Hepatobiliary Cancer

Hepatobiliary Cancer

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When one deals with cancer, the hepatobiliary malignancies present a chal- lenge to the oncologists that can be characterized as a series of unsolved clinical and biological dilemmas. Liver metastases from colorectal and other gastrointestinal malignancies, hepatocellular carcinoma, cholangiocar- cinoma, and gall bladder cancer present an array of problems but have two features in common. These are high morbidity and mortality with an overall poor result from treatment. Why is it that hepatobiliary cancer carries with it such a dismal prognosis? First of all, these diseases present, for the most part, in an advanced state. To this point in time the oncologist has had no help from early diagnosis or screening. Only the occasional patient followed by ultrasound or a tumor marker has the disease diagnosed in an asymptomatic state. By the time these diseases become symptomatic, curative treatment options have usually disappeared. Evolution has placed the liver in a protected position in order to avoid injury to the soft parenchyma. As with many other internal organs, the nerve supply is extremely limited. These two anatomic features result in a great lack of early warning signs of cancer.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 326 pages
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 635.03g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1994 ed.
  • 99 Illustrations, black and white; XVIII, 326 p. 99 illus.
  • 079232501X
  • 9780792325017

Table of contents

Preface; P.H. Sugarbaker. The inefficiency of metastasis from colorectal carcinomas: Relationship to local therapy for hepatic metastasis; L. Weiss. A cytoreductive approach to treatment of multiple liver metastases; P.H. Sugarbaker, M.A. Steves. Hepatoma registry of the Western world; J.I. Tsao, H.J. Asbun, K.S. Hughes. Resection of hepatic metastases from colorectal carcinoma: The Registry data; H.J. Asbun, J.I. Tsao, K.S. Hughes. Surgical management of hepatic metastases from large bowel cancer; B. Nordlinger, P. Balladur. Repeat resections of primary hepatic malignancies; B. Nordlinger, P. Wind. Repeat resections for recurrent colorectal liver metastases; B. Nordlinger, J.-C. Vaillant. Liver transplantation as an option for primary malignancy; H. Bismuth, L. Chiche. Surgical treatment of cholangiocarcinoma; L.H. Blumgart, S.C. Stain. Treatment of gall bladder cancer; H.J. Wanebo, M.P. Vezeridis. The use of clamps in hepatobiliary surgery; K.P. Ramming. Chemotherapy after hepatic resection of colorectal metastases; M.M. Kemeny. Radiological evaluation of metastases to the liver: The Emory experience; R.C. Nelson. Hepatic vascular exclusion for hepatic resection; J.A. Knol, F.E. Eckhauser. Radiologic evaluation and treatment of gall bladder and biliary tree carcinoma; A. Archer, K. Horton. Repeat liver resections from colorectal metastases; V. Fernandez-Trigo, K.A. Jablonski, and others. Intraoperative ultrasound and liver tumors; S.T. Brower, M. Schwartz, C. Miller. Parenchymal dissection techniques; W.J.B. Hodgson. Surgical resection and transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma; B. Langer, P.D. Greig, B.R. Taylor. Causes of death in patients undergoing liver surgery; B. Detroz, P.H. Sugarbaker. Current status in liver function tests; E.V. Veloso, M.A. Steves, V. Fernandez-Trigo, C. Marco, P.H. Sugarbaker. Liver transplantation as an option in patients with cholangiocellular and bile duct carcinoma; B. Ringe, A. Weimann, P. Lamesche, B. Nashan, R. Pichlmayr. Surgical management of hepatoma; M.L. Demers, M.S. Roh, L.M. Ellis. Index.
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