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October 2001

Differential Diagnosis in Neurology and Neurosurgery

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Arch Neurol. 2001;58(10):1707. doi:

by Sotirios A. Tsementzis, 336 pp, with illus, $36, ISBN 0-865-7783-02, New York, NY, Thieme Flexibooks, 2000.

This single-authored handbook on neurological and neurosurgical differential diagnosis is aimed at students, house staff, and general physicians. Tables are presented hierarchically starting with the most common elements of the differential diagnosis process by symptom complex. The book is divided into 15 chapters, encompassing epidemiology, neuroradiology, neuropediatrics, cranial nerve disorders, neuro-ophthalmology, intracranial tumors, demyelination and brain atrophy, cerebrovascular disease, spinal disorders, peripheral nerve disorders, movement disorders, neurotrauma, neuroinfectology, pain, and neurorehabilitation.

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