Clinics in Developmental Medicine No.166
Ranging from epidemiology and neuroimaging through the general principles of surgery and radiotherapy/chemotherapy to issues of palliative care and quality of life, this concise, broad-ranging and practical text covers all clinical aspects of central nervous system tumours in children. It provides an overview of current important issues in diagnosis and management, and focuses on important areas of research, with an emphasis on the areas likely to impact on clinical practice. It will be essential reading for paediatric oncologists, medical and clinical oncologists, neurosurgeons, and paediatricians involved in the care of children with brain tumours, trainees in these and related specialties, specialist nurses and paramedical staff.
Table of contents
Part I. Introduction to Paediatric CNS Tumours, and An Overview of Diagnosis, Biology and Therapy: 1. Overview of CNS tumours in children Eddy Estlin and Steven Lowis; 2. Epidemiology of CNS tumours Amos Burke; 3 Neuro-imaging Shelley Renowden; 4. Pathology and molecular oncology Lucy Rorke and Jaclyn Biegel; 5. Cell and tumour biology Richard Gilbertson; 6. General principles of surgery John Thorne; 7. General principles of radiotherapy Rao Gattamaneni; 8. General principles of chemotherapy Eddy Estlin and Steven Lowis; Part II. CNS Tumours of Childhood: 9. Low grade and high grade glioma Eddy Estlin; 10. Ependymoma Eric Bouffet; 11. Brain stem glioma Carolyn Freeman; 12. PNET Steven Lowis; 13. Germ cell tumours Steven Lowis; 14. Choroid plexus tumours Steven Lowis; 15. Craniopharyngioma Eddy Estlin; 16. Mixed neuronal tumours Eddy Estlin; 17. Spinal cord tumours Eddy Estlin; 18. Secondary/metastatic tumours Eddy Estlin; Part III. Late Effects, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care: 19. Late effects and quality of life Adam Glaser; 20. Neuro-rehabilitation and neuro-psychology A. L. Curran; 21. Palliative care Erica Mackie; Part IV. Summary and Conclusion: 22. Summary and conclusions Eddy Estlin and Steven Lowis.
A concise, broad-ranging and practical text covering all clinical aspects of central nervous system tumours in children
Provides an overview of current important issues in diagnosis and managemen
Focuses on important areas of research, with an emphasis on the areas likely to impact on clinical practice