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Spinal Cord and Spinal Column Tumors

Author : Curtis A. Dickman
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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 Tumors

Author : Kenan I. Arnautović
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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.

Angiography of Spinal Column and Spinal Cord Tumors

Author : René Djindjian
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Spine and Spinal Cord Tumors

Author : Christopher Ames
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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.

Surgery of Spinal Cord Tumors Based on Anatomy

Author : Chun Kee Chung
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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.

Reversing Spinal Cord Tumors

Author : Health Central
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A truly resourceful and supporting workbook which will help you reach your health goals in a short space of time. A Must Have!

Reversing Spinal Cord Tumors Deficiencies The Raw Vegan Plant Based Detoxification Regeneration Workbook for Healing Patients

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Childhood Brain Spinal Cord Tumors

Author : Tania Shiminski-Maher
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Each year about 4,000 children and teens in the United States are diagnosed with a brain or spinal cord tumor. The illness and its treatment can have devastating effects on family, friends, schoolmates, and the larger community. This newly updated edition contains essential information families need during this difficult time. It includes descriptions of the newest treatments, such as computer-assisted surgery, stem cell transplants, and targeted therapies as well as practical advice about how to cope with diagnosis, medical procedures, hospitalization, school, and finances. Woven throughout the text are true stories--practical, poignant, moving, funny--from more than 100 children with cancer, their siblings, and their parents. The book, reviewed by renowned experts in childhood cancer, also contains a cancer survivor's treatment record.

Brain Tumors and Spinal Cord Tumors

Author : National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke
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Oncologic Imaging Spine and Spinal Cord Tumors

Author : Heung Sik Kang
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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 Tumors Experimental Neurosurgery Neurosurgical Intensive Care

Author : H. Wenker
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This 14th volume of Advanaes in Neurosurgery includes the papers presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Neurosurgery in Berlin, May 12-15, 1985. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the program committee of the Society, Priv.-Doz. Dr. Klinger, Professors Brock, Dietz, Frowein, Lausberg, Wlillenweber, and Dr. Reuter for their assistance in selecting the contributions and in organizing the scientific program. The first main topic of the meeting was Spinal Cord Tumors. Introductory lectures dealing with basic anatomic knowledge, neuropathological as pects, and neurologic problems were followed by reports on examinations using conventional neuroradiology, scintiscanning, computer tomography as well as the most recent method in the diagnosis of spinal tumors, the magnetic resonance tomography. Also presented were the results of a multicentered study on spinal tumors, ascertained in cooperation with 43 German and Austrian neurosurgical clinics. The participants reported in great detail on the statistical data they recorded from 3056 cases and on the scientific findings obtained from this study. The session concluded with lectures on the possibilities for surgical treatment of spinal tumors and on oncologic and radiotherapeutic mea sures. E:x:perimental Neurosurgery was the second main topic. Leading authorities in the field presented interesting papers on topics such as the therapy of vasculogenetic brain edema, the determination of neurotransmitters in brain tumors, results of cerebral blood flow measurement, and im proved operative techniques using laser radiation.

Tumors of the Spine E Book

Author : Daniel H. Kim
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Achieve optimal outcomes for your patients with this new multimedia reference. Organized by tumor then by region, this resource details diagnostic and therapeutic options for primary and malignant spinal tumors. Over 25 key procedures--including minimally invasive surgery--are presented in a concise, stepwise fashion, putting the key information you need right at your fingertips! Over 600 illustrations round out this exhaustive new reference. Keep up to date on the latest advances in diagnosis and therapy with discussions of the latest surgical techniques, including minimally invasive spine surgery. Chapter templating helps you understand the entire procedure as well as key aspects, pearls and pitfalls, before heading into the OR. Have all the information you need to make a diagnosis and plan patient management with oversized, full color clinical photos and line drawings that illustrate key diagnoses and surgical procedures.

Tumors of the Brain and Spine

Author : Franco DeMonte
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Tumors of the Brain and Spine focuses primarily on approaches to the treatment of benign, primary low-grade to high-grade, and metastatic tumors in the brain and spine, as practiced by surgeons and clinicians at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. The book is written mainly for the primary care oncologist, general neurologist, and general neurosurgeon. Discussion of treatment coverage focuses on neurosurgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, singly and in combination. Also included are chapters on symptom management, molecular genetics and neuropathology of intracranial tumors, leptomeningeal dissemination of systemic cancer, epidemiology of brain tumors, and innovative treatment strategies.

Surgery of Spinal Tumors

Author : Jörg Klekamp
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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.

Pelvic Pain

Author : Fred M. Howard
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This clinical guide offers much-needed assistance in pinpointing the c ause of acute, chronic, and recurring pelvic pain and recommends the m ost effective medical or surgical treatment for the pain and the under lying disorder. The chapters present detailed, methodical guidelines f or the workup of the patient with chronic pelvic pain and for the diag nosis and treatment of the many disorders that cause pelvic discomfort . The section on diagnosis and treatments follows an organ-based appro ach, providing the most efficient, cost-effective way to "rule out" va rious causes of pelvic pain. Appendices include pain maps, pain diarie s, pain scales, and depression scales.

Textbook of the Cervical Spine E Book

Author : Francis H. Shen
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Authored by a multi-disciplinary team that includes orthopedists and neurosurgeons, Textbook of the Cervical Spine is a practical, clinically focused medical reference for treating patients with the full range of cervical spine disorders. From degenerative spine conditions and inflammation, to trauma and infections, it guides today’s spine surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons and residents through state-of-the art surgical and fixation techniques, today's emerging technologies, and possible complications. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Accurately handle complex situations with image-guided techniques for the management of cervical spine pathology, as well as helpful information on patient management and surgical decision making. Stay up to date on hot topics with recent case studies that orient you toward important clinical information in the field. Quickly find the information you need with succinct chapters that focus on highlights, key points, tips, and tricks.

Spinal Cord Medicine Second Edition

Author : Christopher M. Bono, MD
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A Doody's Core Title 2012 The thoroughly revised Second Edition of this authoritative reference continues to define the standard of care for the field of spinal cord medicine. Encompassing all of the diseases and disorders that may a!ect the proper functioning of the spinal cord or spinal nerves, this comprehensive volume provides a state of the art review of the principles of care and best practices for restoring function and quality of life to patients with spinal cord injuries. Expert contributors from multiple disciplines cover topics ranging from acute medical and surgical management of specific problems to cutting-edge research, bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction, neurologic and musculoskeletal issues, advanced rehabilitation techniques and technologies, functional outcomes, and psychosocial care. While comprehensive in scope, Spinal Cord Medicine offers practical guidance for physicians and other health care professionals involved in the management of individuals with SCI, multiple sclerosis, and other spinal cord disorders. The Second Edition has been completely updated to fully reflect current science and practice. Each section has been re-ordered to better present information and the Second Edition brings in many new authors and topics, more diagrams, illustrations, and tables to solidify concepts, and contains 18 entirely new chapters. Spinal Cord Medicine: Principles and Practice, Second Edition, reflects the breadth and depth of this multi-faceted specialty. Involving over 150 authors from more than 20 fields of medicine, it is a trusted reference for anyone who works with spinal cord patients and strives to deliver superior clinical care and improve outcomes.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery An Issue of Neurosurgery Clinics of North America

Author : Richard G Fessler
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This issue of Neurosurgery Clinics of North America is devoted to "Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery" and is edited by Zachary A. Smith, MD and Richard G. Fessler, MD, PhD. Articles in this issue include: Complications and complication avoidance of minimally invasive spine surgery; Radiation exposure risk and avoidance; Current techniques in the management of cervical myelopathy and radiculopathy; Thoracic disc/pathology management through minimally invasive routes; Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody fusion: Long term outcomes and complications; Computer-assisted navigation technique for minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion and lateral interbody fusion; Safety and the Anatomy of the retroperitoneal lateral corridor; Minimally invasive extracavitary transpedicular corpectomy for the management of spinal tumors; Minimally invasive anterolateral corpectomy for spinal tumors; Minimally invasive approaches for the management of intramedullary spinal tumors; Percutaneous fixation of thoracolumbar fractures; Advances and feasibility of advanced minimally invasive techniques in deformity correction; Direct lateral approach: Outcomes and Deformity Correction; and Evidence basis and outcomes.

Rothman Simeone The Spine E Book

Author : Harry N. Herkowitz
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Rothman-Simeone The Spine helps you achieve optimal outcomes in the clinical practice of spine surgery in adults and children. Drs. Harry N. Herkowitz, Steven R. Garfin, Frank J. Eismont, Gordon R. Bell, Richard Balderston, and an internationally diverse group of authorities help you keep up with the fast-paced field and get the best results from state-of-the-art treatments and surgical techniques, such as spinal arthroplasty and the latest spinal implants and equipment. An all-new full-color design and surgical videos online at www.expertconsult.com make this classic text more invaluable than ever before. Get the best results from the full range of both surgical and non-surgical treatment approaches with guidance from the world’s most trusted authorities in orthopaedic spine surgery. Find important information quickly through pearls, pitfalls, and key points that highlight critical points. Watch experts perform key techniques in real time with videos, on DVD and online, demonstrating minimally invasive surgery: SED procedure; thorascopic techniques; lumbar discectomy; pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO); C1, C2 fusion; intradural tumor; cervical laminoforaminoty; and much more. Apply the newest developments in the field thanks to expert advice on minimally invasive surgery, spinal arthroplasty and the latest spinal implants and equipments. See procedures clearly through an all new full-color design with 2300 color photographs and illustrations placed in context. Access the fully searchable contents of text online at www.expertconsult.com.

Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide

Author : Anthony L. Komaroff
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An accessible guide to family health care discusses drug interactions, symptoms, first aid, and how to choose a family doctor, including a new research about hormone therapy and heart surgery.