Surgical Spinal Oncology

This book contains the expert knowledge base of the field’s most experienced practitioners in the field of extradural bone and soft tissue malignancy.

Author: Kern Singh

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030507220

Category: Medical

Page: 378

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This book contains the expert knowledge base of the field’s most experienced practitioners in the field of extradural bone and soft tissue malignancy. Chapters include modern classification, advanced anatomy, imaging, and the concepts around a multidisciplinary approach. Since treating primary tumors requires very different strategies than those used in metastatic tumors, the book devotes separate sections to each sub-discipline. For primary tumors, the text covers both benign and malignant entities and addresses unique anatomic zones such as the sacrum and skull base which require special technical expertise. For metastatic disease, the authors address the ever-important concept of prognosis, and discuss how to answer the eternal question: “How much should we do, and for whom?”. Chapters also explore the state of the art of treatment for the “big 5” histologies (renal cell, lung, breast, prostate, thyroid), with a special chapter emphasis on separation surgery and the now-standard combinatorial care between radiation and surgery. In addition, an entire section is dedicated to evolving surgical technology, which covers the use of minimally invasive techniques, navigation, robotics, 3D-printing, and other evolving technologies for spine tumor care. Infrequently-considered topics, such as how to evaluate a lesion which may be a tumor-mimic, and how to think about economic value in spine tumor surgery, are also presented. Surgical Spinal Oncology serves to help surgeons approach difficult clinical scenarios with a thoughtful, collaborative approach that leverages the best technology and thinking the field of spine oncology has to offer.

Spinal Tumor Surgery

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.

Author: Daniel M. Sciubba

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319984223

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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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.

Spinal Oncology An Issue of Neurosurgery Clinics of North America

This issue of Neurosurgery Clinics, guest edited by Dr. Mark H. Bilsky, will cover key topics in Spinal Oncology.

Author: Mark H. Bilsky

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323732871

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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This issue of Neurosurgery Clinics, guest edited by Dr. Mark H. Bilsky, will cover key topics in Spinal Oncology. This issue is one of four selected each year by our series consulting editors, Dr. Russell R. Lonser and Dr. Daniel K. Resnick. Topics discussed in this issue will include: Radiation Strategies for Chordoma, New Prospects for Molecular Targets in Chordoma, Surgical Strategies for Chordoma, State of the Art Treatment for Giant Cell Tumors, NOMS and Other Decision Frameworks for Metastatic Disease, Evolving Role of SBRT in Spine Metastases, Hybrid Therapy for Metastatic Disease, Interventional Hybrid Therapy for Metastatic Disease LITT and SBRT, MIS Strategies Changing the Treatment of Spine Tumors, Intradural Tumors, SBRT for Benign Spine Tumors, and Evolving Diagnostic Treatment Paradigms for Spine and Peripheral Nerve Manifestations of NF, among others.

Spinal Cord Tumors

This book provides state-of-the-art, in-depth knowledge of spinal cord tumor surgery.

Author: Kenan I. Arnautović

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319994383

Category: Medical

Page: 540

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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.

Surgery of Spinal Tumors

In addition, the book offers techniques and gives detailed statistical analyses on postoperative outcomes by focusing on postoperative complications as well as short-term and long-term results.

Author: Jörg Klekamp

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540447153

Category: Medical

Page: 526

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Abundantly illustrated with more than 1,850 figures, this comprehensive monograph describes the experience gained through the treatment of patients with spinal tumors over a 25-year period. It covers clinical presentations and neuroradiological features of intramedullary, extramedullary, and extradural spinal tumors. Coverage provides step-by-step intraoperative photographs to describe surgical strategies. In addition, the book offers techniques and gives detailed statistical analyses on postoperative outcomes by focusing on postoperative complications as well as short-term and long-term results.

Surgery of Spinal Cord Tumors Based on Anatomy

The book is meant for neurosurgeons at all levels of experience. This book describes and illustrates an approach to surgery for spinal cord tumors that is based on a refined concept of anatomic compartmentalization.

Author: Chun Kee Chung

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811577706

Category: Medical

Page: 186

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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.

Spine and Spinal Cord Tumors

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.

Author: Christopher P. Ames

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1576263134

Category: Medical

Page: 952

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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.

AOSpine Masters Series Volume 2 Primary Spinal Tumors

This second volume in the AOSpine Masters Series balances critical appraisal of current evidence in spine oncology with the opinions of experienced spine surgeons to create a unique clinical reference for spine oncology surgeons.

Author: Luiz Roberto Gomes Vialle

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 9781626230491

Category: Medical

Page: 216

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This second volume in the AOSpine Masters Series balances critical appraisal of current evidence in spine oncology with the opinions of experienced spine surgeons to create a unique clinical reference for spine oncology surgeons. The book provides expert guidance to help clinicians make the right treatment decisions and provide the best care for their patients. The chapters have been written and researched by key leaders in spine oncology and range from general evaluation, staging, and decision making principles to histology-specific oncologic patient management. Key Features: Editors are internationally-recognized authorities on the treatment of primary spine tumors Synthesizes the best available evidence and consensus expert advice on primary spine tumors, leading to optimal clinical recommendations Each chapter includes clinical pearls, tips on complication avoidance, and top 5 must-read references The AOSpine Masters Series, a co-publication of Thieme and the AOSpine Foundation, addresses current clinical issues whereby international masters of spine share their expertise and recommendations on a particular topic. The goal of the series is to contribute to an evolving, dynamic model of an evidence-based medicine approach to spine care. All neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, neuro-oncologists, and orthopedic oncologists specializing in spine, along with residents and fellows in these areas, will find this book to be an excellent resource that they will often refer to in their treatment of patients with primary tumors of the spine.

Surgical Neuro Oncology

Part of the Neurosurgery by Example series, this volume on surgical neuro-oncology presents exemplary cases in which renowned authors guide readers through the assessment and planning, decision making, surgical procedure, after care, and ...

Author: Russell R. Lonser

Publisher: Neurosurgery by Example

ISBN: 9780190696696

Category: Medical

Page: 312

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Part of the Neurosurgery by Example series, this volume on surgical neuro-oncology presents exemplary cases in which renowned authors guide readers through the assessment and planning, decision making, surgical procedure, after care, and complication management of common and uncommon disorders. The cases explore a number of different types of nervous systems tumors, including glioblastoma, medulloblastoma, skull tumors, and more. Each chapter also contains 'pivot points' that illuminate changes required to manage patients in alternate or atypical situations, and pearls for accurate diagnosis, successful treatment, and effective complication management. Containing a focused review of medical evidence and expected outcomes, Surgical Neuro-Oncology is appropriate for neurosurgeons who wish to learn more about this subspecialty, and those preparing for the American Board of Neurological Surgery oral examination.

AOSpine Masters Series Volume 1 Metastatic Spinal Tumors

All neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, neuro-oncologists, and orthopedic oncologists specializing in spine, along with residents and fellows in these areas, will find this book to be an excellent guide that they will consult often in their ...

Author: Luiz Roberto Gomes Vialle

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 9781626230484

Category: Medical

Page: 128

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This first volume in the AOSpine Masters Series integrates the expertise of oncologists and radiology interventionalists with that of master spine surgeons, all of whom are actively involved in the care of patients with metastatic spine tumors. The book provides expert guidance to help clinicians make the right treatment decisions and provide the best care for their patients. Chapter topics range from evaluation and decision-making principles to a spectrum of non-operative and operative treatment options that have been rapidly evolving over the past decade. The AOSpine Masters Series, a co-publication of Thieme and the AOSpine Foundation, addresses current clinical issues whereby international masters of spine share their expertise and recommendations on a particular topic. The goal of the series is to contribute to an evolving, dynamic model of an evidence-based medicine approach to spine care. All neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, neuro-oncologists, and orthopedic oncologists specializing in spine, along with residents and fellows in these areas, will find this book to be an excellent guide that they will consult often in their treatment of patients with metastatic spine tumors.

Aospine Masters Series Volume 1 Metastatic Spinal Tumors

A focused guide from the world's experts on metastatic spine tumors This first volume in the AOSpine Masters Series integrates the expertise of oncologists and radiology interventionalists with that of master spine surgeons, all of whom are ...

Author: Luiz Roberto Gomes Vialle

Publisher: Thieme Medical Pub

ISBN: 1626230463

Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

Page: 128

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This first volume in the AOSpine Masters Series integrates the expertise of oncologists and radiology interventionalists with that of master spine surgeons, all of whom are actively involved in the care of patients with metastatic spine tumors. The book provides expert guidance to help clinicians make the right treatment decisions and provide the best care for their patients. Chapter topics range from evaluation and decision-making principles to a spectrum of non-operative and operative treatment options that have been rapidly evolving over the past decade. Key Features: Editors are internationally-recognized authorities on metastatic spine tumors Includes contributions from key opinion leaders working in spine oncology Synthesizes the best available evidence and consensus expert advice on metastatic spine tumors, leading to optimal clinical recommendations Each chapter includes clinical pearls, tips on complication avoidance, and top 5 must-read references The AOSpine Masters Series, a co-publication of Thieme and the AOSpine Foundation, addresses current clinical issues whereby international masters of spine share their expertise and recommendations on a particular topic. The goal of the series is to contribute to an evolving, dynamic model of an evidence-based medicine approach to spine care. All neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, neuro-oncologists, and orthopedic oncologists specializing in spine, along with residents and fellows in these areas, will find this book to be an excellent guide that they will consult often in their treatment of patients with metastatic spine tumors.

Back and Neck Health

The Mayo Clinic book Back and Neck Health looks at common back and neck conditions and what can cause them. The book also discusses different ways to treat back and neck pain.

Author: Mohamad Bydon

Publisher: Rosetta Books

ISBN: 9780795352966

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

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Back and neck pain are common complaints. When you think of all of the work your back and neck do each day—constantly moving, bending and twisting as you go about your day-to-day activities—it’s not surprising problems develop. It’s estimated that more than 80 percent of American adults will experience at least one bout of back pain during their lifetimes. The Mayo Clinic book Back and Neck Health looks at common back and neck conditions and what can cause them. The book also discusses different ways to treat back and neck pain. This includes self-care steps you can take at home, several interventional approaches, and different types of surgery. The final chapter of the book focuses on lifestyle and how to maintain good back and neck health.

Tumors of the Spinal Canal

This book presents a focused, case-oriented approach to a specific disease entity: tumors located within the spinal canal.

Author: Simon Hanft

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030550967

Category: Medical

Page: 205

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This book presents a focused, case-oriented approach to a specific disease entity: tumors located within the spinal canal. Each tumor type constitutes its own chapter and additional chapters focus on more novel trends in the field, such as radiosurgery and minimally invasive surgical techniques. In each chapter, the authors provide expert opinions on preoperative goals, intraoperative techniques and decision-making, and postoperative paradigms, including surveillance guidelines and thresholds for initiating adjuvant therapy. The management of intradural tumors has become increasingly interdisciplinary, and one of the major goals of this text is to familiarize the treating neurosurgeon with the latest advances in both operative and non-operative strategies. The text seeks to answer two questions: 1) what are the detailed surgical steps taken by these neurosurgeons to ensure safe maximal resection of these tumors? and 2) in cases of residual and recurrent disease, what are the most effective management options? Consensus regarding definitive management remains difficult to reach given the overall rarity of these tumors. Tumors of the Spinal Canal is ultimately a practical reference drawn from the experiences of its individual authors, a compendium of surgical pearls, pitfalls, and preferences, all steeped in the most recent and relevant literature on the subject.

Spine Radiosurgery

Written by leading experts from the fields of neurosurgery, radiation oncology, and medical physics, this book is the definitive reference for clinical applications of state-of-the-art radiosurgery of the spine.

Author: Peter Gerszten

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 9781604060805

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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Written by leading experts from the fields of neurosurgery, radiation oncology, and medical physics, this book is the definitive reference for clinical applications of state-of-the-art radiosurgery of the spine. It discusses the benefits as well as the limitations of current spine radiosurgery treatments for benign and malignant spine disorders, primary and metastatic tumors, and spinal cord arteriovenous malformations. The opening chapters present the essential background information on relevant spinal cord radiobiology, physics, and technology, followed by chapters on specific applications of spine radiosurgery covering indications, techniques, outcomes, and possible complications. Highlights: Practical guidelines on radiosurgery target delineation, dose selection and escalation, patient immobilization, and quality assurance Comprehensive discussion of the design of various radiosurgical devices and the technical approaches recommended for the use of each More than 100 illustrations, most in full-color, to demonstrate key concepts This is a must-have resource for clinicians, medical physicists, fellows, and residents in neurosurgery and radiation oncology. Spine surgeons, orthopaedists, and oncologists at all levels of expertise will also benefit from the wealth of information provided in this book.

Metastatic Spine Disease

This comprehensive text focuses exclusively on the management of metastatic spinal disease, evaluating the most recent literature and providing patient-centered treatment algorithms.

Author: Rex A. W. Marco

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319762524

Category: Medical

Page: 307

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This comprehensive text focuses exclusively on the management of metastatic spinal disease, evaluating the most recent literature and providing patient-centered treatment algorithms. Beginning with initial imaging, classification and clinical decision-making, the spine is approached anatomically from the upper cervical to the sacrum, describing the unique considerations and approaches appropriate to each region, such as laminectomy and stabilization, en bloc spondylectomy and resection and reconstruction. Less invasive and minimally invasive approaches are discussed throughout the text. Radiation therapy modalities and other adjuvant treatments are also discussed, as well as reconstructive flap coverage and the management of complications. The spinal column is the most common site of metastatic cancer, and a multidisciplinary approach is required to provide patients with reasonable management options to prevent and treat the disabling symptoms caused by this debilitating condition. This compendium of experience from thought leaders in the treatment of metastatic spine disease will provide spine surgeons, oncologists, radiation oncologists, physiatrists and palliative care specialists with up-to-date information to guide their patients through the multidisciplinary management of metastatic spinal disease.

Brain and Spine Surgery in the Elderly

The book mainly addresses the needs of neurosurgeons and geriatric neurologists, but also neuro-oncologists and neuro-anaesthesists working with elderly patients, as well as students in these disciplines.

Author: Moncef Berhouma

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319402321

Category: Medical

Page: 529

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This unique and richly illustrated volume presents the state of the art in the comprehensive management of major neurosurgical diseases in the elderly (aged 65 and over). It explores all of the common neurosurgical pathologies affecting elderly patients, and emphasizes the paramount importance of tailored management strategies for quality of life. It highlights updated techniques for anaesthesia and critical care, as well as minimally invasive neurosurgical methods intended for this specific group of patients. Radiosurgery treatment is also discussed, in particular for brain tumours. In western societies, the proportion of elderly citizens has nearly reached 20%, and shows no signs of slowing down. The management of neurosurgical conditions in this particular population requires specific multidisciplinary strategies. To address this situation, a team of internationally respected contributors accurately describe degenerative and traumatic spinal diseases, which account for the majority of admissions among the elderly, as well as brain tumours and intracranial haemorrhages, aspects that are raising new ethical issues. The book mainly addresses the needs of neurosurgeons and geriatric neurologists, but also neuro-oncologists and neuro-anaesthesists working with elderly patients, as well as students in these disciplines.

Oxford Textbook of Neurological Surgery

The generic chapters cover aspects such as operative approaches, neuroanatomy and nuances. Specifically each chapter in the book incorporates several strands.

Author: Ramez Kirollos

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198746706

Category: Medical

Page: 1176

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Neurosurgery is a rapidly developing and technically demanding branch of surgery that requires a detailed knowledge of the basic neuro-sciences and a thorough clinical approach. The Oxford Textbook of Neurological Surgery is an up-to-date, objective and readable text that covers the full scope of neurosurgical practice. It is part of the Oxford Textbooks in Surgery series, edited by Professor Sir Peter Morris. The book is split into 20 overarching sections (Principles of Neurosurgery, Neuro-oncology of Intrinsic Tumours; Extra-axial Tumours and Skull Lesions; Cerebro-Pontine Angle Tumours; Sellar and Supra-Sellar Tumours; Posterior Fossa Tumours; Pineal tumours; Uncommon Tumours and Tumour Syndromes; Neurotrauma and Intensive Care; Vascular Neurosurgery; Principles of Spinal Surgery; Spinal Pathology; Spinal Trauma; Peripheral Nerve Surgery; Functional Neurosurgery; Epilepsy; Paediatric Neurosurgery; Neurosurgery for Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders and Neurosurgical Infection). Each section takes a dual approach with, 'Generic Surgical Management' chapters that focus on specific clinical problems facing the neurosurgeon (e.g. sellar/supra-sellar tumour, Intradural Spina Tumours etc.) and 'Pathology-Specific' chapters (e.g. Glioma, Meningeal Tumours, Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity, Aneurysm etc.). Where appropriate, this division provides the reader with easily accessible information for both clinical problems which present in a regional fashion and specific pathologies. The generic chapters cover aspects such as operative approaches, neuroanatomy and nuances. Specifically each chapter in the book incorporates several strands. Firstly the fundamental neuroscience (anatomy, pathology, genetics etc.) that underlies the clinical practice. Secondly, a review of the requisite clinical investigations (e.g. angiography, electrodiagnostics, radiology). Thirdly, a thorough evidence based review of clinical practice. Following this a consideration of the key debates and controversies in the field with 'pro-' and 'con-' sections (e.g. minimally invasive spine surgery, microsurgical treatment of aneurysms) is provided. A summary of the key papers and clinical scales relevant to neurosurgery form the concluding part. The book is a 'one-stop' text for trainees and consultants in neurosurgery, residents, those preparing for sub-specialty exams and other professionals allied to surgery who need to gain an understanding of the field. It acts as both a point of reference to provide a focussed refresher for the experienced neurosurgeon as well as a trusted training resource.

Principles of Neurological Surgery E Book

Richard G. Ellenbogen, Laligam N. Sekhar, and Neil Kitchen, provides a clear, superbly illustrated introduction to all aspects of neurosurgery–from general principles to specific techniques.

Author: Richard G. Ellenbogen

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323461276

Category: Medical

Page: 848

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Perfect for anyone considering or training in this challenging specialty, Principles of Neurological Surgery, 4th Edition, by Drs. Richard G. Ellenbogen, Laligam N. Sekhar, and Neil Kitchen, provides a clear, superbly illustrated introduction to all aspects of neurosurgery–from general principles to specific techniques. Thorough updates from leading authors ensure that you’ll stay abreast of the latest advances in every area of neurosurgery, including pre- and post-operative patient care, neuroradiology, pediatric neurosurgery, neurovascular surgery, trauma surgery, spine surgery, oncology, pituitary adenomas, cranial base neurosurgery, image-guided neurosurgery, treatment of pain, epilepsy surgery, and much more.

Principles of Neurological Surgery E Book

Comprehensive without being encyclopedic, this new edition familiarizes you with the latest advances in the field—neuroimaging, the medical and surgical treatment of epilepsy, minimally invasive techniques, and new techniques in position ...

Author: Richard G. Ellenbogen

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9781455727674

Category: Medical

Page: 848

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Principles of Neurosurgery, by Drs. Richard G. Ellenbogen, Saleem I. Abdulrauf and Laligam N Sekhar, provides a broad overview of neurosurgery ideal for anyone considering or training in this specialty. From general principles to specific techniques, it equips you with the perspectives and skills you need to succeed. Comprehensive without being encyclopedic, this new edition familiarizes you with the latest advances in the field—neuroimaging, the medical and surgical treatment of epilepsy, minimally invasive techniques, and new techniques in position and incisions—and shows you how to perform key procedures via an online library of surgical videos at www.expertconsult.com. No other source does such an effective job of preparing you for this challenging field! Get comprehensive coverage of neurosurgery, including pre- and post- operative patient care, neuroradiology, pediatric neurosurgery, neurovascular surgery, trauma surgery, spine surgery, oncology, pituitary adenomas, cranial base neurosurgery, image-guided neurosurgery, treatment of pain, epilepsy surgery, and much more. Gain a clear visual understanding from over 1,200 outstanding illustrations—half in full color—including many superb clinical and operative photographs, surgical line drawings, and at-a-glance tables. Apply best practices in neuroimaging techniques, minimally invasive surgery, epilepsy surgery, and pediatric neurosurgery. Master key procedures by watching experts perform them in a video library online at www.expertconsult.com, where you can also access the fully searchable text, an image gallery, and links to PubMed. Keep up with recent advances in neurosurgery with fully revised content covering neuroimaging, the medical and surgical treatment of epilepsy, minimally invasive techniques, new techniques in position and incisions, deep brain stimulation, cerebral revascularization, and treatment strategies for traumatic brain injury in soldiers. Apply the latest guidance from new chapters on Cerebral Revascularization, Principles of Modern Neuroimaging, Principles of Operative Positioning, Pediatric Stroke and Moya-Moya, Anomalies of Craniovertebral Junction, and Degenerative Spine Disease. Tap into truly global perspectives with an international team of contributors led by Drs. Richard G. Ellenbogen and Saleem I. Abdulrauf. Find information quickly and easily thanks to a full-color layout and numerous detailed illustrations.

Spinal Cord and Spinal Column Tumors

775 high quality illustrations, including 369 in brilliant color This text covers the state-of-the-art techniques for diagnosing and managing tumors of the spine and spinal cord.

Author: Curtis A. Dickman

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 1588902226

Category: Medical

Page: 694

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775 high quality illustrations, including 369 in brilliant color 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: More than 700 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.