New Techniques for Management of ‘Inoperable’ Gliomas

New Techniques for Management of ‘Inoperable’ Gliomas

1st Edition - August 3, 2019

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  • Editors: Michael Sughrue, Isaac Yang
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128136348
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128136331

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New Techniques for Management of 'Inoperable' Gliomas radically challenges the assumption that certain gliomas cannot be removed with modern techniques, contesting stereotypical thinking and establishing new paradigms in the field. Gliomas are primary brain tumors which are often fatal. Recent data has demonstrated that despite the fact that surgery cannot cure gliomas, patient survival is substantially improved by removing as much of the tumor as possible. This fact has raised the imperative that neurologists try to improve techniques to bring surgical resection to as many patients as possible. This book brings new insights and technologies to the forefront, giving hope to patients.

Key Features

  • Provides the first comprehensive book to discuss techniques for removing gliomas that are traditionally deemed ‘inoperable’
  • Presents a great reference tool that challenges stereotypical thinking by offering techniques by innovative surgeons
  • Includes chapters that are organized by different glioma types and surgery/techniques


Practitioners and advanced graduate students in Neuroscience, Neurology, and Neuro-oncology

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to “inoperable” gliomas
    Isaac Yang, Carlito Lagman, Giyarpuram N. Prashant, Thien Phuc Nguyen and John Patrick Sheppard
    2. The ethics of brain tumor “inoperability”
    Michael E. Sughrue
    3. Connectomic imaging for neurosurgeons
    Michael E. Sughrue
    4. Network anatomy of the brain
    Michael E. Sughrue
    5. Techniques for tackling difficult gliomas
    Michael E. Sughrue
    6. Advances in the surgical treatment of speech-eloquent gliomas
    Nathan Kong and Matthew Tate
    7. Insular gliomas
    Michael E. Sughrue
    8. Advances in the surgical resection of temporoparietal-occipital junction gliomas
    Isaac Yang and Giyarpuram N. Prashant
    9. Surgical techniques for motor eloquent gliomas
    Michael E. Sughrue
    10. Butterfly glioma resection: Surgery around the initiation axis
    Michael E. Sughrue
    11. Thalamic gliomas: Advances in the surgical management
    Michael Lim and Alice Hung
    12. Essentials to planning a brainstem case
    Chad A. Glenn, Michael E. Sughrue and Charles Teo
    13. The role of adjuvant therapies in “inoperable” gliomas
    Gordon Li, David Dadey and Kevin Chow
    14. The role of adjuvant therapies in “inoperable” gliomas
    Michelle A. Wedemeyer and Gabriel Zada
    15. Laser interstitial thermal therapy for “inoperable” gliomas
    Daniel Eichberg, Ashish Shah and Michael E. Ivan

Product details

  • No. of pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: August 3, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128136348
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128136331

About the Editors

Michael Sughrue

Dr. Sughrue is Associate Professor at the Department of Neurosurgery at Prince of Wales Hospital and Community Health Services in Sydney, Australia. One of the world’s leading neurosurgeons and researchers in connectomics, he is the former Director of the Brain Tumor Center at the University of Oklahoma, during which it grew to become one of the largest clinics in the US. He has lectured around the world on the management of glioma and the use of connectomics, having performed over 3,000 brain tumor surgeries to date and published over 250 peer-reviewed articles. In addition, he cofounded Omniscient Neurotechnology which is an innovative technology startup aimed at using AI to improve the care of patients with mental illness and brain disease.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia

Isaac Yang

Dr. Yang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at UCLA. He has been awarded the AANS Tumor Investigator Award and the Exceptional Physician Award. Dr. Yang is a nationally recognized leader in neurosurgery and brain tumors, serving on both executive committees and editorial boards. He has published more than 100 publications, and has authored multiple book chapters and several textbooks, including a Service Minded Physician.

Affiliations and Expertise

MD, UCLA Department of Neurosurgery, Associate Professor, Director of Medical Student Education, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

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