July 6, 1984

Pediatric Neurosurgery: Surgery of the Developing Nervous System

Author Affiliations

University of Minnesota Minneapolis


by Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 795 pp, with illus, $100, New York, Grune & Stratton Inc, 1982.

JAMA. 1984;252(1):107. doi:10.1001/jama.1984.03350010067036

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This multiauthored text, published under the sponsorship of the Pediatric Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), represents a contemporary review of the unique problems associated with pediatric neurological surgery. It is the first attempt at a comprehensive treatment of the emerging subspecialty of pediatric neurosurgery since the second edition of Matton's textbook in 1969 and is a much needed and long-awaited work. The scope is wide and the authorship diverse. Each author has reviewed his or her special area of interest, providing the reader with a current and detailed commentary on nearly all aspects of pediatric neurosurgery. The book is generally well written and well organized.

A good example of the content is the section on congenital spine problems. The chapters are well organized with a review of basic embryology and anatomy followed by the typical clinical and radiological findings. Surgical treatment is generally well explained and