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New York/Stuttgart - Every year approximately 30,000 patients in the United States suffer from a ruptured cerebral aneurysm. And according to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), up to six percent of the population may have an unruptured one. Managing such a serious medical condition poses significant challenges for patients as well as their treating physicians. Vascular Neurosurgery, co-published by Thieme and the AANS, includes one section devoted to aneurysms and subarchnoid hemorrhage. The book is a step-by-step guide to management, preoperative evaluation, surgical technique, and postoperative management. It is currently the only text in the field that provides concise visual chapters on how to carry out such surgical procedures.

The second edition of Vascular Neurosurgery is a new volume in the classic Neurosurgical Operative Atlas series. This detailed atlas, which offers surgical approaches to common neurovascular diseases and conditions, was developed to "meet the needs of residents and neurosurgeons particularly when it comes to learning how to conduct an operation, brushing up on a technique, or just finding out how others do things," says editor Dr. R. Loch Macdonald, head of the division of neurosurgery at the University of Toronto, in Toronto Ontario.

The book contains more than 300 illustrations that vividly demonstrate surgical steps and techniques. One of the many appealing aspects of the atlas lies in its brevity. Each chapter can be read within thirty minutes, enabling a physician or resident to quickly page through the book prior to surgery.

This practical surgical reference is not only useful for prepping for oral board examinations; it is also an asset to clinicians in neurosurgery and vascular surgery. Vascular Neurosurgery is one in an ongoing series of books co-published by Thieme and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. The five volume set, edited by leading experts in the field, covers the entire spectrum of neurosurgery. Other titles in the series include, Neuro-Oncology, Spine and Peripheral Nerves, Pediatric Neurosurgery, and Functional Neurosurgery.

About the American Association of Neurological Surgeons

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) is the organization that speaks for all of neurosurgery. The AANS is dedicated to advancing the specialty of neurological surgery in order to promote the highest quality of patient care.

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. Popular online products include Thieme eJournals and the Thieme Electronic Book Library, which are accessible via www.thieme-connect.com, Thieme's platform for electronic products. New anatomy resources include the www.thiemeteachingassistant.com for faculty, and www.winkingskull.com for students. Please visit www.thieme.com for additional information.

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