Neurovascular surgery, a complex challenge for most surgeons, is a rapidly progressing and continuously evolving field. This comprehensive textbook, Neurosurgery Updates: Controversies in Vascular Surgery, Volume 2, summarizes the opinions, illustrated case reports, and clinical pearls for practice from the web-based education program jointly organized by the Neurological Society of India and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, USA. Therefore, it ensures expert opinions from across the globe on the surgical management of vascular tumors, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), and aneurysms of the nervous system. The textbook covers a wide range of topics ranging from neuroradiology, evaluation, presurgical planning, patient follow-up, and counseling. The illustrated case studies and expert opinions are valuable insights from students, residents, and practicing neurosurgeons.
Manas Panigrahi, MCh, FACS, is Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon and Head of Department of Neurosurgery, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Secunderabad, Telangana, India. He has set up one of the oldest comprehensive epilepsy centers of India at Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) and KIMS. His honours and awards include Young Neurosurgeon Award, Kyoto, Japan; International Paediatric Neurosurgeon, Salt Lake, USA; and numerous Travel Awards from the ISPN Congress held in Rome and Australia. Dr Manas has authored more than 100 publications in peerreviewed journals, reviews, chapters, and invited editorials. His contribution to education and training has been acknowledged by the Neurological Society of India and he has been appointed as Chairman of its Educational Committee.
Clemens M. Schirmer, MD, PhD, FAANS, FACS, FAHA, is Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Neuroscience Institute, Geisinger Health System, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA. He is the Program Director of the Geisinger Neurosurgery Residency Training Program and the Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training (CAST) Neuroendovascular Fellowship program. He is American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS) board certified in neurological surgery and holds CAST certificates in both neuroendovascular surgery and neurocritical care.
Lokendra Singh, MCh, DNB, FRCS, is Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon and Deputy Director of Neurosciences, Central India Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. He has served as the President of the Neurological Society of India (2019–2021). He was awarded Maharashtra state’s highest award “Samman Chinha” on Maharashtra divas in 2017 and the “Maharashtrian of the year” in medical field for the year 2019.