Comprehensive Overview of Modern Surgical Approaches to Intrinsic Brain Tumors addresses limitations in the scientific literature by focusing primarily on surgical approaches to various intrinsic neoplasms using diagrams and step-by-step instructions. It provides the advantages and disadvantages of these approaches, controversies, and technical considerations and discusses topics such as anatomy, pathology and animal models, imaging, open brain tumor approaches and minimally invasive approaches. Additionally, it discusses controversial treatments and the pros and cons of each. This book is a valuable source for medical students, neurosurgeons and any healthcare provider who has an interest in brain tumors and techniques to treat them.
- Provides a comprehensive review of different approaches, explaining them step-by- step
- Includes diagrams that show surgical approaches
- Presents the advantages and disadvantages of each approach to aid in decision-making
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I. Anatomy 1. Gryi anatomy 2. White matter tracts in the supratentorial space 3. Vascular anatomy 4. Brainstem Anatomy 5. Ventricular anatomy
II. Pathology and Animal Models 6. Primary brain tumors
Gliomas 7. Primary brain tumors
intraventricular lesions 8. Metastatic brain tumors 9. Animal models of brain tumor surgery 10. Tumor genetics and their outcomes on surgery and survival
III. Imaging 11. Preoperative imaging (MRI, functional MRI, CT) 12. Intraoperative imaging (navigation, ultrasound, 5-ALA) 13. Postoperative imaging (MRI)
IV. Controversies 14. Extent of resection for High and Low Grade Gliomas 15. Awake vs. Non-Awake Surgery for High and Low Grade Gliomas 16. Surgery vs. Radiation Surgery for Metastatic Brain Tumors 17. En bloc vs. Piecemeal resection of Metastatic Brain Tumors
V. Open Brain Tumor Approaches 18. Awake craniotomies for Motor Cortex Lesions 19. Awake craniotomies for Language Cortex Lesions 20. Intraoperative MRI for High and Low Grade Tumors 21. Trans-Sylvian approaches 22. Trans-sulcal approaches 23. Approaches to deep seated lesions 24. Approaches to third ventricular lesions
VI. Keyhole/Minimally Invasive Approaches 25. Keyhole Approaches for deep seated lesions 26. Tubular Retractors for deep seated lesions 27. Tubular retractors for intraventricular tumors 28. Endoscopic guided resection of intrinsic brain tumors
Kaisorn L. Chaichana has completed a fellowship in skull base surgery and Neuro-Oncology. He has published over 100 papers and 20 book chapters in areas relating to neuro-oncology, namely gliomas and metastatic brain tumors. He has clinical expertise in neuro-oncological surgery, including minimally invasive surgery for treatment of intrinsic neoplasms.
Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa has edited several books including Schmidek and Sweet: Operative Neurosurgical Techniques, Controversies in Neuro-Oncology: Best Evidence Medicine for Brain Tumor Surgery, and Video Atlas of Neurosurgery: Contemporary Tumor and Skull Base Surgery, and Neural Stem Cells (An Issue of Neurosurgery Clinics). He has clinical expertise in Neuro-Oncology, tumor surgery, and is a world authority on these aspects of Neuro-Oncology.