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Brain Tumors

An Encyclopedic Approach, Expert Consult - Online and Print

Meet the increasing need for effective brain tumor management with the highly anticipated revision of Brain Tumors by Drs. Andrew H. Kaye and Edward R. Laws. Over the past decade, enormous advances have been made in both the diagnosis and the surgical and radiotherapeutic management of brain tumors. This new edition guides you through the latest developments in the field, including hot topics like malignant gliomas, functional brain mapping, neurogenetics and the molecular biology of brain tumors, and biologic and gene therapy. You’ll also have easy access to the complete contents online, with links to PubMed and a downloadable image library, at www.expertconsult.com.

Audience
Neurosurgery

Hardbound, 1088 Pages

Published: December 2011

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-443-06967-3

Contents

  • 1 Historical perspective 1

    2 Stem cells and progenitor cell lineages in the central nervous system 6

    3 Classification and pathogenesis of brain tumors 36

    4 Epidemiology of brain tumors 59

    5 Neurogenetics and the molecular biology of human brain tumors 83

    6 Biologic therapy for malignant glioma 102

    7 Gene therapy for human brain tumors 114

    8 Immunology of brain tumors and implications for immunotherapy 125

    9 Histopathology of brain tumors 138

    10 Advanced imaging of brain tumors 188

    11 Neuro-ophthalmology of brain tumors 214

    12 Epilepsy associated with brain tumors 237

    13 Anesthesia and intensive care management of patients with brain tumors 249

    14 Surgical principles in the management of brain tumors 282

    15 Radiosurgery and radiotherapy for brain tumors 296

    16 Clinical trials and chemotherapy 306

    17 Mouse models for brain tumor therapy 316

    18 Management of brain tumors in the pediatric patient 329

    19 Management of recurrent gliomas and meningiomas 347

    20 Low-grade astrocytomas 372

    21 Glioblastoma and malignant astrocytoma 384

    22 Oligodendroglioma 408

    23 Brainstem tumors 424

    24 Intracranial ependymomas 435

    25 Choroid plexus tumors 450

    26 Uncommon glial tumors 462

    27 Medulloblastoma and primitive neuroectodermal tumors 503

    28 Acoustic neurinoma (vestibular schwannoma) 518

    29 Other schwannomas of cranial nerves 570

    30 Brain tumors associated with neurofibromatosis 588

    31 Meningiomas 600

    32 Meningeal hemangiopericytomas 630

    33 Meningeal sarcomas 638

    34 Pineal cell and germ cell tumors 646

    35 Non-functional pituitary tumors 672

    36 Diagnostic considerations and surgical results for hyperfunctioning pituitary adenomas 692

    37 Chordomas and chondrosarcomas of the skull base 723

    38 Glomus jugulare tumors 743

    39 Carcinoma of the paranasal sinuses 750

    40 Esthesioneuroblastoma: management and outcome 767

    41 Primary central nervous system lymphoma 779

    42 Craniopharyngiomas 807

    43 Dermoid, epidermoid, and neurenteric cysts 831

    44 Colloid cysts 849

    45 Metastatic brain tumors 864

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