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Few problems demand more of the neurologist than the care of a patient who has suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage. Most books on this subject concentrate on surgical management. This volume deals extensively with the pathophysiology of the hemorrhage and its effects on the brain and with the complete clinical management of the patient.
These areas are covered in-depth, and the discussions are extensive enough to include specific recommendations for treating the patient who is seen in the emergency room and, later, in the hospital.
The chapter on differential diagnosis, while brief, is exceptionally interesting and, like all of the chapters, has an extensive bibliography.
The discussion of the various diagnostic modalities is thorough and illustrated very well. The illustrations of the arteriograms are numerous and are described accurately in the legends. They correlate well with the text.
Dr Sengupta has established an enviable record in operating on these patients. The
McDonald JV. Subarachnoid Haemorrhage. Arch Neurol. 1989;46(2):124. doi:10.1001/archneur.1989.00520380020004
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