Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Anatomy of the Nervous System

Vicente Vanaclocha

University of Valencia


Nieves Sáiz-Sapena

Hospital 9 de Octubre


anatomy nervous system surgical anatomy subcortical connecting pathways Intraoperative brain monitoring Brachial plexus lumbosacral plexus nerve damage nerve repair anastomoses peripheral nerves anatomical variability anatomy sympathetic chain sympathetic dystrophy

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The aim of this book is to review the surgical anatomy of the central and peripheral nervous system, with special entasis on their anatomical variations. The idea is to provide not also to the anatomist but particularly to the surgeon, a detailed description of all that has to be known to better understand the symptoms derived from any central or peripheral nervous system damage. This will help to decide the most suitable treatment strategy to be applied and in case a surgical procedure is considered, the best surgical corridor to use. The deep and thorough anatomical knowledge will allow as to better understand why this particular patient has no symptoms as he/she might be having an anatomical variation that makes this possible. In the case of the central nervous system thorough knowledge of the interconnecting pathways with help us decide how to remove a brain glioma and to figure out which neuromonitoring procedure has to be used to preserve the neurological function. To summarize, a deep anatomical knowledge will help us to offer to our patients much better results.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: November 28th 2019

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Deadline for chapter proposals: December 19th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: February 17th 2020

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Review results due: May 7th 2020

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Expected publication date: July 6th 2020

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About the editor

Vicente Vanaclocha

University of Valencia

Vicente Vanaclocha is Chief of Neurosurgery. Doctor of Medicine from the University of Valencia, he has over 25 years experience in neuro-oncology, minimally invasive and minimally invasive surgery techniques. Specialist in neurosurgery both nationally and internationally (including the General Medical Register of England and stay at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa) has been Chief of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital of Navarra and head of Neurosurgery Service of San Jaime Hospital in Torrevieja. He was also associate professor of neurosurgery at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Navarra and is a professor of neuroanatomy at the Catholic University of Valencia also serving as an editorial board member of repute. Currently he is Associate Professor at the University of Valencia.

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