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
    3. Elena Zunarelli
      Pages 145-155
    4. Wolfgang Krupp, Heidrun Holland, Jürgen Meixensberger
      Pages 157-164
    5. Angelo Pichierri, Roberto Delfini
      Pages 165-175
  5. Recurrence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Ralf Ketter, Klaus D. Zang, Steffi Urbschat
      Pages 191-201
    3. Jens Schittenhelm, Onno Küster
      Pages 203-207
  6. Schwannomas: Molecular Genetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Luis Lassaletta, Laura Del Río, Mercedes Patrón, Miguel Torres, Agueda Díaz-Anadón, Jose M. Roda et al.
      Pages 211-215
    3. Víctor Martínez-Glez, Miguel Torres-Martín, Javier S. Castresana, Luis Lassaletta, Juan A. Rey
      Pages 217-223
  7. Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Andrew J. Fabiano, Robert J. Plunkett, Kevin J. Gibbons
      Pages 227-232
    3. Rick van de Langenberg, Robert J. Stokroos
      Pages 233-238
    4. Christian Scheller, Alex Alfieri, Elmar Peschke, Christian Strauss
      Pages 239-245
  8. Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Francesco Dispenza, Alessandro De Stefano
      Pages 259-275
    3. Hideyuki Kano, Douglas Kondziolka, Ajay Niranjan, John C. Flickinger, L. Dade Lunsford
      Pages 277-283
    4. Benjamin J. Arthurs, Robert K. Fairbanks, John J. Demakas, Wayne T. Lamoreaux, Neil A. Giddings, Alexander R. Mackay et al.
      Pages 297-303
    5. Lennart Henning Stieglitz, Wolf Olaf Lüdemann, Mario Giordano, Venelin Miroslav Gerganov, Amir Samii, Madjid Samii
      Pages 313-324
    6. Tomio Sasaki, Koji Yoshimoto, Suzuki O. Satoshi
      Pages 325-334
    7. Daniel M. S. Raper, Ricardo J. Komotar
      Pages 335-339
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 349-359

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

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  • 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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