Pocket Neurology


A compact and practical handbook for everyone in healthcare. It covers general clinical topics, such as essential anatomic and physiological aspects, and important additional neurological diagnostics. Over 50 neurological conditions are presented, including the clinical fundamentals.

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Product details

- Language: English

- Written and updated according to European guidelines

- ISBN: 9789083190990

- Print length: 264 pages

- Edition: first (2024)

- Dimensions: 170 mm x 120 mm

- The pocket fits in your white coat!

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"Not only for students. Keep your basic neurological knowledge alive at any stage of your career."

Prof. P. Portegies, Professor of Neurology, MD PhD FAAN, University of Amsterdam, OLVG and Amsterdam UMC

Need a neurology reference on hand?

Explore key neurological conditions and clinical reasoning, including flow diagrams for several significant conditions, such as headaches, vertigo and loss of consciousness.

These resources will assist you in navigating from patient complaints to diagnosis, utilising both patient symptoms and diagnostic findings.

Find all the essential information, conveniently structured for quick reference

Solid structure

Visual, to the point and concise
- Clinical focus
- Convenient index

Compendium Method ©
- Straightforward tables
- Illustrations for every medical condition
- Icons, many figures and useful mnemonics
- Quality ensured by medical specialists
- No unnecessary words

Practical chapters

- Anatomy
- Physiology
- Neurological history
- Neurological examination
- Additional diagnostics
- Patient status documentation
- Lab values and interpretation
- Pharmacotherapy
- Differential diagnoses
- Neurological conditions
- Clinical reasoning

Access various aspects of neurology

Get a glimpse inside!

Practical overview of anatomy and physiology

Common complaints with differential diagnoses

Walkthrough of a brain CT assessment

50+ neurologic conditions with typical PE findings and indicated diagnostics

In one glance: clear images

With thanks to our medical illustrators.

CT with a hypodense area in the left hemisphere consistent with cerebral infarction

CT with hypodense area indicating infarction

Types of headaches

Types of spinal cord syndromes pocket Neurology

Types of spinal cord syndromes

Quality guaranteed by medical specialists


Prof. P. Portegies

Professor of Neurology, MD PhD FAAN, University of Amsterdam, OLVG and Amsterdam UMC


Dr. J. Schieving

MD, Paediatric Neurologist at Radboudumc Nijmegen

Dr. B.J.J.W. Schouwenberg

Clinical Pharmacologist at Radboudumc Nijmegen

Drs. K.S.J. Post

Neurologist at Ommelander Hospital Groningen

Dr. E.A.C. Beenakker

Neurologist at Medical Center Leeuwarden


Drs. F.H.M. Spaander

MD, Neurologist at Zaans Medical Centrum


Iris Verhagen

MD, Neurology Resident


Estelle van Eijk

Sounding board
MD, Neurology Resident

Neurology pocket FAQ

Is your question not listed here? You can reach out to us via chat in the bottom right corner or by email: contact@compendiummedicine.com.

  • The pocket's production is guided by the collective effort of students, doctors, and a team of over 10 specialists, including neurologists.

  • The quality is ensured by a team of medical specialists who supervised and revised the text written by medical students.

  • This book is written for a diverse range of readers, including medical students during their rotations, residents, and potentially medical specialists who are not specialised in neurology and wish to refresh their knowledge.

  • The supervising team consists of a broad group of medical doctors, part of which is specialised in neurology, and a part of which is in charge of readability and clinical applicability. In that way, we can ensure the best medical quality of the pocket while keeping it user-friendly!

  • The guidelines in this book are written and updated according to European guidelines.

  • Currently, we're offering our pockets as paperback only. While we may explore digital options in the future, it's not on our roadmap at the moment.

  • We ship to almost every country in the world. If you're unable to complete your order, simply send us an email. We will be more than happy to assist you and arrange shipping to your location. You will receive the discount that applies at the time you email us.

  • We just received the pocket Neurology from the printer, together with the pocket Cardiology! They'll be swiftly sent out.


A team of students and doctors share the passion to bring healthcare together and make medicine clear and accessible worldwide!

Founder Romee Snijders, MD, in white coat

Romée Snijders

MD, PhD candidate, Founder Compendium Medicine

Founder Veerle Smit, MD, in white coat

Veerle Smit

MD, Founder Compendium Medicine

Gwen Vuurberg

Chief Editor
MD, PhD, Radiology and Nuclear Medicine resident at Rijnstate & Radboud University Medical Center

Compendium Medicine Melissa van Kuik

Melissa van Kuik

MD, Neurology Resident

Liza Gelissen Compendium Medicine

Liza Gelissen

MD, PhD candidate at Amsterdam UMC, MS Center

Sabhat Akhtar Compendium Medicine

Sabhat Akhtar

MD, Emergency Medicine Resident


Demi van Bijlevelt

Junior doctor Emergency Medicine

Carlijn Veldman

Editor pocket Neurology (Dutch)
MD, Resident in Pulmonary Medicine 

"Where essential neurological wisdom fits seamlessly in your pocket."

Dr. E.A.C. Beenakker, Neurologist at Medical Center Leeuwarden

Pocket Neurology in white coat pocket with stethoscope

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