Neuro-oncology: The Essentials

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Mark Bernstein, Mitchel S. Berger
Thieme, 2008 - Medical - 477 pages
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The second edition of Neuro-Oncology: The Essentials presents a comprehensive, highly readable introduction to the fundamental science and core clinical concepts for successfully managing common problems in neuro-oncology. Tightly focused chapters provide up-to-date systematic coverage of biology, imaging, surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and biological concepts. The book addresses specific tumor types in separate chapters, providing detailed discussion of background, incidence, clinical features, management, surgical approaches, recurrence, and outcomes.

Highlights:

  • Pearls, pitfalls, controversies, and special considerations in textboxes - ideal for rapidly reviewing key points
  • More than 250 photographs and illustrations demonstrate important concepts

This book is an invaluable reference for neurosurgeons, neurologists, oncologists, residents and fellows in these specialties, as well as for students.

 

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Contents

Pathology and Molecular Classification
18
Molecular Markers and Pathways in Brain Tumorigenesis
32
Anatomic Imaging
47
Metabolic Imaging
70
Physiological Imaging
79
Functional Imaging
91
ImageGuided Surgery
112
Complications of Surgery
132
Brainstem Tumors
277
Pediatric Posterior FOSSa Tumors
287
Pineal Region Tumors
299
Meningiomas
307
Skull Base Tumors
320
Pituitary Tumors
334
Craniopharyngiomas
343
Vestibular Schwannomas
353

Radiation
138
Alternative Radiotherapy Approaches
171
Systemic Chemotherapy
183
Intratumoral Chemotherapy
192
Photodynamic Therapy
202
Immunobiology and Immune Therapy
213
Gene Therapy for Gliomas
224
SmallMoleculeBased Therapies
234
LowGrade Gliomas
245
Malignant Gliomas
254
Pilocytic Astrocytoma and Other Indolent Tumors
266
Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
359
Metastatic Brain Tumors
367
Intradural Spinal Tumors
379
Spinal Column Tumors
391
Familial Tumor Syndromes
418
Complications of Medical Therapy
429
Quality of Life
438
Ethical Concerns for NeuroOncology Patients
447
Index
453
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Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA

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