ISBN 9780824794897,Spinal Cord Diseases: Diagnosis and Treatment

Spinal Cord Diseases: Diagnosis and Treatment


Gordon Engler


CRC Press



CRC Press

Publication Year 1998

ISBN 9780824794897

ISBN-10 0824794893


Number of Pages 696 Pages
Language (English)

Medical diagnosis

Featuring an impressive array of medical and surgical perspectives, this valuable reference addresses the main topics of spinal disease and its management, from anatomy and physiology to neurology and rheumatology.
With contributions from over 40 established clinicians and pioneering researchers, Spinal Cord Diseases
describes developmental abnormalities, including surgical intervention of myelodysplasia and dysraphism
stresses accurate diagnosis of degenerative spinal column disease
outlines the surgical removal of intramedullary tumors of the spinal cord, offering major improvements for prognosis
charts progress in the diagnosis and treatment of benign tumors
examines the latest advances in managing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, demyelination, and inflammatory diseases
details acute treatment for various levels of trauma to the spinal cord, including postinjury syrinx
highlights medical management of bacterial and HIV infections
analyzes the sexual aspects of spinal cord problems as well as chronic pain and the terminal care of patients
estimates the epidemiological frequency and financial cost of spinal cord injuries
and more!