Rare Tumors In Children and Adolescents

  • Dominik T. Schneider
  • Ines B. Brecht
  • Thomas A. Olson
  • Andrea Ferrari

Part of the Pediatric Oncology book series (PEDIATRICO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction: Rare Cancers – A Different Perspective on Oncology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Thomas A. Olson, Dominik T. Schneider, Ines B. Brecht, Andrea Ferrari
      Pages 3-13
    3. Bahig Shehata, Sarah Shulman
      Pages 33-40
  3. Epidemiology and Etiology of Rare Cancers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Ines B. Brecht, Peter Kaatsch
      Pages 43-61
    3. Ines B. Brecht, Johannes H. M. Merks
      Pages 63-67
    4. Johannes H. M. Merks, Ines B. Brecht
      Pages 69-94
  4. National and International Study Groups

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Daniel Orbach, Yves Reguerre
      Pages 97-98
    3. Ines B. Brecht, Dominik T. Schneider
      Pages 99-101
    4. Andrea Ferrari
      Pages 103-106
    5. Jan Godzinski
      Pages 107-108
    6. Bernadette Brennan
      Pages 109-112
    7. Farzana D. Pashankar, Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo
      Pages 113-115
    8. Gianni Bisogno
      Pages 117-118
  5. Information and Resources for Clinicians and Patients with Rare Tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Ines B. Brecht, Sonja Offenmüller
      Pages 121-125
  6. Rare Tumors of the Head and Neck

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Jan Godzinski, Ines B. Brecht
      Pages 129-132
    3. Maura Massimino, Antje Redlich, Paola Collini, Peter Vorwerk
      Pages 133-144
    4. Rolf Mertens, Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, Michela Casanova
      Pages 145-159
    5. Barbara Hero, Gianni Bisogno
      Pages 161-167
    6. Dominik T. Schneider, Thomas A. Olson
      Pages 169-173
    7. Jan Godzinski, Roberto Bianchi, Marco Guzzo
      Pages 175-179
    8. Marco Guzzo, Jan Godzinski
      Pages 181-186
    9. Roberto Bianchi, Jan Godzinski, Marco Guzzo
      Pages 187-192
  7. Rare Tumors of the Thorax

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Alexander Marx, Ivo Leuschner
      Pages 195-203
    3. Dominik T. Schneider, Giovanni Cecchetto, Thomas A. Olson
      Pages 205-211
    4. John R. Priest
      Pages 213-221
    5. Michael Semik, Antje Redlich, Peter Vorwerk
      Pages 223-229
    6. Nicolas André, Sergey K. V. V. Kashanskiy, Abbas Agaimy
      Pages 231-237
    7. Jan Godzinski
      Pages 239-242
  8. Rare Tumors of the Gastrointestinal Tract

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Bahig M. Shehata, Sarah C. Shulman
      Pages 245-254
    3. Lucio Bertario, Stefano Signoroni
      Pages 255-262
    4. Dietrich von Schweinitz
      Pages 263-268
    5. Andrea Ferrari
      Pages 269-276
    6. Antje Redlich, Nicole Boxberger, Peter Vorwerk
      Pages 277-278
    7. M. Benesch
      Pages 279-282
    8. Winfried Barthlen, Ines B. Brecht, Bence Sipos
      Pages 283-301
    9. Howard M. Katzenstein, Michela Casanova
      Pages 303-312
    10. Nicolas André, Abbas Agaimy
      Pages 313-319
    11. Ines B. Brecht, Winfried Barthlen
      Pages 321-323
  9. Germ Cell Tumors and Genitourinary Tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-325
    2. Dominik T. Schneider, Monica Terenziani, Giovanni Cecchetto, Thomas A. Olson
      Pages 327-402
    3. Filippo Spreafico, Norbert Graf
      Pages 403-419
    4. Dominik T. Schneider
      Pages 421-427

About this book


This is the first book to be devoted exclusively to rare tumors in children and adolescents, and its aim is to provide up-to-date information on their diagnosis and clinical management. The opening section of the book addresses general issues including epidemiology, risk factors/etiology, biology and genetics, prevention, early detection, and screening. It also discusses solutions to assist in the management of rare tumors, such as international networking and internet platforms, thus providing the reader with access to the developing clinical network for rare tumors in children. In the second section, specific malignancies are described, with practical guidance on diagnostic workup, multimodal therapy, survival outcome, follow-up, and adverse effects. These chapters are organized by site according to the clinician’s approach to the patient. Each chapter includes an introduction to the differential diagnostic assessment of tumors at the site in question, encompassing both frequent and rare tumor types. This approach should enable the clinician to take rare entities into account during the diagnostic assessment, so that the initial diagnostic steps are performed optimally. Each chapter goes on to provide detailed therapeutic guidelines for specific rare tumors. The authors are a multidisciplinary group of specialists who have dedicated themselves to this group of tumors. This well-illustrated book will prove an invaluable source of information for all pediatricians and oncologists faced with the often difficult task of diagnosing and treating rare tumors in the pediatric age group.


Orphan Disease Pediatric Oncology Rare Pediatric Tumors

Editors and affiliations

  • Dominik T. Schneider
    • 1
  • Ines B. Brecht
    • 2
  • Thomas A. Olson
    • 3
  • Andrea Ferrari
    • 4
  1. 1.Klinik für Kinder- und JugendmedizinKlinikum Dortmund gGmbHDortmundGermany
  2. 2.Klinik für Kinder und JugendlicheUniversitätsklinikum Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany
  3. Egleston, Dept. Pediatric Hematology/OncologyChildren's Healthcare of AtlantaAtlantaUSA
  4. 4.Unità di Oncologia PediatricaIstituto Nazionale TumoriMilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-04196-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-04197-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1613-5318
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-0812
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Oncology & Hematology