Rectal Cancer Treatment by M.W. BüchlerRectal Cancer Treatment by M.W. Büchler

Rectal Cancer Treatment

EditorM.W. Büchler, R. J. Heald, B. Ulrich

Hardcover | March 23, 2005

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Rectal cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers world-wide. It is also a paradigm for multimodal management, as the combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy is often necessary to achieve the optimal outcome. Recently, international experts met in Heidelberg, Germany to discuss the latest developments in the management of rectal cancer, including the anatomic and pathologic basis, staging tools, surgical concepts including fast-track surgery and laparoscopic resection, functional outcome after surgery and the role of radio- and chemotherapy. This monograph summarizes this meeting and gives an extensive overview of the current concepts in management of rectal cancer.
Title:Rectal Cancer TreatmentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:284 pagesPublished:March 23, 2005Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3540233415

ISBN - 13:9783540233411

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Table of Contents

From the contents: Postoperative pathophysiology and choice of incision. Fast-track colonic surgery: status and perspectives. The mesorectum and mesorectal lymph nodes. Pathological assessment of total mesorectal excision (TME). Diagnostics of rectal cancer: endorectal ultrasound. CT staging of rectal cancer. Preoperative staging of rectal cancer. Rectal Cancer Management. Teaching efforts to spread TME surgery in Sweden. Surgical results of TME. Is local excision of T2/T3 rectal cancers adequate? Operative treatment of locally recurrent rectal cancer. Laparoscopic TME. Evaluation of neorectal reservoirs after TME. Long-term functional results after straight or colonic j-pouch coloanal anastomosis. Urinary and sexual function after TME. Functional results of the colon J-pouch (CJP) versus transverse coloplasty pouch (TCP). Neoadjuvant radiotherapy and radiochemotherapy. Intraoperative radiotherapy. Chemotherapy in advanced colorectal cancer. RF ablation in metastatic disease.

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From the reviews:"To illustrate the latest advancement in the multidisciplinary aspects of the treatment of rectal cancer based on the presentations delivered in a recent international meeting held in Heidelberg, Germany. . This is a very good, up-to-date book, written by experts on the different aspects of the interdisciplinary treatment of rectal cancer. . This is probably one of the best concise books about the treatment of rectal cancer. It should be on the shelf of every surgeon or physician with a special interest in this topic." (M. Montorsi, Digestive and Liver Disease, Vol. 38, 2006)