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Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery

Complication Avoidance and Management

  • Chirag D. Gandhi
  • Charles J. Prestigiacomo
  • Provides detailed guidance on avoidance and management of complications when performing surgical, endovascular, and radiosurgical procedures

  • Covers the full range of surgical indications and potential adverse events

  • Features helpful algorithms and checklists of preparatory steps and emergency procedures

  • Written by pioneers and leaders in the field


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. General Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Neil Majmundar, Celina Crisman, Charles J. Prestigiacomo
      Pages 3-8
    3. Michael P. Marks
      Pages 9-16
    4. Celina Crisman, Raghav Gupta, Neil Majmundar, Chirag D. Gandhi
      Pages 17-23
    5. Aditya V. Karhade, Matthew J. Koch, Christopher J. Stapleton, Aman B. Patel
      Pages 25-34
    6. Alon Orlev, Ketan R. Bulsara
      Pages 35-39
    7. Mary In-Ping Huang Cobb, Ali R. Zomorodi, L. Fernando Gonzalez
      Pages 41-48
    8. Ephraim W. Church, Kevin M. Cockroft
      Pages 49-63
    9. Mithun G. Sattur, Chandan Krishna, Aman Gupta, Matthew E. Welz, Rami James N. Aoun, Patrick B. Bolton et al.
      Pages 65-78
    10. Charles J. Prestigiacomo
      Pages 79-88
    11. Stephan A. Munich, Michael Chen
      Pages 89-94
    12. Ahmad M. Thabet, I. Paul Singh
      Pages 95-106
  3. Surgical Procedures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Christopher M. Loftus
      Pages 109-118
    3. Jason A. Ellis, Robert A. Solomon, E. Sander Connolly Jr.
      Pages 119-136
    4. Vernard S. Fennell, Peter Nakaji
      Pages 137-153
    5. Srikanth R. Boddu, Thomas W. Link, Jared Knopman, Philip E. Stieg
      Pages 155-173
    6. Wuyang Yang, Rafael J. Tamargo, Judy Huang
      Pages 175-185
    7. Cameron M. McDougall, Babu G. Welch, H. Hunt Batjer
      Pages 187-204

About this book


This book is an up-to-date, well-referenced practical resource that offers detailed guidance on the avoidance and management of complications in patients treated for cerebrovascular and spinal vascular disease.  All complication avoidance and management techniques currently available to the endovascular/cerebrovascular surgeon are reviewed by pioneers and leaders in the field to provide the clinician with an advanced single point of reference on the subject.

The book is divided into four sections. It opens by discussing general issues, such as definition of complications, medicolegal aspects, the role of resident training, and checklists. The subsequent three sections address the avoidance and management of complicatio

ns when performing surgical, endovascular, and radiosurgical procedures, covering the full range of indications and potential adverse events. All chapters have a standardized format, simplifying the search for information on a specific disease process. Numerous intraoperative images are included, and, when appropriate, algorithms for the avoidance, early recognition, and management of complications are presented. Each chapter concludes with a checklist of preparatory steps and “emergency procedures” that each member of the team must perform in order to ensure the best possible outcomes.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Chirag D. Gandhi
    • 1
  • Charles J. Prestigiacomo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryWestchester Medical Center/NY Medical CollegeValhallaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Neurological SurgeryUniversity of Cincinnati College of MedicineCincinnatiUSA

About the editors

Charles J. Prestigiacomo

Department of Neuroglogical Surgery

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Cincinnati, OH


Chirag D. Gandhi

Department of Neurosurgery

Westchester Medical Center/NY Medical College

Valhalla, NY


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
  • Book Subtitle Complication Avoidance and Management
  • Editors Chirag D. Gandhi
    Charles J. Prestigiacomo
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-65204-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-09733-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-65206-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 483
  • Number of Illustrations 52 b/w illustrations, 37 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosurgery
    Vascular Surgery
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


“This book is a welcome addition to the literature on cerebrovascular problems. The authors have done an excellent job by consistently presenting a large variety of procedures and adverse events with a concise narrative that permits a rapid use of the book as a reference. … For more experienced readers, the book offers perspectives from several experts in the field who have contributed with their knowledge and personal strategies, which can easily be incorporated in mature, developed styles of practice.” (Nestor R. Gonzalez, Operative Neurosurgery, Vol. 17 (3), September, 2019)