Patients with brain tumor-related epilepsy (BTRE) suffer from two serious pathologies simultaneously - a brain tumor and a secondary form of epilepsy. Although there has been remarkable progress in BTRE research in recent years, it remains an on-going challenge for clinicians and continues to stimulate much debate in the scientific community. This volume is the first to be completely dedicated to BTRE, and in doing so it explores issues faced by the health care team as well as some of the novel and promising directions that future research may take. Epilepsy and Brain Tumors is not only a complete reference on BTRE but also a practical guide based on clinical experiences, with a comprehensive collection of presentations from international experts who share some of the latest discoveries and their approaches to tackling a wide range of difficult and complex issues.
1. Brain Tumor-Related Epilepsy: Introduction and Overview - Marta Maschio and Herbert B. Newton 2. Overview of Epidemiology, Pathology, and Treatment of Primary Brain Tumors - Herbert B. Newton and Jose Javier Otero 3. Overview of Epidemiology, Pathology, and Treatment of Metastatic Brain Tumors - Herbert B. Newton and Jose Javier Otero 4. Supportive Care of Brain Tumor Patients - Herbert B. Newton and Leslie Ray 5. Brain Tumor-Related Epilepsy in Children - Jonathan Lopez6. Mechanisms of Focal Epileptogenesis - Marco De Curtis7. Pathophysiology of brain tumor-related epilepsy - Andrea Salmaggi, Tiziana Granata, and Andrea Rigamonti 8. The Neurophysiology of Central Nervous System Tumors - Jesse W. Mindel, Herbert B. Newton, and J. Layne Moore 9. Surgical Treatment for Epilepsy - Ali Rezai10. Clinical Evaluation of Epilepsy in the Brain Tumor Patient - Herbert B. Newton and Marta Maschio 11. Antiepileptic Drugs: 1st Generation - Sheri Cotterman-Hart12. Antiepileptic Drugs: 2nd and 3rd Generation - Sheri Cotterman-Hart13. Antiepileptic Drugs and Brain Tumor Patients - Marta Maschio, Herbert B. Newton, and Leslie Ray 14. Clinical Approach to BT-Related Epilepsy - Marta Maschio and Herbert B. Newton 15. Neuropsychology of BTRE - Marta Maschio and Loredana Dinapoli 16. Cognitive Rehabilitation in Patients with BTRE - Marta Maschio and Loredana Dinapoli 17. Social Cost of Brain Tumor-Related Epilepsy - Marta Maschio and Francesco Paladin