Radiotherapy for Non-Malignant Disorders by Michael Heinrich SeegenschmiedtRadiotherapy for Non-Malignant Disorders by Michael Heinrich Seegenschmiedt

Radiotherapy for Non-Malignant Disorders

EditorMichael Heinrich SeegenschmiedtForeword byL.W. Brady, H.-P. Heilmann

Paperback | December 1, 2010

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This volume discusses the background and various clinical applications of radiation therapy in the treatment of non-malignant diseases. It documents the radiobiological and physical principles of treatment and the rationale underlying the use of radiotherapy for various disorders of the CNS, head and neck, eye, skin and soft tissues, bone and joints, and vascular system. In so doing, it draws attention to and elucidates the scope for application of radiotherapy beyond the treatment of malignancies. Both the risks and the benefits of such treatment are fully considered, the former ranging from minor clinical problems to life-threatening diseases.
Title:Radiotherapy for Non-Malignant DisordersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:758 pages, 10.63 × 7.6 × 0 inPublished:December 1, 2010Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642082920

ISBN - 13:9783642082924

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Table of Contents

General Background: Radiobiological Principles.- Side Effects and Long-Term Risks etc.- Skin and Soft Tissue Disorders: Non-Malignant Tumors, Hyperplasias and Dermatosesof the Skin, Morbus Dupuytren/Morbus Ledderhose.- Aggressive Fibromatosis/Desmoids etc.- Bone and Joint Disorders: Orthopedic Examination, Tests and Clinical Scores.- RCS, HEP, Degenerative Joint Diseases, HSCI, PVSN, VH, ABC etc.- Vascular Disorders: Giant Hemangioma/Kasabach-Merritt-Syndrome.- Eye Disorders: Graves' Orbitopathy, Pseudotumor Orbitae, Pterygium.- Radiation Therapy for Hemangiomas and Vascular Tumors.-  Local and Systemic Inflammatory Disorders: Furunculitis, Hidradenitis, Panaritium and Paronychia, Lymphocutaneous Fistulas and Lymphoceles etc.- Head and Neck: Non-Malignant Disorders of the Head Region.- CNS and Brain: Arteriovenous Malformations, Meningeoma, Vestibular Schwannoma (Acoustic Neuroma), Pituitary Adenoma, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Epileptic Disorders, Registry for Rare Benign Diseases.- Subject Index.

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From the reviews:"This all-inclusive book addressing benign conditions that can be treated with radiation covers first principles for the radiobiology and physics associated with treatment and its delivery and then details the conditions, treatment options, and techniques of therapy. . the book is designed for practitioners and all medical specialists, particularly radiation oncologists, orthopedists, surgeons, and ophthalmologists. . an important addition to the literature for radiation oncologists as well as for a broad range of specialists. This is an outstanding resource for residents and clinicians . ." (Ann Pittier, Doody's Review Service, May, 2008)"The chapter in the textbook entitled Radiotherapy for Non-Malignant Disorders that covers the treatment of nonmalignant central nervous system (CNS) disorders by using ionizing radiation is a well-written, concise, and organized accounting of the current state of the art for physicians and residents in neurosurgery, neurology, neuro-oncology, medical physics, and radiation oncology. . is an excellent reference guide for any clinical member of the treatment team for these diseases." (American Journal of Neuroradiology, Vol. 29, November-December, 2008)