This monograph is the first of its kind devoted entirely to cerebrovascular disorders in infants and children. Early in the text, the authors contrast the diversity of cerebrovascular conditions in children with adults. Accordingly, the text includes both an etiologic approach to diagnosis as well as management issues.
Overall, the monograph is comprehensive in scope, well written, and succinct. Numerous pictorial diagrams, figures of computed tomographic and magnetic resonance imaging scans, and arteriograms complement the text. Ample references are also included.
The first chapter gives an introduction and overview of the treatise, providing definitions and risk factors for cerebrovascular disease in children. The ontogeny of the cerebral arterial and venous systems and the distinctive clinical presentations of acute occlusion of these major vessels are reviewed in Chapters 2 and 3. Chapters 4 through 12 cover etiologic aspects of cerebral embolism, hematologic disorders and neoplasms, vasculitis, systemic disorders, aneurysms, and vascular