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Epilepsy Surgery and Intrinsic Brain Tumor Surgery

A Practical Atlas

  • Konstantinos Fountas
  • Eftychia Z. Kapsalaki


  • Discusses all modern imaging and electrophysiological methodologies for the preoperative evaluation of patients with intrinsic brain tumors and/or medically intractable epilepsy

  • Explains how to incorporate all preoperatively acquired information into the surgical planning

  • Describes all available adjuvant treatment modalities for patients harboring intrinsic brain tumors


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Efthimios Dardiotis, Maria Sokratous, Katerina Markou, Georgios M. Hadjigeorgiou
    Pages 1-7
  3. Dimitra Tsivaka, Patricia Svolos, Eftychia Z. Kapsalaki, Ioannis Tsougos
    Pages 9-23
  4. Sotirios Bisdas, Ayisha Al-Busaidi, Laura Mancini, Annie Papadaki, Loizos Siakallis, Adam Kenji Yamamoto
    Pages 25-44
  5. Nikoletta Pianou, Sofia Chatziioannou
    Pages 45-50
  6. Panagiotis G. Simos, Roozbeh Rezaie, Andrew C. Papanicolaou
    Pages 51-65
  7. Pantelis Lioumis, Jyrki P. Mäkelä
    Pages 67-74
  8. Cristina Ramirez-Aubone, Gregory P. Lee
    Pages 75-88
  9. Demitre Serletis
    Pages 107-114
  10. João Paulo Sant’Ana Santos de Souza, Jorge Gonzalez-Martinez
    Pages 115-125
  11. Konstantinos N. Fountas, Joseph R. Smith
    Pages 127-136
  12. Shawn L. Hervey-Jumper, Mitchel S. Berger
    Pages 137-145
  13. Hans Clusmann
    Pages 147-163
  14. Antonio Gonçalves-Ferreira
    Pages 165-173
  15. Dirk Van Roost
    Pages 175-182
  16. Dorota Tassigny, Riëm El Tahry, Géraldo Vaz, Susana Ferrao Santos, Kenou van Rijckevorsel, Christian Raftopoulos
    Pages 183-188
  17. Stephen K. Mendenhall, Rahul K. Ahluwalia, Nicholas M. Barbaro
    Pages 189-196
  18. Tomislav Sajko, Krešimir Rotim
    Pages 197-204
  19. Robert A. McGovern, Garrett P. Banks, Guy M. McKhann II
    Pages 205-211

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive and practical guide for the safe and efficient management of patients with intrinsic brain tumors and medically intractable epilepsy. It presents in an easily understandable way the preoperative evaluation of these patients, starting from the clinical interpretation of conventional anatomical MR imaging and analyses the clinical significance of newer MR based imaging techniques such as diffusion and perfusion imaging.

It demonstrates with clarity the role of MR spectroscopy and fractional anisotropy and diffusion tensor imaging in the preoperative assessment of these patients and how this data can be incorporated into the surgical planning.

This book is aimed at neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, neurologists, and epileptologists, and may also be of interest to neuropsychologists, neurophysiologists, radiation oncologists, and medical physicists.


epilepsy surgery intrinsic brain tumor surgery primary brain tumor surgery medically intractable epilepsy functional MRI fractional anisotropy and diffusion tensor imaging

Editors and affiliations

  • Konstantinos Fountas
    • 1
  • Eftychia Z. Kapsalaki
    • 2
  1. 1.Medical School, University Hospital of Larisa Medical SchoolUniversity of ThessalyBiopolisGreece
  2. 2.School of MedicineUniversity of Thessaly School of MedicineBiopolisGreece

About the editors

Konstantinos Fountas

University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece

Eftychia Z. Kapsalaki

University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


“I recommend this book enthusiastically to residents, fellows, and faculty from different disciplines, including neuropsychology, radiology, neurology, and neurosurgery, who will all benefit (as I have) from reading this textbook cover-to-cover.” (Jeffrey S. Raskin, Operative Neurosurgery, Vol. 18 (2), February, 2020)