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Tumors of the Liver

  • George T. Pack
  • Abdol H. Islami

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. George T. Pack, Abdol H. Islami
    Pages 1-3
  3. Herwig Hamperl
    Pages 4-14
  4. George K. Higgins
    Pages 15-37
  5. Walter J. Burdette
    Pages 53-71
  6. George T. Pack, Abdol H. Islami
    Pages 72-84
  7. David W. Molander, George T. Pack
    Pages 85-94
  8. Irving M. Ariel, George T. Pack, David W. Molander
    Pages 95-115
  9. Hans Elias
    Pages 116-136
  10. Paul J. Miranti, Abdol H. Islami
    Pages 137-161
  11. Olga Schweizer
    Pages 162-165
  12. George T. Pack, Abdol H. Islami
    Pages 166-186
  13. Stig Bengmark
    Pages 187-212
  14. Marshall J. Orloff, James G. Chandler, James E. Bernstein
    Pages 213-239
  15. Archie H. Baggenstoss
    Pages 240-258
  16. David W. Molander, George T. Pack
    Pages 259-271
  17. Ralph F. Phillips
    Pages 272-276
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 299-306

About this book

Introduction

The surgical resection of a major portion of the liver for cancer of this viscus has long been neglected. Although the first successful resection of a primary malignant tumor of the liver was performed by LUCKE in 1891, this pioneer effort failed to stimulate interest in the operative removal of hepatic neoplasms. Earlier surgeons were intimidated by the concept of the liver as a huge vascular sponge possessed of three intricate circulatory systems. To the fear of uncontrollable hemorrhage was added the supposed hazard of hepatic insufficiency following the removal of a large portion of an organ with so many vital functions. Last but not least was the difficulty in surgical exposure. Only in recent years has the sporadic interest of surgeons been changed to a growing concern about the possibilities of extirpation of hepatic tumors by the per­ formance of major hepatic lobectomies. Four factors have contributed to this: 1) the dissemination of more accurate information about the surgical anatomy of the intrin­ sic and extrinsic hepatic circulatory systems, which has acquainted surgeons with the principles and techniques of hemostasis essential for successful operative intervention on the liver; 2) increased knowledge of the functions and regenerative capacity of the liver; 3) greater diagnostic skill aided by modern laboratory procedures; 4) improved surgical exposure of the liver by the use of laparothoracotomy incisions. Primary liver cancer varies widely in incidence in different parts of the world.

Keywords

Tumors anatomy cancer liver neoplasm tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • George T. Pack
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Abdol H. Islami
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied DiseasesNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.New York Medical CollegeNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Pack Medical GroupNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Pack Medical FoundationNew YorkUSA
  5. 5.St. Barnabas Medical CenterLivingstonUSA
  6. 6.New Jersey College of Medicine and DentistryJersey CityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-48730-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1970
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-48732-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-48730-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-0015
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