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The Pineal Gland and Melatonin: Recent Advances in Development, Imaging, Disease and Treatment
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Editors: Mehmet Turgut (Adnan Menderes University School of Medicine, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Aydin, Turkey) and Raj Kumar (Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Inst. of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India)
Book Description:
The pineal gland, epiphysis, is a small endocrine gland in the brain. since Descartes it is known organ, but in the past decade it has been the subject of much research and debate in recent years. Written and edited by leading international authorities in the field, it provides an in-depth review of knowledge of the developmental anatomy, imaging, benign and malignant neoplasms of the pineal gland, and their treatment by endoscopic techniques and surgical procedures. Moreover, the biological effects of melatonin, the chief product of pineal gland, and experimental pinealeactomy procedures in small animals are given. As a result, it gives clinicians and investigators current evidences and an outlook to future areas of study and to innovative therapeutic philosophies. This book represents the first comprehensive reference book on the pineal gland and its product melatonin.

Table of Contents:

1. The allegory of the konarion: a philosophical history of of the pineal organ from Galen to Descartes pp.1-16
(M. Berhouma)
2. Pineal oculopotency: factors and developmental milieu for pineal cell differentiation pp.17-40
(M. Araki, et al.)
3. Anatomy of the pineal gland in humans pp.41-54
(N. Acer, et al)
4. Development and histology of the pineal gland in humans” pp.55-70
(Y. Uyanikgil, et al.)
5. The vascular architectural and functional features in the pineal gland pp.71-80
(M. Ueno 0)
6. Pineal gland, melatonin and hypoxia pp.81-96
(C. Kaur & E.A. Ling)
7. Pineal gland: neurobiology, physiology and molecular pathways pp.97-106
(E. Dardiotis et al.)
8. Melatonin and sleep pp.107-121
(K. Sadeghniiat-Haghighi, et al.)
9. Melatonin and ocular physiology pp.121-134
(R. Brennan & C. Lyons)
10. Melatonin and its role in the inflammatory processes pp.135-146
(K. Pugazhenthi)
11. Role of pineal melatonin in gastroprotection pp.147-166
(T. Brzozowski, et al.)
12. Possible therapeutic value of melatonin in Alzheimer´s disease pp.167-188
(D.P. Cardinali, et al.)
13. Melatonin as an adjuvant agent in treatment of malignant tumours pp.189-210(P. Dziegiel, et al.)
14. Pineal gland, melatonin and scoliosis
(G. Day)pp.211-228
15. Clinical signs of the pineal tumors pp.229-244
(M. Berhouma)
16. Imaging of pineal region pp.245-262
(Y.Ö. Dayanýr & A.T. Turgut)
17. Pineal apoplexy pp.263-273
(O. Arnaout & S. Das)
18. Pineal cysts pp.273-280
(B. Jelena & M. Budisic)
19. Epidermoid cysts of the pineal gland pp.281-292
(D. Muzumdar, et al)
20. Pineal region tumors with special references to benign tumors of the pineal region pp.293-304
(R. Kumar, et al)
21. Extra pineal intracranial germ cell tumor pp.305-316
(R. Kumar, et al)
22. Pineal region tumors of childhood pp.317-334
(M. Turgut et al)
23. Treatment protocol for germ cell tumors: Korean experiences pp.335-250
(W. Shim & D.S. Kim)
24. Surgical approaches for the pineal lesions pp.351-366
(A.E. Downes & A.S. Youssef)
25. Minimally invasive surgical management of pineal region lesion pp.367-406
(Z. Idris et al)
26. Neuroendoscopic and microsurgical technique for pineal lesions” pp.407-418
(W. Tirakotai, et al)
27. Oncological management of pineal region tumors pp.419-438
(B.M. Biswal, et al)
28. Pineal gland surgery associated complications pp.439-458
(K.N. Fountas, et al.)


      Endocrinology Research and Clinical Developments
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 7 x 10
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-717-5
   Status: AV
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