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Surgery in the Multimodal Management of Gastric Cancer

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This volume presents the state of the art in the integrated surgical and oncological management of gastric cancer. It is a practical book, packed with scientific evidence that supplies the key points for optimal management of patients with gastric cancer.

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Titel: Surgery in the Multimodal Management of Gastric Cancer
Autoren/Herausgeber: Giovanni de Manzoni, Franco Roviello, Walter Siquini (Hrsg.)
Ausgabe: 2012

ISBN/EAN: 9788847023178

Seitenzahl: 266
Format: 26 x 19,3 cm
Produktform: Hardcover/Gebunden
Gewicht: 0 g
Sprache: Englisch

Professor Walter Siquini is a teaching fellow at the Polytechnic University of Ancona, Italy and is employed as a general surgeon, at “Torrette-Umberto I” Hospital, which is a high-level hospital with specialism in major and oncologic surgery. He graduated in medicine in 1993 and received a postgraduate qualification in general surgery in 1998 at the University of Ancona. Since 2002 he has been a researcher and teaching assistant at the Teaching Hospital of “Torrete-Umberto I”. His main interest is oncological gastrointestinal surgery, and he has attended and spoken at several national congresses concerning gastric cancer.

Although there has been a slow but steady decrease in incidence, gastric cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Several aspects of the oncological and surgical management are still controversial and so gastric cancer represents a challenge for the surgeon. This book aims to delineate the state of the art in the surgical and oncological treatment of gastric cancer, describing the new TNM staging system, the extent of visceral resection and lymphadenectomy focusing on the different open and minimally invasive surgical techniques and discussing intraoperative chemohyperthermia and neoadjuvant and adjuvant treatment. Operative endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasonography are also discussed, as these now have an important role in both diagnostic work-up and palliative care of gastric cancer patients. Only a multidisciplinary approach involving the surgeon, gastroenterologist, and oncologist can produce the comprehensive and integrated overview that today constitutes a winning strategy for the optimization of results.What we hope we have achieved is a flexible, up-to-date, exhaustive publication, rich in illustrations and consistent with evidence-based medicine.

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