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Textbook of Neuro-Oncology

This new resource presents today's most comprehensive, multidisciplinary coverage of cancers of the central and peripheral nervous system. Experts in neurosurgery, neuroradiology, neuropathology, neuro-oncology, and all other relevant fields present well-rounded, in-depth, cutting-edge information on epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment for each type of tumor entity. This practical organization allows readers to efficiently access complete clinical knowledge on any form of neurological cancer.

Neurosurgeons, Neuroradiologists, Neuro-Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists


Published: October 2004

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7216-8148-1


  • Part 1: Basic Essential Principles

    Section A: Basic Science

    Chapter 1: The Epidemiology of Brain Tumors

    Chapter 2: Molecular and Cell Biology

    Chapter 3: Animal Models

    Section B: Diagnosis

    Chapter 4: Diagnostic Imaging

    Chapter 5: Pathologic Classification

    Section C: Treatment Principles

    Chapter 6: Neuro-Endocrinology

    Chapter 7: Neurotology

    Chapter 8: Neuro-Ophthalmology

    Chapter 9: Surgical Strategies in the Management of Brain Tumors

    Chapter 10: Basic Concepts Underlying Radiation Therapy

    Chapter 11: Chemotherapy Principles

    Chapter 12: Treatment Principles: Neuro-interventional Techniques

    Chapter 13: Immunotherapy

    Chapter 14: Gene Therapy

    Chapter 15: Functional Outcomes

    Chapter 16: Clinical Trials

    Part 2: Tumor-Specific Principles

    Section A: Intra-axial Tumors

    Chapter 17: Diffuse Astrocytoma

    Chapter 18: Anaplastic Astrocytoma

    Chapter 19: Glioblastoma Multiforme

    Chapter 20: Pilocytic Astrocytoma

    Chapter 21: Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma

    Chapter 22: Subependymal Giant Cell Astrocytoma

    Chapter 23: Oligodendroglial Tumors

    Chapter 24: Mixed Gliomas

    Chapter 25: Ependymal Tumors

    Chapter 26: Choroid Plexus Tumors: Choroid Plexus Papilloma and Choroid Plexus Carcinoma

    Chapter 27: Astroblastoma

    Chapter 28: Gliomatosis Cerebri

    Chapter 29: Chordoid Glioma of the Third Ventricle

    Chapter 30: Mixed Neuronal- Tumors

    Chapter 31: Neuronal Tumors

    Chapter 32: Dysembryoplastic Neuroepithelial Tumor

    Chapter 33: Pineocytoma

    Chapter 34: Pineoblastoma

    Chapter 35: Medulloblastoma (Infratentorial PNET)

    Chapter 36: Adult Supratentorial Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors

    Chapter 37: Lipomatous Tumors

    Chapter 38: Fibrous Tumors

    Chapter 39: Melanocytic Tumors

    Chapter 40: Hemangioblastoma

    Chapter 41: Lymphomas and Hemopoietic Neoplasms

    Chapter 42: Germ Cell Tumors

    Section B: Extraaxial and Cranial Base Tumors: Tumors of the Cranial Base with Special Consideration of Skull Base Tumors

    Chapter 43: Acoustic Neuroma (Vestibular Schwannomas)

    Chapter 44: Non-Acoustic Schwannomas of the Cranial Nerves

    Chapter 45: Meningiomas

    Chapter 46: Meningeal Hemangiopericytomas and Sarycomas

    Chapter 47: Pituitary Adenomas

    Chapter 48: Chordomas and Chondrosarcomas of the Cranial Base

    Chapter 49: Carcinoma of the Paranasal Sinuses/Olfactory Neuroblastomas

    Chapter 50: Paragangliomas of the Skull Base

    Chapter 51: Craniopharyngiomas

    Chapter 52: Epidermoid Tumors

    Section C: Metastases to the Brain

    Chapter 53: Brain Metastasis from Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

    Chapter 54: Small Cell Lung Carcinoma

    Chapter 55: Management of CNS Metastases from Breast Carinoma

    Chapter 56: Brain Metastases from Malignant Melanoma

    Chapter 57: Brain Metastases: Renal Cell Carcinoma

    Chapter 58: Intracerebral Metastatic Colon Carcinoma

    Chapter 59: Gynecologic Malignancies

    Chapter 60: Metastasis from Unknown Primaries

    Chapter 61: Skull Base Metastasis

    Section D: Spinal Axis Tumors

    Chapter 62: Spinal Axis Tumors: Incidence, Classification, and Diagnostic Imaging

    Chapter 63: Nerve Sheath Tumors of the Spine

    Chapter 64: Spinal Meningiomas

    Chapter 65: Myxopapillary Ependymomas

    Chapter 66: Intramedullary Ependymomas

    Chapter 67: Spinal Cord Astrocytomas: Presentation, Management, and Outcome

    Chapter 68: Spinal Cord Hemangioblastomas

    Chapter 69: Benign Tumors of the Spine

    Chapter 70: Malignant Primary Tumors of the Vertebral Column

    Chapter 71: Therapeutic Options for Treating Metastatic Spine Tumors

    Chapter 72: Intrinsic Metastatic Spinal Cord Tumors

    Section E: Peripheral Nerve Tumors

    Chapter 73: The Evaluation and Management of Benign Peripheral Nerve Tumors and Masses

    Chapter 74: Malignant Peripheral Nerve Tumors

    Section F: Pediatric Neuro-Oncology

    Chapter 75: Supratentorial Low Grade Gliomas

    Chapter 76: Optic Pathway Gliomas

    Chapter 77: Thalamic Gliomas

    Chapter 78: Midbrain Gliomas

    Chapter 79: Supratentorial High Grade Gliomas

    Chapter 80: L’Hermitte Duclos Disease

    Chapter 81: Cerebellar Astrocytomas

    Chapter 82: Brainstem Gliomas

    Chapter 83: Dorsally Exophytic Brainstem Gliomas

    Chapter 84: Cervicomedullary Astrocytomas

    Chapter 85: Desmoplastic Infantile Ganglioglioma

    Chapter 86: Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma

    Chapter 87: Hypothalamic Hamartomas

    Chapter 88: Ependymoma

    Chapter 89: Medulloblastoma

    Chapter 90: Supratentorial Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors

    Chapter 91: Dysembryoplastic Neuroepithelial Tumor

    Chapter 92: Pediatric Meningiomas

    Chapter 93: Pineal Region Tumors in Children

    Chapter 94: Pituitary Tumors in Children

    Chapter 95: Craniopharyngioma

    Chapter 96: Germ Cell Tumors in Children

    Chapter 97: Choroid Plexus Tumors

    Chapter 98: Colloid Cysts in Children

    Chapter 99: Atypical Teratoid and Rhabdoid Tumors

    Chapter 100: Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis

    Chapter 101: Pediatric Skull Base Tumors

    Chapter 102: Tumors of the Skull

    Chapter 103: Epidural Spinal Tumors

    Chapter 104: Spinal Column Tumors in Pediatric Patients

    Chapter 105: Pediatric Intradural/Extramedullary Spinal Cord Tumors

    Chapter 106: Intramedullary Spinal Tumors

    Chapter 107: Peripheral Nerve Tumors in Children

    Chapter 108: The Neurocutaneous Syndromes


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