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Glioma

Principles and Practice in Neuro-Oncology

  • A. B. M. F. Karim
  • Edward R. LawsJr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. A. B. M. F. Karim, J. H. Kralendonk
    Pages 1-16
  3. M. C. Kaiser, J. H. Kralendonk
    Pages 37-55
  4. B. L. Guthrie,  E. R. Laws Jr.
    Pages 75-92
  5. A. B. M. F. Karim, E. van der Schueren, D. G. Gonzalez, M. van Glabbeke
    Pages 121-124
  6. F. Pozza, F. Colombo, C. Marchetti, G. Chierego
    Pages 139-152
  7. B. R. Rao, N. C. A. Roelvink, B. J. Slotman
    Pages 165-169
  8. E. H. J. M. Rutten
    Pages 171-178
  9. D. A. Larson, P. K. Sneed, P. H. Gutin
    Pages 205-215
  10. H. Hatanaka
    Pages 233-249
  11. A. Razek, A. H. Ragab, T. H. Kim
    Pages 251-269
  12. A. B. M. F. Karim
    Pages 271-282
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 283-288

About these proceedings

Introduction

Many recent developments in neuro-oncology relevant to clinical practice have contributed to improved patient care. The most im­ portant impact of these developments on treatment may have been a change in the attitudes of the neuro-oncologists involved in making decisions regarding patients with gliomas. From an era of uncertainty which led to therapeutic nihilism, we have entered one of active interventions based on objective parameters for the treat­ ment of gliomas, which may be either slow-growing or rapid kil­ lers. The histopathological characteristics of gliomatous lesions are intriguing, and it is only recently that a clearer picture has begun to emerge. A group of dedicated neuropathologists has been at­ tempting to reach a consensus on pathological classification and grading, providing an important landmark in the field of neuro­ oncology. This book does not mean to provide exhaustive details on the histopathology of gliomas, but rather highlights the main problems in an authoritative chapter. This chapter attempts to guide the reader to a better understanding of all aspects of the neuropathology of glioma. Neuroradiology has recently seen several breakthroughs. Im­ ages unimaginable a decade ago are now providing us with an al­ most three-dimensional impression. But the concomitant illusions and artifacts must also be kept in mind, and pragmatic ideas are carefully put forward in this book about the developing body of knowledge concerning the newer imaging techniques.

Keywords

Chemotherapie Lebensqualität Neurochirurgie Strahlentherapie imaging techniques stereotaktische Operation surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • A. B. M. F. Karim
    • 1
  • Edward R. LawsJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyFree University HospitalAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Neurological SurgeryGeorge Washington University, Medical CenterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-84127-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-52286-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-84127-9
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