It is estimated that the functionally significant body of knowledge for a given medical specialty changes radically every 8 years. New specialties and "sub-specialization" are occurring at approximately an equal rate. Historically, established journals have not been able either to absorb this increase in publishable material or to extend their readership to the new specialists. International and national meetings, symposia and seminars, workshops and newsletters, successfully bring to the attention of physi cians within developing specialties what is occurring, but generally only in demonstration form without providing historical perspective, patho anatomical correlates, or extensive discussion. Page and time limitations oblige the authors to present only the essence of their material. Pediatric neurosurgery is an example of a specialty that has developed during the past 15 years and over this period, neurosurgeons have ob tained special training in pediatric neurosurgery and then dedicated them selves primarily to its practice. Centers, Chairs, and educational pro grams have been established as groups of neurosurgeons in different countries throughout the world organized themselves respectively into national and international societies for pediatric neurosurgery. These events were both preceded and followed by specialized courses, national and international journals, and ever-increasing clinical and investigative studies into all aspects of surgically treatable diseases of the child's ner vous system.
1 Intrauterine Development of the Skull.- 2 Embryological Concepts for Head Injury in the Newborn and Infant.- 3 The Cerebrospinal Fluid Pathways: Structure and Development.- 4 The Postnatal Development of the Brain and Its Coverings.- 5 Normal Developmental Milestones, the Significance of Delayed Milestones, and Neurodevelopmental Evaluation of Infants and Young Children.- 6 Effects on Head Form of Intrauterine Compression and Passage Through the Birth Canal.- 7 Traumatic Birth Injuries.- 8 Germinal Matrix Hemorrhage (GMH) Syndrome and Intraventricular Hemorrhage (IVH) Syndrome in the Newborn.- 9 Epidemiology and Etiology of Craniocerebral Trauma in the First Two Years of Life.- 10 Clinical Criteria-Children's Coma Score and Outcome Scale-for Decision Making in Managing Head-Injured Infants and Toddlers.- 11 Medical Management of Head Injuries in Neonates and Infants.- 12 Incidence, Diagnosis, and Management of Skull Fractures.- 13 Cerebral Damage.- 14 Intracranial Hematomas.- 15 Perinatal and Posttraumatic Seizures.- 16 Posttraumatic Cerebral Vascular Injuries.- 17 Posttraumatic Hydrocephalus in the Neonate and Infant.- 18 Outcomes of Craniocerebral Trauma in Infants.- 19 Rehabilitation Medicine Following Severe Head Injury in Infants and Children.
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