Occlusive Cerebrovascular Disease is an impressive discussion of the physiology, clinical evaluation, and surgical decision making involved in treating lesions affecting the cerebrovascular system. This work reflects the knowledge and experience gained in the treatment of these lesions by the staff of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn, and specifically Dr Sundt. Of the 38 chapters in this text, all are authored by alumni of the Mayo Clinic, with Dr Sundt personally being the sole author of five chapters and the coauthor of an additional 20. The magnitude of Dr Sundt's contribution alone makes this text an impressive accomplishment.
The book's primary focus is on the treatment of extracranial occlusive disease of the carotid artery, with smaller segments devoted to the various extracranial-intracranial bypass procedures and intracranial small-vessel surgery. The text includes excellent chapters on the use and interpretation of noninvasive cerebrovascular studies, the anesthetic and pharmacologic management of the ischemic