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Medicine - Radiology | Tumors of the Central Nervous System, Volume 13 - Types of Tumors, Diagnosis, Ultrasonography,

Tumors of the Central Nervous System, Volume 13

Types of Tumors, Diagnosis, Ultrasonography, Surgery, Brain Metastasis, and General CNS Diseases

Hayat, M.A. (Ed.)

2014, XLIII, 308 p. 44 illus., 32 illus. in color.

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  • Includes sections devoted to diagnosis, intraoperative ultrasonography, cell counting, brain metastasis and more
  • Coverage spans a range of tumor types including neuroblastoma, medulloblastoma, meningioma and chordoma
  • Gathers the work of 78 expert contributors representing 14 different countries

Volume 13: Pineal, Pituitary, and Spinal Tumors is organized in six sections, for convenience and quick access to critical information. Section I, Types of Tumors includes a chapter on molecular characterization of Embryonal tumors, a chapter on diagnosis of metastatic oligodendroglioma using fine-needle aspiration cytology, one covering intra-arterial chemotherapy of oligodendroglial tumors and another on the role of cyclooxygenase-2 in the development and growth of Schwannomas, and others, closing with a chapter on trigeminal neuralgia with cerebellopontine angle tumors.

Section II, Diagnosis, includes two chapters on cell counting in histopathologic slides of tumors. Section III offers three chapters which discuss aspects of intraoperative ultrasonography. Section IV covers brain tumor surgery, and Section V surveys Brain Metastasis. The final section offers a wide-ranging review of General Diseases, with chapters on, among others, Alexander Disease; Lipoma; Transplantation of human umbilical cord blood mononuclear cells in cases of neonatal hypoxic-ischemic brain damage; and a chapter discussing the use of mobile phones and brain cancer risk in children.


Like its twelve predecessors in the series, this volume merits distinction for its thorough approach, its roster of 78 distinguished contributors representing 14 different countries and its detailed examination of leading-edge technology and methods.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Diagnosis of brain tumors - Neurosurgery - Radiotherapy - Types of brain tumors - Ultrasonography

Related subjects » Cancer Research - Life Sciences - Radiology - Surgery

Table of contents 

Table of contents of volume 13


       I.            Types of tumors

1.       Embryonal tumor: molecular characterization

2.       Oligodendroglial tumors: intra-arterial chemotherapy

3.       Metastatic oligodendroglioma: diagnosis with fine-needle

Aspiration cytology

4.       Management of hemangiopericytoma

5.       Role of cyclooxygenase-2 in the development and growth of


6.       Adult primary gliosarcoma: epidemiology

7.       Mesenchymal chondrosarcoma in the central nervous system:

Histological diagnosis

8.       Supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumors (pnets)

9.       Retinoblastoma and reproductive decisionmaking

10.    Trigeminal nerualgia with cerebellopontine angle tumors

      II.            Diagnosis

11.    The concept of a preniche for cell counting in histopathologic

Slides of tumors

12.    Computer systems for cell counting in histopathologic slides of

Tumours of the central nervous system: advantages and limitations

   III.            Ultrasonography

13.    Intraoperative ultrasonography in tumor surgery

14.    Advantage of intraoperative power doppler ultrasonography

For intracranial tumors

15.    Intraoperative ultrasound in neurosurgical oncology-scope and


    IV.            Surgery

16.    Resection of brain tumors: intraoperative confocal microscopy technology

17.  Brainstem cavernomas, accessible lesions: surgery

18.    The role of surgical resection for metastatic brain tumors

      V.            Brain metastasis

19.    Factors responsible for local recurrence of brain metastasis

20.    Role of mmp2 in brain metastasis

21.    Differentiating choroid plexus tumors from metastatic

Carcinomas: use of inwardly rectifying k+ channel kir7.1 and excitatory amino acid transporter-1

    VI.            General diseases

22.    Alexander disease: role of glial fibrillary acidic protein

23.  Lipoma: an overview

24.    Tumefactive demyelination

25.    Immunotherapies for brain cancer: from preclinical models to human trials

26.    The role of hyaluronic acid and its receptors invasion of brain tumors

27.    Neonatal hypoxic-ischemic brain damage: human umbilical cord

Blood mononuclear cells transplantation

28.    Pathological angiogenesis: an overview

29.    Use of mobile phones and brain cancer risk in children?


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