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Tumors of the Central Nervous System, Volume 6

Spinal Tumors (Part 1)

  • M.A. Hayat


  • Rapid and reliable diagnosis of spinal injury and treatment

  • Assessment of spinal treatments

  • Treatment of spinal cancer

  • Recovery of patients

  • Color photographs to aid in diagnosis and treatment


Part of the Tumors of the Central Nervous System book series (TCNS, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. A. Eric Hayat
      Pages 3-5
    3. Syed M. R. Kabir, Adrian T. H. Casey
      Pages 29-34
    4. Mariarita Santi, Elisabeth J. Rushing
      Pages 35-41
    5. Sébastien Lepreux
      Pages 43-47
  3. Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Addisalem T. Makuria, Elisabeth J. Rushing, Metin Ozdemirli
      Pages 51-59
    3. Kostas N. Fountas, Eftychia Z. Kapsalaki
      Pages 61-70
  4. Imaging

  5. Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Matthew Crocker, Marios C. Papadopoulos
      Pages 107-118
    3. Kosei Ijiri, Kazutoshi Hida, Takuya Yamamoto, Setsuro Komiya, Yoshinobu Iwasaki
      Pages 119-125

About this book


With tens of thousands of new CNS tumor cases each year in the US alone, this Book Series is a vital resource for any medical professional encountering brain and CNS neoplasms in their work. Their frequent occurrence, as well as the scope and pace of research in the field, make staying on top of developments a priority. Focusing on the diagnosis, therapy and prognosis of those affecting the spine, this sixth volume in the series on tumors in the human central nervous system covers the key aspects of a range of major spinal tumors, including astrocytomas, ependymomas, and oligodendroglioma. It provides readers with insights into the molecular pathways involved in tumor biology as well as a detailed classification of intradural spinal tumors that includes figures on the relative incidence of the three major types.


Moving on to oligodendroglioma and primary spinal cord tumors, the volume discusses their diagnoses, outcomes and prognoses, before explaining procedures for identifying other spinal tumor varieties such as pilomyxoid and chordomas. Contributors also enumerate the benefits of neuroimaging in assessing spinal teratoid/rhabdoid and gangliogliomas neoplasms, and present detailed guides to treating a number of tumors affecting the spinal cord. The comprehensive coverage includes discussion of therapies across the spectrum of medical intervention, from chemotherapy and surgery to cyberknife stereotactic radiotherapy and rhenium-186 intracavity radiation. With assessments of the utility of transplanting stem-cell progenitors in repairing injured spinal cord, and explanations of new diagnostic and therapeutic technology, this volume of the TCNS series is as inclusive as it is informative.


Recovery from spinal cancer Spinal injury Spinal tumors Transplantation of stem cells Treatment of Spinal tumors

Editors and affiliations

  • M.A. Hayat
    • 1
  1. 1., Kean UniversityRoom 213, Library buildingUnionUSA

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