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TitleMinimally Invasive Cancer Management [electronic resource] / edited by Frederick L. Greene, B. Todd Heniford
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 2001
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Descript XVII, 385 p. online resource


As minimal access approaches to cancer diagnosis, staging, and therapy become more widely used, it is vital for general surgeons, along with laparoscopists, surgical oncologists and medical oncologists, to stay up to date. The editors, a team consisting of a renowned surgical oncologist and a laparoscopic specialist, aim to provide a resource for the practicing general surgeon using basic minimally invasive techniques. The book discusses diagnosis including biopsy with microinstrumentation, staging, and palliative and curative resection. Specific tumor sites are addressed, including esophagus, stomach, spleen, small bowel, pancreato-biliary, hepatic resection, and colo-rectal resection. Minimally invasive approaches to the thoracic and retroperitoneal areas are included. The book provides a thorough overview of basic cancer biology, instrumentation, and ultrasound. Additionally, Greene and Heniford explore controversial issues such as port-site recurrence and the effect of pneumoperitoneum on the spread of cancer cells in the abdomen. Many photographs and line drawings, including 16 in full color, illustrate the principles discussed in the text. A must-have for every practicing general surgeon, laparoscopic fellow, and general surgery resident


1 General Principles -- 1 Indications and General Oncologic Principles -- 2 Cancer Biology Relating to Minimal Access Management -- 3 Pneumoperitoneum: Metabolic and Mechanical Effects -- 4 Basic Instrumentation for Laparoscopic Surgery -- 5 Biopsy and Stagingโ{128}{148}Technical Issues -- 6 Abdominal Wall Recurrenceโ{128}{148}Etiology and Precautions -- 7 Ultrasound Techniques in Minimal-Access Surgery -- 2 Organ Specific Issues: Abdomen -- 8 Endoscopic Ablation of Barrettโ{128}{153}s Columnar Lined Epithelium -- 9 Laparoscopic Approaches to Gastric Cancer -- 10 Laparoscopic Staging for Pancreatic Carcinoma -- 11 Minimally Invasive Bypass Surgery for Palliation in Pancreatic Carcinoma -- 12 Laparoscopic Splenectomy for Malignant Diseases -- 13 Laparoscopic Approaches to Hepatobiliary Cancer -- 14 Laparoscopic Ablation of Liver Tumors -- 15 Laparoscopic Approaches to Colonic Malignancy -- 16 Laparoscopic Resection of the Rectosigmoid Colon -- 17 Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection -- 18 Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery -- 3 Specific Issues: Thoracic -- 19 Minimal Access Approaches to the Mediastinum -- 20 Minimal Access Approaches to the Pericardium and Pericardial Space -- 21 Management of Esophageal Cancer -- 22 Thoracoscopy for Lung Cancer -- 4 Retroperitoneum -- 23 Lymphoma Staging and Nodal Dissection -- 24 Laparoscopic Management of Renal Cell Carcinoma -- 25 Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy for Metastatic Cancer -- 5 Specialization Issues -- 26 Minimal Access Cancer Management in Children -- 27 Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in the Treatment of Cancer -- 6 The Future -- 28 Future Prospects

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