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Spinal Cord Tumors

  • Kenan I. Arnautović
  • Ziya L. Gokaslan


  • Provides classical information on spinal cord tumor surgery

  • Discusss new and breakthrough knowledge and technologies in the treatment of spinal cord tumors

  • Includes intraoperative video clips to explain operative nuances and technical information


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Yusuf Şükrü Çağlar, İhsan Doğan
    Pages 31-42
  3. David B. Choi, Gahie Nam, Darren M. Groh, Sohail Syed, Jared S. Fridley, Ziya L. Gokaslan
    Pages 43-53
  4. Zulejha Merhemic, Majda M. Thurnher
    Pages 55-70
  5. Stephanie Livingston, Blazej Zbytek
    Pages 71-89
  6. Tania Hassanzadeh, Sushma Bellamkonda, Sajid S. Suriya, Farzad H. Adl, Andrei V. Alexandrov, Martin M. Mortazavi
    Pages 91-108
  7. Vedran Deletis, Kathleen Seidel
    Pages 109-125
  8. Zana Borovcanin, Vijay Ramaiah, Jacob Nadler
    Pages 127-146
  9. Roberto Delfini, Benedetta Fazzolari, Davide Colistra
    Pages 147-159
  10. Madjid Samii, Mario Giordano
    Pages 161-169
  11. Alvin Y. Chan, Andrew K. Chan, Catherine A. Miller, Line G. Jacques, Praveen V. Mummaneni
    Pages 171-186
  12. Frederick A. Boop, Jimmy Ming-Jung Chuang, Chenran Zhang
    Pages 187-209
  13. Mirza Pojskić, Kenan I. Arnautović
    Pages 211-241
  14. Nickalus R. Khan, Aqsa Ghazanfar, Nitin Patel, Kenan I. Arnautović
    Pages 243-271
  15. Ibrahim Omerhodžić, Mirza Pojskić, Kenan I. Arnautović
    Pages 273-300
  16. Jaafar Basma, Jimmy Ming-Jung Chuang, Frederick A. Boop
    Pages 301-323
  17. Tom Kosztowski, Jared S. Fridley, Ziya L. Gokaslan
    Pages 325-336
  18. Nir Shimony, Sara Hartnett, Brooks Osburn, Mari Groves, George I. Jallo
    Pages 337-364
  19. Alan Siu, Michael LaBagnara, Kenan I. Arnautović, Jason A. Weaver
    Pages 365-379

About this book


This book provides state-of-the-art, in-depth knowledge of spinal cord tumor surgery. After an introduction to the history and etiology of spinal cord tumor treatment, the molecular biology, cytogenetics and pathology of this group of tumors is discussed. The pathological anatomy of spinal cord tumors is described and the book focuses in depth on their diagnosis and the surgical approaches that can be used in their treatment. Microsurgery resection techniques, auxiliary treatment options, prognosis and outcomes of spinal cord, and spinal nerve tumors are all covered in detail.

Spinal Cord Tumors is aimed at neurosurgeons and may also be of interest to neurologists, neuro-oncologists, radiologists, physiatrists, pathologists, geneticists, orthopedic surgeons, physical and occupational therapists, and other interested scientists.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kenan I. Arnautović
    • 1
  • Ziya L. Gokaslan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of Tennessee Health Science CenterMemphisUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryWarren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, Rhode Island HospitalProvidenceUSA

About the editors

Kenan Arnautovic is Professor of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Tennessee, Attending Neurosurgeon at Semmes-Murphey Neurologic & Spine Institute, and Chairman, Baptist Neuroscience Institute, Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, TN, USA. He is also Professor of Neurosurgery, Sarajevo Medical School, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Ziya Gokaslan is Professor of Neurosurgery at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI, USA. After finishing medical school at the University of Istanbul, Turkey he completed residencies and fellowships in surgery, neurosurgery and spine surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, and New York University Medical Center USA.

Both Editors have several decades of experience in treatment of spinal cord tumors and have written articles and given lectures nationally and internationally on the subject.

Bibliographic information

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“Spinal Cord Tumors provides a helpful reference for all physicians, trainees, and allied health professionals involved in the care of patients with intradural spinal tumors. … Spinal Cord Tumors is an important contribution to the spinal oncology literature. It is a most valuable reference for clinicians caring for patients harboring these complex pathologies. I highly recommend this book as a comprehensive, contemporary overview of intradural tumors and their management.” (Laurence D. Rhines, Neurosurgery, Vol. 86 (6), June, 2020)

“The audience is neurosurgeons who deal with spinal tumors, as well as residents in training.” (Ankit I Mehta, Doody’s Book Reviews, April 3, 2020)