Colorectal cancer

Edited by M. Asif Chaudry and Marc C. Winslet

in Surgical Oncology

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199237098
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191728341 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Colorectal cancer

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Epidemiology and aetiology - Colorectal adenocarcinoma biology - Inheritance and CRC - Familial adenomatous polyposis - Other rare polyposis syndromes - Inflammation and CRC - Squamous cell colorectal carcinoma - Screening for cancer and premalignant polyps - Colorectal cancer screening recommendations - Diagnosis - Pre-operative assessment and preparation - Staging and prognosis - Neoadjuvant therapy: rectal cancer - Management of colonic cancer basic resection algorithm Fig. 9.2 - Surgical anatomy of the colon and rectum - Operative technique: right hemicolectomy - Operative technique: left hemicolectomy - Operative technique: total mesorectal excision (TME) anterior resection - Operative technique: Hartmann's procedure - Operative technique: abdomino-perineal excision - Other operative techniques: laparoscopic resection - Laparoscopic right hemicolectomy - Laparoscopic left hemicolectomy - Laparoscopic total mesorectal excision (TME): anterior resection - Local excision for rectal cancer - Post-operative care and complications - Adjuvant therapy - Metastatic colorectal disease - Chemotherapy and targeted therapy for advanced metastatic disease - Interventional palliative therapies - Follow-up and surveillance - Colorectal cancer and the future

Chapter.  18212 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Surgical Oncology ; Histopathology ; Colorectal Surgery

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