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Brain Tumors [electronic resource]: An Encyclopedic Approach

[edited by] Andrew H. Kaye, Edward R. Laws, Jr.
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
Edinburgh ; New York : Saunders/Elsevier, [2012]
Edition
3rd ed
Language
English
ISBN
9780702048180, 0702048186, 9780443069673, 0443069670
Access Restriction
Electronic access is available for UVA students, faculty, staff, and affiliates only. IP address verification required.
Summary
"Meet the increasing need for effective brain tumor management with the highly anticipated revision of Brain Tumors by Drs. Andrew H. Kaye and Edward R. Laws. Over the past decade, enormous advances have been made in both the diagnosis and the surgical and radiotherapeutic management of brain tumors. This new edition guides you through the latest developments in the field, including hot topics like malignant gliomas, functional brain mapping, neurogenetics and the molecular biology of brain tumors, and biologic and gene therapy. You'll also have easy access to the complete contents online, with links to PubMed and a downloadable image library, at www.expertconsult.com. "--Publisher's website.
Contents
  • Historical perspective
  • Stem cells and progenitor cell lineages in the central nervous system
  • Classification and pathogenesis of brain tumors
  • Epidemiology of brain tumors
  • Neurogenetics and the molecular biology of human brain tumors
  • Biologic therapy for malignant glioma
  • Gene therapy for human brain tumors
  • Immunology of brain tumors and implications for immunotherapy
  • Histopathology of brain tumors
  • Advanced imaging of brain tumors
  • Neuro-ophthalmology of brain tumors
  • Epilepsy associated with brain tumors
  • Anesthesia and intensive care management of patients with brain tumors
  • Surgical principles in the management of brain tumors
  • Radiosurgery and radiotherapy for brain tumors
  • Clinical trials and chemotherapy
  • Mouse models for brain tumor therapy
  • Management of brain tumors in the pediatric patient
  • Management of recurrent gliomas and meningiomas
  • Low-grade astrocytomas
  • Glioblastoma and malignant astrocytoma
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Brainstem tumors
  • Intracranial ependymomas
  • Choroid plexus tumors
  • Uncommon glial tumors
  • Medulloblastoma and primitive neuroectodermal tumors
  • Acoustic neurinoma (vestibular schwannoma)
  • Other schwannomas of cranial nerves
  • Brain tumors associated with neurofibromatosis
  • Meningiomas
  • Meningeal hemangiopericytomas
  • Meningeal sarcomas
  • Pineal cell and germ cell tumors
  • Non-functional pituitary tumors
  • Diagnostic considerations and surgical results for hyperfunctioning pituitary adenomas
  • Chordomas and chondrosarcomas of the skull base
  • Glomus jugulare tumors
  • Carcinoma of the paranasal sinuses
  • Esthesioneuroblastoma: management and outcome
  • Primary central nervous system lymphoma
  • Craniopharyngiomas
  • Dermoid, epidermoid, and neurenteric cysts
  • Colloid cysts
  • Metastatic brain tumors.
Description
1 online resource (xiv, 916 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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