This second edition presents a thorough revision of Cranial Nerves. The format reflects the shift in teaching methods from didactic lectures to problem-based learning. It maintains the first edition's approach of blending the neuro- and gross anatomy of the cranial nerves as seen through color-coded functional drawings of the pathways from the periphery of the body to the brain (sensory input), and from the brain to the periphery (motor output).
Joining original authors, Dr. Linda Wilson-Pauwels, Prof. Elizabeth Akesson, and Dr. Patricia Stewart, is neurologist Dr. Siân Spacey. They have revised the original text and visual material, created case history scenarios with guiding questions, and developed clinical testing scenarios of each nerve. Cranial Nerves has a number of unique features that enhance the text.
• The back cover flap serves as both a bookmark and a legend. It summarizes the book's unique component of color-coded nerve modalities, which comprise three sensory tracts and three motor tracts.
• Some text is set in gray boxes and provides additional relevant information that enhances understanding of the basics of cranial nerve anatomy and function.
• The accompanying CD-ROM features the complete text and high-resolution graphics, in fully searchable PDF files.
• Numerous graphics are animated to show cellular processes associated with cranial nerves.
• The CD-ROM includes a cranial nerves examination, which takes you step by step through the testing process.
• The text is supported by more than 150 illustrations and 25 photoimages.
The content is targeted to students of the health sciences who may be studying neuro-anatomy and gross anatomy for the first time. And, because the first edition proved to be a valuable quick reference for residents in neurology, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, and maxillofacial surgery, the second edition includes additional pertinent clinical material. BC Decker Inc is committed to providing medical and health care professionals with high-quality electronic publications that complement traditional information and learning methods. Cranial Nerves is a stellar example of our commitment.