Secondary brain and spinal cord tumors

Rimas V. Lukas*, Patrik Gabikian, Steven J. Chmura

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter presents a series of case studies with questions and answers on secondary brain and spinal cord tumors. It commences with a discourse on optimal management of the patient with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, and ends with the management option for cerebral radiation necrosis, which has randomized data supporting its use. The chapter also discusses on optimal management of the patient with papillary thyroid cancer after complete radiographic resection, management of patients with single brain metastases, and preferred management of progressive brain metastases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCancer Consult: Expertise for Clinical Practice
Subtitle of host publicationExpertise for Clinical Practice
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781118589199
ISBN (Print)9781118589212
StatePublished - Jun 20 2014


  • Brain metastases
  • Secondary brain
  • Spinal cord tumors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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