Chordomas : Technologies, Techniques, and Treatment Strategies, Hardback Book

Chordomas : Technologies, Techniques, and Treatment Strategies Hardback

Edited by M. Necmettin Pamir, Ossama Al-Mefty, Luis Borba


Overall, this book is thoughtfully organized, the chapters are well-written, and each topic is thoroughly discussed.

Generally, the image quality is excellent and the vast majority of images and diagrams are of high resolution and are vibrant in color...I enjoyed reading this well-organized, comprehensive, and well-illustrated book. -- AJNRThis book incorporates much of that new knowledge, and it is an important, highly valuable (perhaps critical) resource to own, for neurologists, neurosurgeons, otolaryngologists, radiation oncologists, spine surgeons, as well as for residents and medical students. -- BIZ INDIAA rare form of cancer, chordomas are among the most difficult tumors to treat, requiring highly specialized training and surgical expertise.

Although generally slow-growing, chordomas present resection challenges due to their proximity to critical structures including the spinal cord, brainstem, nerves, and arteries.

Written by an impressive cadre of internationally-renowned experts, this textbook is the most current, concise, and definitive resource on diagnosis and management of this complex pathology. Acclaimed surgeons from Brazil, Canada, Japan, Turkey, the USA, and the UK are contributors.

The book starts with a historical overview, epidemiology, molecular pathogenesis, cytogenetics, local invasion and metastasis, and pathology.

A thorough discussion covers diagnostic radiological and radionuclide imaging such as MRI, PET; SPECT, PET-CT, and PET-MRI, and clinical traits of skull base and spinal chordomas as defined by imaging modalities.

Subsequent chapters explore decision making including selecting the most optimal techniques, surgical procedures, specialized topics, and new horizons in chordoma treatment. Key Highlights Anterior and anterolateral approaches to the clivusThe use of endoscopy and intraoperative assistive technologiesMidline subfrontal, middle fossa, extended petrosal, and transcondylar approachesCraniospinal fusion techniques following resectionSurgery for spinal chordomas from the cervical to the sacral regionSpecial topics such as radiation, proton beam therapy, Gamma-Knife radiosurgery, and pediatric chordomas and chondrosarcomas This is an essential text for neurosurgeons, orthopedic spine surgeons, otolaryngologists, and radiation oncologists.

Read and learn from innovators who have mastered the latest state-of-the-art treatment methodologies for chordomas.




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