In the last decade, research has led to dramatic advancements for treating spinal cord tumors and has confirmed the importance of radical surgery for primary bone tumors and the role of multidisciplinary treatment for metastatic tumors and sarcomas. Spine and Spinal Cord Tumors: Advanced Management and Operative Techniques is the first textbook to combine these cutting-edge developments from the forefront of medical oncology and radiosurgery with information on the most advanced procedures to reflect the latest trends, techniques, and information. The result is a comprehensive work that is current, clinically relevant, and filled with valuable insights that will change the way you treat spinal cord tumors. Comprehensive Coverage Divided into four parts, the book begins with fundamentals and includes chapters on anatomy, neuroradiology, heavy particle radiation, and radiosurgery, as well as rehabilitation and plastic surgery considerations for primary reconstruction. Part II focuses on oncology and includes chapters on site-specific disease and information about the prognosis and treatment of specific tumors.
Part III contains comprehensive clinical chapters on a wide range of operative techniques used for treating and resecting primary tumors. Each chapter includes information on indications and contraindications, preoperative evaluation, clinical decision making, outcomes, and case examples; illustrated step-by-step surgical technique is also included. Tips for avoiding pitfalls and complications and bailout techniques have been highlighted throughout. The book concludes with Part IV on complications and outcomes. Two DVDs contain operative video that complements the text. This Is a Reference You Simply Must Own! This landmark work is essential reading and a must for any professional treating spinal cord tumors. Its clear organization and surgical guidance will improve your outcomes with your very next case.