Diffuse Low-Grade Gliomas in Adults

  • Hugues Duffau

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Epidemiology and Classification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Daniel I. Jacobs, Elizabeth B. Claus, Margaret R. Wrensch
      Pages 55-72
  3. Fundamental Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Courtney Pendleton, Kazuya Motomura, Atsushi Natsume
      Pages 111-117
    3. Nicolas Leventoux, Zahra Hassani, Jean-Philippe Hugnot
      Pages 119-136
    4. Maleeha Ahmad, Robert J. Weil, Nicholas F. Marko
      Pages 137-149
    5. Federica Caponnetto, Antonio Paolo Beltrami, Tamara Ius, Miran Skrap, Daniela Cesselli
      Pages 151-172
    6. Whitney B. Pope, Kevin Spitler
      Pages 173-195
  4. Clinical Aspects and Diagnostic Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Anja Smits, Asgeir S. Jakola
      Pages 199-213
    3. Johan Pallud
      Pages 215-234
    4. Rémy Guillevin, Guillaume Herpe, Carole Guillevin
      Pages 253-262
    5. Karl-Josef Langen, Marion Rapp, Michael Sabel, Norbert Galldiks
      Pages 263-286
    6. Emmanuel Mandonnet
      Pages 287-306

About this book


The second edition of this well-received volume has been revised and updated to reflect the  advances in pathological classification and molecular epidemiology of diffuse low-grade gliomas (DLGG) in adults and offers an updated review on individualized therapies. This book presents the latest research pertaining to the diagnosis, genetics, therapy and management of DLGGs.  It extensively covers recent research on the natural history of DLGGs and their interaction with the brain and reviews the new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies which increase survival and quality of life of the patient.

New topics covered are the management of DLGGs during pregnancy, functional rehabilitation of patients with DLGG and the onco-functional balance in DLGG, among others. The reader will have the opportunity to gain insight in both clinical and basic science aspects of this type of tumor and learn about the application of novel imaging techniques such as diffussion tensor imaging.   

Edited by a leading expert in the field and authored by a team of recognised specialists, this book is a valuable resource for medical oncologists, neuro-oncologists and neurologists.


Gliomagenesis DLGG neuro-oncology Diffusion Tensor Imaging MRI genomics stem cells

Editors and affiliations

  • Hugues Duffau
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryMontpellier University Medical Center, INSERM U1051, Institute for Neurosciences of MontpellierMontpellierFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55466-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-55464-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-55466-2
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