Acta Neurochirurgica May 2016

Clinical experience with navigated 3D ultrasound angiography (power Doppler) in microsurgical treatment of brain arteriovenous malformations

Current practice of external ventricular drainage: a survey among neurosurgical departments in Germany

Deep brain stimulation and glioma

Does the medical treatment for prolactinoma remain the standard of care?

Early postoperative haematomas in neurosurgery

Effect of weekend admission on in-hospital mortality and functional outcomes for patients with acute subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH)

Effects of quercetin on chronic constriction nerve injury in an experimental rat model

Peroneal nerve entrapment neuropathy induced by playing the drum

Predictive factors for decompressive hemicraniectomy in malignant middle cerebral artery infarction

Repeated assessment of suspected normal pressure hydrocephalus in non-shunted cases. A prospective study based on the constant rate lumbar infusion test

Therapeutic outcomes for patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage complicated by Takotsubo cardiomyopathy

Treatment of complete facial palsy in adults: comparative study between direct hemihypoglossal-facial neurorrhaphy, hemihipoglossal-facial neurorrhaphy with grafts, and masseter to facial nerve transfer

World Health Organization grade II meningioma. A 10-year retrospective study for recurrence and prognostic factor assessment


Journal of Neurosurgery Pediatrics May 2016

Chiari malformation Type I surgery in pediatric patients. Part 1: validation of an ICD-9-CM code search algorithm

Chiari malformation Type I surgery in pediatric patients. Part 2: complications and the influence of comorbid disease in California, Florida, and New York

Development of a nonintermediate-incision ventriculoperitoneal shunt procedure using a nasogastric feeding tube for infant patients with hydrocephalus: technical note

Frequency and long-term follow-up of trapped fourth ventricle following neonatal posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus

Isolated unilateral trismus as a presentation of Chiari malformation: case report

Long-term survival rates of gravity-assisted, adjustable differential pressure valves in infants with hydrocephalus

Ophthalmological outcomes of patients treated for pineal region tumors

Pediatric intracranial gunshot wounds: the Memphis experience

Regression of ventriculomegaly following medical management of a patient with Hurler syndrome


Journal of Neurosurgery Spine May 2016

A novel surgical approach to the lumbar spine involving hemilateralsplit-off of the spinous process to preserve the multifidus muscle: technical note

Biomechanics of open-door laminoplasty with and without preservation of posterior structures

Differences between C3-4 and other subaxial levels of cervical disc arthroplasty:more heterotopic ossification at the 5-year follow-up

Disc nucleus fortification for lumbar degenerative disc disease: a biomechanical study

Emergency room resource utilization by patients with low-back pain

Indirect decompression and vertebral body endplate strength after lateral interbody spacer impaction: cadaveric and foam-block models

Lumbar paraspinal muscle morphometry and its correlations with demographic andradiological factors in adult isthmic spondylolisthesis: a retrospective reviewof 120 surgically managed cases

Microsurgical treatment of sacral perineural (Tarlov) cysts: case series and review of the literature

Mini-open pedicle subtraction osteotomy as a treatment for severe adult spinal deformities: case series with initial clinical and radiographic outcomes

Reconstitution of degenerated ovine lumbar discs by STRO-3-positive allogeneic mesenchymal precursor cells combined with pentosan polysulfate

Seven-year cost-effectiveness of ProDisc-C total disc replacement: results frominvestigational device exemption and post-approval studies

Subsequent surgery rates after cervical total disc replacement using a Mobi-CCervical Disc Prosthesis versus anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: aprospective randomized clinical trial with 5-year follow-up

New Book: Image-Guided Hypofractionated Stereotactic Radiosurgery: A Practical Approach to Guide Treatment of Brain and Spine Tumors

Image-Guided Hypofractionated Stereotactic Radiosurgery: A Practical Approach to Guide Treatment of Brain and Spine Tumors

Image-Guided Hypofractionated Stereotactic Radiosurgery: A Practical Approach to Guide Treatment of Brain and Spine Tumors

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The recent development of hypofractionated stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT), which calls for one to five fractions of high-dose radiation to be administered using special equipment, has resulted in the need for education on practice guidelines.

Image-Guided Hypofractionated Stereotactic Radiosurgery: A Practical Approach to Guide Treatment of Brain and Spine Tumors offers comprehensive, how-to guidance on hypofractionated SRT for brain and spine metastases, glioma, benign tumors, and other tumor types. Presenting the state of the art of the technology and practice, this book:

  • Discusses the pros and cons of hypofractionated SRT compared to single-fraction radiosurgery, providing a deeper understanding of radiosurgery and radiobiology
  • Explains the toxicity and adverse effects of hypofractionated SRT, aiding practitioners in communicating the risks and benefits of treatment and in obtaining their patients’ consent
  • Outlines the current standards for safe practice, including checklists for implementation

Comprised of chapters authored by well-recognized experts in the radiation, oncology, and neurosurgery communities, Image-Guided Hypofractionated Stereotactic Radiosurgery: A Practical Approach to Guide Treatment of Brain and Spine Tumors delivers a level of technological and clinical detail not available in journal papers.

Product Details

  • Published on: 2016-05-02
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 10.00″ h x 7.01″ w x .0″ l, .0 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 376 pages

Editorial Reviews


“… a caregiver’s roadmap for a panoply of common clinical scenarios encountered in radiosurgical care of patients with cancer. … An awareness of how much this book can help in very practical terms is a good first step to helping your patients.”
―Jonathan P.S. Knisely, MD, Department of Radiation Medicine, Center for Advanced Medicine, Northwell Health, Lake Success, New York, USA

“… a pragmatic approach to the emerging use of image-guided hypofractionated stereotactic radiosurgery for brain and spinal tumors. Each clinical chapter has a very useful checklist specific to brain and spinal indications, which facilitates implementation of the concepts.”
―John H. Suh, MD, Department of Radiation Oncology, Brain Tumor Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio, USA

“… a much-needed overview of focal hypofractionated stereotactic radiosurgery for brain and spine tumors. The authors are experts, and as a result this book represents a most comprehensive, practical, and authoritative guide for practitioners.”
―David A. Larson, MD, Professor, Departments of Radiation Oncology and Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, USA

“From brain metastases to spinal metastases to high-grade gliomas to benign brain tumors, there are pearls of wisdom here to help practicing neurosurgical oncologists and radiation oncologists take the best care of their patients. A must read!”
―James T. Rutka, MD, PhD, RS McLaughlin Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

“… a comprehensive discussion of radiosurgery biology, imaging, techniques, and management of value for both single-session and hypofractionated approaches.”
―Douglas Kondziolka, MD, Professor and Director, Center for Advanced Radiosurgery, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City, New York, USA

“… includes a wealth of treatment opportunities to further improve upon efficient, effective, and safer opportunities for our patients.”
―Helen A. Shih, MD, Chief, CNS and Eye Services, Department of Radiation Oncology, and Associate Medical Director, Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA

“Expert practitioners document the state of the art of this new discipline of neurosurgery and radiation oncology.”
―John R. Adler, Jr., MD, Dorothy and TK Chan Professor Emeritus, Stanford University, California, USA

“… provides an invaluable guide through the technical tricks and traps, and beyond into safe practice.”
―Anthony L. Zietman, MD, Jenot W. and William U. Shipley Professor of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School, and Associate Director, Radiation Oncology Residency Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA

“This book is packed with expert perspectives on both single and hypofractionated radiosurgery for brain and spine, presenting state-of-the-art techniques in this emerging field.”
―Ian Paddick, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, UK

“… covers the relevant indications for hypofractionated radiosurgery and helps readers understand the basic principles in this fast-evolving field in radiation medicine.”
―Alex Muacevic, MD, Professor, University of Munich, and Director, Cyberknife Center Munich, Germany

About the Author

Arjun Sahgal, MD (chief editor), is a leader in the field of high-precision stereotactic radiation to the brain and spine. After training at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in radiation oncology, he completed a fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, in brain and spine radiosurgery with Dr. David Larson. Since then he has been recognized as a national and international clinical expert and research leader in radiosurgery. His main focus is on developing spine stereotactic body radiotherapy as an effective therapy for patients with spinal tumors. He has published numerous book chapters on the subject and more than 200 peer-reviewed papers in high-impact journals, including Journal of Clinical Oncology and The Lancet Oncology. He has edited or written several books specific to research on brain and bone metastases and is an editorial board member for several journals. He was chairman of the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society meeting (June 2013) and was a board member for the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society. He has been invited to speak at several international meetings, has been a visiting professor at various universities, and leads several research groups. His further research activities involve integrating MRI into radiotherapy delivery, combining novel pharmacologic therapies with radiosurgery, and MRI-guided focused ultrasound.

Simon S. Lo, MD, is professor of radiation oncology at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, and director of radiosurgery services and neurologic radiation oncology at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Lo graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and did his residency in clinical oncology (Royal College of Radiologists, UK curriculum) at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong. He subsequently completed a residency in radiation oncology at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and also received a grant from the American College of Radiation Oncology for a gastrointestinal radiation oncology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic (Minnesota). He was a visiting resident at Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is currently chair of the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria Expert Panel in Bone Metastasis and is the radiation oncology track co-chair for a Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) refresher course. He is an expert in brain and spinal tumors, stereotactic radiosurgery, and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT). He has published more than 135 peer-reviewed papers, more than 50 book chapters, and three textbooks, including a comprehensive textbook in SBRT (27,000 downloads in 32 months). He has given lectures on SBRT to the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), RSNA, the Radiosurgery Society, the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society, and the American Thoracic Society conferences and in multiple U.S. and international academic centers. He was also a member of both the ASTRO bone and brain metastases taskforces and contributed to the ASTRO guidelines for bone and brain metastases. He is on the editorial boards of multiple oncology journals and is a reviewer for The Lancet, The Lancet Oncology, Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Radiotherapy & Oncology, andInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology: Biology and Physics. His areas of research are in brain tumors, stereotactic radiosurgery, radiobiological modeling for ablative radiotherapy, SBRT for lung, liver, and spinal tumors, and toxicities associated with SBRT.

Lijun Ma, PhD, is professor in residence of radiation oncology physics and director of the Physics Residency Program at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Ma has served in American Association of Physicists in Medicine on multiple task groups and working groups. He currently co-chairs the normal tissue complication probability spine subcommittee and serves on the editorial board of Medical Physics. He is board certified by the American Board of Medical Physics and is a member of the American College of Radiology. He has been active professionally in the International Society of Stereotactic Radiosurgery and has served on its executive board. Dr. Ma has published more than 100 papers and more than 20 book chapters, and is a holder of three international patents.

Jason P. Sheehan, MD, graduated with highest distinction in bachelors of chemical engineering at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, where he subsequently earned a master of science in biomedical engineering and a doctorate in biological physics. He earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia and completed his neurosurgical residency at the University of Virginia along with fellowships in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh and microsurgery at the Auckland Medical Center in New Zealand. After his neurosurgical training, he joined the faculty of the University of Virginia’s Department of Neurological Surgery. He currently serves as the Harrison Distinguished Professor of Neurological Surgery. He is also the vice chairman of academic affairs, associate director of the residency program, and director of stereotactic radiosurgery. Dr. Sheehan’s research effort focuses on translational and clinical studies for minimally invasive intracranial and spinal surgery. He has published more than 300 papers and has served as the editor for several books. He has received the National Brain Tumor Foundation’s Translational Research Award, the Young Neurosurgeon Award from the World Federation of Neurological Surgeons, the Integra Award, the Synthes Skull Base Award, and the Crutchfield Gage Research Award. He serves on the editorial boards of Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery, Journal of Neuro-Oncology, and the Journal of Radiosurgery and SBRT. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), the Society for Neuro-Oncology, the Society of Pituitary Surgeons, the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society, and the Neurosurgical Society of the Virginias. He serves on the executive committee for the AANS/CNS section on tumors and is chair of the radiosurgery committee for the AANS/CNS section on tumors. He is listed in Best Doctors of America.

Journal of Neurosurgery May 2016

A prospective Phase II clinical trial of 5-aminolevulinic acid to assess the correlation of intraoperative fluorescence intensity and degree of histologic cellularity during resection of high-grade gliomas

Arne Torkildsen and the ventriculocisternal shunt: the first clinically successful shunt for hydrocephalus

Calvarial slope affecting accuracy of Ghajar Guide technique for ventricular catheter placement

Cavitation-enhanced nonthermal ablation in deep brain targets: feasibility in a large animal model

Convection-enhanced delivery of sorafenib and suppression of tumor progression in a murine model of brain melanoma through the inhibition of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3

Distinct displacements of the optic radiation based on tumor location revealed using preoperative diffusion tensor imaging

Donor-side morbidity after contralateral C-7 nerve transfer: results at a minimum of 6 months after surgery

Endoscopic graduated multiangle, multicorridor resection of juvenile nasopharyngealangiofibroma: an individualized, tailored, multicorridor skull base approach

Face, content, and construct validity of human placenta as a haptic training tool in neurointerventional surgery

Fiber tracts of the dorsal language stream in the human brain

First autopsy analysis of a neovascularized arterial network induced by indirect bypass surgery for moyamoya disease: case report

Genetic investigation of multicentric glioblastoma multiforme: case report

Increased prevalence of autoimmune disease in patients with unilateral compared with bilateral moyamoya disease

Intracranial-to-intracranial bypass for posterior inferior cerebellar artery aneurysms: options, technical challenges, and results in 35 patients

Impact of transfer status on hospitalization cost and discharge disposition for acute ischemic stroke across the US

Importance of RNF213 polymorphism on clinical features and long-term outcome inmoyamoya disease

Lower rates of symptom recurrence and surgical revision after primary compared with secondary endoscopic third ventriculostomy for obstructive hydrocephalus secondary to aqueductal stenosis in adults

Microsurgical anatomy and internal architecture of the brainstem in 3D images: surgical considerations

Microsurgical anatomy of safe entry zones to the brainstem

Multiple osteomas of the falx cerebri and anterior skull base: case report

Neopterin plasma concentrations in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: correlation with infection and long-term outcome

Orbit-associated tumors: navigation and control of resection using intraoperative computed tomography

Results of wrist extension reconstruction in C5-8 brachial plexus palsy by transferring the pronator quadratus motor branch to the extensor carpi radialis brevis muscle

Rosuvastatin for enhancement of aneurysm neck endothelialization after coil embolization: promotion of endothelial progenitor cells in a rodent model

Safety and efficacy of aneurysm treatment with WEB: results of the WEBCAST study

Screening for intracranial aneurysms? Prevalence of unruptured intracranial aneurysms in Hong Kong Chinese

The nondecussating pathway of the dentatorubrothalamic tract in humans: human connectome-based tractographic study and microdissection validation

Vasospasm on transcranial Doppler is predictive of delayed cerebral ischemia in aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: a systematic review and meta-analysis

More articles…

Book: Techniques of Neurolysis

Techniques of Neurolysis
Techniques of Neurolysis

Written and edited by the foremost practitioners of neurolysis, this completely revised and updated second edition assembles the current methods of neurolytic procedures into a single volume.  The book explains in great detail trigeminal and radiofrequency techniques, facet joint denervation, cryoneurolysis and lumbosacral, thoracic and cervial neuroplasty. The new concept of the scarring triangle and treatment that may prevent surgical failures is proposed. Neuroaugmentation and complimentary procedures are also covered.  Indications, contraindications, and complications of these treatments are discussed along with outcomes on some of the case studies featured in the first edition.  Interventional pain physicians, as well as palliative pain physicians, neurosurgeons, and orthopedic spine surgeons, will find this text to be the definitive reference on neurolysis in clinical practice.

About the Author

Gabor B. Racz, MD, ChB, DABPM, FIPP
Grover E. Murray Professor, and Chairman Emeritus,
Department of Anesthesiology;
Co-Director of Pain Services,
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center,
Lubbock, Texas, USA

Carl Edward Noe, M.D.
Professor and Fellowship Director,
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management,
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas, USA

Dr. Racz is a professor and chairman emeritus in the department of anesthesiology, and co-director of pain services, at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). He is also one of the founders of the World Institute of Pain and was president of the institute from 2005-2008. In 1989, he developed the procedure of epidural lysis of adhesions (also known as the Racz Procedure) and developed the Racz catheter.

Dr. Noe is a professor and the director of the fellowship in Anesthesiology and Pain Management at the UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is also on the faculty for the Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice certification offered by the World Institute of Pain.

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