Principles of Neurosurgery is systematically organized into 23 chapters, each covering a major clinical area. Although the chapters follow a logical progression, each is self-contained and thoroughly referenced. Background, pathophysiology, diagnostic tests, treatment considerations, and outcomes are presented for most topics. The majority of its chapters are thoroughly illustrated with high-quality radiographs. The text contains over 250 magnetic resonance and ultrasound images, computed tomographic scans, intraoperative photographs, angiograms, plain roentgenograms, and medical illustrations. As stated in the preface, Principles of Neurosurgery attempts to present in a single volume an overview of the current practice of neurosurgery.
In this volume, the authors attempt to distill an enormous amount of material into a very readable volume. There is a pronounced concentration on the more commonly encountered clinical topics in neurosurgery. The chapter on head injury by Dr Raj Narayan effectively uses numerous figures and tables to convey a wealth of knowledge. Dr