Common Neurosurgical Conditions in the Pediatric Practice

Recognition and Management

  • Jeffrey P. Greenfield
  • Caroline B. Long

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Development of the Brain and Spine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alison S. May, Sotirios T. Keros
      Pages 11-23
  3. Newborn Through Infancy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Babacar Cisse, Ibrahim Hussain, Jeffrey P. Greenfield, Jeffrey P. Greenfield
      Pages 27-33
    3. Peter F. Morgenstern
      Pages 35-45
    4. Anil Sindhurakar, Jason B. Carmel
      Pages 47-59
    5. Charlotte A. Beam, G. Rene Alvarez Berastegui, Jeffrey P. Greenfield
      Pages 61-69
    6. Kaleb H. Yohay, Matthew McCarthy
      Pages 71-92
    7. Assem M. Abdel-Latif
      Pages 93-99
    8. María Teresa Alvarado Torres
      Pages 101-105
    9. Nelson Moussazadeh, Matei A. Banu
      Pages 107-121
  4. Hydrocephalus Primer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Jeffrey M. Perlman
      Pages 125-135
    3. Assem M. Abdel-Latif, Jeffrey P. Greenfield
      Pages 163-176
    4. Imithri D. Bodhinayake, Heather J. McCrea
      Pages 177-187
  5. Imaging of the Pediatric Brain and Spine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Soniya N. Pinto, Stephen T. Chasen, Linda A. Heier
      Pages 201-231
    3. Stephen T. Chasen
      Pages 233-241
    4. Hediyeh Baradaran, Apostolos John Tsiouris
      Pages 243-267
    5. Cathleen L. Raggio
      Pages 269-277
    6. Linda A. Heier, Soniya N. Pinto
      Pages 279-297
  6. Beyond Hydrocephalus: What Pediatric Neurosurgeons Treat Most

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. Konstantinos Margetis, Jeffrey P. Greenfield
      Pages 301-320
    3. Vita Stagno, Assem M. Abdel-Latif
      Pages 321-329
    4. Benjamin I. Rapoport, Scott W. Connors, Caitlin E. Hoffman
      Pages 331-353
    5. Alison S. May, Juliann M. Paolicchi
      Pages 355-367
    6. Neil Haranhalli, Rick Abbott
      Pages 369-375
    7. David Kimball, Jeffrey P. Greenfield
      Pages 377-385
    8. Lara M. Gordon
      Pages 387-397
    9. Kenneth R. Perrine, Emilie A. George, Katie Shayna Davis
      Pages 399-412
    10. Baxter B. Allen
      Pages 413-431
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 433-444

About this book


This unique title is designed to illustrate and foster how a closer working relationship between pediatricians and subspecialists can make childhood medicine work more seamlessly. Despite the common lack of training for pediatricians in pediatric neurosurgery, they are challenged almost daily with caring for children with neurologic conditions. Common Neurological Conditions in the Pediatric Practice is replete with a wide range of instructional case vignettes and is organized into sections that loosely approximate the neurologic development of a child and address issues that are commonly encountered. The first section reviews neurologic development and birth related trauma commonly seen in the neonatal intensive care unit. The second part addresses findings commonly encountered by a pediatrician in a child’s first month of life. The third section is a comprehensive review of hydrocephalus.  Part four describes state of the art imaging techniques for the central nervous system in children, from pre-natal ultrasound through MRI and CT; and the fifth part consists of individual explorations of common neurosurgical conditions that many pediatricians are uncomfortable managing, including brain tumors, spasticity, and vascular lesions to use as a reference tool when caring for a complex neurosurgical patient. Finally a series of chapters related to head trauma, including sections on non-accidental trauma and concussion management, completes the text.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jeffrey P. Greenfield
    • 1
  • Caroline B. Long
    • 2
  1. 1.Associate Professor of Neurological SurgeryWeill Cornell Medical CollegeNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Manhattan PediatricsNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-3805-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-3807-0
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