Chapter 1: History of Brainstem Glioma Surgery
Chapter 2: Anatomy of the Brainstem
Chapter 3: Imaging for Brainstem Lesions
Chapter 4: Clinical Presentation and Assessment for Brainstem Tumors
Chapter 5: Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring during Brainstem Surgery
Chapter 6: Low-grade Pediatric Brainstem Gliomas
Chapter 7: High-grade Tumors of the Brainstem (Except DIPG)
Chapter 8: Diffuse Midline Gliomas - Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma
Chapter 9: Surgery for Vascular Lesions of the Brainstem
Chapter 10: Inflammatory and Infectious Lesions of the Brainstem
Chapter 11: Surgical Approach to Mesencephalic (Midbrain) Tumors
Chapter 12: Surgical Approach to Pontine Tumors
Chapter 13: Surgical Approach to Medullary Tumors
Chapter 14: Radiation and Chemotherapy for Brainstem Tumors
Chapter 15: Future Therapies for Malignant Brainstem Tumors
This illuminating and comprehensive work offers readers a thorough and detailed perspective of brainstem surgery as well as state-of-the-art discussion on the diagnosis and management of related pathologies. Hailing from around the globe and currently practicing in various countries in Asia, Europe, and North America, the expert authors of this work represent a wide range of disciplines and experiences, providing a comprehensive, interdisciplinary overview of brainstem surgery. Indeed, brainstem pathologies remain the most challenging to manage surgically due to the high eloquence and the deep and hidden location of the brainstem, turning surgical treatment of brainstem pathologies into one of the most complex and demanding fields in neurosurgery. This vital book guides readers through this very complex anatomical territory in which any pathology leads to grave consequences. Taking readers through the depth of the complex architecture of the brainstem in the clinical context, and emphasizing the evidence-based treatment of different brainstem pathologies while also reviewing what the future holds for the management of these pathologies, the book presents a review of state-of-the-art preoperative assessment modalities and surgical. The book covers brainstem-related pathologies from infancy to adulthood, and the text is enriched with diagnostic and surgical images that cover almost all types of brainstem lesions. The book is written in a way that neurosurgery specialists and fellows will feel comfortable navigating throughout its contents, and the enthusiastic neurosurgery resident will find this book to be a valuable guide. A major contribution to the clinical literature, Brainstem Tumors: Diagnosis and Management will also serve as a reference for anyone involved in the treatment of patients suffering from brainstem pathologies, including medical team members such as adult and pediatric neurosurgeons, neurologists, neurooncologists, residents and fellows, clinical neuropsychologists, electrophysiologists, neuroradiologists, and medical students who have a passion to learn about the assessment and surgical management of patients with brainstem diseases.
George Jallo, M.D.
Professor of Neurosurgery,
Pediatrics and Oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Director, Institute for Brain Protection Sciences (IBPS) at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
Mohammad Hassan A. Noureldine, M.D., M.Sc.
Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine
Nir Shimony, M.D.
Johns Hopkins University and Institute for Brain Protection Sciences