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Modern Surgical Neuropathology
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  • Date Published: October 2009
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Mixed media product
  • isbn: 9780521869324

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  • The nervous system constitutes arguably the most complex organ system in the human body, which contributes to the over-susceptibility of disease in this area. Although brain tumors were once an automatic death sentence, the outlook for recovery has brightened significantly in the past decade. The pathologist plays an indispensable role in surgical diagnosis; he or she must accurately diagnose a potentially wide array of disease entities, determine the spread of disease within millimeters, and assess patient prognosis. This new and modern reference in neuropathology comprehensively covers all the methods used by pathologists to accurately diagnose a wide array of neurologic illnesses. Brain and spinal cord tumors are the predominant focus, but a full spectrum of infectious, inflammatory, and congenital disorders are also covered in detail, in both pediatric and adult populations, with a full range of diagnostic modalities. The book is illustrated with more than 1,200 full-color photomicrographs and accompanied by a CD-ROM of all images in a downloadable format.

    • Extensively illustrated with over 1200 full color photomicrographs, accompanied by CD-ROM of all images in downloadable format
    • Designed specifically for practising pathologist, allows reader to compare and contrast similar lesions with multiple variations
    • Includes full range of diagnostic modalities
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    Reviews & endorsements

    '… has an admirable breadth of scope and approach to surgical neuropathology … the references provided are helpful and up to date. The CD ROM accompanying the book is a very useful source of images for further study and for teaching purposes … well-produced … particularly successful in including sections on the diagnosis of non-neoplastic disorders, including inflammatory disorders, demyelinating diseases and dementia. These topics are amongst the most challenging in neuropathological biopsy diagnosis, so their inclusion is particularly welcome.' BMA Medical Book Awards reviewer

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2009
    • format: Mixed media product
    • isbn: 9780521869324
    • length: 532 pages
    • dimensions: 284 x 218 x 37 mm
    • weight: 2.34kg
    • contains: 36 b/w illus. 1256 colour illus. 7 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction and overview: principles and techniques
    Part I. Neoplasms
    Section 1. Brain Neoplasms: Subsection 1. Intrinsic Brain Tumors:
    2. Gliomas: an overview
    3. Diffuse fibrillary astrocytomas
    4. Special types of astrocytomas
    5. Oligodendroglioma
    6. Mixed gliomas
    7. Ependymomas
    8. Neuronal and neuronal-glial tumors
    9. Primitive neuroectodermal tumors
    10. Primary CNS lymphomas
    11. Primary CNS germ cell neoplasms
    12. Hemangioblastoma
    13. Choroid plexus neoplasms
    14. Metastatic neoplasms in the bran parenchyma
    Subsection 2. Extrinsic Brain Tumors:
    15. Meningiomas
    16. Nonmeningioma dural-based neoplasms
    17. Dura and leptominingeal metastatic cancer
    18. Tumors of intracranial peripheral nerves
    19. Craniopharyngioma and Rathke's cleft cysts
    20. Miscellaneous meningeal masses
    21. Pituitary tumors
    22. Skull-based neoplasms
    Section 2. Spinal Cord Neoplasms: Subsection 1. Intrinsic Spinal Cord Tumors:
    23. Intrinsic spinal cord tumors: overview
    24. Ependymomas of the spinal cord
    25. Other gliomas of the spinal cord
    26. Miscellaneous cord tumors
    Subsection 2. Extrinsic Spinal Cord Neoplasms:
    27. Meningiomas and other primary dural-based tumors of the spinal cord
    28. Nerve root tumors
    29. Tumors of the spine
    Part II. Non-Neoplastic Mass Lesions:
    30. Tumefactive demyelinating disease
    31. Inflammatory masses in the brain parenchyma
    32. Extra-axial inflammatory/infectious lesions
    33. Biopsies of cerebral infarcts
    34. Extra-axial intracranial hemorrhages
    35. Vascular malformations of the CNS parenchyma
    Part III. Diagnostic Brain Biopsies for Non-Neoplastic Disease:
    36. Biopsies for vasculitis
    37. Biopsies with/for non-inflammatory vascular diseases
    38. Biopsies for diagnosis of dementia
    39. Biopsies for infectious diseases
    Part IV. Surgical Neuropathology of Epilepsy:
    40. Current procedures leading to epilepsy surgery: what the neuropathologist should know about the epilepsy work-up prior to surgery
    41. Abnormalities presumably causing epilepsy
    42. Effects of epilepsy manifest in resected brain tissue
    43. Iatrogenic lesions
    44. Special syndromes and epilepsy.

  • Author

    Douglas C. Miller, University of Missouri School of Medicine
    Douglas C. Miller was born and brought up in New York City, where he attended Stuyvesant High School. He is a graduate of Williams College (BA with highest honors in Biology, 1974) and the University of Miami School of Medicine (MD, 1978; Ph.D. in Physiology and Biophysics, 1980). Dr Miller did his residency training in Anatomic Pathology and in Neuropathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He has been an Assistant Professor of Pathology at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (1984–87), an Assistant, Associate, and then full Professor at NYU School of Medicine (1987–2007) and is now at the University of Missouri School of Medicine.

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