What is the function of G-proteins in phototransduction? Do you know the X-linked neural metabolic diseases? What is the surgical approach to the vertebral-basilar junction aneurysm? In Comprehensive Neurosurgery Board Review, you'll find all the information you need to answer questions like these and every other type of question you'd find on the neurosurgery boards. Co-written by a physician who recently placed second in the U.S. on the neurosurgery boards and a renowned team from the University of Chicago, it provides "everything you need to know" to thoroughly prepare for these exams. The well organized chapters cover all seven sections of the boards including: anatomy; physiology; neurology; pathology; radiology; neurosurgery; and critical care. Detailed, yet succinct, each section is broken down into simple facts to make memorization easy. Plus, the book contains all relevant X-rays, CT's, MRI's, and pathology slides-eliminating the need for additional expensive texts and atlases. Benefits include: * Summarizes all the key facts on the neurosurgery boards in less than 600 pages, saving you the trouble of reviewing more than 4,000 pages in the main texts * More than 300 high-quality illustrations show the types of images you'll see on the boards * Highlighted facts from earlier board exams point out the most pertinent areas for review * Logical organization allows for quick access and easy memorization of the most vital information. This book is the ideal tool for residents preparing for the neurosurgery board exams. No other book is as comprehensive in scope while still providing the efficiency and ease-of-use residents demand. This material helped ensure the author's success and it can help you too.