Central Nervous System Tumours of Childhood

Central Nervous System Tumours of Childhood

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This book gives an overview of current issues in the diagnosis and management of paediatric central nervous system tumours. It focuses on significant areas of research, with an emphasis on those that are likely to impact directly on clinical practice, ranging from epidemiology and neuroimaging through general principles of surgery and radiotherapy/chemotherapy to issues of palliative care and quality of life. With contributions from authors in the UK, Europe and North America, this precise, broad and practical text will prove invaluable to paediatric oncologists, medical and clinical oncologists, neurosurgeons, paediatricians involved in the care of patients with brain tumours, trainees in these and related specialities, specialist nurses and paramedical staff.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Mac Keith Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1898683735
  • 9781898683735

Table of contents

Authors' Appointments; Section One: Introduction, and overview of diagnosis, biology and therapy; 1. Introduction; 2. The epidemiology of paediatric CNS tumours; 3. Paediatric CNS tumours: neuroimaging; 4. Pathology and molecular oncology of childhood CNS tumours; 5. Molecular approaches to the understanding and treatment of childhood CNS tumours; 6. Surgical management of CNS tumours in the paediatric population; 7. General principles of radiotherapy; 8. General principles of chemotherapy; 9. Management of complications at presentation for children with CNS tumours; Section 2: CNS tumours of childhood; 10. Low-grade and high-grade asrocytoma; 11. Ependymoma; 12. Brainstem tumours; 13. Primitive neuroectodermal tumours; 14. Intracranial germ cell tumours; 15. Choroid plexus papilloma and carcinoma; 16. Craniopharyngioma; 17. Mixed neuronal tumours; 18; Spinal cord tumours in children; 19. Metastatic disease affecting the CNS; Section 3: Late effects, rehabilitation and palliative care; 20. Late effects of CNS tumours; 21. An overview of cerebral functioning and its application in the developing brain; 22. Palliative care; Section 4: Summary; 23. Conclusions and future directions; Index.show more

About Edward Estlin

Eddy Estlin is Macmillan Consultant in Paediatric Oncology at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital in Pendlebury, Manchester, England. Stephen Lowis is Macmillan Consultant in Paediatric Oncology at the Hospital for Sick Children, Bristol, England.show more

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'The content is extremely wide-ranging, running the gamut from epidemiology through the principles of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy, and particularly strongly into neuroimaging. ... a comprehensive and evidence-based reference text which really can be enjoyed by any member of the team caring for children with CNS tumours. Nuggeted within are some very illuminating chapters, which deserve a very wide audience indeed.' Dr Richard J. Brown "Estlin and Lowes (editors) have compiled a comprehensive and evidence-based reference text which really can be enjoyed by any member of the team caring for children with CNS tumours. Nuggeted within are some very illumination chapters, which deserve a very wide audience indeed."Dr. Richard Brown "All of the chapters are concise and well written. The figures are clear...The bibliography is extensive and would be an excellent source for practitioners interested in reviewing the primary data."Duncan Stearns, J. Neurosurgshow more