Spinal Cord and Spinal Column Tumors: Principles and Practice

5b020e9f180e9.jpg Author Curtis A. Dickman, Michael G. Fehlings, and Ziya L. Gokaslan
Isbn 9781588902221
File size 45MB
Year 2006
Pages 712
Language English
File format PDF
Category Medicine

Book Description:

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 700high 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
  • 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. </p




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