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Title Rare tumors in children and adolescents / Dominik T. Schneider [and others], editors
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2012


Description 1 online resource (x, 547 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Pediatric oncology, 1613-5318
Pediatric oncology (Series)
Contents pt. 1. Introduction: rare cancers-a different perspective on oncology -- pt. 2. Epidemiology and etiology of rare cancers -- pt. 3. National and international study groups -- pt. 4. Information and resources for clinicians and patients with rare tumors -- pt. 5. Rare tumors of the head and neck -- pt. 6. Rare tumors of the thorax -- pt. 7. Rare tumors of the gastrointestinal tract -- pt. 8. Germ cell tumors and genitourinary tumors -- pt. 9. Rare tumors of the peripheral nervous system -- pt. 10. Rare tumors of the skin and subcutaneous tissue -- pt. 11. Rare mesenchymal tumors -- pt. 12. Tumors of unknown primary site -- pt. 13. Rare tumors as second malignancies
Summary This is the first book to be devoted exclusively to rare tumors in children and adolescents, and its aim is to provide up-to-date information on their diagnosis and clinical management. The opening section of the book addresses general issues including epidemiology, risk factors/etiology, biology and genetics, prevention, early detection, and screening. It also discusses solutions to assist in the management of rare tumors, such as international networking and internet platforms, thus providing the reader with access to the developing clinical network for rare tumors in children. In the second section, specific malignancies are described, with practical guidance on diagnostic workup, multimodal therapy, survival outcome, follow-up, and adverse effects. These chapters are organized by site according to the clinician's approach to the patient. Each chapter includes an introduction to the differential diagnostic assessment of tumors at the site in question, encompassing both frequent and rare tumor types. This approach should enable the clinician to take rare entities into account during the diagnostic assessment, so that the initial diagnostic steps are performed optimally. Each chapter goes on to provide detailed therapeutic guidelines for specific rare tumors. The authors are a multidisciplinary group of specialists who have dedicated themselves to this group of tumors. This well-illustrated book will prove an invaluable source of information for all pediatricians and oncologists faced with the often difficult task of diagnosing and treating rare tumors in the pediatric age group
Analysis Medicine
Medicine & Public Health
Surgical Oncology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Tumors in children.
Tumors in adolescence.
Neoplasms -- pathology
Rare Diseases -- pathology
children (people by age group)
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Children's Health.
MEDICAL -- Pediatrics.
Tumors in adolescence
Tumors in children
Genre/Form dissertations.
Academic theses
Academic theses.
Thèses et écrits académiques.
Form Electronic book
Author Schneider, Dominik T
ISBN 9783642041976