Neuro-Oncology, Part II

Neuro-Oncology, Part II

1st Edition - February 11, 2012

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  • Authors: Wolfgang Grisold, Riccardo Soffietti
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444535023
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444535030

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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.

Key Features

  • Unique perspectives on advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of tumors of the nervous system
  • An in-depth exploration of new strategies, including diagnostics, and gene and molecularly targeted therapies
  • A state-of-the-art reference that summarizes the clinical features and management of the many neurological manifestations of tumors of the nervous system

Table of Contents

  • Series Page

    Handbook of Clinical Neurology 3rd Series



    List of contributors

    Chapter 29: Low-grade gliomas

    Chapter 30: Anaplastic astrocytomas

    Chapter 31: Anaplastic oligodendroglial tumors

    Chapter 32: Glioblastoma

    Chapter 33: Gliomatosis cerebri

    Chapter 34: Primary central nervous system lymphoma

    Chapter 35: Medulloblastoma and primitive neuroectodermal tumors

    Chapter 36: Ependymomas, neuronal and mixed neuronal–glial tumors, dysembroblastic neuroepithelial tumors, pleomorphic xanthoastrocytomas, and pilocytic astrocytomas

    Chapter 37: Neurofibromatosis and other genetic syndromes

    Chapter 38: Brainstem tumors

    Chapter 39: Optic, hypothalamic, and thalamic tumors

    Chapter 40: Pineal parenchymal tumors, embryonal tumors, and germ cell tumors

    Chapter 41: Tumors of the cerebellopontine angle

    Chapter 42: Tumors of the meninges

    Chapter 43: The management of skull base tumors

    Chapter 44: Peripheral nerve tumors

    Chapter 45: General oncology and neurological complications

    Chapter 46: Neurological complications of solid tumors

    Chapter 47: Neurological complications of leukemia and lymphoma

    Chapter 48: Neurological complications in plasma cell dyscrasias

    Chapter 49: Brain metastases

    Chapter 50: Neoplastic meningitis

    Chapter 51: Spinal cord involvement

    Chapter 52: Neuromuscular complications

    Chapter 53: Neurovascular complications of solid tumors and hematological neoplasms

    Chapter 54: Infectious, metabolic, and endocrine complications

    Chapter 55: Central nervous system paraneoplastic disease

    Chapter 56: Paraneoplastic disorders of the peripheral nervous system

    Chapter 57: Complications of chemotherapy in neuro-oncology

    Chapter 58: Complications of radiotherapy to the central nervous system

    Chapter 59: Neurological complications of chemotherapy to the central nervous system

    Chapter 60: Neurological complications of chemotherapy to the peripheral nervous system

    Chapter 61: General and neurological complications of targeted therapy


Product details

  • No. of pages: 572
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2012
  • Published: February 11, 2012
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444535023
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444535030

About the Authors

Wolfgang Grisold

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of Department, Neurologic Department and LBI for Neuro-Oncology, Kaiser Franz Josef Hospital, Vienna, Austria

Riccardo Soffietti

Affiliations and Expertise

Head, Division of Neuro-Oncology

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