Benign Lesions of the Esophagus and Cancer

Answers to 210 Questions

  • Robert Giuli
  • Richard W. McCallum

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages II-LIII
  2. Statistical estimation of the prevalence and incidence of the degeneration of benign lesions

  3. Infrequent but recognized associations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. Rare lesions

      1. D. J. Howard
        Pages 7-8
      2. T. Lerut, C. Aelvoet, Y. Leclef, J. A. Grüwez
        Pages 8-10
      3. R. Giuli, C. A. Hiebert, T. Lerut, C. Aelvoet, Y. Leclef, J. A. Grüwez et al.
        Pages 11-16
      4. J. Gastard, J. F. Bretagne, M. Gosselin, M. P. Ramée
        Pages 21-23
      5. J. A. Paolaggi, M. Algard, F. Ferrandi, J. Leymarios, G. Molas
        Pages 23-25
    3. Megaesophagus

      1. H. W. Pinotti, I. Cecconello, V. Felix, B. Zilberstein
        Pages 29-32
      2. A. Del Genio, N. Di Martino, G. Izzo, V. Maffettone, Ch. Herfarth, Th. Lehnert
        Pages 33-41
      3. G. Cargill, M. Duché, K. Jeyasingham, H. R. J. Payne
        Pages 41-47
      4. F. H. Ellis Jr., H. W. Pinotti, C. E. Domene, I. Cecconello, B. Zilberstein
        Pages 47-54
      5. G. Cargill, M. Duché, Ch. Théodore, P.-E. Julien, G. Gargill, J. A. Paolaggi
        Pages 57-59
    4. Caustic stenosis

About these proceedings

Introduction

In an attempt to attain the best possible delimitation of all the problems posed today by benign diseases of the esophagus, 181 authors each agreed to answer one or more of 210 questions that had been drawn up on the subject. These questions, each one deliberately limited and difficult, mostly concerned reflux esophagitis: its natural history, the means of its diagnosis, all existing treatments, and its eventual degeneration. The authors approached are today's most reputed specialists in the fields of epidemiology, gastroenterology, endoscopy, pathology, and surgery of esophageal diseases. The authors were all assigned one or more questions in their own field, none of which was simple: all did their best to synthesize in their replies their own experience on the precise point under review and included all the most useful bibliographical references on the topic. The book is thus the result of an original, individual approach to try to pinpoint the heart of a problem. The 210 answers succeed one another in logical progression according to the different diagnostic and therapeutic stages, specifying, at each step, the degree of precision sought. Consequently, the reader has at his disposal an exceptional synthesis of facts and concepts. Opening the book at random he will find at once the detail he is looking for, the professional opinion he is lacking, or the development of a question he had perhaps not yet asked himself.

Keywords

biopsy cancer colon endoscopy gastroenterology stomach surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert Giuli
    • 1
  • Richard W. McCallum
    • 2
  1. 1.Service de Chirurgie DigestiveHôpital BeaujonClichy - ParisFrance
  2. 2.School of MedicineUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-73055-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-73057-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73055-9
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