Atlas of Pediatric Brain Tumors

  • Adekunle M. Adesina
  • Tarik Tihan
  • Christine E. Fuller
  • Tina Young Poussaint

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Adekunle M. Adesina
    Pages 1-3
  3. Glial Tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Christine E. Fuller
      Pages 7-18
    3. Christine E. Fuller
      Pages 19-23
    4. Hope T. Richard, Christine E. Fuller
      Pages 43-51
    5. Christine E. Fuller
      Pages 53-67
  4. Embryonal Neuroepithelial Tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Adekunle M. Adesina, Jill V. Hunter, Lucy Balian Rorke-Adams
      Pages 71-80
    3. Adekunle M. Adesina, Jill V. Hunter
      Pages 81-97
    4. Adekunle M. Adesina, Jill V. Hunter, Lucy Balian Rorke-Adams
      Pages 99-110
  5. Tumors of the Meninges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Christine E. Fuller
      Pages 113-127
    3. Christine E. Fuller
      Pages 129-136
    4. Christine E. Fuller
      Pages 137-141
    5. Hope T. Richard, Christine E. Fuller
      Pages 143-148
  6. Tumors of Cranial and Spinal Nerves

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Tarik Tihan
      Pages 151-156
    3. Tarik Tihan
      Pages 157-162

About this book


This text was created to fill a void in the practice of pediatric neuropathology. It is a practical and well-illustrated book representing a collection of interesting, common and unusual tumors for a diagnostic exercise by the reader. The wide reception of the first edition by the pathology community is testament to its relevance and utility in the pathologic diagnosis of pediatric brain tumors. This edition covers topics ranging from neuroimaging, the use of crush and touch preps during intraoperative consultation, classic histological features of pediatric brain tumors, tumor variants, and a miscellaneous group of challenging tumors. Chapters consist of essential diagnostic information and features highlighting recognized variants and their differential diagnoses. A section on molecular pathology and electron microscopy is also included for each tumor category, along with a list of classic reviews and innovative articles on each of the tumor entities as suggested reading at the end of each chapter. Atlas of Pediatric Brain Tumors, Second Edition represents the state of the art in pediatric neuropathology with easy utility beside the microscope.


Medulloblastoma Meningioma Oligodendroglial tumors Pilomyxoid Astrocytoma Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma Schwannoma

Editors and affiliations

  • Adekunle M. Adesina
    • 1
  • Tarik Tihan
    • 2
  • Christine E. Fuller
    • 3
  • Tina Young Poussaint
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PathologyTexas Children’s Hospital Baylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of PathologyNeuropathology DivisionSan FranciscoUSA
  3. 3.Division of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineCincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA
  4. 4.PBTC Neuroimaging CenterHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-33430-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33432-5
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