New Techniques for Management of ‘Inoperable’ Gliomas - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128136331

New Techniques for Management of ‘Inoperable’ Gliomas

1st Edition

Editors: Michael Sughrue Isaac Yang
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128136331
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st November 2019
Page Count: 400
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Gliomas are primary brain tumors which are often fatal. Recent data has demonstrated that despite the fact that surgery cannot cure gliomas, that patient survival is substantially improved by removing as much as possible.

This fact has raised the imperative that neurologists try to improve techniques to bring surgical resection to as many patients as possible. Many gliomas have been deemed "inoperable" due to the high risk of taking them out, and the perceived lack of benefit for doing so. New insights and technologies have begun to allow many of these tumors to be removed with good results.

Surgery for ‘Inoperable’ Gliomas radically challenge the assumption that certain gliomas cannot be removed with modern techniques by demonstrating the techniques of many surgeons who are innovating in this field to tackle these difficult tumors. This book challenges stereotypical thinking and establishes new paradigms in the field.

Key Features

  • First comprehensive book to discuss techniques for removing gliomas that are traditionally deemed ‘inoperable’
  • Great reference tool that challenges stereotypical thinking by offering techniques by innovative surgeons
  • Chapters organized by different glioma types and surgery/techniques


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

Table of Contents

1. “Inoperable” Gliomas
2. The ethics of operating on “inoperable” gliomas
3. New technologies for mapping the brain
4. Macroconnectomic networks of the human brain
5. Surgical techniques for tackling complex gliomas
6. Speech area gliomas
7. Insular gliomas
8. Temporoparietal occipital junction gliomas
9. motor region gliomas
10. Butterfly Gliomas
11. Brainstem Gliomas
12. Thalamic Gliomas
13. Post-operative Surgical considerations
14. Adjuvant Technologies
15. Surgical Outcomes and Epidemiology
16. Laser Therapy for Glioma


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About the Editor

Michael Sughrue

Dr. Sughrue is the current director of the Comprehensive Brain Tumor Center at OU. Dr. Sughrue's practice focuses entirely on adult brain tumors, and he performs nearly 400 brain tumor operations per year. His specific interests include removal of gliomas from critical brain regions such as speech and motor parts of the brain, skull base surgery, keyhole brain surgery, endonasal endoscopic skull base surgery, and acoustic neuroma surgery. Dr Sughrue has published over 140 publications in the scientific literature, and has co-edited several text books. He is an innovator in minimally invasive brain tumor surgery, and has taught courses to neurosurgeons all over the world about how to perform these operations

Affiliations and Expertise

MD, Esther and Ted Greenberg Chair of Neurosurgery, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stephenson Cancer Center, The University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

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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