Divided into four parts, the book begins with fundamentals and includes chapters on anatomy, neuroradiology, heavy particle radiation, and radiosurgery, as well as rehabilitation and plastic surgery considerations for primary reconstruction. Part II focuses on oncology and includes chapters on site-specific disease and information about the prognosis and treatment of specific tumors. Part III contains comprehensive clinical chapters on a wide range of operative techniques used for treating and resecting primary tumors. Each chapter includes information on indications and contraindications, preoperative evaluation, clinical decision making, outcomes, and case examples; illustrated step-by-step surgical technique is also included. Tips for avoiding pitfalls and complications and bailout techniques have been highlighted throughout. The book concludes with Part IV on complications and outcomes. Two DVDs contain operative video that complements the text.
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This landmark work is essential reading and a must for any professional treating spinal cord tumors. Its clear organization and surgical guidance will improve your outcomes with your very next case.