

- Surgical Management of Low-Grade Gliomas

- Management of Recurrent Gliomas

- Tumors in Eloquent Areas of Brain

- Management of Primary Central Nervous System Lymphomas

- Surgical Management of Brain Stem Tumors in Adults

- Cerebellar Tumors in Adults

- Surgical Management of Cerebral Metastases

Pituitary and Parapituitary Tumors

- Multimodal Assessment of Pituitary and Parasellar Lesions

- Medical Management of Hormone-Secreting Pituitary Tumors

- Growth Hormone-Secreting Tumors

- Prolactinomas

- Cushing?s Disease

- Endocrinologically Silent Pituitary Tumors

- Endoscopic Endonasal Pituitary and Skull Base Surgery

- Transcranial Surgery for Pituitary Macroadenomas

- Craniopharyngiomas

- Endoscopic Endonasal Approach for Craniopharyngiomas

- Arachnoid, Suprasellar, and Rathke?s Cleft Cysts

Intraventricular Tumors

- Surgical Approaches to Lateral and Third Ventricular Tumors

- Transcallosal Surgery of Lesions Affecting the Third Ventricle: Basic Principles

- Endoscopic Approach to Intraventricular Brain Tumors

- Management of Pineal Region Tumors

- Management of Tumors of the Fourth Ventricle

Extra-Axial and Posterior Tumors

- Surgical Management of Parasagittal and Convexity Meningiomas

- Surgical Approach to Falcine Meningiomas

- Surgical Management of Midline Anterior Skull Base Meningiomas

- Supraorbital Approach Variants for Intracranial Tumors

- Surgical Management of Sphenoid Wing Meningiomas

- Spheno-Orbital Meningioma

- Tumors Involving the Cavernous Sinus

- Surgery for Trigeminal Neurinomas

- Surgical Management of Petroclival Meningiomas

- Surgical Management of Lesions of the Clivus

- Surgical Management of Posterior Fossa Meningiomas

- Surgical Management of Tumors of the Foramen Magnum

- Surgical Management of Tumors of the Jugular Foramen

Cerebellopontine Angle Tumors

- Suboccipital Retrosigmoid Surgical Approach for Vestibular Schwannoma (Acoustic Neuroma)

- Translabyrinthine Approach to Vestibular Schwannomas

- Transtemporal Approaches to Posterior Cranial Fossa

- Surgical Management of Neurofibromatosis Types 1 and 2

- Hearing Prosthetics: Surgical Techniques

Lesions at the Skull Base

- Multimodal Treatment of Orbital Tumors

- Surgical Approaches to the Orbit603

- Anterior Midline Approaches to the Skull Base

- Orbitozygomatic Infratemporal Approach to Parasellar Meningiomas

Section Two

Operative Techniques in Pediatric Neurosurgery

- Methods for Cerebrospinal Fluid Diversion in Pediatric Hydrocephalus: From Shunt to Scope

- Posterior Fossa Tumors in the Pediatric Population: Multidisciplinary Management

- Supratentorial Tumors in the Pediatric Population: Multidisciplinary Management

- Mapping, Disconnection, and Resective Surgery in Pediatric Epilepsy

- Surgical Decision-Making and Treatment Options for Chiari Malformations in Children

- Fetal Surgery for Open Neural Tube Defects

- Surgical Management of Spinal Dysraphism

- Revascularization Techniques in Pediatric Cerebrovascular Disorders

- Management of Pediatric Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

- Contemporary Dorsal Rhizotomy Surgery for the Treatment of Spasticity in Childhood

- Instrumentation and Stabilization of the Pediatric Spine: Technical Nuances and Age-Specific Considerations

- Methods of Cranial Vault Reconstruction for Craniosynostosis

Section Three

Vascular Diseases

Open Treatment

- Surgical Management of the Extracranial Carotid Artery Disease

- Management of Dissections of the Carotid and Vertebral Arteries

- Management of Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms

- Surgical Management of Intracerebral Hemorrhage

- Surgical Management of Cerebellar Stroke-Hemorrhage and Infarction

- Surgical Treatment of Moyamoya Disease in Adults

- Surgical Treatment of Paraclinoid Aneurysms

- Surgical Management of Posterior Communicating, Anterior Choroidal, Carotid Bifurcation Aneurysms

- Surgical Management of Anterior Communicating and Anterior Cerebral Artery Aneurysms

- Surgical Management of Aneurysms of the Middle Cerebral Artery

- Surgical Management of Terminal Basilar and Posterior Cerebral Artery Aneurysms

- Surgical Management of Midbasilar and Lower Basilar Aneurysms

- Surgical Management of Aneurysms of the Vertebral and Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery CompleX

- Far Lateral Approach and Transcondylar and Supracondylar Extensions for Aneurysms of the Vertebrobasilar Junction

- Surgical Management of Cranial Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas

- Surgical Management of Cavernous Malformations of the Nervous System

- Surgical Management of Infratentorial Arteriovenous Malformations

- Surgical Management of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations

Endovascular Treatment

- Endovascular Management of Intracranial Aneurysms1019

- Endovascular Treatment of Stroke

- Endovascular Treatment of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformations

- Endovascular Treatment of Intracranial Occlusive Disease

- Endovascular Treatment of Extracranial Occlusive Disease

- Embolization of Tumors: Brain, Head, Neck, and Spine

- Endovascular Management of Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas

- Endovascular Management of Spinal Vascular Malformations

- Endovascular Treatment of Head and Neck Bleeding

- Imaging Evaluation and Endovascular Treatment of Vasospasm

Section Four


- Surgical Management of Hydrocephalus in the Adult

- Adult Pseudotumor Cerebri Syndrome

- Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy

- Management of Shunt Infections

Section Five

Stereotactic Radiosurgery

- Interstitial and LINAC-Radiosurgery for Brain Metastases

- Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Trigeminal Neuralgia

- CyberKnife Radiosurgery for Spinal Neoplasms

- Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Pituitary Adenomas

- Radiation Therapy and Radiosurgery in the Management of Craniopharyngiomas

- Vestibular Schwannomas: The Role of Stereotactic Radiosurgery

- Stereotactic Radiosurgery Meningiomas

- Role of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery in the Management of Arteriovenous Malformations

- Radiation Therapy of Epilepsy

- Gamma Surgery for Functional Disorders

Volume Two Section Six: Functional Neurosurgery

Surgical Management of Medically Intractable Epilepsy

- Presurgical Evaluation for Epilepsy Including Intracranial Electrodes

- Temporal Lobe Operations in Intractable Epilepsy

- Surgical Management of Extratemporal Lobe Epilepsy

- Multilobar Resection and Hemispherectomy in Epilepsy Surgery

- Corpus Callosotomy: Indications and Techniques

- Treatment of Intractable Epilepsy by Electrical Stimulation of the Vagus Nerve

Surgical Management of Psychiatric and Movement Disorders

- Deep Brain Stimulation in Movement Disorders: Parkinson?s Disease, Essential Tremor, and Dystonia

- Cervical Dystonia and Spasmodic Torticollis: Indications and Techniques

- Novel Targets in Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders

- Molecular Therapies for Movement Disorders

- Cingulotomy for Intractable Psychiatric Illness

- Deep Brain Stimulation for Intractable Psychiatric Illness

- Brain-Computer Interfacing Prospects and Technical Aspects

- Thoracoscopic Sympathectomy for Hyperhidrosis

- Surgery for Intractable Spasticity

Surgical Management of Intractable Pain

- Retrogasserian Glycerol Rhizolysis in Trigeminal Neuralgia

- Percutaneous Stereotactic Rhizotomy in the Treatment of Intractable Facial Pain

- Neurovascular Decompression in Cranial Nerves V, VII, IX, and X

- Deep Brain Stimulation for Pain

- Mesencephalic Tractotomy and Anterolateral Cordotomy for Intractable Pain

- Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Pain

- Spinal Cord Stimulation and Intraspinal Infusions for Pain

- Dorsal Root Entry Zone Lesions

- Motor Cortex Stimulation for Intractable Facial Pain

Section Seven


- Perioperative Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury in Adults

- Surgical Management of Severe Closed Head Injury in Adults

- Management of Penetrating and Blast Injuries of the Nervous System

- Decompressive Craniectomy for Traumatic Brain Injury

- Management of Skull Base Trauma

- Surgical Management of Chronic Subdural Hematoma in Adults

- Management of Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks

- Principles of Scalp Surgery and Surgical Management of Major Defects of Scalp

- Surgical Management of Major Skull Defects and Potential Complications

- Management of Traumatic Intracranial Aneurysms

- Management of Penetrating Brain Injury

Section Eight

Surgical Management of Nervous System Infections

- Management of Suppurative Intracranial Infections

- Management of Infections After Craniotomy

- Spinal Infections: Vertebral Osteomyelitis and Spinal Epidural Abscess

- Neurosurgical Management of HIV-Related Focal Brain Lesions

- Management of Neurocysticercosis

- Management of Tuberculous Infections of the Nervous System

- Fungal Infections of the Central Nervous System

- Management of Intracranial Aneurysms Caused by Infection

Section Nine: Neurosurgical Management of Spinal Disorders

Degenerative Spine Disorder

Cervical Spine

- Treatment Evolution in Management of Cervical Disc Disease

- Anterior Cervical Foraminotomy (Jho Procedure): Microscopic or Endoscopic

- Minimally Invasive Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy and Microdiscectomy

- Disc Replacement Technologies in the Cervical and Lumbar Spine

- Anterior Approaches for Multilevel Cervical Spondylosis

- Management of Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy

- Cervical Laminoplasty: Indications and Techniques

- Circumferential Cervical Spinal Fusion

Thoracic Spine

- Surgical Techniques in the Management of Thoracic Disc Herniations

- Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Discectomy: Indications and Techniques

Lumbar Spine

- Lumbar Microdiscectomy: Indications and Techniques

- Minimally Invasive Lumbar Microdiscectomy: Indications and Techniques

- Management of Far Lateral Lumbar Disc Herniations

- Lumbar Spinal Arthroplasty: Clinical Experiences of Motion Preservation

- Management of Degenerative Lumbar Stenosis and Spondylolisthesis

- Posterior Lumbar Fusion by Open Technique: Indications and Techniques

- Percutaneous Placement of Lumbar Pedicle Screws: Indications and Techniques

- Dynamic Stabilization of the Lumbar Spine: Indications and Techniques

- Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

- Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Indications and Techniques

- Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Indications and Techniques

- Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Indications and Techniques

- Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty: Indications and Techniques

Spine Trauma

- Management of Injuries of the Cervical Spine and Spinal Cord

- Transoral Approaches to the Cervical Spine

- Atlantoaxial Instability and Stabilization

- Stabilization of the Subaxial Cervical Spine (C3-C7)

- Thoracolumbar Anterolateral and Posterior Stabilization

- Management of Sacral Fractures

- Management of Penetrating Injuries to the Spine

Congenital and Developmental Spinal Abnormalities

- Craniovertebral Abnormalities and Their Neurosurgical Management

- Management of Chiari Malformations and Syringomyelia

- Management of Occult Spinal Dysraphism in Adults

- Neurologic Problems of the Spine in Achondroplasia

Spinal Deformity

- Management of Degenerative Scoliosis

Spine Tumors

- Surgical Management of Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumors in Adults

- Intradural Extramedullary Tumors

- Management of Spinal Cord Tumors and Arteriovenous Malformations

- Management of Cauda Equina Tumors

- Management of Primary Malignant Tumors of the Osseous Spine

- Surgical Approaches to the Cervicothoracic Junction

- Surgery for Metastatic Spine Disease

- Surgical Resection of Sacral Tumors

Specific Complications of Spine Surgery

- Surgical Management of Cerebrospinal Fluid Leakage after Spinal Surgery

Section Ten: Surgical Management of the Peripheral Nervous System

- Peripheral Nerve Injury

- Imaging for Peripheral Nerve Disorders

- Management of Adult Brachial Plexus Injuries

- Nerve Transfers: Indications and Techniques

- Management of Median Nerve Compression

- Management of Ulnar Nerve Compression

- Management of Entrapment Neuropathies

- Management of Nerve Sheath Tumors Involving the Spine

- Peripheral Nerve Tumors of the Extremities

- Management of Cranial Nerve Injuries

- Management of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

- Nerve-Grafting Procedures for Birth-Related Peripheral Nerve Injuries


Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa Professor, Chair of Neurologic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa has edited several books including Schmidek and Sweet: Operative Neurosurgical Techniques, Controversies in Neuro-Oncology: Best Evidence Medicine for Brain Tumor Surgery, and Video Atlas of Neurosurgery: Contemporary Tumor and Skull Base Surgery, and Neural Stem Cells (An Issue of Neurosurgery Clinics). He has clinical expertise in Neuro-Oncology, tumor surgery, and is a world authority on these aspects of Neuro-Oncology.