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Medicine - Radiology | Primary Optic Nerve Sheath Meningioma

Primary Optic Nerve Sheath Meningioma

With contributions by numerous experts

Jeremic, Branislav, Pitz, Susanne (Eds.)

2008, XII, 139 p.

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  • First book dedicated solely to primary optic nerve sheath meningioma
  • Details the various diagnostic and treatment techniques
  • Pays special attention to the role of radiation therapy, and in particular stereotactic fractionated radiation therapy, the emerging treatment of choice for most patients
  • Includes many excellent illustrations

Optic nerve sheath meningioma (ONSM) is a rare tumour. Cases are usually separated into primary ONSM, which arises either intraorbitally or, less commonly, intracanalicularly, and secondary ONSM, which arises intracranially and subsequently invades the optic canal and orbit. This is the first book to cover all important aspects of the diagnosis and treatment of primary ONSM. After a general introduction, individual chapters discuss the clinical presentation, clinical examination and diagnosis, imaging, and histology. Treatment options are then addressed in detail, with special emphasis on external beam radiation therapy, and in particular stereotactic fractionated radiation therapy. The latter has recently produced consistently good results and is now considered the emerging treatment of choice for the vast majority of patients with primary ONSM. This well-illustrated book will prove invaluable to all practitioners who encounter primary ONSM in their clinical work.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » diagnosis - genetics - histology - imaging - magnetic resonance imaging - magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) - molecular genetics - optic nerve sheath meningioma - radiation - radiation therapy - radiotherapy - stereotactic radiation therapy - surgery - tumor

Related subjects » Ophthalmology - Pathology - Radiology - Surgery

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