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Biomedical Sciences - Cancer Research | Tumors of the Central Nervous System, Volume 6 - Spinal Tumors (Part 1)

Tumors of the Central Nervous System, Volume 6

Spinal Tumors (Part 1)

Hayat, M.A. (Ed.)

2012, XXX, 241p. 64 illus., 26 illus. in color.

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  • Rapid and reliable diagnosis of spinal injury and treatment
  • Assessment of spinal treatments
  • Treatment of spinal cancer
  • Recovery of patients
  • Color photographs to aid in diagnosis and treatment

With tens of thousands of new CNS tumor cases each year in the US alone, this Book Series is a vital resource for any medical professional encountering brain and CNS neoplasms in their work. Their frequent occurrence, as well as the scope and pace of research in the field, make staying on top of developments a priority. Focusing on the diagnosis, therapy and prognosis of those affecting the spine, this sixth volume in the series on tumors in the human central nervous system covers the key aspects of a range of major spinal tumors, including astrocytomas, ependymomas, and oligodendroglioma. It provides readers with insights into the molecular pathways involved in tumor biology as well as a detailed classification of intradural spinal tumors that includes figures on the relative incidence of the three major types.


Moving on to oligodendroglioma and primary spinal cord tumors, the volume discusses their diagnoses, outcomes and prognoses, before explaining procedures for identifying other spinal tumor varieties such as pilomyxoid and chordomas. Contributors also enumerate the benefits of neuroimaging in assessing spinal teratoid/rhabdoid and gangliogliomas neoplasms, and present detailed guides to treating a number of tumors affecting the spinal cord. The comprehensive coverage includes discussion of therapies across the spectrum of medical intervention, from chemotherapy and surgery to cyberknife stereotactic radiotherapy and rhenium-186 intracavity radiation. With assessments of the utility of transplanting stem-cell progenitors in repairing injured spinal cord, and explanations of new diagnostic and therapeutic technology, this volume of the TCNS series is as inclusive as it is informative.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Recovery from spinal cancer - Spinal injury - Spinal tumors - Transplantation of stem cells - Treatment of Spinal tumors

Related subjects » Biomedical Sciences - Cancer Research - Medicine - Pediatrics - Radiology - Surgery

Table of contents 

1 General introduction.-2 Pediatric mixed glioneuronal tumors in the spinal cord.-3 Intradural spinal tumors: classification, symptoms, and radiological features.-4 Non-dysraphic intradural spinal cord lipoma: management guidelines.-5 Malignant astrocytomas of the spinal cord: clinicopathologic parameters.-6 Spinal epidural angiolipoma. I Diagnosis.-7 Spinal cord tumor oligodendroglioma: diagnosis.-8 Primary spinal oligodendroglioma: diagnosis, outcome, and prognosis.-9 Pilomyxoid astrocytoma of the spinal cord with cerebrospinal     fluid and peritoneal metastasis.-10 Intraspinal oncocytic adrenocortical adenoma: diagnosis.-11 Chordomas of the clivus and upper cervical spine. Imaging.-12 Spinal teratoid/ rhabdoid tumor: use of diffusion - weighted imaging for diagnosis.-13 Gangliogliomas of the spinal cord: neuroimaging correlations with pathology, controversies in pathological diagnosis, and prognosis. Therapy.-14 Surgery for spinal tumours.-15 Resection of spinal meningioma: postoperative focal hyperemia.-16 Spinal cord hemangioblastomas: surgical management.-17 Spinal radiosurgery:  delayed radiation-induced myelopathy.-18 Metastatic spine disease: indications, timing, and outcomes for surgery and radiation therapy.-19 Sequence of surgery, radiotherapy, and stereotactic radiosurgery in the treatment of metastatic spine disease: effects on wound healing.-20 Treatment of spinal tumors with cyberknife stereotactic radiotherapy.-21 Recurrent spinal cord cystic astrocytomas: treatment with rhenium-186 intracavitary radiation.-22 Embolization of spinal tumors.-23 Embolization of spinal cord tumours.-24 Locomotor recovery after spinal cord transaction: transplantation of oligodendrocytes and motoneuron progenitors generated from human embryonic stem cells.-25 Malignant primary spinal neoplasms: total en bloc spondylectomy. Index.

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