Neuroanatomy through Clinical Cases

  • Hal Blumenfeld
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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 disparate functional 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 symptoms and 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 that depict 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.
PrefaceHow to Use This Book1. Introduction to Clinical Case Presentations2. Neuroanatomy Overview and Basic Definitions3. The Neurologic Exam as a Lesson in Neuroanatomy4. Introduction to Clinical Neuroradiology5. Brain and Environs: Cranium, Ventricles, and Meninges6. Corticospinal Tract and Other Motor Pathways7. Somatosensory Pathways8. Spinal Nerve Roots9. Major Plexuses and Peripheral Nerves10. Cerebral Hemispheres and Vascular Supply11. Visual System12. Brainstem I: Surface Anatomy and Cranial Nerves13. Brainstem II: Eye Movements and Pupillary Control14. Brainstem III: Internal Structures and Vascular Supply15. Cerebellum16. Basal Ganglia17. Pituitary and Hypothalamus18. Limbic System: Homeostasis, Olfaction, Memory, and Emotion19. Higher-Order Cerebral Function Epilogue: A Simple Working Model of the MindCase IndexSubject Index
Uitgavejaar 2017
ISBN 9780878936137
Verschijningsdatum 4 dec. 2017
Omvang 976
Editie 2nd Revised edition
Auteur(s) Hal Blumenfeld
Bindwijze Paperback
Taal Engels
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