Advanced Techniques in Central Nervous System Metastases

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Robert J. Maciunas
Thieme, 1998 - Medical - 323 pages
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The neurosurgical treatment of metastatic tumors involving the central
nervous system is being transformed by recent advances in interactive
image-guided technologies and cell-specific targeted biotherapeutics. Advanced Techniques in Central Nervous System Metastases
presents the research and developments being incorporated into clinical practice.


Advanced Techniques in Central Nervous System Metastases covers:



  • The current treatment of brain metastases
  • Metastases of primary CNS tumors
  • Craniotomy for single and multiple cerebral metastases
  • CNS involvement by systemic malignancy in children
  • Cranial base surgery for invasive carcinomas
  • Interactive image-guided techniques for the biopsy and
    resection of metastatic cerebral tumors
  • Use of the free-electron laser for metastatic brain
    tumors
  • Gamma knife radiosurgery
  • Endovascular treatment
  • Decompression and stabilization of spine metastases
  • Plus much more!


(Distributed by Thieme for the American Association of Neurological Surgeons)

 

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Contents

Metastases of Primary CNS Tumors
17
CRANIAL
35
Central Nervous System Involvement by
57
Interactive ImageGuided Techniques for the Biopsy and
95
Use of the FreeElectron Laser for Metastatic Brain Tumors
113
Linear Accelerator Stereotactic Radiosurgery and
135
Interstitial Brachytherapy for the Treatment of Cerebral Metastases
155
Radiofrequency Ablation in the Treatment of Cerebral Metastases
165
SPINAL AND PERIPHERAL
209
Application to Spinal Metastasis
245
Stereotactic Radiosurgery of Spinal Metastases
255
Stereotactic Radiosurgery of Spinal Lesions
269
Surgical Options Including Cordotomy Dorsal Column
277
CME QUESTIONS
293
INDEX
313
ANSWERS TO CME QUESTIONS
322

Potential for Use Against CNS Metastases
177
Gene Therapy for Metastases and Carcinomatous Meningitis
195

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Department of Neurological Surgery, University Hospital of Cleveland/ CWRU, Cleveland, OH, USA

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