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Developing Human Brain: Growth and Adversities

Product Type: Print Edition (Complete Book)

ISBN: 9781908316417

Floyd H Gilles (Author), Marvin D Nelson Jr (Author)

Series: Clinics in Developmental Medicine

Edition: 1st

Publication date: March 2012

Page count: 416

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  • Well over 200 illustrations, many in colour
  • Co-authored by two experts in neuropathology and neuroimaging
  • Takes a quantitative approach to brain growth in weight, gyrus formation, myelination, and spectroscopy of the developing brain
  • The only book in this field to include chapters in angiogenesis, fetal behaviour, and reactions to chronic illness

This book is about human brain development, focusing on the last half of gestation and the neonatal and infant periods. These periods bring the greatest risk for the acquisition of childhood functional neurologic deficits, including cerebral palsy, developmental delay and intellectual disability.

Section 1 covers typical development, including growth in brain weight, ventricular surfaces, gyral development, myelinated tract development, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and angiogenesis, all serving as reference points for section 2, which deals with common acquired brain abnormalities, some of which are often underemphasized or overlooked.

The topics in section 2 include retrocerebellar cysts, abnormal events in fetal brain, white-matter abnormalities, lesions of gray and white matter, hemorrhage, ventriculomegaly and hydrocephalus, late expressions of fetal brain disease, and reactions of the developing brain to chronic disease. Between sections 1 and 2 is a chapter on embryonic and fetal physiologic reactions to external stimuli.

Where appropriate, the authors have combined pathologic with neuroimaging examples to help the reader better understand the neuroimages that they encounter.

Much of the information in the book is based on data from the National Collaborative Perinatal Project, still the only large autopsy survey of late fetal brain lesions.

Readership 
Developmental neurobiologists, neuroscientists, paediatricians, neuropathologists, pediatric neuroradiologists, pediatric neurologists, neonatologists, perinatologists.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine No. 193

Floyd H Gilles (Author)

Floyd H. Gilles

Dr. Gilles has been head of Paediatric Neuropathology Program at Childrenís Hospital Los Angeles for 27 years. He has 196 peer-reviewed publications, one book published, and 18 chapters. His group has been successful in several scholarly areas, including:
- Established quantitative standards for developmental myelin deposition in human fetal, neonatal, and early childhood periods.
- Identified delayed myelination risk factors.
- Established the histologic characteristics and risk factors for the common abnormalities in the human fetal brain.
- Established the normative patterns of human forebrain microvasculature development.
- Developed a quantitative histologic technique to predict survival in children with brain tumors, which has now been computerized for the front-line pathologist (we hold the copyright).
- Demonstrated that the standard World Health Organization (WHO) Classification and grading schemes were not reliable predictors of survival for children with brain tumors.
- Participated in the development of a modification of the WHO Classification for Childhood Brain Tumors.
- Participated in 25 studies clarifying several distinctive neuroradiologic-neuropathologic relationships.

Marvin D Nelson Jr (Author)

Marvin Nelson

Dr. Marvin Nelson is Chief of the Department of Imaging Services, the John L. Gwinn Professor of Pediatric Radiology at Childrenís Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Professor of Radiology at the USC Keck School of Medicine. He is the head of the training program in pediatric radiology and pediatric neuroradiology at CHLA.

Dr. Nelson was a fellow in neuroradiology at the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Queen Square, London, the Rothschild Institute, Paris, France, and a fellow in pediatric neuroradiology at Childrenís Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. He joined the faculty at CHLA and USC in 1987.

He has authored more than 107 peer-reviewed publications in neuroimaging in children.

  • PREFACE VII
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS VIII
  • 1. INTRODUCTION 1
  • SECTION 1 11
  • 2. BRAIN GROWTH 13
  • 3. FETAL VENTRICULAR SIZE, SURFACES, AND APPENDAGES 28
  • 4. GERMINAL TISSUE (SUBVENTRICULAR ZONE) 48
  • 5. SURFACE CONFIGURATION-GYRAL PATTERN DEVELOPMENT 65
  • 6. MYELINATED TRACTS: GROWTH PATTERNS 94
  • 7. DEVELOPING BRAIN IMAGING AND MAGNETIC RESONANCE SPECTROSCOPY 152
  • 8. ANGIOGENESIS 179
  • SECTION 2 201
  • 9. DEVELOPMENTAL HUMAN FETAL REACTIONS: AVOID, SQUINT, SCOWL, SNEER, AND PUCKER 203
  • 10. BLAKE’S POUCH AND RETROCEREBELLAR CYSTS: POSTERIOR FOSSA CYSTS 219
  • 11. DEVELOPMENTAL CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM ABERRATION 238
  • 12. CEREBRAL WHITE MATTER ABNORMALITIES 253
  • 13. LATE FETAL AND PERINATAL BRAIN VASCULAR ABNORMALITIES AND NECROSES 285
  • 14. FETAL AND NEONATAL INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGE 328
  • 15. VENTRICULOMEGALY, LARGE HEAD, MEGALENCEPHALY, AND HYDROCEPHALUS 348
  • 16. DEVELOPING BRAIN REACTIONS DURING CHRONIC CHILDHOOD DISEASE 380
  • 17. CONCLUDING REMARKS 385
  • INDEX 389
  • COLOR PLATE

‘Anyone with an interest in developmental neuropathology, whether from an academic, research, or a clinical diagnostic perspective, will find a wealth of information in this book. It is essential reading for any diagnostic pathologist faced with developmental brain disorders and will pique the imagination of paediatricians, anatomists and embryologists; indeed anyone with an interest in the human brain. The attention to detail, the meticulous documentation, and the thoughtful scientific approach of the authors is abundantly clear. The Developing Human Brain contains many fascinating gems of information; I would not be without it.’ Waney Squier, Development Medicine and Child Neurology, 2012

‘For many neuropathologists, its histologic foundation gives this book a particularly comfortable feel, and its depth of insight will remind us about how much a hematoxylin and eosinYstained slide can reveal, that is, if it is carefully examined by someone with a well-developed (and well-trained) brain.’ Edwin S. Monuki, J Neuropathol Exp Neurol, 2012

‘This state-of-the-art text is obviously the outcome of an impressive individual work of a well-known neuropathologoist and a neuroradiologist colleague. Yet the authors regularly compare their findings with those of others, for example, about the myelination process or the subject of angiogenesis. The descriptions and discussions are appropriately in-depth for such an important reference work and are well written, clear and comprehensible. The extensive bibliography is appropriate. Both normal and pathological conditions utilizing anatomical and radiologic comparisons are illustrated. The image quality is excellent of anatomical specimens and radiologic examinations, as are the captions and the numerous tables throughout the work. Radiologists would be especially interested in the chapter devoted to magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging of the developing brain.’ M. Hassan, Pediatric Radiology, 2012

‘Pediatric neurologists, neonatologists, developmental specialists, and their trainees will all want to own a copy of this book. Although imaging modalities will change, the neuroanatomic illustrations and neuropathology will not go out of date.’ Robert Baumann, Pediatric Neurology, 2012

'This is a very unique book, one of many in the Clinics in Developmental Medicine series. Physicians and researchers who are looking for etiologies of childhood neurologic disorders with find it thought-provoking.' Jay Goldsmith, MD, Tulane University School of Medicine