Gastrointestinal and Liver Tumors

  • Wolfgang Scheppach
  • Robert S. Bresalier
  • Guido N. J. Tytgat

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Esophagus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. S.J. Spechler
      Pages 3-11
    3. O. Pech, A. May, L. Gossner, C. Ell
      Pages 12-21
    4. R. Lambert, J.Y. Scoazec
      Pages 22-34
  3. Stomach

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. A.T.R. Axon, M.R Dixon, H.M. Sue-Ling
      Pages 37-58
    3. B.A. Dragosics
      Pages 59-69
    4. N.C.T. Van Grieken, G.A. Meijer, E.J. Kuipers
      Pages 70-80
  4. Small Intestine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. K. Geboes, C. De Wolf-Peeters
      Pages 83-95
  5. Colon and Rectum

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. R.S. Bresalier, S.B. Ho
      Pages 99-116
    3. S.B. Ho, J.H. Bond
      Pages 117-124
    4. J.M. Carethers
      Pages 125-141
    5. H.T. Lynch, J.F. Lynch
      Pages 142-159
    6. V. Croog, S.H. Itzkowitz
      Pages 160-166
  6. Anal Canal

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. J.C. Eggenberger
      Pages 169-177
  7. Pancreas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. H.G. Beger, M. Siech
      Pages 181-192
  8. Neuroendocrine Gastro-Entero-Pancreatic Tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. R. Arnold, R. GöKe, M. Wied, Th. Behr
      Pages 195-233
  9. Biliary System and Papilla of Vater

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. K. Schoppmeyer, K. Caca, J. Mössner
      Pages 237-247
    3. K. Schoppmeyer, K. Caca, J. Mössner
      Pages 248-251
    4. W. Scheppach, H.-J. Gassel, J. G. Mueller
      Pages 252-258
  10. Liver

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. M. Scheurlen, H.-J. Brambs, H.-J. Gassel
      Pages 261-279
    3. H.-J. Gassel, M. Gasser, A.M. Waaga-Gasser, W. Timmermann
      Pages 280-288
    4. W. Timmermann, R. Kellersmann, H.-J. Gassel
      Pages 289-294
    5. E. Biecker, H.P. Fischer, H. Strunk, T. Sauerbruch
      Pages 295-311
  11. Appendix

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 329-335

About this book


Cancer of the digestive system, which includes the gastrointestinal tract, liver, pancreas and gall bladder, represents a major cause of cancer mor­ bidity and mortality worldwide. In the year 2000, these malignancies were responsible for 30% of all cancers and 36% of all cancer-associated deaths (Parkin DM, Bray Fl, Devesa SS, Cancer burden in the year 2000. The global picture. Eur J Cancer 2001; 37: S4-66). This book provides a concise, but more than adequate overview of these malignancies and their premalignant states. It gives updated in­ formation on etiology - whether genetic or environmental, pathology, clinical features and treatments. It also gives information on screening, prevention and chemoprevention, where available. Understanding these latter features are of prime importance as we clinicians are moving from treatment of endstage disease, to prevention, chemoprevention and early diagnosis in order to reduce the cancer burden, to try and delay or at least modulate its manifestations and cure it by diagnosing in the earli­ est and curable stage.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Scheppach
    • 1
  • Robert S. Bresalier
    • 2
  • Guido N. J. Tytgat
  1. 1.Medizinische UniversitatskIinik Schwerpunkt GastroenterologieBayerische Julius-Maximilians-UniversitätWürzburgGermany
  2. 2.Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62207-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-18629-5
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