Index

Sedation 89-91 Sedatives/hypnotics 72 Seizure prophylaxis 103 Seizures 328, 356, 358 Sellar and parasellar tumors 187-204 craniopharyngioma 201-3 embryology of sellar region 187-8 hemangiopericytoma 201 meningioma see Meningioma pituitary tumors

ACTH-producing tumors 193-4 clinically non-functioning adenomas 195 early postoperative management 196-7 glycoprotein-secreting tumors 194 growth-hormone-producing adenomas 191-2 long-term management 197 null cell adenomas 195 pituitary adenomas 188-91 pituitary carcinomas 195 posterior pituitary hormones 195 pre-operative investigations and work-up 195-6

prolactin-secreting tumors 192-3 specific postoperative investigations 197 Rathke's cleft cysts 198-9 Sevoflurane 73 Sex hormones 229-30 Shunts 433

complications of 436-41 abdominal 437 blockage 436

catheter-related hemorrhage 440-1 intra-abdominal fluid collections 437-8 metastases 440 overdrainage 436-7 seizures 440 silicone allergy 441 slit ventricle syndrome 437 infection 438-40

antibiotic prophylaxis 439-40 organisms responsible for 439 presentation 438-9 treatment 439 prognosis 441 see also Hydrocephalus Silicone allergy 441

Single-photon emission computed tomography 35, 98

cerebral blood flow 308 Skull base tumors 263-80

anterior cranial fossa lesions 264 imaging studies 264-5 middle cranial fossa lesions 264 pathology 266-74

extracranial skull base tumors 271-4 intracranial skull base tumors 268-71 primary skull base lesions 266-8 posterior fossa lesions 264

presentation 264 surgery 265-6, 274-9 anterior fossa 274-6 approach to clivus 278-9 middle fossa 276-7 posterior fossa 277-8 Skull surgery 127-9 Small vessel lacunar disease 655 Social worker 416 Sodium nitroprusside 92 Somatosensory evoked potentials 7-11, 310 SPECT see Single-photon emission computed tomography Speech discrimination tests 251-2 Speech and language therapy 416 Spinal cord stimulation 581 tethering 480 Spinal dysraphism 475-82 in adults 486-7

anterior sacral meningocele 486 congenital dermal sinus 485 embryology 476-7 epidemiology 475-6 etiology 476 lipomeningocele 481-2 myelomeningocele 477-9 neurenteric cyst 486 occult 479-80 spinal cord tethering 480 split cord malformations 482-5 tight filum terminale 481 Spinal injuries 379-405

acute evaluation and management 380-2 emergency pharmacological treatment 381-2 neurological assessment 380 radiographic assessment 380-1 cervical spine 383-4 epidemiology 379-80 pediatric patients 401-3 rehabilitation 411 specific types 382-3 atlas fractures 386-8 axis fractures 388-90

occipital cervical articulation injuries 384-6 subaxial fractures and dislocations 390-2 thoracic spine 392-9 burst fractures 395-6 compression fractures 394-5 fracture dislocation 396-8 seatbelt injuries 396 spinal instability 392-3 thoracolumbar/lumbar spine 399-401

complications of surgical management 400-1 L2-L4 segment 400 L5 segment 400

lower spinal cord and cauda equina 399 T11-L1 segment 399-400

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