Neurointerventional Techniques: Tricks of the Trade

Gonzalez LF, Albuquerque FC, McDougall C. Neurointerventional Techniques: Tricks of the Trade. Thieme; 2014; 366 pp; 479 harm; $149.99

Neurointerventional Techniques Trick of theTrade--GonzalezThis is a worthwhile book, of particular value to residents and fellows schooling in these techniques. It is comprehensive, covering the technical aspects of essentially totality the common neuroendovascular procedures (plus kyphoplasty). It is not a textbook: there are no references and virtually nay discussion of the nature the diseases or disorders that are able to be influenced to endovascular therapy. The focus of this part is on the basic technical steps involved in each procedure. It is very well-illustrated, and greatest in quantity of the 65 chapters are of the best.

Each of these 65 chapters is organized in the same mode, with nine sections. The chapters (dealing of stretched coils, for one) move with a general description of the technique, followed through treatment principles, expectations and potential complications, especial techniques (often with subsections), key uses, choice techniques, and getting out of disorder. This organization works very well according to most topics. The writing is visible and concise. The format is admirable for learning.

The first section deals with access. There are nine chapters that reason about access routes, basic catheterization, and vascular closure devices. The supporter section is about intracranial aneurysms and is the largest (15 chapters). There are some very good chapters on a distant variety of topics – general principles of lay into a spiral embolization, management of stretched coils, and intraoperative ruptures, to dub a few. Some chapters are not verily techniques and therefore do not come the chapter outline well – treatment of recurrent aneurysms: decision paradigm, as far as concerns example. These topics are still covered daintily, however. The third section contains brace chapters on vasospasm treatment. Section 4 contains 13 chapters forward embolization of epistaxis, arteriovenous malformations, fistulas, and tumors. Section 5 covers extracranial vascular ail (10 chapters). Section 6 has couple chapters on vertebral body augmentation. Section 7 is without interrupti~ venous diseases (4 chapters related to psuedotumor and groove thrombosis). Section 8 provides 5 chapters up~ endovascular stroke treatment and intracranial stenting. Section 9 discusses physiologic testing (4 chapters). Section 10 is a select chapter on pharmacology. Finally, there are pair nice, long appendixes on tools (wires, catheters, and type compatibility) and neurophysiologic monitoring.

There is some unevenness. There are sections that are extremely detailed and others that are comparatively superficial. The chapter on flow diverters, against example, covers the basics of deployment further skips many of the key particulars of this very complex procedure. The chapter steady retrieval of a dislodged coil, attached the other hand, goes into principal depth on the management of this unwonted occurrence. Some chapters are also idiosyncratic and meditate personal habits or opinions. For example, the chapter on inferior petrosal hollow sampling is a very nice sort of the microcatheter methods for cavernous sinus sampling, but it does not depict the use of 4 or 5 French catheters since sampling of the petrosal sinus. The latter is probably the more widely used technique.

Nothing in this part is inaccurate, however. The chapters include the spectrum of endovascular neurointerventional habitual performance . With the exception of the 2 chapters adhering kyphoplasty, there is no description of other low spine interventions such as nerve parent blocks or biopsies.

In summary, I found this book to be very not burdensome to read and informative. This book will be a valuable resource against residents and fellows-in-training. I am not persuaded of a similar collection of detailed descriptions of these techniques.

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