Neuro-Oncology, Part II book cover

Neuro-Oncology, Part II

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

Handbook of Clinical Neurology: Neuro-Oncology, Part II provides an overview of the most recent developments in the field of neuro-oncology, including new diagnostic imaging techniques, along with immunology, molecular biology, and clinical aspects of different types of tumors. It also considers management and new therapeutic strategies for tumors, such as gene therapy, radiation therapy, and molecularly targeted treatments. Divided into five sections encompassing 33 chapters, the book begins with a description of specific tumor types such as low-grade gliomas, anaplastic astrocytomas, and medulloblastoma and primitive neuroectodermal tumors, along with rare brain tumors like neurofibromatosis and other genetic syndromes. It then discusses tumors at special sites, from brainstem tumors to peripheral nerve tumors, tumors of the meninges, and optic, hypothalamic, and thalamic tumors. It also explains the neurological complications of systemic cancer and the adverse effects of some treatments. Clinicians and neuroscientists, as well as researchers who read this book, will gain a better understanding of the clinical features and management of the neurological manifestations of tumors.

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


  • Foreword



    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, pleomorphic xanthoastrocytomas, and pilocytic astrocytomas

        37. Neurofibromatosis and other genetic syndromes

    Section 6 Tumors at special sites

        38. Brainstem tumors

        39. Optic, hypothalamic, and thalamic tumors

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

        41. Tumors of the cerebellopontine angle

        42. Tumors of the meninges

        43. The management of skull base tumors

        44. Peripheral nerve tumors

    Section 7 Neurological complications of systemic cancer

        45. General oncology and neurological complications

        46. Neurological complications of solid tumors

        47. Neurological complications of leukemia and lymphoma

        48. Neurological 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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