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Chordomas and Chondrosarcomas of the Skull Base and Spine

Chordomas and Chondrosarcomas of the Skull Base and Spine Book
Author : Griffith R. Harsh IV,Francisco Vaz-Guimaraes
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2017-09-14
ISBN : 0128043334
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Chordomas and Chondrosarcomas of the Skull Base and Spine, Second Edition, is a major reference and guide for neurosurgeons, medical oncologists, neuroscientists, orthopedic surgeons, head and neck surgeons and radiation oncologists that treat patients and research chordomas and chondrosarcomas of the axial skeleton. This book is the unique result of the collaboration of multidisciplinary specialists from a wide variety of fields (neurological sciences, medical oncology, molecular biology, orthopedics and radiation oncology), offering the most relevant information about chordomas and chondrosarcomas of the axial skeleton from each of these fields condensed into one single volume. It contains new medical knowledge and scientific advances regarding the treatment of these types of tumors. Additionally, the book includes chapters written by the Chordoma Foundation and Sarcoma Foundation of America, providing the most valuable information and support for patients and their relatives. Presents an up-to-date, comprehensive resource that details chordomas and chondrosarcomas from a multidisciplinary approach Edited by the leading researchers in brain and skull base tumors Includes chapters written by the Chordoma Foundation and Sarcoma Foundation of America

Chordomas and Chondrosarcomas of the Skull Base and Spine

Chordomas and Chondrosarcomas of the Skull Base and Spine Book
Author : Griffith R. Harsh
Publisher : Thieme Medical Publishers
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9783131247711
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Written by a world-class team of multidisciplinary experts, this is a reference on two highly challenging tumours occurring in the skull base and spine: chordomas and chondrosarcomas.

Chordomas

Chordomas Book
Author : M. Necmettin Pamir,Ossama Al-Mefty,Luis Borba
Publisher : Thieme
Release : 2017-01-03
ISBN : 1626231605
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A rare form of cancer, chordomas are among the most difficult tumors to treat, requiring highly specialized training and surgical expertise. Although generally slow-growing, chordomas present resection challenges due to their proximity to critical structures including the spinal cord, brainstem, nerves, and arteries. Written by an impressive cadre of internationally-renowned experts, this textbook is the most current, concise, and definitive resource on diagnosis and management of this complex pathology. Acclaimed surgeons from Brazil, Canada, Japan, Turkey, the USA, and the UK are contributors. The book starts with a historical overview, epidemiology, molecular pathogenesis, cytogenetics, local invasion and metastasis, and pathology. A thorough discussion covers diagnostic radiological and radionuclide imaging such as MRI, PET; SPECT, PET-CT, and PET-MRI, and clinical traits of skull base and spinal chordomas as defined by imaging modalities. Subsequent chapters explore decision making including selecting the most optimal techniques, surgical procedures, specialized topics, and new horizons in chordoma treatment. Key Highlights Anterior and anterolateral approaches to the clivus The use of endoscopy and intraoperative assistive technologies Midline subfrontal, middle fossa, extended petrosal, and transcondylar approaches Craniospinal fusion techniques following resection Surgery for spinal chordomas from the cervical to the sacral region Special topics such as radiation, proton beam therapy, Gamma-Knife radiosurgery, and pediatric chordomas and chondrosarcomas This is an essential text for neurosurgeons, orthopedic spine surgeons, otolaryngologists, and radiation oncologists. Read and learn from innovators who have mastered the latest state-of-the-art treatment methodologies for chordomas.

09 Preliminary Results of Pencil Beam Scanning Proton and Carbon Ion Therapy for Skull Base and Cervical Spine Chordoma and Chondrosarcoma

09   Preliminary Results of Pencil Beam Scanning Proton and Carbon Ion Therapy for Skull Base and Cervical Spine Chordoma and Chondrosarcoma Book
Author : Jiade J. Lu
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Purpose: to evaluate the short-term outcomes in terms of tumor control and toxicity of patients with skull base or cervical spine chordoma and chondrosarcoma treated with intensity-modulated proton or carbon-ion radiation therapy. Methods: Between 6/2014 and 7/2018, a total of 91 patients were treated with proton and/or carbon ion radiotherapy at the Shanghai Proton and Heavy Ion Center. The median age was 38 (range, 4-70) years. Forty-six (50.5%) patients were treated definitively for their conditions as initial diagnosis, 45 (49.5%) patients had recurrent tumors including 14 had prior radiotherapy. The median gross tumor volume was 37.0 (range, 1.6-231.7) cc. Eight patients received proton therapy alone, 28 patients received combined proton and carbon ion therapy, 55 patients received carbon-ion therapy alone. Results: With a median follow-up time of 28 (range, 8-59) months, the 2-year local control (LC), progression free (PFS) and overall survival (OS) rates was 86.2%, 76.8%, and 87.2%, respectively. Those rates for patients received definitive proton or carbon-ion therapy were 86.7%, 82.8%, and 93.8%, respectively. On multivariate analyses, tumor volume of > 60cc was the only significant factor for predicting PFS (p=0.045), while re-irradiation (p=0.012) and tumor volume (> vs

Cancer of the Nervous System

Cancer of the Nervous System Book
Author : Peter McL. Black,Jay S. Loeffler
Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0781737311
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Thoroughly revised to reflect the latest advances in neurosurgery, radiation oncology, chemotherapy, biological therapy, and the basic sciences, the Second Edition of this highly acclaimed volume is the most comprehensive, current reference on tumors of the central and peripheral nervous system. More than 100 of the foremost authorities present multimodality treatment strategies for specific tumor types and examine the mechanisms of tumorigenesis. Coverage includes state-of-the-art information on image-guided surgery, local delivery systems, intraoperative imaging, proton beam therapy, conformal systems, radiosurgery, new drugs and biological agents, and cell cycle deregulation and chromosomal abnormalities in tumorigenesis. This edition contains over 400 illustrations.

Principles Practice of Neuro Oncology

Principles   Practice of Neuro Oncology Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Demos Medical Publishing
Release : 2010-10-21
ISBN : 1617050148
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Neuro-oncologic (brain and spine) cancers account for 19,000 new cases and 13,000 deaths per year. The early and proper diagnosis of these virulent cancers is critical to patient outcomes and diagnosis and treatment strategies are continually evolving. The multidisciplinary team that manages these patients involves medical and radiation oncology, neurosurgery, neuroimaging, nurses and therapists. Principles and Practices of Neuro-Oncology establishes a new gold standard in care through a comprehensive, multidisciplinary text covering all aspects of neuro-oncology. Six major sections cover all topics related to epidemiology and etiology, molecular biology, clinical features and supportive care, imaging, neuroanatomy and neurosurgery, medical oncology and targeted therapies, and radiation oncology for adult and pediatric cancers. Expert contributors from multiple disciplines provide detailed and in-depth discussions of the entire field of neuro-oncology including histopathologic harmonization, neurosurgical techniques, quality of life and cognitive functions, and therapeutic changes in terms of combined modality treatments, advanced radiation techniques, the advent of new drugs, especially targeted agents, and the tantalizing early promise of personalized therapeutic approaches. With contributions from over 180 authors, numerous diagrams, illustrations and tables, and a 48 page color section, Principles and Practice of Neuro-Oncology reflects the breadth and depth of this multi-faceted specialty.

Advances in Particle Therapy

Advances in Particle Therapy Book
Author : Manjit Dosanjh,Jacques Bernier
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2018-05-11
ISBN : 1351662341
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hadron therapy is a groundbreaking new method of treating cancer. Boasting greater precision than other therapies, this therapy is now utilised in many clinical settings and the field is growing. More than 50 medical facilities currently perform (or are planned to perform) this treatment, with this number set to double by 2020. This new text covers the most recent advances in hadron therapy, exploring the physics, technology, biology, diagnosis, clinical applications, and economics behind the therapy. Providing essential and up-to-date information on recent developments in the field, this book will be of interest to current and aspiring specialists from a wide range of backgrounds. Features: Multidisciplinary approach: explores the physics, IT (big data), biology, clinical applications from imaging to treatment, clinical trials, and economics associated with hadron therapy Contains the latest research and developments in this rapidly evolving field, and integrates them into the current global challenges for radiation therapy Edited by recognised leaders in the field, including the co-ordinator of ENLIGHT (the European Network for Light Ion Hadron Therapy), with chapter contributions from international leading experts in the field

Principles and Practice of Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Principles and Practice of Stereotactic Radiosurgery Book
Author : Lawrence S. Chin,William F. Regine
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-01-05
ISBN : 1461483638
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Principles and Practice of Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Second Edition serves as the definitive reference textbook for SRS practitioners. It provides a theoretical basis for the use of therapeutic radiation including imaging techniques and radiobiology. The bulk of the textbook contains chapters that are comprehensive in scope on all diseases that are treated by SRS. Lastly, it addresses administrative and technical aspects of running an SRS unit. Each chapter provides an expansive treatment of the subject, with emphasis placed on the technical aspects of SRS so that practitioners in this field can use it as a daily reference. Written by noted experts in the field, Principles and Practice of Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Second Edition is the only reference needed for neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists and medical physicists at all levels of training and practice who are interested in SRS.

Comprehensive Management of Skull Base Tumors

Comprehensive Management of Skull Base Tumors Book
Author : Ehab Y. Hanna,Franco DeMonte
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2008-11-24
ISBN : 142001403X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The management of tumors in and adjacent to the skullbase is challenging given the complex and critically important anatomy of the region and the wide diversity of tumor pathologies that may be encountered. To help navigate the complexities of contemporary multidisciplinary management of these patients, Drs. Hanna and DeMonte bring you Comprehensive Management of Skull Base Tumors, a comprehensive guide filled with updated information from authorities around the world. Comprehensive Management of Skull Base Tumors is divided into three sections consisting of: general principles site specific surgery tumor specific management Filled with scientific tables and lavishly illustrated, this text is written with an emphasis on surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, and will appeal to all neurosurgeons, otolaryngologists, plastic surgeons, maxillofacial surgeons, ophthalmologists, medical and radiation oncologists, and radiologists.

Advances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery

Advances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery Book
Author : Nejat Akalan,C. Di Rocco,Vinko V. Dolenc,J. Lobo Antunes,J. J. A. Mooij,J. Schramm,Marc Sindou
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2008-05-06
ISBN : 3211722831
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This series has already become a classic. In general, one volume is published per year. The advances section presents fields of neurosurgery and related areas in which important recent progress has been made. The technical standards section features detailed descriptions of standard procedures to assist young neurosurgeons in their post-graduate training. The contributions are written by experienced clinicians and are reviewed by all members of the editorial board.

Progress in Clinical Neurosciences

Progress in Clinical Neurosciences Book
Author : Vedantam Rajshekhar
Publisher : Byword Books Private Limited
Release : 2008-09-11
ISBN : 8181930320
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This volume of Progress in Clinical Neurosciences comprises review articles on various aspects of movement disorders and cerebrovascular diseases in Neurology, and vascular surgery and neuro-oncology in Neurosurgery. Besides these, there are chapters on the Consumer Protection Act, normal pressure hydro-cephalus and miscellaneous topics. The authors of these chapters are well recognized for their work and the exhaustive review of the literature contained in the chapters will benefit not only postgraduate students but will also update the knowledge of practising clinicians.

Clinical Endocrine Oncology

Clinical Endocrine Oncology Book
Author : Ian D. Hay,John A. H. Wass
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2009-01-26
ISBN : 1444300237
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A truly comprehensive reference for the management of patientswith endocrine cancer The new edition of Clinical Endocrine Oncology has beenfully revised and extended making it the most comprehensive andup-to-date reference available. Written and edited by leadinginternational experts in the field, it sets the standard inmultidisciplinary care for patients with endocrine tumors. The book provides specific and detailed guidance on the basic,clinical, investigative and therapeutic processes required for thethorough evaluation of a patient with a tumor in an endocrineorgan. The eighty-four chapters are arranged in seven parts: • Endocrine Oncology and Therapeutic Options • Thyroid and Parathyroid Tumors • Pituitary and Hypothalamic Lesions • Adrenal and Gonadal Tumors • Neuroendocrine Tumors and the Clinical Syndromes • Medical Syndromes and Endocrine Neoplasia • Endocrine-responsive Tumors and Female Reproductive HormoneTherapy. This authoritative and practical text will be an invaluableresource for all those working in the field, includingendocrinologists, medical oncologists, surgeons, radiationtherapists, interventional radiologists, specialist nurses, andclinical scientists. John A.H. Wass is joined in this edition by a new editor, Ian D.Hay, Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology Research at the MayoClinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

CyberKnife NeuroRadiosurgery

CyberKnife NeuroRadiosurgery Book
Author : Alfredo Conti
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020
ISBN : 3030506681
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book is a practical guide on image-guided robotic (CyberKnife®) radiosurgery of the brain and the spine. The volume introduces the radiosurgical community to the potential of image-guidance in the treatment of neurosurgical diseases including neuro-oncological, vascular and functional disorders. Principles of image-guided radiosurgery, including physics and radiobiology are considered. Each chapter provides a critical review of the literature and analyses of several aspects to offer an assessment of single and hypofractionated treatments. Based on the authors experience, tables or summaries presenting the treatment approaches and associated risks are included as well. Providing a practical guide to define the selection of dose, fractionation schemes, isodose line, margins, imaging, constraints to the structures at risk will support safe practice of neuroradiosurgery. This book aims to shed new light on the treatment of neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of the central nervous system using the CyberKnife® image-guided robotic radiosurgery system. It will be adopted by neurosurgery residents and neurosurgery consultants as well as residents in radiation oncology and radiation oncologists; medical physicists involved in radiosurgery procedures may also benefit from this book.

Proton and Charged Particle Radiotherapy

Proton and Charged Particle Radiotherapy Book
Author : Thomas F. De Laney,Hanne M. Kooy
Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9780781765527
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This volume is the first comprehensive and practical clinical reference on proton and charged particle radiotherapy. The first half of the book explains the treatment delivery systems used, offers detailed guidance on treatment planning techniques, examines key clinical issues in proton radiotherapy, and reviews recent experience with heavier charged particle radiotherapy. The second half of the book offers "how-to" information on treatment of pediatric tumors, lymphomas, and tumors of the central nervous system, eye, skull base, cervical spine, bone and soft tissue, paranasal sinus, nasal cavity, nasopharynx, oropharynx, oral cavity, salivary glands, prostate, lung, gastrointestinal tract, female reproductive tract, and breast. More than 100 full-color illustrations complement the text.

Midline Skull Base Surgery

Midline Skull Base Surgery Book
Author : Paolo Cappabianca,Luigi Maria Cavallo,Oreste de Divitiis,Felice Esposito
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-11-25
ISBN : 3319215337
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This richly illustrated book offers detailed, step-by-step guidance on surgical approaches and techniques in patients with midline tumors of the skull base. Access routes are described from both endoscopic and microscopic standpoints, via different approaches, in order to provide a 360-degree overview of contemporary midline skull base surgery. For each pathology, the multiple surgical options and their specific indications are clearly presented, with inclusion of neuroradiological images, an anatomical dissection study and operative images and videos. The book is intended for surgeons who wish to acquire knowledge and experience in skull base surgery employing endoscopic endonasal and microsurgical transcranial techniques. It is exceptional in providing an integrated perspective that encompasses traditional microsurgical approaches and the most recent endoscopic ones, with definition of the indications for and limitations of both options.

Proton Radiotherapy Accelerators

Proton Radiotherapy Accelerators Book
Author : Wioletta Wieszczycka,Waldemar Scharf
Publisher : World Scientific
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9810245289
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Hadronic radiotherapy uses particle beams to treat tumors located near critical body structures and tumors that respond poorly to conventional photon and electron beam radiotherapy. Initial research in hadronic radiotherapy was performed using accelerators built for physics research. The good results of the proton and ion therapy programs have enhanced the tendency to use protontherapy as a routine method. There are about 20 working protontherapy facilities (first, second and third generation) and more than 30 centers are planned.This book presents the first comprehensive overview of the field with a discussion on the fundamental basis of particle physics and radiobiology, as well as review of clinical and technical specifications and designs for proton radiotherapy. In particular, the current designs of proton and heavy ion accelerators, beam delivery systems, gantries, beam monitoring and dosimetry systems, control and safety systems, patient positioning and immobilization devices, and ancillary treatment facilities are widely discussed.

Radiosurgery

Radiosurgery Book
Author : International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society. Meeting
Publisher : Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
Release : 2004
ISBN : 3805577176
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How to avoid and manage complications in stereotactic radiosurgery? The most current and exciting developments as well as essential findings on refinements are published in this new volume. It addresses topics such as benign and malignant tumor radiosurgery, trigeminal neuralgia and headache, spectroscopic imaging, new hardware assessments, extracranial radiosurgery, and vascular malformations. The high-quality peer-reviewed reports were presented by experts in their field at the 2003 meeting of the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society. This publication is of special interest to neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, neurologists, and oncologists, who require precise information to keep up to date with the important developments on the use of stereotactic radiosurgery.

Leibel and Phillips Textbook of Radiation Oncology E Book

Leibel and Phillips Textbook of Radiation Oncology   E Book Book
Author : Richard Hoppe,Theodore L. Phillips,Mack Roach
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2010-09-09
ISBN : 1437737757
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Stay on top of the latest scientific and therapeutic advances with the new edition of Leibel and Phillips Textbook of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Theodore L. Phillips, in collaboration with two new authors, Drs. Richard Hoppe and Mack Roach, offers a multidisciplinary look at the presentation of uniform treatment philosophies for cancer patients emphasizing the "treat for cure" philosophy. You can also explore the implementation of new imaging techniques to locate and treat tumors, new molecularly targeted therapies, and new types of treatment delivery. Supplement your reading with online access to the complete contents of the book, a downloadable image library, and more at expertconsult.com. Gather step-by-step techniques for assessing and implementing radiotherapeutic options with this comprehensive, full-color, clinically oriented text. Review the basic principles behind the selection and application of radiation as a treatment modality, including radiobiology, radiation physics, immobilization and simulation, high dose rate, and more. Use new imaging techniques to anatomically locate tumors before and during treatment. Apply multidisciplinary treatments with advice from experts in medical, surgical, and radiation oncology. Explore new treatment options such as proton therapy, which can facilitate precise tumor-targeting and reduce damage to healthy tissue and organs. Stay on the edge of technology with new chapters on IGRT, DNA damage and repair, and molecularly targeted therapies.

Oxford Textbook of Neurological Surgery

Oxford Textbook of Neurological Surgery Book
Author : Ramez Kirollos,Peter Hutchinson,Adel Helmy,Simon Thomson
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2019-09-05
ISBN : 0198746709
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.