Fundamentals of Neurosurgery

A Guide for Clinicians and Medical Students

  • Andrei Fernandes Joaquim
  • Enrico Ghizoni
  • Helder Tedeschi
  • Mauro Augusto Tostes Ferreira

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Mauro A. T. Ferreira
    Pages 1-23
  3. Caio Fiuza Ferreira, Marcos Marins
    Pages 25-35
  4. Mauro A. T. Ferreira
    Pages 37-49
  5. Vânia Graner Silva Pinto, Alexandre Guimarães de Almeida Barros, Antonio Luis Eiras Falcão
    Pages 51-59
  6. James W. Bales, Louis J. Kim
    Pages 61-79
  7. Otávio Turolo da Silva, Andrei Fernandes Joaquim, Alexander R. Vaccaro, Richard H. Rothman
    Pages 81-93
  8. Eugene Warnick, Sheena Amin, Mayan Lendner, Joseph S. Butler, Alexander R. Vaccaro
    Pages 95-109
  9. Joshua S. Catapano, Michael T. Lawton
    Pages 111-127
  10. Thomas J. Sorenson, Enrico Giordan, Giuseppe Lanzino
    Pages 129-146
  11. Fernando Campos Gomes Pinto, Francisco Del Rosario Matos Ureña
    Pages 147-160
  12. Enrico Ghizoni, João Paulo Sant’Ana Santos de Souza, Dominic N. P. Thompson
    Pages 161-175
  13. Enrico Ghizoni, Cássio Eduardo Raposo do Amaral, Rafael Denadai
    Pages 177-189
  14. Otávio Turolo da Silva, Andrei Fernandes Joaquim, Alpesh A. Patel
    Pages 191-199
  15. Roberto S. Martins, Mario G. Siqueira
    Pages 201-209
  16. Andrei Fernandes Joaquim, Otávio Turolo da Silva, Barlas Benkli, Ronald A. Lehman Jr
    Pages 211-220
  17. Andrei Fernandes Joaquim, Otávio Turolo da Silva, John Rhee, K. Daniel Riew
    Pages 221-230
  18. Victor Leal de Vasconcelos, Marcelo Gomes Cordeiro Valadares, Helder Tedeschi
    Pages 231-240
  19. Enrico Ghizoni, Carolina Ribeiro Marques Naccarato, Roger Neves Mathias
    Pages 241-261
  20. James W. Bales, Louis J. Kim
    Pages 263-278
  21. Mauro A. T. Ferreira
    Pages 279-291
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 293-302

About this book


The aim of this book is to provide clinicians and medical students with basic knowledge of the most common neurosurgical disorders. There is a vast array of signs and symptoms that every clinician should recognize as neurosurgical affectations, allowing them to identify when to refer the patient to a neurosurgeon. In this text, the editors intend to bridge the gap between clinical medicine and neurosurgery, making neurosurgical practice understandable to a wider medical public.

The book provides a smooth transition from neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and neurological examination to neurosurgery, focusing more on the knowledge underlying neurosurgical practice rather than on surgical technique. The core of the book is composed of chapters discussing each of the most important medical conditions that deserve neurosurgical intervention, providing key information on diagnosis, clinical aspects, disease management, surgical procedures and prognosis. Moreover, complementary discussion of the frontiers and advances in neurosurgery are also covered.

In this sense, this book has two main goals and intended audiences. First, and primarily, it is intended for clinicians in a wide array of non-surgical medical specialties (such as general practitioners, neurologists, pediatricians, oncologists and others) aiming to give an overview on important characteristics and initial management of the most prevalent disorders treated by neurosurgeons. Second, and to a lesser degree, it is intended to be used as a practical guide for medical students who are initiating their study in neurosurgical sciences. Fundamentals of Neurosurgery – A Guide for Clinicians and Medical Students intends to be a comprehensive guide for all non-neurosurgeons who want to broaden their knowledge of neurosurgery. 


non-specialist Neurology Neurosurgery Medical students Symptoms Semiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrei Fernandes Joaquim
    • 1
  • Enrico Ghizoni
    • 2
  • Helder Tedeschi
    • 3
  • Mauro Augusto Tostes Ferreira
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Neurology, Neurosurgery DivisionUniversity of Campinas (UNICAMP)CampinasBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Neurology, Neurosurgery DivisionUniversity of Campinas (UNICAMP)CampinasBrazil
  3. 3.Department of Neurology, Neurosurgery DivisionUniversity of Campinas (UNICAMP)CampinasBrazil
  4. 4.Federal University of Minas GeraisBelo HorizonteBrazil

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-17648-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-17649-5
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