Malignant Brain Tumors / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
This volume covers, in a logical sequence, the brain neuroscience which underpins current management of malignant brain tumours. Cellular and molecular studies are considered, as well as current concepts of histopathological classification and grading. The clinical manifestations and natural history of these tumours is set in context by a discussion of the pathophysiology of intracranial mass lesions. Special attention is given to low-grade and childhood tumours. The more common cerebral gliomas and cerebral metastases are also examined. Diagnostic imaging methods are described and the differential diagnosis of benign and malignant tumours is explored. The final chapters are devoted to conventional and innovative methods, along with the results, of treatment by surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and immunotherapy.