|Size (L x W x H)||32 cm x 44 cm x 10 cm|
The single author 450 pages atlas with numerous illustrations covers the entire spectrum of surgical procedures performed at the craniovertebral junction. It describes the contemporary approaches to the individual pathologies encountered in this region. The myriad lesions encountered at this unusual location have been categorized into six sections. This atlas represents the summary of the experience gained by the author through detailed anatomical work, designing of implants as well as performing over 150 operations in the region. The case-study format and the detailed description in a sample language highlight the peculiarity of the problem the surgeon is likely to encounter in a similar clinical situation. Numerous radiological images of the individual case discussed with extensive labeling elaborate the lesion under discussion. The various surgical alternatives available in a clinical situation are discussed with actual operative photographs. The outcome of each individual case completes the learning processes of the reader. The larger number of operative details shown is a very valuable and unique source of technical data and allows a careful evaluation of the approaches to the region based on a precise understanding of the underlying anatomy and its biomechanics.
Dr. Hillol K. Pal is to be congratulated on a most worthwhile approach to this fascinating area of neurosurgery.
R.S. Maurice-Williams FRCP,FRCS. The Royal Free Hospital, London, UK.
Dr. Hillol K. Pals magnum opus is truly a compendium a hybrid which has the best of everything. This book is a true story of the trials and tribulations encountered in mastering one of the most difficult of subspecialities in neurosurgery. Every word, every image, every picture has a story to tell.
Professor K. Ganapathy, Past President (2006), Neurological Society of India, Chennai, India.
Congratulations to Dr. Hillol K. Pal on a most outstanding book!
Professor Jae-Yoon Chung, Department of Orthopedics, Chonnam University, Gwangju, Korea.
This title won:
The Best Book (Science, Technology and Medicine), Anugerah Majlis Penerbitan Ilmiah Malaysia (MAPIM) 2008
Quality Award, Anugerah Sanggar Sanjung USM 2009