Pineal Region Tumors: Diagnosis and Treatment Options

Front Cover
Tatsuya Kobayashi, L. Dade Lunsford
Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers, Jan 1, 2009 - Medical - 144 pages
The pineal region is an anatomic location where various intracranial tumors, in particular germ cell tumors and pineal parenchymal tumors, occur. Interestingly, pineal germ cell tumors are detected more frequently in Asian countries, including Japan, while pineal parenchymal tumors are less frequent in Asia than in the United States and Europe. This publication takes advantage of the knowledge and experience of Japanese experts in pineal tumors, with emphasis on epidemiology and pathological diagnosis. A variety of treatment modalities including radiotherapy, radiosurgery, surgical therapy and chemotherapy are also discussed. This valuable book will enhance the knowledge on pineal tumor treatment of not only neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists but also neurologists, neuro-oncologists, pediatricians and neuropathologists interested in pineal region tumors.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Statistical Analysis of Pineal Tumors Based on the Data of Brain Tumor Registry of Japan
1
Pathology of Pineal Parenchymal Tumors
12
Occipital Transtentorial Approach and Combined Treatments for Pineal Parenchymal Tumors
26
Role of Stereotactic Radiosurgery in the Management of Pineal Parenchymal Tumors
44
Pathology of Intracranial Germ Cell Tumors
59
Pineal Germ Cell Tumors
76
Strategy of Combined Treatment of Germ Cell Tumors
86
Radiation Therapy for Intracranial Germ Cell Tumors
96
Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Pineal and Related Tumors
106
Proposal for a Modern Strategy
119
Quality of Life of Extremely LongTime Germinoma Survivors Mainly Treated with Radiotherapy
130
Author Index
140
Subject Index
141
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information