Early Cancer of the Gastrointestinal Tract

Endoscopy, Pathology, and Treatment

  • Rikiya Fujita
  • Jeremy R. Jass
  • Michio Kaminishi
  • Ronald J. Schlemper

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Case Presentations: Clinical Data, Endoscopy, and Pathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ronald J. Schlemper
      Pages 3-3
    3. Anthony T. R. Axon, Shigeaki Yoshida, Manfred Stolte, Yo Kato
      Pages 4-65
    4. Christopher B. Williams, Masaki Kawahara, Jeremy R. Jass, Akinori Iwashita
      Pages 66-99
    5. Massimo Crespi, Kimiya Takeshita, Sanford M. Dawsey, Masayuki Itabashi
      Pages 100-128
    6. Manfred Stolte
      Pages 130-131
  3. Vienna Consensus Criteria for Pathological Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
  4. Early Neoplasia in Barrett’s Esophagus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Manfred Stolte, Michael Vieth, Andrea May, Liebwin Gossner, Irina Dostler, Christian Ell
      Pages 143-156
  5. Detection of Early Cancer: Is Endoscopic Ultrasonography Effective?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Rikiya Fujita, Hiroshi Takahashi, Junko Fujisaki
      Pages 159-164
    3. Seiji Shimizu, Masahiro Tada
      Pages 165-169
    4. Yoko Murata, Masahiko Ohta, Kazuhiko Hayashi, Yoko Hoshino, Yukiko Takayama, Shinichi Nakamura et al.
      Pages 171-176
    5. Matatoshi Dohmoto
      Pages 177-180
    6. Kenjiro Yasuda
      Pages 181-188
  6. Endoscopic Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Hiroshi Takahashi
      Pages 191-194
    3. Masaki Kawahara, Michio Kaminishi
      Pages 195-199
    4. René Lambert
      Pages 207-212
    5. Hiroyasu Makuuchi
      Pages 213-219
  7. Natural Course of Early Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Junji Yoshino, Toshiyuki Matsui
      Pages 223-228
    3. Kazuaki Kitajima, Shigehiko Fujii, Takahiro Fujimori, Tsutomu Chiba, Akira Terano
      Pages 237-241
    4. Hiroshi Kashida, Shin-ei Kudo, Tsukasa Takeuchi, Kazuo Ohtsuka
      Pages 243-247
  8. Surgical Treatment and Survival Rate of Early Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Michio Kaminishi, Shoji Shimoyama, Hirokazu Yamaguchi, Fumio Aoki, Nobuyuki Shimizu, Sachiyo Nomura et al.
      Pages 259-272
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 273-275

About this book


Differences in the diagnostic criteria for early cancer of the gastrointestinal tract between Japan and Western countries have been an interesting issue for some time, physicians in Japan being much more inclined to give a diagnosis of cancer than their European and North American counterparts. This book addresses those differences by contrasting the views of Eastern and Western endoscopists and pathologists on 24 cases presented in Part I. The following sections examine and discuss the Vienna consensus criteria, early cancer in Barrett’s esophagus, early detection of cancers, endoscopic treatments, the natural course of early cancer, and diagnostic methods and treatments for early cancer. These all deal with esophagus, stomach, and colorectal cancers. This book will be an indispensable and unique resource for all pathologists, endoscopists, and surgeons who are involved in managing gastrointestinal cancer.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Rikiya Fujita
    • 1
  • Jeremy R. Jass
    • 2
  • Michio Kaminishi
    • 3
  • Ronald J. Schlemper
    • 4
  1. 1.Gastroenterology CenterCancer Institute HospitalTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of PathologyMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  3. 3.Department of Gastrointestinal SurgeryThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  4. 4.International Clinic TojinmachiFukuokaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-22872-1
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-30173-8
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