Vivian E. Strong (Ed) Gastric cancer: principles and practice
Although rates of death due to gastric cancer have been decreasing in many areas of the world in the past decades, gastric cancer is still among the five leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the world. Edited by Vivian E. Strong, “Gastric Cancer: Principles and Practice” provides a comprehensive and thorough review about the current status in gastric cancer management. Written by recognized authorities in the field, this book gives an excellent overview about the way how the topic is dealt with beginning more than 130 years ago with the pioneers of gastric surgery. The chapters contain in-depth and most current information including pathophysiology and molecular biology of gastric cancer. This volume also covers the entire field of modern diagnostic methods and tools including an algorithm for the workup process. A special emphasis to the role of staging laparoscopy and peritoneal cytology evaluation is given. In the “Gastric Resection” chapter, a separate subsection devoted to minimal invasive endoscopic removal of early malignant lesions by performing EMR and ESD is provided. In addition, an excellent overview of surgical reconstruction methods following any form of gastric resection is presented and accompanied by a chapter dealing with the issue of the extent of lymphadenectomy.
XVI, 333 p. 80 illus., 65 illus. in color. 2015, Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-15825-9 203, 29 € (D) | 208.99 € (A) | CHF 253.00. eBook available from your library or springer.com/shop