By I. Klatzo (auth.), K. Schürmann, M. Brock, H.-J. Reulen, D. Voth (eds.)
This quantity includes the papers provided on the twenty fourth Annual assembly of the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Neurochirurgie, held in Mainz, Western Germany, on April 30 - may perhaps three, 1973. planned selection was once made up of an important nonetheless hotly debated matters which, for a long time, have intended a resource of continuing fear, and nights with out sleep to each neurosurgeon. simply so long as our certain box exists, there were the issues of ways to manage mind edema and ·of find out how to decrease lethality and the secondary lesions in surgical procedure of cerebello-pontine attitude tumors. in regards to the first topic, new pathological, pathophysiological and chemical points, the mechanisms of mind edema formation and backbone are provided within the wish for larger figuring out. in addition, the connection among mind edema, intracranial strain, cerebral blood circulation and metabolism are mentioned. ultimately, the therapeutical outcomes in addition to the result of experimental and medical paintings are offered, and a comparability of results among diversified equipment (hypertonic suggestions, diuretics, steroids, managed hyperventilation, hyperbaric oxygen) is given. in regards to the moment major topic, any very important contributions to the early analysis of cerebello-pontine attitude tumors were incorporated. however, it really is of extreme curiosity for the neurosurgeon to understand which strategy he's to desire for different phases of tumor measurement and to be conversant in the trans labyrinthine process or the posterior craniotomy, in addition to with the significance of using the microscope in neurosurgery, the upkeep of the facial nerve and, sometimes, its repair.