Tumors of the Spinal Canal

Tumors of the Spinal Canal

Author: Ankit I. Mehta

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 9781638535867

Category: Medical

Page: 150

View: 549

A state-of-the-art resource on current and future advances in the treatment of intradural spinal tumors Tumors of the spinal canal provide unique challenges in terms of surgical approaches and oncological treatment. Management requires in-depth knowledge of the intricate anatomical relationships between the tumors and normal spinal pathways, restricted corridors of entry, and limitations of drug penetration. Over the past few decades, significant strides have been made in the treatment of these tumors. Development of minimally invasive techniques and greater understanding of these pathologies has resulted in improved safety, precision, and outcomes. Tumors of the Spinal Canal: Surgical Approaches and Future Therapies by Ankit I. Mehta and esteemed contributors is the most comprehensive textbook written to date on this topic. The book starts with two opening chapters covering an overview and anatomy, followed by three sections and 11 chapters on intramedullary spinal tumors, intradural extramedullary tumors, and peripheral nerve tumors. The comprehensive review encompasses anatomy, pathophysiology, therapeutic and surgical advances, diverse surgical techniques, and future directions. Throughout the text, readers are provided with the necessary tools to master management of these clinically difficult tumors, from both a medical and surgical standpoint. Key Highlights Treatment algorithms, clinical study summaries, and differential diagnoses presented in reader-friendly tables enhance acquisition and retention of knowledge Comprehensive analyses and pearls from masters provide insights on how to manage complications and improve patient outcomes Discussion of current research innovations, clinical trials, and future directions that have the potential to change the treatment paradigm Neurosurgical residents, spine fellows, and complex spine surgeons will benefit from reading this resource, while the intradural spinal tumor treatment paradigms provide an invaluable clinical tool for neurooncologists and oncologists.

Oncologic Imaging: Spine and Spinal Cord Tumors

Oncologic Imaging: Spine and Spinal Cord Tumors

Author: Heung Sik Kang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789812877000

Category: Medical

Page: 248

View: 614

This book is a detailed guide to image interpretation in patients with spine and spinal cord tumors that will enable clinicians and residents to improve their diagnostic abilities. The book opens by introducing basic concepts in the imaging of spinal tumors, namely the compartmental approach and the histologic basis for the different imaging appearances. These concepts are explained with the aid of representative cases and schematic illustrations. The second part of the book represents a “training step” in which various spinal tumors are described in detail, focusing on the imaging findings. Representative cases are presented with radiographic, CT, and MR images; in addition, schematic illustrations and pathologic or operative images are included in selected cases. The third part is a “practice step” describing tips for correct imaging diagnosis. Individual chapters in this part focus on incidence-, age-, location-, and imaging pattern-based approaches to bone, extradural, intradural extramedullary, intramedullary, and pediatric spinal tumors. The presented cases will enhance the reader’s understanding of the different tumor patterns and assist in solving diagnostic problems that may be encountered in daily practice.

Spinal Cord and Spinal Column Tumors

Spinal Cord and Spinal Column Tumors

Author: Curtis A. Dickman

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 9781604065015

Category: Medical

Page: 712

View: 288

This text covers the state-of-the-art techniques for diagnosing and managing tumors of the spine and spinal cord. From the fundamentals of spinal cord anatomy and the pathology of spinal tumors, to the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment techniques for specific spinal tumors, this is the only comprehensive text devoted to managing tumors both surgically and non-surgically. You'll find the latest information on surgical approaches for resection, reconstruction, decompression, and internal stabilization for tumors of the spine, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. The book also covers such treatments as systemic and intrathecal chemotherapy, embolization techniques, external beam radiation therapy, brachytherapy, and stereotactic radiosurgery. Special features: 775 high quality illustrations, including 369 in brilliant four color, illuminate concepts in pathology and surgical technique Full review of the basic science of tumors of the spinal cord and nerves aids the comprehension of pathology and indications for treatment Step-by-step instruction guides the clinician through operative approaches, including decompression of tumors, en bloc resection of primary spinal tumors, reconstruction of the spine, spinal fixation and more Discussion of the current algorithm techniques to manage metastatic spinal disease This book will benefit established neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, and residents requiring a complete text on current techniques in managing tumors of the spine and spinal column.

Spinal Cord and Spinal Column Tumors

Spinal Cord and Spinal Column Tumors

Author: Alessandro Landi

Publisher:

ISBN: 1536164747

Category:

Page: 750

View: 982

A spinal column tumor is a cancerous (malignant) or noncancerous (benign) growth that develops within or near the spinal cord or within the bones of the spine and aren't as common as brain tumors, but they do occur. The majority of spinal cord tumors are found in children and young adults, but anyone can be diagnosed with a tumor at any point in their life. Treatment for a spinal tumor may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy or other medications. Surgery can range from a minimally invasive procedure to complex reconstruction depending on the severity of cancer involvement. This book aimed to have a complete and detailed update on spinal oncologic pathology and the most advanced techniques for diagnosing and managing spinal cord and spinal column tumors. From the fundamentals of spinal cord anatomy and spinal tumors pathology to the clinical evaluation, radiological diagnosis and treatment techniques for specific spinal tumors. The book is divided into two sections, one on spinal cord tumors and one on vertebral column tumors. The text contains multidisciplinary notions on surgical approaches for resection, reconstruction, decompression and stabilization for spinal tumors. Furthermore, the text contains important updates on the diagnosis and treatment of vertebral metastases with particular attention to diagnostic algorithms. It contains contributions and experiences of some of the world's leading experts in the treatment of spinal oncological pathology, making this work rich and complete. This book is aimed at neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons and specialists who require a complete text on current techniques in the management of spinal tumors.

Surgery of Spinal Cord Tumors Based on Anatomy

Surgery of Spinal Cord Tumors Based on Anatomy

Author: Chun Kee Chung

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811577710

Category: Medical

Page: 186

View: 990

This book describes and illustrates an approach to surgery for spinal cord tumors that is based on a refined concept of anatomic compartmentalization. The aim of this approach is to enable maximum preservation of spinal cord function through confinement of the surgical work to the involved compartment or compartments. Importantly, this involvement differs according to tumor type, and the classification favored by the author takes this fully into account. After introductory chapters on epidemiology and pathology, the anatomy of the spinal cord relevant to surgery for spinal cord tumors is discussed in detail and the proposed classification is clearly explained. The surgical approach to each of the identified anatomic compartments is then described, with attention to the roles of intraoperative mapping techniques, diffusion tensor imaging, and electrophysiologic studies in ensuring that spinal cord functions are spared. Examples of the author’s experience when applying the proposed approach are presented. The book is meant for neurosurgeons at all levels of experience.

Vertebral Tumors

Vertebral Tumors

Author: Robert Gunzburg

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0781788676

Category: Medical

Page: 242

View: 360

This volume is a comprehensive review of the state of the art in the management of spinal tumors. Leading experts from the United States, Europe, and India present the latest concepts and findings on the epidemiology, classification, diagnosis, radiation therapy, and surgical treatment of primary and metastatic tumors of the spine. A major portion of the book focuses on current strategies for surgical treatment.

Spinal Imaging

Spinal Imaging

Author: Johan W.M. van Goethem

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540684831

Category: Medical

Page: 602

View: 930

- Comprehensive, up-to-date textbook on the imaging of frequently encountered spinal disorders - Richly illustrated - All imaging modalities considered, e.g. plain film, multidetector CT and MRI - Designed to ensure ease of use, with a logical structure and extensive index

Spinal Cord Tumors

Spinal Cord Tumors

Author: Kenan I. Arnautović

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319994383

Category: Medical

Page: 540

View: 725

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.

Spinal Tumor Surgery

Spinal Tumor Surgery

Author: Daniel M. Sciubba

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319984223

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 763

This practical, step-wise text covers the surgical approaches, resection strategies and reconstruction techniques used for each type of presenting tumor of the spine. Demonstrating the variety of anterior, posterior and intradural approaches and stabilization techniques, and spanning from pathologies of the craniocervical region to sacral and intradural pathologies, each chapter is generously illustrated with figures, radiographs and intraoperative photos. The chapters themselves follow a consistent and user-friendly format: the anatomy and biomechanics of a specific region, patient evaluation, essential oncologic principles, the decision-making process, and technical steps of surgery. A representative case illustration is provided at the conclusion of each chapter, exemplifying pertinent concepts described. Additionally, video segments accompany selected chapters, providing real-time illustration of surgical techniques. Technical and in-depth, yet highly accessible, Spinal Tumor Surgery: A Case-Based Approach is an essential resource for orthopedic spine surgeons, neurosurgeons, and surgical oncologists operating on tumors of the spine.

Spine and Spinal Cord Tumors

Spine and Spinal Cord Tumors

Author: Christopher Ames

Publisher: Thieme Medical Publishers

ISBN: 1626236461

Category:

Page: 952

View: 552

In the last decade, research has led to dramatic advancements for treating spinal cord tumors and has confirmed the importance of radical surgery for primary bone tumors and the role of multidisciplinary treatment for metastatic tumors and sarcomas. Spine and Spinal Cord Tumors: Advanced Management and Operative Techniques is the first textbook to combine these cutting-edge developments from the forefront of medical oncology and radiosurgery with information on the most advanced procedures to reflect the latest trends, techniques, and information. The result is a comprehensive work that is current, clinically relevant, and filled with valuable insights that will change the way you treat spinal cord tumors. Comprehensive Coverage Divided into four parts, the book begins with fundamentals and includes chapters on anatomy, neuroradiology, heavy particle radiation, and radiosurgery, as well as rehabilitation and plastic surgery considerations for primary reconstruction. Part II focuses on oncology and includes chapters on site-specific disease and information about the prognosis and treatment of specific tumors. Part III contains comprehensive clinical chapters on a wide range of operative techniques used for treating and resecting primary tumors. Each chapter includes information on indications and contraindications, preoperative evaluation, clinical decision making, outcomes, and case examples; illustrated step-by-step surgical technique is also included. Tips for avoiding pitfalls and complications and bailout techniques have been highlighted throughout. The book concludes with Part IV on complications and outcomes. Two DVDs contain operative video that complements the text. This Is a Reference You Simply Must Own! This landmark work is essential reading and a must for any professional treating spinal cord tumors. Its clear organization and surgical guidance will improve your outcomes with your very next case.

Diseases of the Spine and Spinal Cord

Diseases of the Spine and Spinal Cord

Author: Thomas N. Byrne

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195129687

Category: Medical

Page: 429

View: 405

Diseases of the Spine and Spinal Cord reviews the full spectrum of disorders affecting this region including primary spinal tumors and metastases, infection, degenerative diseases, and trauma. Presenting an inter-disciplinary perspective, the book includes up-to-date information on therapy [including neurosurgical], new information on developmental disorders of the spine, and a definitive chapter on trauma, including information on biomechanics. A separate chapter on pain syndromes also is included.

Human Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors: From Bench to Bedside. Volume 2

Human Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors: From Bench to Bedside. Volume 2

Author: Nima Rezaei

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3031237048

Category: Medical

Page: 0

View: 658

This book aims to gather the current knowledge regarding different aspects of brain and spinal cord tumors in order to more efficiently help the patients. Brain tumors comprise about 5–9% of all human neoplasms; and interestingly, the central nervous system (CNS) neoplasms are ranked among the most prevalent neoplasms of childhood as well. Mostly affecting young adults in the third to fourth decades of life, these neoplasms may result in life-long disabilities, as a result of irreversible damage to the central nervous system and also as the CNS is not capable of sufficient regeneration in response to injuries and pathologic states. While the prevalence of gliomas comes the second after meningioma in general, they are the most prevalent malignant CNS tumors comprising over 46% of all malignant brain tumors. As well as other human neoplasms, the tumors of CNS, brain and spine, are classified according to their histopathologic characteristics, with each stage more affecting a specific age group and has its own survival outcome. Generally, when the tumorigenesis mechanisms defeat the immunologic defense, a neoplasm will be the result, which could be then detected by different imaging modalities. Accordingly, each pathology may have specific imaging characteristics as well, which could lead the physician to primary diagnosis before surgery or histopathologic confirmation. Most importantly, the more we know about the nature and characteristic of brain and spinal cord tumors, the more precise decision could be made for each patient, in order to reach the best outcome. While surgical resection, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy have been considered as the standards of care for benign and/or malignant CNS tumors since a long time ago, new therapeutic approaches such as immunotherapy have been recently proposed to be considered for treatment of CNS tumors, especially as in some cases, the tumors might be inoperable or the patient may not benefit from other treatment modalities after several recurrences. The second volume of the book focuses on clinical aspects of these tumors. Accordingly, the most important brain and spinal cord tumors are specifically discussed in each chapter based on a rational outlining for all chapter in this volume: Background and epidemiology, genetics, immunology and molecular biology, histopathology and morphology, imaging and radiologic features, clinical manifestations, therapeutic approaches, surgical intervention, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, new therapeutic modalities, follow-up, and prognosis. The chapters of this volume discuss the following pathologies of brain and spinal cord tumors: malignant glioma, benign glioma, meningiomas and other meningeal tumors, ependymomas, medulloblastomas, pineal tumors, choroid plexus and ventricular tumors, neuroectodermal tumors of CNS, neuroepithelial tumors of CNS, pituitary gland tumors, craniopharyngioma, schwannomas and nerve-sheet tumors, hemangioblastomas and other vascular originating tumors, brain and spinal tumors of embryonic origin, germ line cell tumors, malignant bone or cartilage-originating tumors of brain and spine, benign bone or cartilage-originating tumors of brain and spine, brain tumors affecting the orbit globe and orbit tumors affecting the brain, CNS lymphomas, metastatic lesions of the brain and spine, malignant spinal tumors, benign spinal tumors, brain and/or spinal cord tumors accompanied with other diseases or syndromes, psychological and psychiatric aspects of brain and spinal cord tumors, a brief explanation on surgical approaches for treatment of different brain tumors. This volume of book is useful for physicians of different specialties, mainly neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuropathologists, and neuroradiologists.