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7th Edition

Russell & Rubinstein's Pathology of Tumors of the Nervous System 7Ed

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ISBN 9780340810071
Published July 28, 2006 by CRC Press
1104 Pages - 700 Color & 300 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This is the leading international professional reference text that also serves as a bench book, describing all aspects of the pathology of brain tumours - genetics, molecular biology, epidemiology, morphology, immunohistochemistry, diagnostic criteria and prognosis. Beautifully illustrated in colour throughout and comprehensively referenced, Russell & Rubinstein is regarded as the ultimate source for key information.

For this seventh edition, the book returns to a single, clearly organised volume, and basic sciences are once again fully integrated within sections devoted to individual tumour entities. Entirely revised and updated throughout by a wide range of internationally revered authorities, the content reflects the latest tumour classification and grading while neuroradiologic correlation via state of the art neuroimaging techniques continues to be emphasised in all diagnostic entities. The offering is completed by a companion CD-ROM, providing quick and easy access to all the images from the book, retrievable by figure number, chapter title and keyword searches.

Table of Contents

Classification of tumors of the nervous system
Epidemiology of brain tumors: incidence, survivial and risk factors
Nervous system tumors and atomic bomb experience of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Diffuse astrocytoma
Anaplastic astrocytoma
Astrocytoma of brain Stem
Astrocytomas of the spinal cord
Glioblastoma multiforme
Pilocytic astrocytoma and pilomyxoid astrocytomas
Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytomas
Anaplastic oligodendrogliomas and mixed gliomas
Ependymomas, subependymomas, myxopapillary ependymomas
Monomorphous angiocentric glioma/angiocentric neuroepithelial tumor
Chordoid glioma of III ventricle
Choroid plexus tumors
Cerebellar liponeurocytoma
Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors
Melanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy
Olfactory neuroblastoma
SPNET - neuroblastomas, ganglioneuroblastoma, malignant neuroblastic-glial tumors and ependymoblastomas
Ganglion Cell Tumors: gangliocytoma, ganglioglioma and anaplastic ganglioglioma
Desmoplastic infantile astrocytoma/desmoplastic infantile ganglioglioma
Extraventricular neurocytomas and unconventional glioneuronal tumors
Central neurocytoma
Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor
Dysplastic gangliocytoma of the cerebellum (Lhermitte–Duclos disease)
Hypothalamic neuronal hamartoma
Paragangliomas of the spine and skull base
Tumours of pineal parenchymal and glial cells
Solitary fibrous tumors
Primary meningeal sarcoma
Capillary haemangioblastoma
Cerebral sarcomas
Rhabdo- and leiomyosarcoma
Angiosarcomas and Kaposi’s sarcoma
Meningeal melanocytoma, neurocutaneous melanosis and primary meningeal melanoma
Germ cell tumors
Totipotential cells of the distal spinal cord
Dermoid cyst, epidermoid cyst, and dermal sinus
Intracranial cysts of endodermal or respiratory epithelial origin
Lipomas and rare lipomatous tumours
Arachnoid cysts
Neuroepithelial cysts of the IV ventricle and extraventricular ependymal cysts
Ectopias and hamartomas
Tumours of the retina
Gliomas of the optic nerve and chiasm
Neoplasms of the sellar region
Chordoma and related lesions, chondrosarcoma and osteosarcoma of the calvarium
Primary tumors of cranial, spinal and peripheral nerves
Nervous system involvement by lymphoma, leukemia and other hematopoietic Cell Proliferations
Neurofibramotisis Type 1
Neurofibramotisis Type 2
Von Hippel-Lindau Disease
Li–Fraumeni syndrome and the p53 tumor suppressor pathway
Neuropathologic features of tuberous sclerosis
PTEN hamartomatous tumor syndromes
Nevoid basal cell carcinoma (Gorlin) syndrome
Hereditary colorectal cancer and brain tumor syndromes
Appendix 1: Invasion and metastasis
Appendix 2: Molecular biology and genetic models of gliomas and medulloblastomas

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Roger McLendon MD, Professor of Pathology, and Chief, Section of Neuropathology Dept of Pathology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
Darell Bigner MD PhD Edwin L Jones Jr & Lucille Jones Cancer Research Professor of Pathology (Neuropathology), and Vice Chairman for Investigative Pathology, and Director Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
Marc Rosenblum MD Chairman of Department of Pathology, Chief of Neuropathology and Autopsy Service, James Ewing Alumni Chair of Pathology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA


"This multi-author text provides needed updates on important areas of clinical neuropathology. The list of contributors represents a wide spectrum of experts within the field ... Some of the chapters are especially well-written, easy to understand, and especially enjoyable ... Overall, information is well presented and the layout of the chapters is easy to follow ... In my opinion, this edition of Russel and Rubinstein is worth its price. Its user-friendliness combined with a strong appeal and usefulness as an important reference makes this book not only necessary for neuropathologists but also for all other specialists in neuro-oncology. "

Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology

"This is the newest edition of the 'bible' of nervous system tumors, providingthe reader with up-to-date informations on classification, morphology, genetics and pathobiology of nervous system neoplasms and related disorders - a luxurious (expansive) 'must' for everyone working and interested in the broad field of tumors of the nervous system and related disorders."

K.A. Jellinger, European Journal of Neurology

"(The CD is) very easy to use and the pictures present are of good quality ... well written, beautifully illustrated and contains chapters which cover information not readily available in other competing textbooks. It is a textbook which should be available within all neuropathology departments."

C. Smith, Histopathology

"The illustrations are also fully accessible on and downloadable from the user-friendly companion CD-ROM ... (A) very useful update, currently unrivalled in terms of its overall depth and comprehensiveness as a reference text ... (I have) no hesitation in recommending it as an essential text for neuropathologists, in practice and in training, as well as a very valuable resource to all other disciplines involved in neuro-oncology."

Daniel G. du Plessis, Neuropathology & Applied Neurbiology

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