Atlas of Brain and Spine Oncology Imaging by Gitanjali V. Patel, Sasan Karimi (auth.), Sasan Karimi

By Gitanjali V. Patel, Sasan Karimi (auth.), Sasan Karimi (eds.)

Atlas of mind and backbone Oncology Imaging offers a entire visible evaluate of pathologic ailment adaptations of cancers of the mind and backbone via wide radiologic pictures. the focal point of the booklet is on algorithmic concepts for opting for neoplastic pathologies mostly present in mind and spinal tumors via a visible illustration of the range of appearances that every neoplasm takes, inside either benign and malignant manifestations. With contributions from radiologists on employees at a countrywide melanoma Institute-designated finished melanoma heart, who draw from an intensive choice of diagnostic photographs throughout all imaging modalities, this ebook might be worthy to training radiologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons and different practitioners serious about the prognosis and therapy of mind and spinal neoplasms in all sufferer populations.

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Tumors located within the extra-axial space are lesions that arise exterior to the pial membrane that covers the brain, spinal cord, and proximal nerve roots. Meningioma Meningiomas are tumors that arise from arachnoidal cap cells. Meningiomas are the most common primary intracranial neoplasm in adults [36]. Meningiomas have an incidence of around six cases per 100,000 person-years [10]. This tumor type peaks in the middle-aged population and has a slight predominance in women [36]. Meningiomas have a geographic predilection for the African subcontinent [36].

Fig. 32 Anaplastic oligodendroglioma. Axial contrast T1-weighted image of a patient with anaplastic oligodendroglioma demonstrates a large, right frontal, predominantly nonenhancing tumor that extends to brain surface 1 Adult Brain Tumors a 25 b c Fig. 33 Anaplastic oligodendroglioma. Axial T2-weighted (a), T1-weighted (b), and contrast T1-weighted (c) images of large left frontal anaplastic oligodendroglioma. Note the cystic-appearing com- ponent in the basal ganglia posteromedial to the enhancing component with a fluid-hemorrhage level.

These patients show younger age of onset than the sporadic tumors that are most common in the third and fourth decades of life [29, 30]. Hemangioblastomas are slow growing and have a fair prognosis with a 10-year survival of 85 %. 41 In familial forms, screening of the entire neuraxis is recommended as new hemangioblastomas may occur on average every 2 years [29, 30]. Imaging features. Hemangioblastomas classically present as superficial intra-axial masses in the cerebellum with cysts that contain an enhancing mural nodule and contact a pial surface [29].

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