Surgical Emergencies in the Cancer Patient

  • Yuman Fong
  • Rondi Marie Kauffmann
  • Emily Marcinkowski
  • Gagandeep Singh
  • Hans F. Schoellhammer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Russell J. Gray, Michael W. Lew
    Pages 1-18
  3. Robert J. Morgan Jr., Rondi Marie Kauffmann
    Pages 19-30
  4. Urs W. von Holzen, Sachin Agarwal, Roderich Egbert Schwarz
    Pages 45-60
  5. Roy E. Abendroth, LiXi Yang
    Pages 61-77
  6. Loretta Erhunmwunsee, Dan J. Raz
    Pages 135-146
  7. Jae Y. Kim, Frederic W. Grannis Jr.
    Pages 147-157
  8. Frederic W. Grannis Jr., James Ito, Argelia Jossie Sandoval, Sharon P. Wilczynski, John Martin Hogan, Loretta Erhunmwunsee
    Pages 159-175
  9. Kurt Melstrom, Stephen M. Sentovich
    Pages 177-187
  10. Susanne Warner
    Pages 189-200
  11. Oliver S. Eng, Laleh G. Melstrom
    Pages 201-208
  12. Ernest S. Han, Stephen Lee, Mark T. Wakabayashi
    Pages 219-231
  13. George Calvert
    Pages 233-243
  14. Todd Harshbarger, Rahul Jandial
    Pages 245-253
  15. Mary E. Ottinger, Karl A. Illig
    Pages 255-264
  16. Robert S. Kang, Ellie Maghami, Thomas J. Gernon
    Pages 265-279
  17. Amy Caton Polverini, Laura Kruper
    Pages 281-288
  18. Jeremy R. Jackson, Henri R. Ford, Eugene S. Kim
    Pages 289-301
  19. Timothy Almazan, Jonathan Cotliar, Jae Yeon Jung
    Pages 303-321
  20. Theresa W. Chan, Niloofar Latifi, Anna Weiss, Sarah L. Blair
    Pages 329-346
  21. Julian A. Sanchez
    Pages 347-354
  22. Vichin Puri, Steven Colquhoun
    Pages 355-370
  23. Sandeep Malhotra, Savio George Barreto
    Pages 371-381
  24. Robert S. Krouse, Brian Badgwell
    Pages 397-405
  25. Back Matter
    Pages 407-419

About this book


This text provides a comprehensive textbook summarizing the presentation, workup, and surgical solutions for common emergencies in the cancer patient. The use of medications (antibiotics, hormones, and biologic therapies) and interventional radiologic procedures as adjuncts or as replacements for the surgical solutions are discussed. The text covers emergencies that result as adverse effects for the systemic and local treatments for cancer, emergencies that result from mechanical issues with the cancer and those that result from surviving major extirpative surgery. Diagnosis and treatment of patients' immune-compromised or thrombocytopenic status from chemotherapy is discussed, as is surgical treatment in patients with prior complex surgical therapy or radiation treatment. Finally, the text covers alternatives to surgery, including new interventional radiologic and endoscopic procedures. 

Surgical Emergencies in the Cancer Patient will be of great value to healthcare professionals at all levels who are involved in the treatment of emergencies in the cancer patient. It is meant for a wide group of individuals, including medical students, residents in surgery and internal medicine, fellows in surgery and oncology, and practicing oncologists and surgeons. This work is meant to be a textbook for the student, a guide for the practitioner, and a reference for the general oncologist.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Yuman Fong
    • 1
  • Rondi Marie Kauffmann
    • 2
  • Emily Marcinkowski
    • 3
  • Gagandeep Singh
    • 4
  • Hans F. Schoellhammer
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryCity of Hope Medical CenterDuarteUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryCity of Hope Medical CenterDuarteUSA
  3. 3.Surgical Oncology Hepatobiliary SurgeryCity of Hope Medical CenterDuarteUSA
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryCity of Hope Medical CenterDurateUSA
  5. 5.Department of SurgeryCity of Hope Medical CenterDuarteUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-44023-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-44025-5
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