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Neuro-Oncology, Part II

Handbook of Clinical Neurology (Series editors: Aminoff, Boller, Swaab)

This volume provides unique insights into the field of neuro-oncology by presenting new advancements and research in the study and treatment of tumors of the nervous system, their progression, side effects, and the adverse effects of some therapies. An in-depth exploration of the management of tumors and new therapeutic strategies is extensively covered, including groundbreaking research on gene therapy and molecularly targeted treatments.

Clinicians will gain a better understanding of the many neurological manifestations of tumors through a thorough analysis of recent developments in the field, including new diagnostic imaging techniques. In addition, fresh attention to molecular biology, immunology, and other clinical aspects of these types of tumors is presented.

Hardbound, 572 Pages

Published: February 2012

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-53502-3


  • "…an unparalleled reputation as the world's most comprehensive source of information in neurology...Describes the advances which have occurred in clinical neurology and the neurosciences, their impact on the understanding of neurological disorders and on patient care.", April 24, 2013


  • SECTION 4 Specific tumor types

    29. Low-grade gliomas

    30. Anaplastic astrocytomas

    31. Anaplastic oligodendroglial tumors

    32. Glioblastoma

    33. Gliomatosis cerebri

    34. Primary central nervous system lymphoma

    35. Medulloblastoma and primitive neuroectodermal tumors

    SECTION 5 Rare brain tumors

    36. Ependymomas, neuronal and mixed neuronal-glial tumors, dysembroblastic

    neuroepithelial tumors, pleiomorphic xanthoastrocytomas, and pilocytic



    37. Neurofibromatosis and other genetic syndromes

    SECTION 6 Tumors at special sites

    38. Brainstem tumors

    39. Optic, hypothalamic and thalamic tumours

    40. Pineal parenchymal tumours, embryonal tumours and germ cell tumours

    41. Tumors of the cerebellopontine angle

    42. Tumors of the meninges)

    43. The management of skull base tumors

    44. Peripheral nerve tumors

    SECTION 7 Neurologic complications of systemic cancer

    45. General oncology and neurologic complications

    46. Neurologic complications of solid tumors

    47. Neurologic complications of leukaemia and lymphoma

    48. Neurologic complications in plasma cell dyscrasias

    49. Brain metastases

    50. Neoplastic meningitis

    51. Spinal cord involvement

    52. Neuromuscular complications

    53. Neurovascular complications of solid tumors and hematological neoplasms

    54. Infectious, metabolic, and endocrine complications

    55. Central nervous system paraneoplastic disease

    56. Paraneoplastic disorders of the peripheral nervous system

    SECTION 8 Complications from treatments

    57. Complications of chemotherapy in Neuro-oncology

    58. Complications of radiotherapy to the central nervous system

    59. Neurological complications of chemotherapy to the central nervous system

    60. Neurological complications of chemotherapy to the peripheral nervous system

    61. General and neurological complications of targeted therapy


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