Chordomas and Chondrosarcomas of the Skull Base and Spine Book

Chordomas and Chondrosarcomas of the Skull Base and Spine


  • Author : Griffith R. Harsh
  • Publisher : Thieme
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN 10 : 0865779856

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Chordomas and Chondrosarcomas of the Skull Base and Spine Excerpt :

Special features: - All available information on these tumors packed into a single volume- High-quality illustrations that make anatomy and surgical approach crystal-clear- Contributorst include: Albert Rhoton Jr., Harry Van Loveren, Laligam Sekhar, Robert Spetzler, and Chandranath Sen- Includes alternative methods of treatment, ranging from surgery to radiation modalities, with recurrence and outcome assessment

Chordomas and Chondrosarcomas of the Skull Base and Spine Book

Chordomas and Chondrosarcomas of the Skull Base and Spine


  • Author : Griffith R. Harsh
  • Publisher : Thieme
  • Release Date : 2011-01-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN 10 : 9781604064445

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Chordomas and Chondrosarcomas of the Skull Base and Spine Excerpt :

Written by a world-class team of multidisciplinary experts, here is the first definitive reference on these two highly challenging tumors occurring in the skull base and spine. Covering everything from their embryology and pathology, clinical presentation and diagnosis, radiologic appearance, surgical treatment, radiation therapy, and prognosis, it is the most comprehensive book ever written on the topic.Special features: All available information on these tumors packed into a single volume High-quality illustrations that make anatomy and surgical approach crystal-clear Contributorst include: Albert Rhoton Jr., Harry Van Loveren, Laligam Sekhar, Robert Spetzler, and Chandranath Sen Includes alternative methods of treatment, ranging from surgery to radiation modalities, with recurrence and outcome assessmentFor all specialists who treat tumors of the skull base and spine, including neurosurgeons, otolaryngologists-head and neck surgeons, ophthalmologic surgeons, and orthopedic surgeons.

Leksell Radiosurgery Book

Leksell Radiosurgery


  • Author : A. Niranjan
  • Publisher : Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-05-20
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9783318064223

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Leksell Radiosurgery Excerpt :

Since its introduction 52 years ago, Leksell radiosurgery has become a widely applied technique for the management of a diverse group of vascular, neoplastic, and functional disorders. This publication presents an update on state-of-the-art radiosurgery technology, including outcomes, by the pioneers in the field. Experts have contributed chapters on various topics. They provide a history of the development of Leksell Gamma Knife and its evolution from frame-based to the inclusion of mask-based radiosurgery in the latest Gamma Knife model. For beginners, there is valuable information related to imaging, quality assurance, patient care, anesthesia, and regulatory requirements. Advance users will appreciate the summary of the long-term outcome of important indications. Additional chapters on cavernous malformation, orbital, uveal, and ocular disorders clarify the role of radiosurgery. This book is a concise overview for physicians interested in radiosurgery. It will be of great value to neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, and medical physicists concerned with learning about the indications of radiosurgery.

Evidence based practice in Neuro oncology Book

Evidence based practice in Neuro oncology


  • Author : Supriya Mallick
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-07-24
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811626593

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Evidence based practice in Neuro oncology Excerpt :

This book provides evidence-based management in neuro-oncology covering all aspects such as pathology, radiology, surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.The field of neuro-oncology is rapidly evolving and new evidence is coming out every day towards the optimal management of brain tumors. This necessitates a requirement of a complete guide that shall provide an evidence-based and personalized approach towards dealing with patients. This book also covers recent advances in personalized treatment formed through the relevant basis of anatomy, imaging, radiology, surgical, radiation and systemic treatment of brain and spinal tumors. In addition it also covers the , practical aspects of the planning of the Gamma knife and other radio surgical aspects. The book shall provide valuable assistance to practicing neuro-oncologists to practice better evidence-based personalized medicine.

Surgical Spinal Oncology Book

Surgical Spinal Oncology


  • Author : Kern Singh
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-08-21
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030507220

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Surgical Spinal Oncology Excerpt :

This book contains the expert knowledge base of the field’s most experienced practitioners in the field of extradural bone and soft tissue malignancy. Chapters include modern classification, advanced anatomy, imaging, and the concepts around a multidisciplinary approach. Since treating primary tumors requires very different strategies than those used in metastatic tumors, the book devotes separate sections to each sub-discipline. For primary tumors, the text covers both benign and malignant entities and addresses unique anatomic zones such as the sacrum and skull base which require special technical expertise. For metastatic disease, the authors address the ever-important concept of prognosis, and discuss how to answer the eternal question: “How much should we do, and for whom?”. Chapters also explore the state of the art of treatment for the “big 5” histologies (renal cell, lung, breast, prostate, thyroid), with a special chapter emphasis on separation surgery and the now-standard combinatorial care between radiation and surgery. In addition, an entire section is dedicated to evolving surgical technology, which covers the use of minimally invasive techniques, navigation, robotics, 3D-printing, and other evolving technologies for spine tumor care. Infrequently-considered topics, such as how to evaluate a lesion which may be a tumor-mimic, and how to think about economic value in spine tumor surgery, are also presented. Surgical Spinal Oncology serves to help surgeons approach difficult clinical scenarios with a thoughtful, collaborative approach that leverages the best technology and thinking the field of spine oncology has to offer.

Carbon Ion Radiotherapy Book

Carbon Ion Radiotherapy


  • Author : Hirohiko Tsujii
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-12-25
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9784431544579

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Carbon Ion Radiotherapy Excerpt :

This book serves as a practical guide for the use of carbon ions in cancer radiotherapy. On the basis of clinical experience with more than 7,000 patients with various types of tumors treated over a period of nearly 20 years at the National Institute of Radiological Sciences, step-by-step procedures and technological development of this modality are highlighted. The book is divided into two sections, the first covering the underlying principles of physics and biology, and the second section is a systematic review by tumor site, concentrating on the role of therapeutic techniques and the pitfalls in treatment planning. Readers will learn of the superior outcomes obtained with carbon-ion therapy for various types of tumors in terms of local control and toxicities. It is essential to understand that the carbon-ion beam is like a two-edged sword: unless it is used properly, it can increase the risk of severe injury to critical organs. In early series of dose-escalation studies, some patients experienced serious adverse effects such as skin ulcers, pneumonitis, intestinal ulcers, and bone necrosis, for which salvage surgery or hospitalization was required. To preclude such detrimental results, the adequacy of therapeutic techniques and dose fractionations was carefully examined in each case. In this way, significant improvements in treatment results have been achieved and major toxicities are no longer observed. With that knowledge, experts in relevant fields expand upon techniques for treatment delivery at each anatomical site, covering indications and optimal treatment planning. With its practical focus, this book will benefit radiation oncologists, medical physicists, medical dosimetrists, radiation therapists, and senior nurses whose work involves radiation therapy, as well as medical oncologists and others who are interested in radiation therapy.

Chordoma of the Spine Book

Chordoma of the Spine


  • Author : Daniel M. Sciubba
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2021-07-23
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 307
  • ISBN 10 : 3030762009

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Chordoma of the Spine Excerpt :

This book provides a comprehensive review of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of chordomas of the mobile spine and sacrum. Historically, knowledge about how to deliver such state-of-the-art care has not been widespread, resulting in inconsistent treatment, and, all too often, suboptimal outcomes for chordoma patients. This text is an important step towards broadening that knowledge, and, in turn, improving the care provided to chordoma patients. The book is divided into 4 parts comprising 16 chapters. The first part focuses on the pathophysiology and molecular drivers of chordoma. The second focuses on the epidemiology and clinical history, as well as the histological, oncologic, and radiographic work-up of chordoma. The third part focuses primarily on the technical aspects of surgery for chordoma. It is broken down by anatomic region, with the final two chapters focusing on the soft tissue and bony reconstruction following chordoma resection. The last part focuses on the exciting field of adjuvant therapies for chordoma. This includes both radiation therapies and novel chemotherapeutic options for recurrent, metastatic, and dedifferentiated chordoma. Written by world experts from leading chordoma centers, Chordoma of the Spine serves as a valuable reference for spinal oncologists and general spine surgeons who may encounter chordoma patients in their practice. It provides the most up-to-date evidence regarding all aspects of treating patients with this disease. By focusing on this specific pathology of the spine, this resource condenses expert-level research into understandable treatment algorithms.

Handbook of Evidence Based Radiation Oncology Book
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Handbook of Evidence Based Radiation Oncology


  • Author : Eric Hansen
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2010-06-17
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 790
  • ISBN 10 : 9780387929880

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Handbook of Evidence Based Radiation Oncology Excerpt :

Building on the success of this book's first edition, Dr. Eric Hansen and Dr. Mack Roach have updated, revised, and expanded the Handbook of Evidence-based Radiation Oncology, a portable reference that utilizes evidence-based medicine as the basis for practical treatment recommendations and guidelines. Organized by body site, concise clinical chapters provide easy access to critical information. Important "pearls" of epidemiology, anatomy, pathology, and clinical presentation are highlighted. Key facets of the work-up are listed, followed by staging and/or risk classification systems. Treatment recommendations are discussed based on stage, histology, and/or risk classification. Brief summaries of key trials and studies provide rationale for the recommendations. Practical guidelines for radiation techniques are described. Finally, complications and follow-up guidelines are outlined. Updates from the first edition include brand new color figures and color contouring mini-atlases for head and neck, gastrointestinal, prostate, and gynecological tumors; redesigned tables for increased readability; new chapters on management of the neck and unknown primary, clinical radiobiology, and pediatric malignancies and benign conditions; and new appendices including the American College of Radiology guidelines for administration of IV contrast.

Chordomas Book

Chordomas


  • Author : M. Necmettin Pamir
  • Publisher : Thieme
  • Release Date : 2017-01-03
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781626231603

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Chordomas Excerpt :

A rare form of cancer, chordomas are among the most difficult tumors to treat, requiring highly specialized training and surgical expertise. Although generally slow-growing, chordomas present resection challenges due to their proximity to critical structures including the spinal cord, brainstem, nerves, and arteries. Written by an impressive cadre of internationally-renowned experts, this textbook is the most current, concise, and definitive resource on diagnosis and management of this complex pathology. Acclaimed surgeons from Brazil, Canada, Japan, Turkey, the USA, and the UK are contributors. The book starts with a historical overview, epidemiology, molecular pathogenesis, cytogenetics, local invasion and metastasis, and pathology. A thorough discussion covers diagnostic radiological and radionuclide imaging such as MRI, PET; SPECT, PET-CT, and PET-MRI, and clinical traits of skull base and spinal chordomas as defined by imaging modalities. Subsequent chapters explore decision making including selecting the most optimal techniques, surgical procedures, specialized topics, and new horizons in chordoma treatment. Key Highlights Anterior and anterolateral approaches to the clivus The use of endoscopy and intraoperative assistive technologies Midline subfrontal, middle fossa, extended petrosal, and transcondylar approaches Craniospinal fusion techniques following resection Surgery for spinal chordomas from the cervical to the sacral region Special topics such as radiation, proton beam therapy, Gamma-Knife radiosurgery, and pediatric chordomas and chondrosarcomas This is an essential text for neurosurgeons, orthopedic spine surgeons, otolaryngologists, and radiation oncologists. Read and learn from innovators who have mastered the latest state-of-the-art treatment methodologies for chordomas.

Skull Base Surgery of the Posterior Fossa Book

Skull Base Surgery of the Posterior Fossa


  • Author : William T. Couldwell
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-11-10
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319670386

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Skull Base Surgery of the Posterior Fossa Excerpt :

This text provides a comprehensive and contemporary overview of surgical approaches to lesions of the posterior fossa. It will serve as a resource for neurosurgeons and otologists who treat patients with tumors and vascular diseases of the posterior fossa. It provides a concise review of surgical strategies that address the most important pathologies affecting the posterior fossa. It is richly illustrated with photographs and illustrations of the surgical strategies covered. All chapters are written by experts with world-wide recognition for their contributions in their respective subspecialty. Skull Base Surgery of the Posterior Fossa will be of great utility to Neurosurgeons, Otolaryngologists, and Radiation Therapists with an interest in diseases that affect the posterior fossa, as well as Senior Residents in Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology, and Fellows of Skull Base Surgery and Otology.

Chordomas and Chondrosarcomas of the Skull Base and Spine Book

Chordomas and Chondrosarcomas of the Skull Base and Spine


  • Author : Griffith R. Harsh IV
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2017-09-14
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 484
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128043332

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Chordomas and Chondrosarcomas of the Skull Base and Spine Excerpt :

Chordomas and Chondrosarcomas of the Skull Base and Spine, Second Edition, is a major reference and guide for neurosurgeons, medical oncologists, neuroscientists, orthopedic surgeons, head and neck surgeons and radiation oncologists that treat patients and research chordomas and chondrosarcomas of the axial skeleton. This book is the unique result of the collaboration of multidisciplinary specialists from a wide variety of fields (neurological sciences, medical oncology, molecular biology, orthopedics and radiation oncology), offering the most relevant information about chordomas and chondrosarcomas of the axial skeleton from each of these fields condensed into one single volume. It contains new medical knowledge and scientific advances regarding the treatment of these types of tumors. Additionally, the book includes chapters written by the Chordoma Foundation and Sarcoma Foundation of America, providing the most valuable information and support for patients and their relatives. Presents an up-to-date, comprehensive resource that details chordomas and chondrosarcomas from a multidisciplinary approach Edited by the leading researchers in brain and skull base tumors Includes chapters written by the Chordoma Foundation and Sarcoma Foundation of America

Skull Base Imaging Book

Skull Base Imaging


  • Author : F. Allan Midyett
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-07-13
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 377
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030464479

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Skull Base Imaging Excerpt :

This book is a comprehensive guide to skull base imaging. Skull base is often a “no man’s land” that requires treatment using a team approach between neurosurgeons, head and neck surgeons, vascular interventionalists, radiotherapists, chemotherapists, and other professionals. Imaging of the skull base can be challenging because of its intricate anatomy and the broad breadth of presenting pathology. Although considerably complex, the anatomy is comparatively constant, while presenting pathologic entities may be encountered at myriad stages. Many of the pathologic processes that involve the skull base are rare, causing the average clinician to require help with their diagnosis and treatment. But, before any treatment can begin, these patients must come to imaging and receive the best test to establish the correct diagnosis and make important decisions regarding management and treatment. This book provides a guide to neuoradiologists performing that imaging and as a reference for related physicians and surgeons. The book is divided into nine sections: Pituitary Region, Cerebellopontine Angle, Anterior Cranial Fossa, Middle Cranial Fossa, Craniovertebral Junction, Posterior Cranial Fossa, Inflammatory, Sarcomas, and Anatomy. Within each section, either common findings in those skull areas or different types of sarcomas or inflammatory conditions and their imaging are detailed. The anatomy section gives examples of normal anatomy from which to compare findings against. All current imaging techniques are covered, including: CT, MRI, US, angiography, CT cisternography, nuclear medicine and plain film radiography. Each chapter additionally includes key points, classic clues, incidence, differential diagnosis, recommended treatment, and prognosis. Skull Base Imaging provides a clear and concise reference for all physicians who encounter patients with these complex and relatively rare maladies.

Chondrosarcoma Book

Chondrosarcoma


  • Author : Francis J. Hornicek
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-06-17
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030745721

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Chondrosarcoma Excerpt :

Chondrosarcoma, a rare cancer that develops from cartilage cells, occurs mainly in the bones but can also appear in the soft tissue of the pelvis, hip and shoulder. Unfortunately, these cancers are highly resistant to both chemotherapy and radiation, and no successful adjuvant therapies currently exist. As such, surgical treatment and resection remain the mainstays of management for patients with these tumors. This concise text is a comprehensive presentation of the current knowledge regarding the development, diagnosis and management of chondrosarcomas. Part I discusses pathology, molecular biology and imaging features of chondrosarcomas. The different types of skeletal and extraskeletal tumors are presented in detail in part II, including conventional and secondary tumors. Management approaches are outlined and described in part III - limb salvage surgery is the most common, and although less effective, radiation and chemotherapy are indicated in certain cases. Part IV examines the future of chondrosarcoma management and development of novel adjuvant therapies, as well as the relationship of this disease to similar types (e.g., chordoma). Bringing together the most up-to-date information on this rare cancer, Chondrosarcoma will be a valuable resource for orthopedic oncologists, researchers and all medical professionals treating these challenging tumors.

Intracranial and Spinal Radiotherapy Book

Intracranial and Spinal Radiotherapy


  • Author : Lia M. Halasz
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-03-08
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 211
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030645083

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Intracranial and Spinal Radiotherapy Excerpt :

This book is a practical, up-to-date guide to the treatment of patients with brain and spinal tumors. Leading experts in the field explain treatment techniques in detail, highlighting key considerations in the use of external beam radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, particle therapy, radiosurgery, and stereotactic body radiation therapy. Specific recommendations are described for different tumor types, and helpful information provided on other important issues, such as the interaction of radiotherapy and systemic therapy and the avoidance of treatment complications. With the development of modern technology, highly conformal radiotherapy techniques have become more complicated, yet also more widely employed. This book will equip readers with the knowledge required to set up practices to deliver quality brain and spinal radiation therapy appropriate to each patient. It will be of benefit to radiation oncologists, clinical oncologists, medical physicists, medical dosimetrists, radiation therapists, and senior nurses as well as medical oncologists and surgical oncologists with an interest in radiotherapy.

Anterior Skull Base Tumors Book

Anterior Skull Base Tumors


  • Author : P. Nicolai
  • Publisher : Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-07-30
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9783318066708

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Anterior Skull Base Tumors Excerpt :

In recent years, interest in the management of anterior skull base tumors has been fostered by the introduction and subsequent rapid expansion of indications of transnasal endoscopic techniques. In parallel, extraordinary progress has been made in all the other disciplines which are involved in the complex process of managing anterior skull base tumors, leading to substantial improvements in diagnosis and treatment. The anterior skull base can be involved in a large variety of tumors of a varying nature and histology, which in the majority of cases originate from adjacent anatomic sites. In fact, primary lesions of the anterior skull base mainly include osteoma and other tumors originating from bone and cartilage. Tumors involving the anterior skull base have their origin prevalently in the sinonasal tract, but lesions developing on the intracranial site, such as meningiomas, may also extend caudally to encroach upon this area. All these lesions are rare, which means that the pertinent literature does not include prospective studies or treatment guidelines based on a high level of evidence. In view of the extreme histological variability of lesions involving the anterior skull base, much emphasis has been placed on addressing the different nuances of treatment in relation to histology, especially for malignant tumors. The chapters focusing on surgery provide divergent views on selection criteria for a specific surgical technique, which is the aim of this publication.