Breast Surgical Techniques and Interdisciplinary Management

  • Frederick Dirbas
  • Carol Scott-Conner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Martin J. O’Sullivan, Monica Morrow
      Pages 3-10
    3. Amrit Mangat, Nora Hansen
      Pages 11-16
    4. Rosalind Dolores Benedet
      Pages 17-26
    5. Hester Hill Schnipper
      Pages 27-33
  3. Biologic Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Julie A. Guidroz, Ronald J. Weigel
      Pages 83-96
  4. Initial Evaluation of the Patient

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Edgar D. Staren, Jay K. Harness, Eric B. Whitacre
      Pages 109-120
    3. Judy C. Boughey
      Pages 121-132
  5. Common Presenting Complaints and Concerns

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Antonio V. Millet, Antonio Leal, Frederick M. Dirbas
      Pages 147-153
    3. Anne Campbell Larkin
      Pages 155-160

About this book


This comprehensive manual on breast disease deals with all aspects of the surgical management of both benign and malignant disease. The chapters are written by leading experts, clearly illustrated with line drawings, clinical photos and diagnostic radiology images. Breast Surgery is divided into sections following the patterns of patient management from diagnosis through treatment and reconstruction. Part One, "Fundamentals", addresses common aspects of working with breast cancer patients and understanding the members of the breast cancer team. Part Two is an overview of "Biologic Principles". Parts Three, Four, and Five review "The Initial Evaluation", "Common Presenting Problems", and "Diagnostic Techniques". Part Six, an overview of breast cancer treatment, includes chapters on "Breast Cancer Staging", "Introduction to Gene Expression Profiling",  and "Psychological Issues". Part's Seven through Twelve deal with important aspects of breast surgery and interdisciplinary care including pathology, medical oncology, and radiation oncology, with several chapters on neoadjuvant therapy and partial breast irradiation. Part Thirteen includes many chapters on followup of the breast cancer survivor, including late changes on physical exam and imaging, local recurrence, and treating metastatic disease.  Though not intended to replace a text reference, Breast Surgical Disease and Interdisciplinary Management offers a comprehensive guide to provide practical advice for those seeking concise, expert input that can be quickly accessed on multiple topics associated with the care of the breast cancer patient.


benign proliferative breast disease breast cancer breast disease surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Frederick Dirbas
    • 1
  • Carol Scott-Conner
    • 2
  1. 1.Menlo ParkUSA
  2. 2.Iowa CityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-6075-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-6076-4
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