Neurorehabilitation in Neuro-Oncology

  • Michelangelo Bartolo
  • Riccardo Soffietti
  • Martin Klein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Michelangelo Bartolo
    Pages 1-5
  3. Hans-Georg Wirsching, Michael Weller
    Pages 7-19
  4. Luca Bertero, Paola Cassoni
    Pages 21-36
  5. Carlotta Chiavazza, Federica Franchino, Roberta Rudà
    Pages 37-51
  6. Giuseppe Minniti, Andrea Romano, Claudia Scaringi, Alessandro Bozzao
    Pages 53-68
  7. Alessia Pellerino, Riccardo Soffietti
    Pages 69-83
  8. Michelangelo Bartolo, Isabella Springhetti
    Pages 103-120
  9. Chiara Zucchella
    Pages 133-149
  10. Wolfgang Grisold, Simon Grisold, Alla Guekht, Roberta Ruda
    Pages 151-166
  11. Augusto Tommaso Caraceni, Fabio Formaglio
    Pages 167-178
  12. Alice Malabaila, Riccardo Torta
    Pages 179-193
  13. Ingela Oberg
    Pages 195-210
  14. Quirien Oort, Linda Dirven, Martin J. B. Taphoorn
    Pages 211-225

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive, practical, and timely guide to neurorehabilitation for patients affected by tumors of the central nervous system. These patients encounter various physical and psychosocial impairments, due to sensory-motor, psychological and cognitive limitations, as well as depression, anxiety and fatigue. These common tumor and treatment consequences reduce quality of life and produce long-term limitation in functioning and disability that may benefit from rehabilitative interventions.

In the early stages of the disease, rehabilitation aims at restoring functioning after tumor treatment, while in the advanced stages, rehabilitation becomes an integral part of palliative care, which aims to increase patients’ independence, to prevent complications and to improve quality of life.

Based on an interdisciplinary approach, the book is structured in two main parts. The first is devoted to the basics of cancer and to the main clinical features of the tumors of the nervous system, as well as to the

essentials of therapeutic approaches. The second part is dedicated to rehabilitation issues, providing the tools for health personnel to take in charge persons affected by neuro-oncological disease.

This unique volume is a valuable resource for all health professionals (physicians, psychologists, trainees nurses specialized in neuro-oncology, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech therapists) involved in the interdisciplinary management of individuals affected by tumors of the central nervous system.


Brain tumors Cognitive performances Cognitive rehabilitation Quality of life Palliative care Therapy Neuropathic pain Occupational therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Michelangelo Bartolo
    • 1
  • Riccardo Soffietti
    • 2
  • Martin Klein
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RehabilitationNeurorehabilitation Unit, Habilita S.p.A.Zingonia/CiseranoItaly
  2. 2.University and City of Health and ScienceDepartment Neuro-OncologyTurinItaly
  3. 3.Department of Medical PsychologyVU University Medical Center Department of Medical PsychologyAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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