Tumors of the Central Nervous System, Volume 7

Meningiomas and Schwannomas

  • M.A. Hayat

Part of the Tumors of the Central Nervous System book series (TCNS, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxv
  2. Meningiomas: Molecular Genetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Katariina Korhonen, Silvia Pastorekova
      Pages 11-15
    3. Sudhakar Vadivelu, Michael Schulder
      Pages 29-38
    4. Saskia Peerdeman, Okay Saydam, Connie Jimenez
      Pages 39-46
    5. Venkateswara Rao Gogineni, Arun Kumar Nalla, Jasti S. Rao
      Pages 47-57
    6. Arda Mizrak, Ozlem Senol, Baris Gokhan Ozdener, Okay Saydam
      Pages 59-67
  3. Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Hao Zhang, Guixiang Zhang, Matthijs Oudkerk
      Pages 71-77
    3. Brian T. Ragel, Randy L. Jensen
      Pages 79-85
    4. Naoya Hashimoto, Toshiki Yoshimine
      Pages 87-94
    5. Zhi Li, Yang Li
      Pages 95-100
    6. Daniel Monleon, Concha López-Ginés, Rosario Gil-Benso, Jose Manuel González-Darder, Miguel Cerdá-Nicolas
      Pages 101-110
    7. Joze Pizem, Andrej Cör, Mara Popovic
      Pages 111-118
  4. Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Pankaj K. Agarwalla, Manish K. Aghi
      Pages 127-136

About this book

Introduction

This seventh volume of the essential series covering practices and developments relating to CNS tumors zeroes in on those found in the brain. Detailed dossiers on meningioma and schwannoma tumors cover aspects including diagnosis, therapy and prognosis. The text delivers vital insights into the molecular pathways related to brain tumor biology, including a detailed analysis of the roles played in neoplasm formation by E-cadherin gene instability, carbonic anhydrase 11, urokinase plasminogen activator, and Wnt signaling. Further research into their influence in the process could prompt the development of effective anti-cancer drugs.

 

The contributions also show how perfusion magnetic resonance imaging helps physicians differentiate between subtypes of meningiomas, and analyze the influence of molecular genetics and epigenetic mechanisms on schwannoma tumors. Among the diagnostic processes outlined are those for recognizing incidentally discovered meningioma, cystic papillary meningioma, facial nerve schwannoma, vestibular schwannoma, and intermediate nerve schwannoma. This book presents treatments for atypical, oncocytic, intracranial, and cavernous meningiomas, as well as guides to therapeutic methods ranging from neurosurgery and gamma-knife radiosurgery to vestibular schwannoma interventions such as retrosigmoidal craniotomy and immunotherapy. This authoritative volume once again provides invaluable and tightly focused source material for medical professionals committed to placing the latest theories and techniques at the service of those they care for.

Keywords

Cancer recurrence Immunotherapy Meningiomas Radiosurgery Schwannomas

Editors and affiliations

  • M.A. Hayat
    • 1
  1. 1., Kean UniversityRoom 213, Library buildingUnionUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-2894-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-2893-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-2894-3
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