Tumors of the Pediatric Central Nervous System
Robert F. Keating, James Tait Goodrich, and Roger J. Packer. Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. 2013. 549 pages. Hard cover, 49 chapters. $290 ISBN: 978-1604065466
Intended audience: Pediatric neuro-oncologists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, neuro-ophthalmologists, and pediatricians.
Written by leading experts in the field of pediatric neuro-oncology, this textbook provides an essential, comprehensive resource for those involved in the care of children with central nervous system tumors. The text opens with a fascinating historical overview on pediatric neuro-oncology, a recognized field for less than 100 years that is continually advancing based on the latest research. All aspects of the medical management of pediatric central nervous system tumors including clinical, pathological, radiological, and surgical perspectives are thoroughly explored. High-quality color images, figures, and radiographic findings are integrated into the text along with practical pearls and pitfalls and summaries of the key points for each tumor location and tumor type. This second edition contains updated and expanded chapters in all previous areas and 19 new chapters on topics such as the latest advances in cytogenetics and molecular biology. It is an outstanding reference on pediatric central nervous system tumors, and neuro-ophthalmologists will find the chapters on neurodiagnostic principles and optic pathway gliomas especially useful.