Written by a world-class team of multidisciplinary experts, here is the first definitive reference on these two highly challenging tumors occurring in the skull base and spine. Covering everything from their embryology and pathology, clinical presentation and diagnosis, radiologic appearance, surgical treatment, radiation therapy, and prognosis, it is the most comprehensive book ever written on the topic.
- All available information on these tumors packed into a single volume
- High-quality illustrations that make anatomy and surgical approach crystal-clear
- Contributors include: Albert Rhoton Jr., Harry Van Loveren, Laligam Sekhar, Robert Spetzler, and Chandranath Sen
- Includes alternative methods of treatment, ranging from surgery to radiation modalities, with recurrence and outcome assessment
For all specialists who treat tumors of the skull base and spine, including neurosurgeons, otolaryngologists-head and neck surgeons, ophthalmologic surgeons, and orthopedic surgeons.''[The author] has accomplished the major task of assemblnig a renowned group of of surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, and radiotherapists who have contributed their specialized knowledge. . .this volume is the first to address in a comprehensive manner the embryology, pathology, imaging, presentation, and diagnosis of chordomas and chondrosarcomas. . .well-organized, represents a comprehensive compilation of current literature, approaches, techniques, and therapeutic options. . .should appeal not only to neurosurgeons, but also to orthopedic spine surgeons and radiation therapists who treat patients with these tumors.'' --Neuro-Oncology''A much-needed text that fills this niche admirably and covers the subject with thoroughness and authority. . .illustrations are superbly reproduced. . .very well-written, with contributions from a cross-section of 'who's who's' in the field. . .well-organized and generous illustrations are clear and quite helpful. . .highly recommended to any physician involved in the treatment of these difficult tumors and to residents with particular interest in skull base or spine surgery. It deserves a permanent home in every academic neurosurgical library.'' --Journal of Neurosurgery''Clear and comprehensive reference. . .well-organized, readable, and summarizes the current knowledge of these two uncommon tumors. An excellent textbook. . .should appear on the shelf of all skull-base surgeons. . .also a good pre-boards study tool. . .many full-color illustrations, photographs, radiographs, pathological slides, and high-quality illustrations.'' --Young Neurosurgeons' News'Well-written surgical descriptions make interesting reading. . .'' --Journal of Laryngology & Otology'' Details of the procedures are accompanied by splendid pictures [depicting] all possible features of each one of the conditions described...index is very helpful...should be in most neurological and neurosurgical libraries.'' --Doody's Notes. . . a timely addition to our armamentarium . . . This multiauthored text compiles considerable experience from around the world to serve as the current reference book for these entities. . . . This volume belongs on the shelf of every surgeon, and specifically, of every skull base surgeon involved with the treatment of chordomas and chondrosarcomas in the skull base and spine. - Robert F. Spetzler, MD, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona