Bone Tumors: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment


Moncef Berhouma, MD (Editor)
Department of Neurosurgery B, Neurological and Neurosurgical Hospital, Lyon, France

Series: Cancer Etiology, Diagnosis and Treatments
BISAC: MED062000

Bone tumors are very rare, accounting for less than 0.2% of all cancers. As our understanding of these tumors at the molecular level is improving, as well as recent advances in imaging and treatments, there is an obvious need for an update in this field. This comprehensive book is the result of the contribution of different internationally renowned expert teams in the management of bone tumors and particularly spinal neoplasms. The first five chapters deal with spinal tumors, either primary or metastatic, giving the reader a clear clinical review of the disease and its pathophysiology, as well as therapeutic options. The following chapters are dedicated to new insights in the medical treatment of bone tumors, an overview on the mechanism of malignant transformation of benign bone tumors, the modern management of pain in bone metastases, and the modern therapeutics of bone tumors in prostate cancer patients. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Primary Tumors of the Axial Spine
(Paul E. Kaloostian, Patricia Zadnik and Daniel M. Sciubba, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA)
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Chapter 2: Current Strategies in the Management of Metastatic Spine Disease and Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression
(Haroon Majeed, Registrar Trauma and Orthopaedics, University Hospitals of North Staffordshire, United Kingdom)

Chapter 3: Surgical Strategy for the Management of Metastatic Spine Tumors: Indications, Techniques and Outcomes
(Cédric Y. Barrey, Luis Manera, Didier Frappaz, Aurélie Fontana, Véronique Favrel, Jean-Baptiste Pialat, Gualter Vaz and Gilles Perrin, Department of Spine Surgery, P Wertheimer Hospital, Hospices Civils de Lyon and Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University, Lyon, France and others)

Chapter 4: Spinal Chordomas
(Paul E. Kaloostian, Patricia Zadnik, Ziya L. Gokaslan and Daniel M. Sciubba, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA)
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Chapter 5: Imaging of Notochordal Tumors
(Prabhakar Rajiah, Hakan Ilaslan and Murali Sundaram, Musculoskeletal Imaging Section, Imaging Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA)

Chapter 6: Aminobisphosphonates and Nano-Technologically Modified Aminobisphosphonates: A New Dawn in the Treatment of Bone and Extra-Bone Tumors?
(Michele Caraglia, Gabriella Misso and Daniele Santini, Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and General Pathology, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy and others)

Chapter 7: Malignant Transformation of Benign Bone Tumors with Special Reference to Giant-Cell Tumor and Giant-Cell–Containing Lesions
(Tsuyoshi Saito, Department of Human Pathology, Juntendo University, School of Medicine, Japan)

Chapter 8: Calvarial Lesions: Classification and Management
(Mahmoud Messerer and Julie Dubourg, Centre Hospitalier, Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland and others)

Chapter 9: Secondary Bone Tumors in Prostate Cancer: New Treatments on the Horizon
(Justin Sturge, Biomedical Section, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom)

Chapter 10: Skull-Base Metastases: Clinical Features and Management Strategies
(Julie Dubourg and Mahmoud Messerer, Research and Education Unit of Medicine, Claude Bernard University, Lyon, France and others)

Chapter 11: Painful Boney Metastases
(Howard S. Smith, Department of Anesthesiology, Albany Medical College
Albany, New York, NY, USA)


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