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Radiation Oncology for Pediatric CNS Tumors

  • EDITOR Springer Verlag Gmbh&Co. Kg
  • NIVEL Profesional
  • IDIOMAInglés
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55428-0
  • EAN 9783319554280
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  • Encuadernado Tapa Dura
  • Páginas 639
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  • Fecha 29-11-2017
  • Número 1
  • Año 2017
Addresses specifics of pediatric neuro-radiation oncology
Covers recent advances in diagnosis and radiotherapy techniques
Written and edited by world leaders in pediatric radiotherapy

This book reviews the principles and applications of radiotherapy in the management of pediatric brain tumors to allow the reader to gain a full appreciation of the major aspects involved in caring for these patients. Individual sections are devoted to basic principles, specific management for the full range of tumor entities, radiotherapy techniques, and potential toxicities and their management. The book is written and edited by world leaders in pediatric radiotherapy, and care has been taken to cover the latest advances in diagnosis and radiotherapy techniques.

Pediatric brain tumors represent a diverse group of neoplasms that require carefully planned management for successful definitive treatment. Radiotherapy is one of the fundamental components in treatment for the majority of these vulnerable patients. The optimal radiation therapy approach will depend on multiple factors, including tumor type and location, extent of disease, age of the patient, and other therapies. A

thorough understanding of the natural history of the disease, communication with the multidisciplinary team, full knowledge of available radiotherapy techniques, and consideration of potential acute and late toxicities are therefore essential for each patient.

Table of contents (21 chapters)
Epidemiology of Childhood Brain Tumors
Lupo, Philip J. (et al.)
Pages 3-19
Histopathology of Primary Tumors of the Central Nervous System
Adesina, Adekunle M.
Pages 21-53
Surgical Principles in the Treatment of Pediatric Brain Tumors
Momin, Eric N. (et al.)
Pages 71-87
Chemotherapeutic Strategies in Brain Tumors
Khatua, Soumen
Pages 89-104
Paulino, Arnold C. (et al.)
Pages 107-123
Low-Grade Glioma
Kortmann, Rolf-Dieter (et al.)
Pages 189-211
Optic Pathway Glioma
Bradley, Julie A. (et al.)
Pages 213-228
High-Grade Glioma
Alken, Scheryll (et al.)
Pages 229-248
Central Nervous System Germinoma
Shibamoto, Yuta (et al.)
Pages 263-274
Central Nervous System Nongerminomatous Germ Cell Tumors
Phi, Ji Hoon (et al.)
Pages 275-292
Spinal Tumors
Esiashvili, Natia (et al.)
Pages 335-351
Proton Therapy for Skull Base Chordomas in the Pediatric and Adolescent Patient
Hug, Eugen B.
Pages 365-380
Pituitary Tumors: Pituitary Adenomas and Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis Associated Diabetes Insipidus
Ermoian, Ralph P.
Pages 381-391
Image Guidance in Pediatric Brain Radiotherapy
Alcorn, Sara (et al.)
Pages 419-430
Conformal Radiation Therapy for Pediatric CNS Tumors
Daniels, Thomas B. (et al.)
Pages 431-439
Craniospinal Irradiation
Eaton, Bree R. (et al.)
Pages 453-467
Special Radiation Techniques for Pediatric Brain Tumors: Hypofractionation, Radiosurgery, and Brachytherapy
Hiniker, Susan M. (et al.)
Pages 469-488
Daly, Patricia E. (et al.)
Pages 489-503
Gidley, Paul W.
Pages 565-581
Vascular Late Effects of Cranial Radiation
Hill-Kayser, Christine (et al.)
Pages 583-593
Second Neoplasms After Successful Treatment for Pediatric Central Nervous System Tumors
Amsbaugh, Mark J. (et al.)
Pages 595-624

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