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TitleMulti-Treatment Modalities of Liver Tumours [electronic resource] / edited by Nagy A. Habib
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 2002
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Descript XVIII, 350 p. online resource


Cancer is one of the major health problems of our time and liver cancer is responsible for over one million deaths per year world-wide, making it the fourth most common cause of death from cancer. Surgical resection of the tumour(s) is the treatment of choice and offers the only chance of prolonged survival. Yet the best attempts are often frustrated by either advanced or co-existent disease that renders the patient non-resectable. This book tackles the many options available to doctors and patients in an attempt to combat this desperate disease


Surgical Interventions -- Resection of Hepatocellular Carcinoma -- Liver Resection in Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma -- Hepatic Resection for Small Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Cirrhosis -- Liver Resection for Colorectal Metastases: Results and Prognostic Factors -- Surgery in Colorectal Metastatic Cancer -- Repeat Hepatic Surgery for Recurrent Colorectal Metastases -- Surgery for Cholangiocarcinoma -- Liver Transplantation in Malignant Disease -- Physical Ablative Therapies -- Radiofrequency Tumor Ablation: Principles and Techniques -- Radiofrequency Thermal Ablation of Hepatocellular Carcinoma -- Laparoscopic Radiofrequency Thermal Ablation of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Patients with Liver Cirrhosis -- Percutaneous Ablation Therapy of Hepatocellular Carcinoma -- Intra-Operative Radiofrequency Heat Ablation for Hepatic Tumours -- Non-Percutaneous Therapies of Hepatocellular Carcinoma -- Update of Laser Induced Thermotherapy for Liver Tumours -- Laser and Focused Ultrasound Ablation of Primary and Secondary Liver Tumours -- Cryosurgery in the Treatment of Colorectal Liver Metastases -- Chemotherapy -- Phase I Clinical Study of Irinotecan (CPT-11) Hepatic Arterial Infusion Chemotherapy in Hepatic Metastases from Colorectal Cancer: Preliminary Results -- Regional Therapy for Hepatic Metastases from Colorectal Cancer: Results of Intra-Arterial Chemotherapy and Other Hepatic-Directed Modalities -- Hepatic Arterial Chemotherapy for Colorectal Liver Metastases -- Chronotherapy of Colorectal Liver Metastases -- Emerging Therapies -- Direct Current Electrolysis for the Local Ablation of Liver Metastases -- Development of a Dendritic Cell (DC) Vaccine for Advanced Colorectal Cancer -- Selective Internal Radiation Therapy with 90Yttrium Microspheres for Primary or Metastatic Cancer Confined to the Liver -- Internal Radiation Therapy through the Hepatic Artery

Medicine Hepatology Oncology Abdominal surgery Surgical oncology Medicine & Public Health Hepatology Oncology Abdominal Surgery Surgical Oncology


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