SURGERY OF THE PERIPHERAL NERVES
Morello - Pluchino - Neurological Department, Milan, Italy
This book is intended for the highly qualified expert in peripheral nerve surgery as well as for the surgeon on his way to acquire the expertise. The former will find here descriptions of techniques of nerve exposure in areas which seldom require surgical intervention, thus saving him time and effort involved in the search for scattered references.
For the aspiring expert, the book provides a source of accumulated knowledge, and a realization that successful peripheral nerve surgery must be based on sound grounding in an informed respect for the nerve structure and its biological characteristics.
Thus, in addition to the description of macroscopic and histological changes induced by injuries and tumours, the text includes references to technical errors, frequently responsible for failures in this field of surgery in the past, and deals with the rule, the methods and the tools of microsurgery of peripheral nerves. Each chapter includes numerous clear illustrations.