Tuberculosis of the Central Nervous System

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Edited by Mehmet Turgut, Ali Akhaddar, Ahmet T. Turgut and Ravindra K. Garg

Pathogenesis, Imaging and Management

Published by Springer

About the Book

This Tuberculosis of the Central Nervous System is edited by Mehmet Turgut, Ali Akhaddar, Ahmet T. Turgut and Ravindra K. Garg This First Edition is Written and edited by leading international authorities in the field, this book provides an in-depth review of knowledge of tuberculosis of the central nervous system, with emphasis on clinical, diagnostics, and therapeutic features. Tuberculosis, one of the most lethal diseases in human history, still poses a serious threat in the world together with economic and social problems, although a great progress in the fight against this infectious disease in the last century. It covers the full range of tuberculosis of central nervous system and the chapters are organized into six sections: (1) the cranial; (2) the spinal; and (3) the peripheral portions of the nervous system; followed by (4) a section on the laboratory studies in tuberculosis; (5) a section on medical and surgical therapy; and (6) further insights into tuberculosis. This comprehensive reference book will be an ideal source for neurosurgeons, neurologists and specialists upon infectious diseases seeking both basic and more sophisticated information and surgical procedures relating to the complications associated with tuberculosis involving the spine, brain and peripheral nerves.

 

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What You will Learn

The Topics Covered in this Textbook are

SECTION I: GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS
Historical preview and epidemiology of tuberculosis
Human genetics of tuberculosis of the nervous system
Pathogenesis of tuberculosis of the nervous system
Pathology of tuberculosis of the nervous system (tuberculous meningitis, tuberculoma, tuberculous abscess)

SECTION II: TUBERCULOSIS OF THE BRAIN AND ITS COVERINGS
Scalp and the calvarium
Dura mater and epidural space
Subdural space
Cerebrum, cerebellum and deep structures of the brain
Brainstem
Ventricles
Sellar-suprasellar region
Cavernous sinus
Vascular complications of tuberculous meningitis
Imaging findings of tuberculosis of the brain and its coverings
Surgical therapy

SECTION III: TUBERCULOSIS OF THE SPINE AND ITS COVERINGS
Pott’s disease
Spinal dura mater and epidural space
Spinal subdural space
Spinal cord
Imaging findings of tuberculosis of the spine and its coverings
Surgical therapy
Video-assisted thoracic surgery for tubercular spondylitis

SECTION III: TUBERCULOSIS OF THE CRANIAL AND PERIPHERAL NERVES
Optochiasmatic tuberculosis
Peripheral neuropathy due to tuberculosis
Imaging findings of tuberculosis of the cranial and peripheral nerves

SECTION V: LABORATORY STUDIES IN NEURO-TUBERCULOSIS
Traditional and new laboratory procedures
Methods of microbiological confirmation in tuberculous meningitis

SECTION V: THERAPY OF TUBERCULOSIS OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM AND ITS COVERINGS
Medical therapy
Surgical therapy of tuberculosis of the nervous system and its coverings
Shunt surgery in childhood tuberculous meningitis with hydrocephalus
Role of endoscopic third ventriculostomy in tuberculous meningitis with hydrocephalus
Surgical treatment of thoracic or lumbar spinal tuberculosis complicated with resultant listhesis
Surgical treatment of spinal tuberculosis complicated with extensive abscess
Paradoxical worsening of tuberculosis of the nervous system during treatment
Tuberculosis of the nervous system in immunocompromised hosts
Management of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis involving the nervous system
Outcome of tuberculosis of the nervous system and its coverings

SECTION VI: FURTHER INSIGHTS INTO TUBERCULOSIS
In vitro and animal models of tuberculosis of the nervous system
Future research studies
CONCLUSIONS

For Whom is this Book For

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