Neuroanatomy is, by nature, an incredibly complex subject. Too often, overwhelmed by anatomical detail, students miss out on the functional beauty of the nervous system and its relevance to clinical practice. "Neuroanatomy through Clinical Cases" resolves this dilemma, using over 100 actual clinical cases and high quality radiologic images in an interactive format to bring neuroanatomy to life. With this approach, structural details take on immediate relevance as they are being learned, and students are able to integrate knowledge of disparate functional systems, since a single lesion may affect several different neural structures and pathways.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Case Presentations - Neuroanatomy Overview, and Basic Definitions - The Neurologic Exam as a Lesson in Neuroanatomy - Introduction to Clinical Neuroradiology - Brain and Environs: Cranium, Ventricles, and Meninges - Corticospinal Tract and Other Motor Pathways - Somatosensory Pathways - Spinal Nerve Roots - Major Plexuses and Peripheral Nerves - Cerebral Hemispheres and Vascular Supply - Visual System - Brainstem I: Surface Anatomy and Cranial Nerves - Brainstem II: Eye Movements and Pupillary Control - Brainstem III: Internal Structure and Vascular Supply - Cerebellum - Basal Ganglia - Pituary and Hypothalamus - Limbic System - Homeostasis, Olfaction, Memory and Evolution - Higher Order Cerebral Function - Epilogue: A Simple Working Model of the Mind - Index to Cases - Subject Index
HAL BLUMENFELD is Assistant Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Neurobiology at Yale University School of Medicine.