New York/Stuttgart – With Thieme's The Craniovertebral Junction: Diagnosis, Pathology, Surgical Techniques, the authors skillfully deliver the latest management strategies for treating this delicate region, located between the brain and the spinal cord. This comprehensive book presents a conceptual analysis and covers the spectrum of possible treatment options from masters in the field.
"The present anthology is a global collaborative effort to understand the CVJ and the problems associated with it," said author Dr. Atul Goel, King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India.
Dr. Goel leads a multidisciplinary team of experts that discusses state-of-the-art treatment methods and techniques, several of which were first pioneered by the Dr. Goel and are now accepted as standards in the field. By focusing each chapter on a single pathology, the authors are able to meticulously guide readers through the nuances of these intricate and demanding surgical procedures. Over 1,000 high-quality drawings, radiographs, and full-color photographs demonstrate surgery and anatomy and enhance the text throughout.
The Craniovertebral Junction: Diagnosis, Pathology, Surgical Techniques concisely describes the most accepted and practiced surgical techniques, conveying the technical subtleties of each approach and filling the current gap in craniovertebral junction literature.
"While the limbs of the body can be handled or even injured with relative impunity," explained Dr. Francesco Cacciola, "the CV 'limb', because of its vulnerable contents – the tangle of nerves and blood vessels running through it – must be handled deliberately and with great caution, with eyes wide open, at all times in highly focused and guided restraint."
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 WinkingSkull.com and Thieme Teaching Assistant, an innovative web-based platform for faculty. For more information about Thieme visit www.thieme.com.