BEST Neuroanatomy books for MBBS, NEET SS & Neurosurgery Residents

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BEST Neuroanatomy books for MBBS, NEET SS & Residents

Best book for Neuroanatomy for 1st Year MBBS

Though ‘Snell’s Clinical Neuroanatomy’ is one of the world’s most popular neuroanatomy books for Medical students, but it is quite detailed for a student of 1st-year MBBS. So if you want to go easy with your Neuroanatomy in your 1st-year MBBS or time is a constraint, you can go for Vishram Singh or Inderbir Singh Neuroanatomy. They take care of basics in an easily digestible manner and cover the subject enough for 1st year MBBS. Also, you can supplement your study with video lectures of Dr. Najeeb.

Vishram Singh Neuroanatomy: 

  • Good set of diagrams
  • Very simple and easy to grasp

Inderbir Singh

  • Well illustrated and easy to retain

Best Book for Neuroanatomy for NEET SS Neurosurgery Preparation

Best Book for Neuroanatomy from MCQ perspective for NEET SS Neurosurgery: Snell’s Neuroanatomy


  • Includes Clinical notes with neuroanatomy, covers many important mcq points
  • MCQs and clinical problems with detailed explanations of the answers, many MCQs can be directly asked in the exams
  • Additional online resources in the form of an interactive atlas and 450 USMLE-style review questions – again many of these MCQs are based on important high yield topics

Best Book for Neuroanatomy for MCh/ DNB Neurosurgery Residents/ FRCS Neurosurgery

Book for Basic Neuroanatomy for Neurosurgery Residents

There are limited number of real human brains and sections. Most of the diagrams are schematics and not completely applicable to surgical practice.
This interesting, far reaching book gives rich visual direction on all parts of neuroanatomy, along with fine art by ace clinical artist Frank H. Netter, MD. Brief tables feature significant parts of each structure, outfitting you with the basic information you have to ace this intricate control. Most of the diagrams are schematics, good for developing concepts.

  • Coverage of both regional and systemic neurosciences 
  • Netter and Netter-style illustrations to highlight key neuroanatomical concepts and clinical correlations.
  • Reflects the current understanding of the neural components and supportive tissue, regions, and systems of the brain, spinal cord, and periphery.
  • Easy to memorize overview of anatomy, function, and clinical relevance.
  • The succinct and useful format utilizes tables and short text to offer easily accessible “at-a-glance” information.
More Info: 
Highlights cross-sectional brain stem anatomy and side-by-side comparisons of horizontal sections, CTs and MRIs.
Student Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience includes access — on a variety of devices — to the complete text, 14 videos, and images from the book.
Expanded coverage of cellular and molecular neuroscience provides essential guidance on signaling, transcription factors, stem cells, evoked potentials, neuronal and glial function, and a number of molecular breakthroughs for a better understanding of normal and pathological conditions of the nervous system.
Micrographs, radiologic imaging, and stained cross sections supplement illustrations for a comprehensive visual understanding.

Book for Surgical Neuroanatomy for Neurosurgery Resident

Rhoton’s Cranial Anatomy and Surgical Approaches

  • 2000 full-color illustrations
  • the best book to understand microsurgical anatomy of the brain for neurosurgeons at any career stage
  • This book presents neurosurgical cadaveric anatomy by detailing approaches in the same operative position patients would be placed in during a real operative procedure. 
  • It includes:
    • all commonly used cranial and cranial base approaches
    • anterior, posterior, anterolateral, and posterolateral approaches to all segments of the spine
    • all commonly performed procedures on peripheral nerves
    • endoscopic approaches to cranial and spinal neurosurgery

Book for Radiological Neuroanatomy for Neurosurgery Residents:

Netter’s Correlative Imaging: Neuroanatomy

Interpret the complexities of neuroanatomy like never before with the unparalleled coverage and expert guidance from Drs. Srinivasan Mukundan and Thomas C. Lee in this outstanding volume of the Netter’s Correlative Imaging series. Beautiful and instructive Netter paintings and illustrated cross-sections created in the Netter style are presented side by side with high-quality patient images and key anatomic descriptions to help you envision and review intricate neuroanatomy.

Cranial Neuroimaging and Clinical Neuroanatomy: Atlas of MR Imaging and Computed Tomography

Detailed brain anatomy shown in the three orthogonal planes; two-page spreads showing imaging studies keyed to the graphics using numbers that are consistent throughout. Graphic representation of the major arterial and venous territories and CNS spaces, supra- and infratentorial It revealed in multiplanar parallel sections, including detail on the potential sites of lesions and corresponding neurologic deficits

New to the fourth edition:

All X-ray and CT-/MR images replaced with new high-resolution CT and MR images

High resolution 3-Tesla MR images of the brainstem, 7-Tesla-images, fractional anisotropy (FA) maps as well as quantitative susceptibility maps (QSM)

New material on temporal bone, brain maturation, neurofunctional systems

Clinical context updated and expanded

Neuroradiology: The Requisites (Requisites in Radiology) 

Highlights 1,200 great neuroimaging pictures. Makes it simple to find any topic of interest because of an intelligent association by ailments and areas.  Summarizes differential diagnoses in quick-reference tables to reinforce important facts. Focuses on essentials to pass the exams.

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