Neurologists learn from their patients, and this selection of 60 stroke cases will inform and challenge clinicians at all stages in their careers. Including both common and unusual cases, the aim is to reinforce diagstic skills through careful analysis of individual presenting patterns, and to guide treatment decisions. Each case consists of a clinical history, examination findings and special investigations, usually involving imaging before a diagsis is given. There then follows for each case a discussion of the clinical issues raised by the case, in which the main teaching points are emphasized. Selected references, frequently including the first description, are provided at the conclusion of each case. Drawing on the expertise of leading teachers and practitioners, and liberally illustrated, these case studies and the discussions that accompany them are an essential guide to learning the complexity of stroke diagsis.
Michael Hennerici is Professor of Neurology at the University of Heidelberg, and the editor, with Stephen Meairs, of Cerebrovascular Ultrasound: Theory, Practice and Future Developments, published by Cambridge University Press. He is Chairman of the European Stroke Society. Michael Daffertshofer is Professor of Neurology at the University Hospital in Mannheim, and director of the stroke unit. Louis Caplan is Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Senior Neurologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston. He is the editor, with Julien Bogousslavsky, of Stroke Syndromes and Uncommon Causes of Stroke, both published by Cambridge University Press. Kristina Szabo is Senior Lecturer in University Hospital Mannheim, and an expert in neuroimaging.
Dr. Louis R. Caplan, Kristina Szabo, Michael Daffertshofer, Michael G. Hennerici