edited by Julian T. Hoff, MD, Richard F. Keep, PhD, Guohua Xi, MD, and Ya Hua, MD, 456 pp, with illus, $259, ISBN-10 3-211-30712-5, Springer-Verlag/Wien, Vienna, Austria, 2006.
This volume is a collection of the papers presented at the XIII International Symposium on Brain Edema and Tissue Injury held in June 2005 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It is published as a supplement to Acta Neurochirurgica; therefore, all manuscripts contained in this volume are cited on medical search engines, such as MEDLINE. Those expecting to read a textbook on the topic of brain edema will not find it in this volume, which is not organized as a book and does not attempt to appear as one. However, researchers and clinicians interested in the fascinating advances occurring in our understanding of cerebral edema will find this volume highly informative.