Brain and spine surgery in the elderly explores for the first time the specific neurosurgical conditions involved with the elderly provides updated techniques focusing on improvements in anaesthesia and critical care for the elderly focuses on minimally invasive neurosurgical techniques and . Radiosurgery treatment is also discussed in particular for brain tumours in western societies the proportion of elderly citizens has nearly reached 20 and shows no signs of slowing down the management of neurosurgical conditions in this particular population requires specific multidisciplinary strategies. To address this situation a team of internationally respected contributors accurately describe degenerative and traumatic spinal diseases which account for the majority of admissions among the elderly as well as brain tumours and intracranial haemorrhages aspects that are raising new ethical issues. Brain and spine surgery in the elderly edited by dr moncef berhouma and dr pierre krolak salmon is a timely text that presents cutting edge evidence based information for the comprehensive management of neurosurgical disease in patients aged 65 years and olderwith the global population of elderly persons estimated to reach 885 million by 2025 the demand for neurosurgical interventions
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