Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Spina Bifida - New Perspectives and Clinical Applications

Branislav Kolarovszki

Comenius University


Antenatal Diagnosis Spina Bifida Classification Pathophysiology Surgical Treatment Surgical Procedures Hydrocephalus Shunt Procedures Prognosis Neurological Outcome Endoscopy Antenatal Surgery

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About the book

The aim of this book is to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the up-to-date information about spina bifida and its applications in daily clinical practice. The book will cover classification, pathophysiology and clinical picture of spinal dysraphism, with the diagnosis and the antenatal and postnatal surgical treatment. The topic of this book is also the prognosis and clinical/neurological outcomes of the children with spina bifida. The modern concept of the treatment of spina bifida must be based on recent knowledge about this disease and its application in clinical practice.

The book also provides interesting information about the epidemiology and socio-economic aspects of spinal dysraphisms. It is the close link between the latest scientific knowledge and clinical practice that can improve the outcome of the care for pediatric spina bifida patients.

This book will be of interest to a wide scientific community and experts in pediatric neurology, and neurosurgery, pediatric surgery, pediatrics, and neonatologists.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: June 30th 2020

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Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline for chapter proposals: July 21st 2020

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: September 19th 2020

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: December 8th 2020

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Expected publication date: February 6th 2021

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About the editor

Branislav Kolarovszki

Comenius University

Assoc. Prof. Branislav Kolarovszki, M.D., Ph.D., is the head of the Clinic of Neurosurgery, Jessenius Faculty of Medicine in Martin, Comenius University in Bratislava, University Hospital in Martin, Slovakia. He has dealt for many years with the issue of pediatric hydrocephalus and evaluation of cerebral circulation by means of Transcranial Doppler sonography in neonates and children with hydrocephalus. He published the results of his work in many scientific journals and three monographs. He actively participates in congresses, including invited lectures on pediatric hydrocephalus and craniosynostosis. Dr. Kolarovszki is a member of editorial boards and a reviewer of medical scientific journals. He is currently the first Vice-Dean of Jessenius Faculty of Medicine in Martin, Comenius University in Bratislava.

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