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Neuro-Oncology, Part II
 
 

Neuro-Oncology, Part II, 1st Edition

Handbook of Clinical Neurology (Series editors: Aminoff, Boller, Swaab)

 
Neuro-Oncology, Part II, 1st Edition,Wolfgang Grisold,Riccardo Soffietti,ISBN9780444535023
 
 
 

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Elsevier

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This volume is part of the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series, the world’s most comprehensive source of information in neurology. Now in its third generation, the series has an unparalleled reputation for providing the latest foundational research, diagnosis, and treatment protocols essential for both basic neuroscience research and clinical neurology.

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Key Features

* Unique perspectives on advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of tumors of the nervous system
* An in-depth exploration of new strategies, including diagnostics, and gene and molecularly targeted therapies
* A state-of-the-art reference that summarizes the clinical features and management of the many neurological manifestations of tumors of the nervous system

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Handbook of Clinical Neurology: Neuro-Oncology, Part II provides an overview of the most recent developments in the field of neuro-oncology, including new diagnostic imaging techniques, along with immunology, molecular biology, and clinical aspects of different types of tumors. It also considers management and new therapeutic strategies for tumors, such as gene therapy, radiation therapy, and molecularly targeted treatments. Divided into five sections encompassing 33 chapters, the book begins with a description of specific tumor types such as low-grade gliomas, anaplastic astrocytomas, and medulloblastoma and primitive neuroectodermal tumors, along with rare brain tumors like neurofibromatosis and other genetic syndromes. It then discusses tumors at special sites, from brainstem tumors to peripheral nerve tumors, tumors of the meninges, and optic, hypothalamic, and thalamic tumors. It also explains the neurological complications of systemic cancer and the adverse effects of some treatments. Clinicians and neuroscientists, as well as researchers who read this book, will gain a better understanding of the clinical features and management of the neurological manifestations of tumors.

Wolfgang Grisold

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of Department, Neurologic Department and LBI for Neuro-Oncology, Kaiser Franz Josef Hospital, Vienna, Austria

Riccardo Soffietti

Affiliations and Expertise

Head, Division of Neuro-Oncology

Neuro-Oncology, Part II, 1st Edition

SECTION 4 Specific tumor types

29. Low-grade gliomas

30. Anaplastic astrocytomas

31. Anaplastic oligodendroglial tumors

32. Glioblastoma

33. Gliomatosis cerebri

34. Primary central nervous system lymphoma

35. Medulloblastoma and primitive neuroectodermal tumors

SECTION 5 Rare brain tumors

36. Ependymomas, neuronal and mixed neuronal-glial tumors, dysembroblastic

neuroepithelial tumors, pleiomorphic xanthoastrocytomas, and pilocytic

astrocytomas

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37. Neurofibromatosis and other genetic syndromes

SECTION 6 Tumors at special sites

38. Brainstem tumors

39. Optic, hypothalamic and thalamic tumours

40. Pineal parenchymal tumours, embryonal tumours and germ cell tumours

41. Tumors of the cerebellopontine angle

42. Tumors of the meninges)

43. The management of skull base tumors

44. Peripheral nerve tumors

SECTION 7 Neurologic complications of systemic cancer

45. General oncology and neurologic complications

46. Neurologic complications of solid tumors

47. Neurologic complications of leukaemia and lymphoma

48. Neurologic complications in plasma cell dyscrasias

49. Brain metastases

50. Neoplastic meningitis

51. Spinal cord involvement

52. Neuromuscular complications

53. Neurovascular complications of solid tumors and hematological neoplasms

54. Infectious, metabolic, and endocrine complications

55. Central nervous system paraneoplastic disease

56. Paraneoplastic disorders of the peripheral nervous system

SECTION 8 Complications from treatments

57. Complications of chemotherapy in Neuro-oncology

58. Complications of radiotherapy to the central nervous system

59. Neurological complications of chemotherapy to the central nervous system

60. Neurological complications of chemotherapy to the peripheral nervous system

61. General and neurological complications of targeted therapy

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"…an unparalleled reputation as the world's most comprehensive source of information in neurology...Describes the advances which have occurred in clinical neurology and the neurosciences, their impact on the understanding of neurological disorders and on patient care."--Doody.com, April 24, 2013

 
 

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