Skull Base Cancer Imaging
The Practical Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
Eugene Yu, Reza Forghani
editore: Thieme Medical Publishers Inc
Skull base anatomy is extremely complex, with vital neurovascular structures passing through multiple channels and foramina. Brain tumors such as pituitary tumors, acoustic neuromas, and meningiomas are challenging to treat due to their close proximity to cranial nerves and blood vessels in the brain, neck, and spinal cord. Medical imaging is an essential tool for identifying lesions and critical adjacent structures. Detecting and precisely mapping out the extent of disease is imperative for appropriate and optimal treatment planning and ultimately patient outcome. Eugene Yu and Reza Forghani have produced an exceptional, imaging-focused guide on various neoplastic diseases affecting the skull base, with contributions from a Who's Who of prominent radiologists, head and neck surgeons, neurosurgeons, and radiation oncologists. The content is presented in a clear and concise fashion with chapters organized anatomically. From the Anterior Cranial Fossa, Nasal Cavity, and Paranasal Sinuses - to the Petroclival and Lateral Skull Base, an overview and detailed analysis is provided for each region. Key Highlights Fundamentals of skull base imaging, including recent developments in diagnostic modalitiesMore than 400 radiographs, color anatomical drawings, and color intraoperative photos elucidate the imaging appearances of a wide spectrum of disease affecting the skull base, as well as important anatomic variants and pathways of disease spreadClinically oriented imaging approach focuses on diagnostic and prognostic features important in the evaluation of skull base abnormalitiesAtlas of skull base CT and MRI anatomy provides an easy to access, quick reference for identifying important anatomic landmarksInsights on the pathways of tumor growth and the role of clinical imaging in the management of skull base cancersCritical and contrasting viewpoints from multidisciplinary experts provide a well-rounded perspectiveThis invaluable resource chronicles current knowledge in state-of-the-art skull base tumor imaging with clinical pearls on pathophysiology, prognosis, and treatment options. It is a must-have for radiology, neurosurgery, and otolaryngology residents and clinicians who care for patients with head and neck neoplasms.
Cancer of the Head and Neck
Ehab Hanna, Jeffrey Myers
editore: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Offering a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to head and neck oncology, Cancer of the Head and Neck, Fifth Edition, delivers authoritative guidance to the entire head and neck cancer care team. Retaining an expert surgical focus that has made it a classic in the field, this edition incorporates new disease- and site-specific chapters as well as a greater emphasis on reconstruction and rehabilitation. Written and edited by globally renowned head and neck surgeons, it's an indispensable resource for practitioners, trainees, and other health care professionals who care for patients with head and neck cancer. Key Features: * Provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary coverage on the understanding and management of head and neck cancer, from basic science through treatment and rehabilitation.* Incorporates extensive revisions in every chapter, including new techniques such as robotic surgery of the oropharynx, endoscopic and minimal access surgery of the skull base; as well as new topics such as targeted therapy, proton therapy, and immunotherapy in the treatment of head and neck cancers.* Features new color photographs and drawings throughout.* Incorporates the expertise of more than more than 75 contributing authors from around the world.Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, which can be downloaded to your tablet and smartphone or accessed online and includes features like: *Complete content with enhanced navigation *Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that pull results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web*Cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation*Highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text* Ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues*Quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use
WHO Classification of the Central Nervous System
WHO Classification of Tumours of the Central Nervous System is the Revised 4th Edition of the WHO series on histological and genetic typing of human tumours. This authoritative, concise reference book provides an international standard for oncologists and pathologists and will serve as an indispensable guide for use in the design of studies monitoring response to therapy and clinical outcome.Key features Diagnostic criteria, pathological features, and associated genetic alterations are described in a disease-oriented manner Sections on all recognized neoplasms and their variants include new ICD-O codes, epidemiology, clinical features, macroscopy, pathology, genetics, and prognosis and predictive factors Prepared by 122 authors from 19 countries, contains more than 800 colour images and tables, and more than 2800 references
Brain Tumor Imaging
editore: Thieme Medical Publishers Inc
Brain Tumor Imaging is a practical, comprehensive reference that covers all the methods of imaging used in the diagnosis and assessment of brain tumors. It includes key information on the use of advanced imaging technologies in the clinical setting for the successful treatment of patients with brain tumors. Key Features: * Includes more than 500 high-quality images (color as well as black and white) that help illustrate the latest imaging modalities used in neuro-oncology* Covers advanced, functional imaging techniques, giving readers the latest information on clinically advanced imaging tools for brain tumor assessment* Provides details on how to accurately evaluate treatment effects and differentiate from tumor progression This book is an essential guide to advanced imaging modalities for all radiologists, neuroradiologists, neuro-oncologists, and neurosurgeons involved in the treatment and evaluation of patients with brain tumors.
Endonasal Endoscopic Surgery of Skull Base Tumors
An Interdisciplinary Approach
Amin Kassam, Peter Vajkoczye altri
editore: Thieme Publishing Group
Overall, the book reads very well, and it's a timely contribution highlighting a team-based approach to contemporary endoscopic skull base surgery by renowned authors. -- World Neurosurgery I was keen to get my hands on this book - and it certainly lives up to expectations. -- The Journal of Laryngology & Otology Readers will certainly benefit from this book, given its comprehensive review of this burgeoning field of neurosurgery. - Neurosurgery This book presents a complete step-by-step guide to endonasal endoscopic skull base surgery, written by prominent interdisciplinary specialists and reflecting important recent developments in the field. Combining the fundamentals of skull base anatomy and pathology with current diagnostic and interventional imaging techniques, Endonasal Endoscopic Surgery of Skull Base Tumors provides a solid clinical foundation for anyone working in this challenging and evolving specialty. Special features: * State-of-the-art contributions from international experts in endonasal endoscopic skull base surgery* A 360 degree panoramic assessment of skull base pathologies* Description of basic and advanced endoscopic procedures based on the endonasal corridor system* Current tumor-specific strategies, including indications and preoperative work-up, endoscopic surgical techniques, sequel and potential complications, postoperative care, outcomes, and pearls and pitfalls* Clear and consistent interdisciplinary guidelines for managing the internal carotid artery in skull base surgery, allowing the removal of previously inoperable tumors* Surgical outcomes from two of the leading international skull base centers, one in Fulda, Germany (formerly headed by Professor Draf), and one joint program at the University of Brescia and University of Varese, Italy Complete with 500 full-color photographs, anatomic illustrations, flowcharts and tables, Endonasal Endoscopic Surgery of Skull Base Tumors offers a practical management approach and sets a new standard in the field. It is invaluable for all otolaryngologists, head and neck surgeons, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, and pathologists who routinely make diagnostic and therapeutic decisions with regard to skull base lesions. It is also an essential text and reference for those who are learning how to perform endonasal endoscopic skull base surgery in a multidisciplinary environment.
Mark Bernstein, Mitchel S Berger
editore: Thieme Medical Publishers Inc
Neuro-Oncology: The Essentials, Third Edition, is a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental science and core clinical concepts behind the successful multidisciplinary management of patients with brain and spine tumors. Among the updates to this new edition are eight new chapter topics, including: Endoscopic Approaches, Pediatric Supratentorial Tumors, and Neuro-Oncology in the Developing World. The book begins with basic science, progresses to clinical applications, and includes a robust section on specific tumor types. Key Features: A major revision, with a 20% increase in content and over 35% increase in figures Editors Notes at the end of each chapter briefly summarize a topic, provide a historical perspective on a topic, add a current reference, or highlight salient points Demonstrates the latest surgical navigation techniques, including stereotaxy and intraoperative MRI, used to access hard-to-reach tumors This new edition is an invaluable reference for all neurosurgeons, neurologists, and oncologists, as well as residents and fellows, and it will be a treasured volume in their medical libraries for years to come.
Head and Neck Cancer Recurrence: Evidence-based, Multidisciplinary Management
Hisham M. Mehanna, K. Kian Ang
editore: Thieme Publishing Group
Despite significant progress in the treatment of head and neck cancer using new techniques, including organ preservation strategies, recurrence still occurs in up to 50% of patients with locally advanced disease. Head and Neck Cancer Recurrence is the first comprehensive, evidence-based reference on this complex condition, providing state-of-the-art strategies for treating and managing recurrence at each site within the head and neck. With this book at hand, specialists will have guidelines for detecting the presence of a tumor, evaluating the extent and likelihood of successful salvage, determining the most effective treatment modalities, and assessing the potential impact on outcome and function. Special features:* Brings together all the current evidence and expertise on the epidemiology, risk factors, clinical and imaging evaluation, and management of recurrent head and neck cancer tumors* Includes both curative and palliative approaches, and discusses surgical, radiotherapeutic, and chemotherapeutic strategic options* Contains substantial contributions by specialists in speech and language therapy, palliative care, psychology, epidemiology, and clinical cancer nursing to provide a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to the management of recurrence of head and neck cancers* Brings the decision-making process to life with illustrative case studies that contain patient histories, clinical findings, treatment planning, and documented results The combination of the most recent clinical advances with the latest thinking in the field makes this book an essential resource for all head and neck surgeons, clinical oncologists, radiation oncologists, nurse practitioners, allied health professionals and senior trainees working to improve patient management and outcomes in this challenging arena.
Stell and Maran's Textbook of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology
John Watkinson, Ralph W. Gilbert
editore: Hodder Arnold
First written by Philip Stell and Arnold Maran in 1972, Stell & Maran's Textbook of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology has been revised in both content and approach over the years to reflect the enormous progress made in the area. Now in its fifth edition, the book remains a key textbook for trainees in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery. Written with a strong multidisciplinary approach, the book has expanded considerably to include the expertise of international editors and contributing authors from a wide variety of backgrounds, including ENT, radiotherapy, plastic surgery, and maxillofacial surgery. Key Features: * An international team of editors and contributors from a variety of different specialties * Thoroughly updated to include recent advances in molecular biology and diagnostic imaging * A greatly expanded section on reconstruction to reflect the importance of this area * An improved balance of content to enhance the multidisciplinary approach * Full-colour photos and illustrations throughout As a first text for trainee head and neck and ENT surgeons or as a reference source for practitioners in a variety of related fields, Stell & Maran's Textbook of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology remains the best-illustrated and most up-to-date volume in its field.
RIccardo Soffietti, Wolfgang Grisold
editore: Elsevier Science Ltd
Handbook of Clinical Neurology: Neuro-Oncology, Part I summarizes the present state of scientific and clinical knowledge in the field of neuro-oncology, including information related to diagnostic techniques such as imaging, along with immunology, molecular biology, and clinical aspects of tumors. Management and new therapeutic strategies for tumors, including gene therapy and molecularly targeted treatments, are also covered. Divided into eight sections encompassing 61 chapters, the book begins with an overview of the basic principles of tumors, including the epidemiology of primary central nervous system tumors, angiogenesis and invasion in cancer, the link between blood-brain barrier and brain edema, and the role of stem cells in gliomas. It proceeds with a discussion of diagnostic tools such as neuroimaging, the principles of tumor therapy such as radiotherapy and immunotherapy, and clinical trials in neuro-oncology. The reader is also introduced to 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. Furthermore, the book explains the neurological complications of systemic cancer and complications from treatments. This volume will appeal to clinicians and neuroscientists as well as researchers who want to gain a better understanding of the clinical features and management of the neurological manifestations of tumors. * An invaluable resource that includes critical, in-depth insights into recent developments in neuro-oncology * A fresh perspective on molecular biology, immunology, and other clinical aspects of tumors of the nervous system * Extensive coverage of tumor management and new therapeutic strategies, including gene therapy and molecularly targeted treatments * New tactics and therapies that will aid clinicians in their quest to provide optimal care for their neuro-oncological patients
An Encyclopedic Approach
Andrew H. Kaye, Edward R. Laws
editore: Churchill Livingstone
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 our associated website.
Head and Neck Cancer
editore: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Written by leading international physicians and investigators, this innovative multi-disciplinary book presents the most up-to-date research and clinical approaches to squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck. In recent years, great advances in translational research have lead to new treatment paradigms. This book covers such progress in a number of clinical settings including programs of organ and function preservation, curative treatments of unresectable disease, adjuvant treatments in high-risk patients, and palliative approaches for recurrent/metastatic disease. Complementary to the techniques of surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, the authors present data on epidemiology, molecular pathology, normal tissue complications, rehabilitation, palliative care, treatment in the elderly, and socio-economic aspects. State-of-the-art functional imaging techniques are covered. The latest developments in high precision techniques in irradiation, sequencing treatments of chemo- and radiotherapy, as wells as the integration of biomolecular therapies into cytotoxic treatments are also explored.
Tumors of the Central Nervous System
M. A. Hayat
In this title, the classification of brain tumors is up-dated using magnetic resonance spectroscopy technology. The role of cellular immortality in brain tumors is reviewed. Tumor to tumor metastases are a common occurrence; for example, brain metastasis from breast cancer, lung cancer, and renal cancer is discussed. Genetic profiling and treatment (including neurosurgery) of such brain cancers are explained. Breast cancer patients treated with certain drugs (e.g., capecitabine and lapatinib can develop CNS tumors. Role of brain tumor suppressor genes (e.g., NRP/B gene) is pointed out. Biomarkers used to diagnose brain malignancies are explained in detail. A number of imaging modalities used for diagnosing and assessing the effectiveness of treatments of brain tumors are presented. The imaging methods discussed include MRI, PET, CT, MRSi, and SPECT. Also discussed is the impact of PET using radiolabeled amino acids on brain tumors.
Atlas of Clinical Neurology
Douglas C. Miller, Fred H. Hochberge altri
Nominated for 2011 BMA Book Awards, this title is highly commended in neurology. "Atlas of Clinical Neurology", by David Perkin, Douglas C. Miller, Russell Lane, Maneesh C. Patel, and Fred H. Hochberg, delivers the most powerful, clinically oriented image collection of any reference in your specialty - to help you accurately diagnose any condition you see in practice! Approximately 2,000 large, high-quality images - 1,000 in full color - capture the characteristic physical examination and imaging findings of every type of neurological disorder. All of the diagnostic imaging studies have been updated to reflect the dramatic advances in neuroimaging. Updates throughout include a brand-new chapter on myopathies and myasthenia, expanded coverage of epilepsy, and an entire chapter devoted to extrapyramidal disorders. Online access enables you to reference this masterwork from any computer and download all of the images. The result is the ultimate diagnostic resource in neurology.
Principles and Practice of Neuro-Oncology
A Multidisciplinary Approach
Michael A. Vogelbaum, Minesh P. Mehtae altri
editore: Demos Medical Publishing
Neuro-oncologic (brain and spine) cancers account for 19,000 new cases and 13,000 deaths per year. The early and proper diagnosis of these virulent cancers is critical to patient outcomes and diagnosis and treatment strategies are continually evolving. The multidisciplinary team that manages these patients involves medical radiation oncology, neurosurgery, molecular biology, neuroimaging, nurses and therapists. Principles and Practices of Neuro-Oncology establishes a new gold standard in care through a comprehensive, multidisciplinary text covering all aspects of neuro-oncology. Six major sections cover all topics related to epidemiology and etiology, molecular biology, clinical features and supportive care, imaging, neuroanatomy and neurosurgery, medical oncology and targeted therapies, and radiation oncology for adult and pediatric cancers. Over a hundred expert contributors provide in-depth and discussions of the most current knowledge of pathophysiology and etiology of neuro-oncologic tumors and state of the art discussions of clinical management. Throughout the book a multidisciplinary approach to management is emphasized.
Atlas of Pediatric Brain Tumors
Adekunle M. Adesina, Christine E. Fullere altri
editore: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
This practical, well-illustrated atlas covers areas ranging from neuroimaging, the use of crush and touch preps during introperative consultation, classic histological features of brain tumors, tumor variants, and a miscellaneous group of challenging tumors.
Diagnosis, Treatment, and Outcome
Joung H. Lee
editore: Springer London Ltd
The overall incidence of meningiomas, particularly in the developed countries, is rising due to a growing size of the aging population, with people living longer and enjoying healthier lives than ever before. Additionally, an increased utilization of imaging studies such as computer tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) for routine evaluation of closed head injuries, paranasal sinus problems and various non-specific neurological symptoms, ranging from headaches to dizziness, has contributed to enhanced detection of incidental meningiomas. The book contains the most up-to-date information in all matters related to meningiomas, and is written by multiple contributors - internationally recognized experts in their respective fields from Asia, USA and Europe. This is an essential reference guide to neurosurgeons and neurologists (in training and in practice), as well as medical libraries, throughout the world.
Surgical Pathology of Endocrine and Neuroendocrine Tumors
editore: Humana Press Inc.
Surgical pathology is the cornerstone in the management of neoplastic disorders. Written for the practicing surgical pathologist in mind, "Surgical Pathology of Endocrine and Neuroendocrine Tumors" provides an up-to-date text on surgical pathology of endocrine and neuroendocrine tumors. The text begins with radiological imaging of tumors, followed by a section on fine needle aspiration biopsy. The main section focuses on surgical pathology of endocrine and neuroendocrine tumors. The volume closes with applications of molecular techniques and their potential for the future. "Surgical Pathology of Endocrine and Neuroendocrine Tumors" is written by a panel of internationally recognized pathologists who are not only experts in their fields, but who also contribute their own valuable insights making this new book an essential resource for practicing general and specialist surgical pathologists and pathologists in training.
Squamous Cell Cancer of the Neck
editore: Cambridge University Press
Imaging studies provide crucial information on disease extent in head and neck malignancies. A thorough knowledge of the loco-regional anatomy of this complex area and a proper understanding of the natural disease spread pattern are prerequisites in the interpretation of these imaging studies. Tumor extent influences tumor staging, predicts outcome and influences treatment choices. Knowledge of the different treatment options and expected post-therapeutic tissue changes are also critical in order to use imaging adequately in the surveillance of these patients. After an introductory chapter on epidemiology and clinical signs, this book reviews the pertinent imaging findings for each of the major anatomical subsites. Emphasis is on CT and MRI, but PET and ultrasound are also discussed where appropriate. Reviews on modern surgical and radiotherapeutic techniques are included, helping the reader to understand post-treatment tissue changes and how to differentiate these from tumor recurrence or treatment complications.
Neurologic Complications of Cancer
Jerome B. Posner, Lisa M. DeAngelis
editore: Oxford University Press Inc
Neurologic Complications of Cancer reviews the impact of cancer on the nervous system. It examines the diagnosis and management of neurological complications of specific types of cancer, as well as the side effects of oncological treatments. Updated with approximately 30% new material it includes new diagnostic techniques and treatments.