1. History of Spinal Surgery and Surgical Treatment of Spinal Intradural Tumors
2. Epidemiology of Spinal Cord Tumors
3. Spinal Cord Anatomy
4. Diagnostics and Differential Diagnostics of Spinal Cord Tumors
5. Neuropathology of Spinal Cord Tumors
6. Neurological Aspects of Spinal Cord Tumors
7. Intraoperative Neurophysiology during Surgery for Spinal Cord Tumors
8. Neuro-Anesthesiology Considerations in Spinal Cord Tumors
9. Spinal Meningiomas
10. Spinal Schwannomas
11. Management of Intradural and Extradural Spinal Schwannomas
12. Spinal Cord Tumors in Neurofacomatosis
13. Spinal Cord Astrocytomas
14. Spinal Cord Hemangioblastomas
15. Myxopapillary Ependymomas
16. Pediatric Spinal Cord Tumors: Diagnosis and Management
17. Spinal Cord Ependymomas
18. Malignant Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumors
19. Intradural-Extramedullary and Intramedullary Spinal Metastases
20. Sacral Spinal Tumors
21. Rare Spinal Cord Tumors
22. Dumbbell Tumors of the Spine
23. Instrumented Fusion after Spinal Cord Tumor Resection
24. Radiosurgical and Radiation Considerations for Residual, Recurrent and Malignant Spinal Cord Tumor
25. Complications in Treatment of Spinal Cord Tumors and Prevention Surgical Strategies
26. Rehabilitation of Patients with Primary Intradural Tumors of the Spinal Cord
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.
• Provides classical information on spinal cord tumor surgery
• Discusss new and breakthrough knowledge and technologies in the treatment of spinal cord tumors
• Includes intraoperative video clips to explain operative nuances and technical information
• Kenan Arnautovic is Professor of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Tennessee, Attending Neurosurgeon at Semmes-Murphey Neurologic & Spine Institute, and Chairman, Baptist Neuroscience Institute, Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, TN, USA. He is also Professor of Neurosurgery, Sarajevo Medical School, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
• Ziya Gokaslan is Professor of Neurosurgery at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI, USA. After finishing medical school at the University of Istanbul, Turkey he completed residencies and fellowships in surgery, neurosurgery and spine surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, and New York University Medical Center USA.
Both Editors have several decades of experience in treatment of spinal cord tumors and have written articles and given lectures nationally and internationally on the subject.