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Posterior Fossa Tumors in Children

  • Multidisciplinary chapters by renowned scientists offer the best update and comprehensive review of the most frequent solid neoplastic pathologies encountered by pediatricians and treated by pediatric neurosurgeons

  • A wealth of rich color figures and drawings illustrate surgical techniques for posterior fossa tumors

  • Detailed review of possible long-term complications offer a thorough review to help patient management in the long run

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Table of contents (66 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxii
  2. General Principles of Treatment in Pediatric Posterior Fossa Tumors

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. History of Posterior Fossa Tumor Surgery

      • James Tait Goodrich
      Pages 3-60
    3. The Anatomy of the Posterior Cranial Fossa

      • Aşkın Şeker, Albert L. Rhoton Jr.
      Pages 75-99
    4. Anatomical Connection of the Cerebellum

      • Akin Akakin, Albert L. Rhoton Jr.
      Pages 101-118
    5. Principles of Molecular Biology in Posterior Fossa Tumors

      • Yuzo Terakawa, Jong Hee Chang, Christian Smith, James T. Rutka
      Pages 129-146
    6. Radiation Therapy in Posterior Fossa Tumors

      • Thomas E. Merchant
      Pages 147-173
  3. Surgical Approaches to Pediatric Posterior Fossa Tumors

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 175-175
    2. Median Suboccipital Approach

      • Benoit Jenny, Wirginia June Maixner
      Pages 177-188
    3. Paramedian Approaches to the Posterior Fossa

      • Giuseppe Mirone, Pietro Spennato, Giuseppe Cinalli
      Pages 189-208
    4. Skull Base Approaches in Children

      • Bernard George, Damien Bresson
      Pages 209-218
    5. Anterior Skull Base Approaches to the Posterior Fossa

      • Dominic N. P. Thompson
      Pages 219-228
    6. Hydrocephalus in Pediatric Patients with Posterior Fossa Tumors

      • Mustafa Güdük, M. Memet Özek
      Pages 229-237
    7. Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring in Posterior Fossa Surgery

      • Francesco Sala, Pasquale Gallo, Vincenzo Tramontano, Massimo Gerosa
      Pages 239-262
  4. Pathologies in Pediatric Posterior Fossa Tumors: Medulloblastoma

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 263-263
    2. Molecular Biology and Genetics of Medulloblastoma

      • Pasquale De Antonellis, Livia Garzia, Antonio Verrico, Michael D. Taylor, Massimo Zollo
      Pages 265-286
    3. Imaging of Medulloblastoma

      • Anna Nastro, Maria Consiglio Buonocore, Domenico Cicala, Emilio Cianciulli, Daniele Cascone, Maria Rita Panico
      Pages 287-312
    4. Medulloblastoma: Surgery

      • Pietro Spennato, Claudio Ruggiero, Giuseppe Cinalli
      Pages 313-331

About this book

This book, written by experts from across the world, provides a comprehensive, up-to-date overview covering all aspects of pediatric posterior fossa tumors, including medulloblastoma, ependymoma, cerebellar astrocytoma, atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor, chordoma, brain stem tumors, and rarer entities. For each tumor type, individual chapters are devoted to genetics, radiological evaluation using advanced imaging techniques, surgery, pathology, oncology, and radiation treatment. In addition, a separate section describes the various surgical approaches that may be adopted and offers guidance on the treatment of hydrocephalus and the role of intraoperative mapping and monitoring. Useful information is also provided on anatomy, clinical presentation, neurological evaluation, and molecular biology. The book closes by discussing in detail immediate postoperative care, the management of surgical complications, and longer-term rehabilitation and support.

 

Posterior fossa tumors are the most common pediatric brain tumors but are often difficult to treat owing to their proximity to critical brain structures and their tendency to cause marked intracranial hypertension. Practitioners of all levels of experience will find Posterior Fossa Tumors in Children to be a richly illustrated, state of the art guide to the management of these tumors that will serve as an ideal reference in clinical practice.

 

Keywords

  • astrocytoma
  • ependymoma
  • hydrocephalus
  • medulloblastoma
  • posterior fossa tumor
  • Radiaton Oncology

Editors and Affiliations

  • Neurosurgery, Acıbadem University, Istanbul, Turkey

    M. Memet Özek

  • Pediatric Neurosurgery, Santobono Children's Hospital, Naples, Italy

    Giuseppe Cinalli

  • Dept. Neurosurgery, Royal Childrens Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

    Wirginia Maixner

  • Pediatric Neurosurgery, Hopital Necker-Enfants Malades, Paris, France

    Christian Sainte-Rose

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Posterior Fossa Tumors in Children

  • Editors: M. Memet Özek, Giuseppe Cinalli, Wirginia Maixner, Christian Sainte-Rose

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-11274-9

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-11273-2

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-34251-1

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-11274-9

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXII, 948

  • Number of Illustrations: 145 b/w illustrations, 271 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, Neuroradiology, Radiology, Neurology, Oncology

  • Industry Sectors: Biotechnology, Health & Hospitals, Pharma

Buying options

eBook USD 269.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-11274-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 349.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 349.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)