This book surveys all aspects of neuromuscular disorders including cranial and spinal nerves, motor neuron disease, peripheral nerves, muscle disease and more. Covers anatomy, symptoms, pathogenesis, diagnosis and differential diagnosis, therapy and prognosis.
The atlas is a comprehensive outline of neuromuscular diseases, written by experienced American and European authors. It discusses all aspects of neuromuscular disorders including cranial and spinal nerves, motor neuron diseases, nerve plexus, peripheral nerves, mono- and polyneuropathies, entrapment syndromes, neuromuscular junction, and muscle disease. Each chapter is structured into anatomy, symptoms, signs, pathogenesis, diagnosis and differential diagnosis, therapy and prognosis. The diagnostic tools in neuromuscular disease are explained and a practical guide is given how to advance from symptoms to syndromes. For each disease the therapeutic options are described. In this new ed., the structure of the chapters has been reorganized. Chapters on principles of peripheral nerves, nerve pain, nerve surgery and rehabilitation have been added. The current trend of increased use of imaging techniques such as US and MRT in diagnosis and follow-up of neuromuscular disorders has been taken into consideration.