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New York/Stuttgart –This second volume in the AOSpine Masters Series, recently published by Thieme, balances critical appraisal of current evidence in spine oncology with the opinions of experienced spine surgeons to create a unique clinical reference for spine oncology surgeons. The chapters have been written and researched by key leaders in spine oncology and range from general evaluation, staging, and decision making principles to histology-specific oncologic patient management.

“The goal of this guide is to balance critical appraisal of current evidence in spine oncology with opinion from experienced experts, to create a distinctive and meaningful clinical reference.” – From the Preface

All neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, neuro-oncologists, and orthopedic oncologists specializing in spine, along with residents and fellows in these areas, will find this book to be an excellent guide that they will consult often in their treatment of patients with primary spinal tumors.

The AOSpine Masters Series, a co-publication of Thieme and the AOSpine Foundation, addresses current clinical issues whereby international masters of spine share their expertise and recommendations on a particular topic. The goal of the series is to contribute to an evolving, dynamic model of an evidence-based medicine approach to spine care.

AOSpine Masters Series Volume 2: Primary Spinal Tumors
Thieme Publishers, New York, Stuttgart. 2014
216 pp, 85 illustrations
ISBN: 9781626230477
eBook - Available from, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes
eISBN: 9781626230491

About the Authors

Luiz Roberto Vialle, MD, PhD, is Professor of Orthopedics, School of Medicine, Catholic University of Parana State, Spine Unit, Curitiba, Brazil.
Ziya L. Gokaslan, MD, FACS, is Donlin M. Long Professor, Professor of Neurosurgery, Oncology, and Orthopaedic Surgery; Director, Neurosurgical Spine Program; and Vice Chair, Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Stefano Boriani, MD, Unit of Oncologic and Degenerative Spine Surgery, Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute, Bologna, Italy.
Charles G. Fisher, MD, MHSc, FRCSC, is Professor and Head, Division of Spine Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia.


About Thieme
Thieme Publishing Group is a medical and scientific publishing house employing more than 900 staff and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Rio and Stuttgart, Germany. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in online and print publishing. Thieme publishes 150 peer-reviewed journals and more than 450 new books annually. The company has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. State-of-the-art online products include eNeurosurgery, Medlantis, Thieme E-Journals, Thieme Electronic Book Library, the medical student website and Thieme Teaching Assistant, an innovative web-based platform for faculty. For more information about Thieme, please visit

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