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TitleBronchial Carcinoma [electronic resource] : An Integrated Approach to Diagnosis and Management / edited by Michael Bates
ImprintLondon : Springer London : Imprint: Springer, 1984
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Descript XIV, 298 p. online resource


In a condition of such complexity as bronchial carcinoma and at a time when the scientist's understanding of malignant disease is still incomplete, it is inevitable that views within the medical profession will proliferate. This book is an attempt to assemble these views in the light of 33 years of surgical experience and is intended for those specialists who will be concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer in the foreseeable future. The wide clinical experience of the contributing authors has enaยญ bled every aspect of this disease to be considered, with emphasis being placed on diagnostic techniques such as CT scanning and fine needle transpleural biopsy, as well as on the latest method of treatment by lasers. Bronchial carcinoma remains the major cause of cancer death in the United Kingdom, accounting for 60Jo of all deaths. While the incidence has decreased slightly in the male population, there has been an equivalent increase in the female population


1. Historical Survey -- 2. The Epidemiology of Bronchial Carcinoma -- 3. Hormone Production by Bronchial Tumours -- 4. Bronchoscopy with Rigid and Flexible Instruments -- 5. The Role of Cytology in Diagnosis -- 6. Percutaneous Needle Biopsy of Pulmonary Tumours -- 7. The Role of Computed Tomography in the Management of Bronchial Carcinoma -- 8. Pre-operative Assessment of Patients Undergoing Surgery for Bronchial Carcinoma -- 9. The Histological Varieties of Bronchial Carcinoma -- 10. Anaesthesia in the Management of Bronchial Carcinoma -- 11. Surgical Treatment -- 12. Surgical Resection as an Adjunct to Chemotherapy for Small Cell Carcinoma of the Lung -- 13. Postoperative Pain and Its Relief -- 14. The Immunology of Bronchial Carcinoma -- 15. Radiographically Occult Lung Cancer -- 16. The Role of Radiotherapy in Carcinoma of the Bronchus -- 17. Chemotherapy for Bronchial Carcinoma -- 18. Photoradiation for Bronchial Carcinoma

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