Intracranial Germ Cell Tumors

  • Yutaka Sawamura
  • Hiroki Shirato
  • Nicolas de Tribolet

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. N. de Tribolet
    Pages 1-1
  3. M. Tada
    Pages 5-16
  4. K. Meagher-Villemure
    Pages 17-37
  5. E. G. Van Meir, J. W. Oosterhuis, L. H. J. Looijenga
    Pages 45-76
  6. S. Kikuchi, Y. Sawamura, K. Tashiro, S. Terae, K. Fujieda, K. Yoshida et al.
    Pages 77-153
  7. Y. Sawamura
    Pages 155-168
  8. Y. Sawamura, H. Shirato
    Pages 169-191
  9. Y. Sawamura, N. de Tribolet, J. Régis, O. Chinot, P. Bouillot, H. Dufour et al.
    Pages 193-233
  10. C. Balmaceda, S. Modak, J. Finlay
    Pages 243-281
  11. H. Shirato
    Pages 283-315
  12. H. Shirato, Y. Sawamura, M. Tada, R. Brauner, L. Adan, J.-C. Souberbielle et al.
    Pages 317-369
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 371-374

About this book


Intracranial germ cell tumors are a group of uncommon neoplasms of the central nervous system. The clinical features and natural history of these lesions are quite unique and variable. While intracranial germ cell tumors have been a fascination to neurooncologists for decades, the relatively small number of patients seen in any single institution has hampered the important clinical investigation that is so needed. This text is complete with detailed information concerning the epidemiology, pathology, oncological biology, clinical findings, radiology, and treatment options including surgical strategy, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy for this heterogeneous group of neoplasms. The ongoing clinical trials concerning the optimization of therapy are efficiently summarized. An important final segment addresses the late sequelae of therapy which is of great significance since the majority suffering from these tumors are young patients. This first and only book on intracranial germ cell tumors includes excellent and comprehensive data sheets, illustrations, and radiograms. It provides a detailed and outstanding reference source for physicians taking care of patients with intracranial germ cell tumors, and will be a very welcome edition to their reference libraries.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Yutaka Sawamura
    • 1
  • Hiroki Shirato
    • 2
  • Nicolas de Tribolet
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryHokkaido University School of MedicineSapporoJapan
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyHokkaido University School of MedicineSapporoJapan
  3. 3.Service de NeurochirurgieCentre Hospitalier Universitaire VaudoisLausanneSwitzerland

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