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Brainstem Tumors

Diagnosis and Management

  • George I. Jallo
  • Mohammad Hassan A. Noureldine
  • Nir Shimony

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Andrew J. Kobets, James T. Goodrich
    Pages 1-40
  3. Jaafar Basma, Dom E. Mahoney, Andrei Tudose, Douglas Taylor, Kaan Yağmurlu, Jeffrey Sorenson
    Pages 41-60
  4. Miguel A. Flores, Ari M. Blitz, Sachin K. Gujar, Thierry A. G. M. Huisman
    Pages 61-94
  5. Bahattin Tanrıkulu, M. Memet Özek
    Pages 95-108
  6. Francesco Sala, Alberto D’Amico
    Pages 109-130
  7. Jonathan Roth, Danil A. Kozyrev, Shlomi Constantini
    Pages 131-144
  8. Soma Sengupta, Daniel Pomeranz Krummel, Brent D. Weinberg, Tobey J. MacDonald
    Pages 145-158
  9. Mohammad Hassan A. Noureldine, Nir Shimony, George I. Jallo
    Pages 159-193
  10. Michael J. Lang, Michael T. Lawton
    Pages 195-215
  11. Rechdi Ahdab, Fateme Salehi, Raghid Kikano
    Pages 217-245
  12. Nir Shimony, David S. Hersh, Frederick A. Boop
    Pages 247-264
  13. Mohammad Hassan A. Noureldine, Nir Shimony, George I. Jallo
    Pages 265-294
  14. Helmut Bertalanffy, Souvik Kar, Christian Hartmann
    Pages 295-320
  15. Katherine E. Warren
    Pages 321-345
  16. Zhiping Zhou, Mark M. Souweidane
    Pages 347-392
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 393-400

About this book


This illuminating and comprehensive work offers readers a thorough and detailed perspective of brainstem surgery as well as state-of-the-art discussion on the diagnosis and management of related pathologies.  Hailing from around the globe and currently practicing in various countries in Asia, Europe, and North America, the expert authors of this work represent a wide range of disciplines and experiences, providing a comprehensive, interdisciplinary overview of brainstem surgery.  Indeed, brainstem pathologies remain the most challenging to manage surgically due to the high eloquence and the deep and hidden location of the brainstem, turning surgical treatment of brainstem pathologies into one of the most complex and demanding fields in neurosurgery.  This vital book guides readers through this very complex anatomical territory in which any pathology leads to grave consequences.  Taking readers through the depth of the complex architecture of the brainstem in the clinical context, and emphasizing the evidence-based treatment of different brainstem pathologies while also reviewing what the future holds for the management of these pathologies, the book presents a review of state-of-the-art preoperative assessment modalities and surgical. The book covers brainstem-related pathologies from infancy to adulthood, and the text is enriched with diagnostic and surgical images that cover almost all types of brainstem lesions.  The book is written in a way that neurosurgery specialists and fellows will feel comfortable navigating throughout its contents, and the enthusiastic neurosurgery resident will find this book to be a valuable guide.  A major contribution to the clinical literature, Brainstem Tumors: Diagnosis and Management will also serve as a reference for anyone involved in the treatment of patients suffering from brainstem pathologies, including medical team members such as adult and pediatric neurosurgeons, neurologists, neurooncologists, residents and fellows, clinical neuropsychologists, electrophysiologists, neuroradiologists, and medical students who have a passion to learn about the assessment and surgical management of patients with brainstem diseases.


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Editors and affiliations

  • George I. Jallo
    • 1
  • Mohammad Hassan A. Noureldine
    • 2
  • Nir Shimony
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery, Institute for Brain Protection Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins All Children’s HospitalSaint PetersburgUSA
  2. 2.Department of Neurosurgery, Institute for Brain Protection Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins All Children’s HospitalSaint PetersburgUSA
  3. 3.Institute of Neuroscience, Geisinger Medical Center, Geisinger Commonwealth School of MedicineDanvilleUSA

About the editors

George Jallo, M.D.
Professor of Neurosurgery,
Pediatrics and Oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Director, Institute for Brain Protection Sciences (IBPS) at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital

Mohammad Hassan A. Noureldine, M.D., M.Sc.  
Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine

Nir Shimony, M.D. 
Johns Hopkins University and Institute for Brain Protection Sciences

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Brainstem Tumors
  • Book Subtitle Diagnosis and Management
  • Editors George I. Jallo
    Mohammad Hassan A. Noureldine
    Nir Shimony
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-38773-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-38776-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-38774-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 400
  • Number of Illustrations 54 b/w illustrations, 98 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosurgery
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