Spinal cord disorders have tended to be approached as adjuncts to disorders of the paediatric brain or peripheral nervous system. This is partly a function of numbers – specifically spinal pathologies being less frequent than those of the brain and the peripheral neuromuscular system, partly a function of the relatively limited investigation techniques available before the advent of MRI and, at least to some degree, it is because the clinical evaluation of the spinal cord in young children is difficult and may be overshadowed by the manifestations of accompanying brain and peripheral neuromuscular symptomatology.
This is the first book to cover the range of paediatric spinal cord disease, its clinical assessment, appropriate investigation, its medical and neurosurgical management and neuro-rehabilitation.
It is likely that the role of the cord, in conditions ranging from neonatal neurological injury to shaken impact syndrome and in inflammatory and neurometabolic disorders and beyond, will continue to become more evident over coming years.
- First comprehensive coverage of pediatric spinal medical and neurosurgical disorders, their investigations and management brings the whole topic into focus
- Definitives chapters on neuro-imaging and neurophysiology
Paediatric neurologists, paediatric neurosurgeons, paediatric oncologists, paediatric neuroradiologists and neurophysiologists, rehabilitation physicians and therapists.
Clinics in Developmental Medicine Series
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1. THE NEUROLOGICAL EXAMINATION OF CHILDREN WITH
SPINAL CORD DISORDERS 1
Saleel R Chandratre and Sandeep Jayawant
2. IMAGING THE CORD 21
3. CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY OF THE SPINAL CORD 51
4. SPINAL CORD MALFORMATIONS 73
Michel Zerah and Abhaya V Kulkarni
5. SPINAL CORD ABSCESS, HAEMORRHAGE, AND TRAUMA 102
Reza Yassari and John Houten
6. TUMOURS OF THE SPINE IN CHILDREN 120
David A Chesler, Joseph Noggle, Gary Nicolin, John-Paul Kilday,
and George I Jallo
7. INFLAMMATORY, METABOLIC, VASCULAR, AND DEMYELINATING
Michael Absoud, Ming J Lim, and Evangeline Wassmer
8. SPECIFIC ISSUES IN MANAGEMENT AND REHABILITATION 186
Lawrence Vogel and Allison Graham
9. PROSPECTS FOR SPINAL CORD REPAIR 225
Elizabeth Muir and Roger Keynes
COLOUR PLATE SECTION
'Overall, this volume provides useful information on the broad spectrum of spinal cord disorders. It is recommended as a reference tool to colleagues in training as well as trained child neurologists.'
Eugen Boltshauser, Neuropediatrics, 2013
'This book is well edited with good illustrations. The contributors write about all aspects of spinal cord disorders in children from comprehensive experience and their expertise shines out from the chapters.'
Jeanne Heartley, Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists Journal, 2014
'This textbook is very welcome in condensing the wisdom of a range of respected UK and international specialists under the editorial guidance of Dr Michael Pike... I think this book is a little gem. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and I expect I will return to consult it many times in the years to come.'
Martin Smith, Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 2014