Neuroanatomy through Clinical CasesDe (autor) Hal Blumenfeld
en Limba Engleză Carte Paperback – 08 Mar 2010
Published by Sinauer Associates, an imprint of Oxford University Press. Neuroanatomy through Clinical Cases brings a pioneering interactive approach to the teaching of neuroanatomy, using over 100 actual clinical cases and high-quality radiologic images to bring the subject to life. The Second Edition is fully updated with the latest advances in the field, and includes several exciting new cases.
This approach allows students to appreciate the clinical relevance of structural details as they are being learned, and to integrate knowledge of disparatefunctional systems, since a single lesion may affect several different neural structures and pathways. Most of the book comprises chapters that explain the major neuroanatomical systems. Each chapter first presents background material including an overview of relevant neuroanatomical structures and pathways, and a brief discussion of related clinical disorders.
The second half of each chapter is devoted to clinical cases. The cases begin with a narrative of how the patient developed symptoms, and what deficits were found upon neurological examination. Boldface type highlights important symptomsand signs.
A series of questions challenges the reader to deduce the neuroanatomical location of the patient's lesion, and the diagnosis. Discussion and answers follow, and an epilogue reveals the actual outcome. One of the book's most innovative features is the inclusion of CT and MRI scans thatdepict each patient's lesion.
These radiographs help the reader develop skills in interpreting the same kinds of diagnostic images employed in clinical practice. The book is intended primarily for first- or second-year medical students enrolled in a basic neuroanatomy, neurobiology, or neuroscience course. It is also a valuable resource for advanced medical students and residents, as well as students of other health professions, including neuropsychology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, dentistry, and speech therapy.
HAL BLUMENFELD is Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurobiology at Yale University School of Medicine, USA as well as Resident Neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, USA. He has won a number of prestigious awards for his research, which focuses on the use of epilepsy as a model system for investigating consciousness.
Introduction to Case Presentations Neuroanatomy Overview, and Basic Definitions The Neurologic Exam as a Lesson in Neuroanatomy Introduction to Clinical Neuroradiology Brain and Environs: Cranium, Ventricles, and Meninges Corticospinal Tract and Other Motor Pathways Somatosensory Pathways Spinal Nerve Roots Major Plexuses and Peripheral Nerves Cerebral Hemispheres and Vascular Supply Visual System Brainstem I: Surface Anatomy and Cranial Nerves Brainstem II: Eye Movements and Pupillary Control Brainstem III: Internal Structure and Vascular Supply Cerebellum Basal Ganglia Pituary and Hypothalamus Limbic System Homeostasis, Olfaction, Memory and Evolution Higher Order Cerebral Function Epilogue: A Simple Working Model of the Mind Index to Cases Subject Index