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Spinal Cord and Spinal Column Tumors: Principles and Practice

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Spinal Cord and Spinal Column Tumors: Principles and Practice

Spinal Cord and Spinal Column Tumors: Principles and Practice
By Curtis A. Dickman, Michael G. Fehlings, Ziya L. Gokaslan

  • Hardcover: 712 pages
  • Publisher: Thieme; 1 edition (March 22, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1588902226
  • ISBN-13: 978-1588902221
  • This text covers the state-of-the-art techniques for diagnosing and
    managing tumors of the spine and spinal cord. From the fundamentals of spinal
    cord anatomy and the pathology of spinal tumors, to the evaluation, diagnosis,
    and treatment techniques for specific spinal tumors, this is the only
    comprehensive text devoted to managing tumors both surgically and
    non-surgically. You’ll find the latest information on surgical approaches for
    resection, reconstruction, decompression, and internal stabilization for tumors
    of the spine, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. The book also covers such
    treatments as systemic and intrathecal chemotherapy, embolization techniques,
    external beam radiation therapy, brachytherapy, and stereotactic radiosurgery.

    Special features:

    • More than 700 high quality illustrations, including 369 in
      brilliant four color, illuminate concepts in pathology and surgical technique
    • Full review of the basic science of tumors of the
      spinal cord and nerves aids the comprehension of pathology and indications for
      treatment
    • Step-by-step instruction guides the clinician through
      operative approaches, including decompression of tumors, en bloc resection of
      primary spinal tumors, reconstruction of the spine, spinal fixation and more
    • Discussion of the current algorithm techniques to manage
      metastatic spinal disease

    This book will benefit established neurosurgeons,
    orthopedic surgeons, and residents requiring a complete text on current techniques in managing tumors of the spine and spinal column.


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