Abou-Al-Shaar Section Editor for New Case Review Book

Neurosurgery Case Review: Questions & AnswersPittsburgh, February 9, 2020 -- Department PGY-2 resident Hussam Abou-Al-Shaar, MD, is section editor of the newly released Neurosurgery Case Review: Questions and Answers by Thieme Publishing. Dr. Abou-Al-Shaar served as editor of the book’s "Intracranial Pathology: Tumors" section. 

Described by Thieme as “a robust study guide for the American Board Neurological Surgery and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada oral board examination,” this second edition of the publisher’s popular case review series presents almost 150 cases commonly encountered by neurosurgeons.  

According to the publisher’s website, “The cases are broadly divided into seven sections—tumor, vascular intracranial pathology, trauma, pediatric, functional, spine, and peripheral nerves. The chapters are arranged in a manner that mirrors the oral board exam. Each case includes a brief clinical scenario followed by questions on presentation, diagnosis, imaging, management, surgical detail, complications, and outcome. The presented information is backed by the latest available evidence-based references and data.”

Key features of the book include:

  • Contributions from internationally renowned neurosurgical educators.
  • Detailed answers enhance readers' knowledge and provide guidance on how to respond to questions asked in the oral board exams.
  • More than 750 high-quality images, many in full color, ensure visual understanding of key concepts.
  • Suggested readings at the end of cases offer additional study resources.

The book’s editors are Remi Nader, MD; Abdulrahman Sabbagh, MBChB; Samer Elbabaa, MD; Hosam Al-Jehani, MSc; Jaime Gasco, MD; and Cristian Gragnaniello, MD, PhD.