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Surgical Treatment of Colorectal Liver Metastases
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Main description:

Surgery is the gold standard treatment of colorectal liver metastases. Patients management had a dramatic evolution during the past years: more accurate diagnostic tools and more effective chemotherapy regimens have been introduced and surgical indications have been widely broadened. A multidisciplinary treatment is now mandatory, involving oncologists, radiologists an gastroenterologists. However, many topics are still debated. In the present book all aspects of surgical treatment of colorectal liver metastases are analyzed based on a systematic, updated analysis of the literature. Aim of this book is to provide surgeons, oncologists and radiologists a clear overview of the state-of-the-art of treatment of colorectal liver metastases


Feature:

The aim of the present book is to elucidate the role of surgery in the therapeutic approach to colorectal liver metastases
An extensive literature review provides the basis for every chapter, allowing an analysis of current levels of evidence
Medical treatments and interventional procedures complementary to surgery are evaluated, omitting their exclusive application in the palliative setting


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Surgery is the gold standard treatment of colorectal liver metastases. Patient management has undergone dramatic changes in recent years: more accurate diagnostic tools and more effective chemotherapy regimens have been introduced and surgical indications have been widely broadened. A multidisciplinary approach to treatment is now mandatory, involving oncologists, radiologists and gastroenterologists. However, many topics are still debated. This book analyzes all aspects of the surgical treatment of colorectal liver metastases based on a systematic, updated review of the literature. The aim of this volume is to provide surgeons, oncologists and radiologists with a clear overview of the state-of-the-art of treatment of colorectal liver metastases.


Contents:

1. Epidemiology and Natural History 2. Diagnosis and Staging 3. Evolution of Resectability Criteria 4. Surgical Strategy 5. Results of Surgery and Prognostic Factors 6. Preoperative Chemotherapy 7. Synchronous Colorectal Liver Metastases 8. Therapeutic Strategies in Unresectable Colorectal Liver Metastases 9. Extrahepatic Disease 10. Adjuvant Chemotherapy and Follow-Up 11. Re-resection: Indications and Results 12. LiverMetSurvey Registry: the Italian Experience


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9788847018082
Publisher: Springer (Springer Milan)
Publication date: October, 2010
Pages: 196
Weight: 473g
Availability: POD
Subcategories: General Practice, Hepatology
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“The aim is to provide a comprehensive, evidence-based guide to the role of surgery in the multidisciplinary treatment of colorectal liver metastases. … It addresses a clinically important disease process and will be of great benefit to all surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, and other medical practitioners who care for patients with colorectal liver metastases. … Finally, the images, figures, and tables are all of the highest quality and further enhance what is a great resource.” (Zoe Stewart, Doody’s Review Service, April, 2011)