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New York/Stuttgart, September 2010 – According to Dr. George Jallo, Clinical Director of of Pediatric Neurosurgery at The Johns Hopkins University and editor of Controversies in Pediatric Neurosurgery, "Pediatric neurosurgery is becoming increasingly more complex with no 'perfect way to treat the disease process." His recently released book, published by Thieme, helps clinicians make the right choices for their young patients.

Renowned experts from around the world have joined together to write this highly anticipated book that highlights all the major topics in pediatric surgery today. The authors have insightfully presented the various alternatives available for treating and managing specific cranial and spinal disorders in children. The twenty topical subjects covered in this book, illustrate the spectrum of challenging issues in pediatric neurosurgery.

Utilizing a point/counterpoint format, the authors give the pros and cons of disparate treatment options. Controversies in Pediatric Neurosurgery lets readers quickly grasp material and guides medical professionals through steps for discussing treatment options and strategies with patients and their families.

"We hope that this textbook will serve as a reference with its diverse opinions and approaches for all pediatric neurosurgical diseases," states Dr. Jallo.


About Thieme

Thieme Publishing Group is a privately held scientific and medical publishing house employing more than 950 people and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Stuttgart and three other locations in Germany. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in medical and scientific publishing. Today, Thieme is the market leading publisher of neurosurgical content and holds strong market positions in orthopedics, radiology, anatomy and chemistry, among other specialties. Thieme publishes 137 peer-reviewed journals and over 500 new books annually. The company also has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. State-of-the-art online products includeThieme eJournals, Thieme Electronic Book Library, the medical student website and Thieme Teaching Assistant, an innovative web-based platform for faculty. For more information about Thieme visit


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