2009

Meningiomas

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ISBN: 978-1-84882-910-7 (Print) 978-1-84628-784-8 (Online)

Table of contents (64 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii

  2. General Information

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      Meningiomas: Historical Perspective

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      Pages 11-14

      Epidemiology

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      Pages 15-24

      Human Meninges: Anatomy and Its Role in Meningioma Pathogenesis

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      Pages 25-29

      Meninges: Embryology

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      Pages 31-43

      Pathology of Meningiomas

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      Pages 45-51

      Natural History, Growth Rates, and Recurrence

  3. Diagnostic Considerations

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      Pages 55-65

      Diagnostic Neuroradiology: CT, MRI, fMRI, MRS, PET, and Octreotide SPECT

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      Pages 67-87

      Meningiomas: Imaging Mimics

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      Pages 89-99

      Preoperative Embolization of Meningiomas

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      Pages 101-133

      Neuro-ophthalmic Evaluations in Patients with Meningiomas

  4. Basic Science

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      Pages 137-145

      Meningioma Tumorigenesis: An Overview of Etiologic Factors

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      Pages 147-155

      Molecular Basis of Meningioma Tumorigenesis and Progression

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      Pages 157-162

      Meningiomas of the Central Neuraxis: Unique Tumors

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      Pages 163-176

      Radiation-Induced Meningioma: Historical Perspective, Presentation, Management, and Genetics

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      Pages 177-183

      Emerging Treatment Modalities I: Cyclooxygenase-2 as a Therapeutic Target for Meningioma Tumor Growth

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      Pages 185-199

      Emerging Treatment Modalities II: Gene Therapy for Meningiomas

  5. Management and Outcome

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      Pages 203-207

      Management Options and Surgical Principles: An Overview

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      Pages 209-212

      Operative Outcome Following Meningioma Surgery: A Personal Experience of 600 Cases

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      Pages 213-216

      Factors Influencing Outcome in Meningioma Surgery

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      Pages 217-221

      The Novel “CLASS” Algorithmic Scale for Patient Selection in Meningioma Surgery

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