Minimally Invasive Surgical Oncology

State-of- the-Art Cancer Management

  • Ronald Matteotti
  • Stanley W. Ashley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. General Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. George Berci, Masanobu Hagiike
      Pages 3-10
    3. Scott J. Belsley
      Pages 47-58
    4. Shigeru Tsunoda, Glyn G. Jamieson
      Pages 59-68
    5. Michael J. Grieco, Richard Larry Whelan
      Pages 69-82
    6. Alan T. Lefor, Atsushi Shimizu
      Pages 83-96
    7. Michael Ujiki, Nathaniel Soper
      Pages 97-106
    8. Patricia Sylla, David W. Rattner
      Pages 107-122
  3. Special Topics: Cancer of the Esophagus and the Gastro-Esophageal Junction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Christopher R. Morse, Omar Awais, James D. Luketich
      Pages 125-136
  4. Special Topics: Cancer of the Stomach

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Mutter Didier, O. A. Burckhardt, Perretta Silvana
      Pages 149-157
    3. Seigo Kitano, Norio Shiraishi, Koji Kawaguchi, Kazuhiro Yasuda
      Pages 159-166
    4. Brian J. Dunkin, Rohan Joseph
      Pages 167-180
  5. Special Topics: Small Bowel

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181

About this book


The past 20 years have witnessed an extraordinarily rapid adoption of minimally invasive surgical techniques, and increasingly these techniques are being employed in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of malignancies. This book is designed to serve as a unique and comprehensive overview of the current status of minimally invasive surgery in oncology patients and in addition offers valuable insights into the future of this constantly evolving field. The first section of the book is devoted to essential background information and to explaining what is physiologically distinctive in the cancer patient undergoing laparoscopic surgery. The second section then examines in detail a wide range of clinical aspects and issues across different disciplines, with clear instruction on the use of minimally invasive procedures. The aim is to enable the reader to make treatment decisions appropriate to the individual patient, to carry them out effectively, and to institute suitable postoperative care. Summaries of the latest knowledge in traditional therapies such as chemotherapy are also provided when appropriate. Each chapter is written by a recognized expert, and numerous high-quality illustrations are included to assist understanding. This book will serve both as a clinical reference guide and as an operative atlas, and is certain to prove invaluable in daily clinical practice.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ronald Matteotti
    • 1
  • Stanley W. Ashley
    • 2
  1. 1.Surgical Oncologist/Minimally Invasive SPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Chief, General Surgery, Department of SurgeryBrigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard MedBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-45018-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45021-4
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