2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1011 1 2 Surgical practice and training are undergoing a worldwide revolution, with increased 3 super-specialisation, at the expense of the generalist, giving rise to much heated debate. 4 The pathway towards specialisation has been accompanied by an increase in inter- 5 disciplinary care, with the development of the multidisciplinary team approach. This 6 has included expansion of diagnostic imaging, and of medical, chemotherapy and radio 7 therapeutic regimes. The introduction of minimally invasive techniques and image 8 guidance, have increased surgical precision and re?nement, while in other areas 9 interventional radiology has become the treatment of choice. 2011 Training and assessment have followed these trends, but often in a disorganised 1 fashion, without due concern for curricular development and adequate integration of 2 basic and advanced educational requirements. 3 Regardless of these arguments, all surgeons working in a ?eld require appropriate 4 skills and the best available information to deliver optimal care; the Springer Specialist 5 Surgical Series addresses these needs. 6 This volume considers the upper gastrointestinal tract, from the oesophagus to the 7 small bowel. The liver, biliary tree and pancreas make up a separate volume, but 8 the spleen, that orphan of the upper abdomen, is expertly covered, providing the reader 9 with an added bonus.
Each book in this series will be complemented by the Springer Surgery Atlas Series
Reflects technical advances made in this field
Written by an international group of experts
1. The Anatomy and Physiology of the Esophagus (S. Michael Griffin, Peter J. Lamb).- 2. The Anatomy and Physiology of the Stomach (Ian R. Daniels, William H. Allum).- 3. The Anatomy and Physiology of the Small Bowel (David Gourevitch).- 4. The Anatomy and Physiology of the Diaphragm (George R. Harrison).- 5. The Spleen (Hugo W. Tilanus).- 6. Benign Diseases of the Esophagus (Stephen E. A. Attwood, Christopher J. Lewis).- 7. Benign Disease of the Stomach (Robert C. Mason).- 8. Benign Disease of the Small Bowel (Ling S. Wong, Emmanuel A. Agaba, Michael R. B. Keighley).- 9. Benign Disease of the Diaphragm (Juliet E. King, Pala B. Rajesh).- 10. Benign Diseases of the Spleen (Refaat B. Kamel).- 11. Epithelial Neoplasms of the Oesophagus (Derek Alderson and Jonathan H. Vickers).- 12. Epithelial Neoplasms of the Stomach (Peter McCulloch).- 13. Cancer at the Gastro-oesophageal Junction (Epidemiology) (Gill M. Lawrence).- 14. Neoplasms of the Small Bowel (Aviram Nissan, Martin S. Karpeh).- 15. Stromal Upper GI Tract Neoplasms (Stephan T. Samel, Stefan Post).- 16. Neoplasms of the Spleen (Mark G. Coleman, Michael R. Thompson).- 17. Lymphomas (Mark Deakin, A. Murray Brunt, Mark Stephens, Richard C. Chasty).- 18. Pathology of the Esophagus and Stomach (Sukhvinder S. Ghataura, David C. Rowlands).- 19. Pre-Malignant Lesions of the Esophagus: Identification to Management (Andrew Latchford, Janusz A. Z. Jankowski).- 20. High Risk Lesions in the Stomach (Marc C. Winslet, Frances Hughes).- 21. Upper GI Endoscopy (Michael T. Hallissey).- 22. Imaging in GI Surgery (Julie F. C. Olliff, Peter J. Guest).- 23. High Risk Lesions in the Esophagus and Nuclear Medicine (Andrew Chilton, Janusz A. Z. Jankowski).- 24. Surgical Resection for Esophageal Cancer: Role of Extended Lymphadenectomy (Hubert J. Stein, Jörg Theisen, Jörg-Rüdiger Siewert).- 25. Surgical Resection of the Stomach with Lymph Node Dissection (Mitsuru Sasak).