Oesophageal 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

Oesophageal cancer

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Epidemiology, presentation, and clinical evaluation - Barrett's oesophagus - Adenocarcinoma - Squamous cell carcinoma - Staging classification - Staging and pre-operative preparation - Management algorithms - Neo-adjuvant therapy - Primary chemoradiotherapy - Operative considerations - Surgical anatomy of the oesophagus - Operative technique: left thoracolaparotomy and subtotal oesophagectomy - Operative technique: Ivor–Lewis oesophagectomy - Operative technique: transhiatal oesophagectomy - Operative technique: further techniques - Laparoscopic oesophagectomy - Operative technique: anastomosis - Replacement conduits: stomach - Replacement conduits: colon - Replacement conduits: jejunum - Post-operative care and complications - Adjuvant therapy - Follow-up and surveillance protocols - Chemotherapy for metastatic disease - Palliative therapy - Oesophageal cancer and the future

Chapter.  12106 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Surgical Oncology ; Histopathology ; Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery

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