Book Publications

Primary Vertebral Tumors : An Issue of Neurosurgery Clinics

Christopher Ames; John H. Chi; Ziya Gokaslan
Published: 2008

“Primary tumors of the spine represent less than 10% of all tumors, both benign and malignant, originating in the spinal column. Nevertheless, these rare lesions often represent some of the most challenging and difficult to treat problems in spinal surgery. Optimal treatment consists of cooperation between multiple specialties, including radiation oncology, diagnostic and interventional radiology, oncology, plastic surgery, vascular surgery, head/neck surgery, orthopedic surgery, and neurosurgery. To date, a compendium of literature on primary vertebral tumors is difficult to find. In this volume, the Editors have collected a comprehensive collection of articles on the range of primary vertebral tumors encountered not only in specialized centers but in general practice as well. This volume should appeal to both students and seasoned practitioners interested in spinal oncology.”