Cancer Neurology in Clinical Practice

Cancer Neurology in Clinical Practice

by David Schiff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0896039226

ISBN-13: 9780896039223

Pub. Date: 01/28/2003

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC

In Cancer Neurology in Clinical Practice, leading neuro-oncologists from around the world comprehensively review the neurologic symptoms that cancer patients experience, and show how they should be interpreted and evaluated. Organized by both symptom and organ, the book carefully describes each diagnostic neurologic entity-from symptomatology to diagnostic studies to

Overview

In Cancer Neurology in Clinical Practice, leading neuro-oncologists from around the world comprehensively review the neurologic symptoms that cancer patients experience, and show how they should be interpreted and evaluated. Organized by both symptom and organ, the book carefully describes each diagnostic neurologic entity-from symptomatology to diagnostic studies to management and prognosis-and presents each major type of cancer in terms of it neurologic problems and how they should be handled. The role of surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and other palliative measures are considered for each type of problem.

Multidisciplinary and up-to-date, Cancer Neurology in Clinical Practice explains to the busy physicians treating cancer patients the latest findings in neuro-oncology that will help them to focus their differential diagnosis, diagnostic strategy, and treatment plan for the cancer patient with neurologic symptoms and findings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896039223
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Forewordv
Prefacevii
Acknowledgmentsix
Contributorsxv
Part I.Overview
1The Prevalence and Impact of Neurologic Disease in Cancer3
Part II.Neurologic Symptoms
2The Epidemiology and Management of Seizures in Patients with Cancer9
3Corticosteroids in Neuro-Oncology17
4Headache Associated with Intracranial Neoplasms23
5Confusion and Delirium41
6Cancer Pain57
Part III.Direct Complications of Cancer
7Brain Metastases73
8Skull and Dural Metastases87
9Spinal Metastases93
10Leptomeningeal Metastases107
11Neuromuscular Disease and Its Complications121
Part IV.Indirect Complications of Cancer
12Cerebrovascular Complications of Cancer137
13Paraneoplastic Syndromes of the Nervous System159
Part V.Complications of Cancer Therapy
14Neurologic Sequelae of Radiotherapy on the Nervous System173
15Cancer and Cancer Treatment-Related Neuromuscular Disease193
16Central Nervous System Complications of Cancer Therapy215
17Neurologic Complications of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation233
18Central Nervous System Infections in Cancer Patients253
Part VI.Diagnostic Studies
19Imaging Neurologic Manifestations of Oncologic Disease273
Part VII.Neuro-Oncologic Complications of Specific Malignancies
20Neuro-Oncologic Complications of Lung Cancer295
21Neuro-Oncologic Complications of Breast Cancer309
22Neurologic Complications of Genitourinary Malignancies327
23Melanoma339
24Leukemia355
25Neurologic Complications of Hodgkin's Disease and the Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas371
26Neurologic Disorders in Benign and Malignant Plasma Cell Dyscrasias385
27Female Reproductive Tract Cancers397
28Neurologic Complications of Gastrointestinal Malignancies405
29Neuro-Oncologic Complications of Sarcomas417
30Neurologic Complications of Head and Neck Cancer425
31Neurologic Complications in Children with Systemic Cancer435
Index451

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