Laparoscopy in Surgical Oncology is intended to give the practicing surgeon or trainee an in-depth analysis of the technical aspects, their indications, contraindications, and complications of all current minimally invasive procedures in surgical oncology. In little more than a decade, laparoscopic procedures have revolutionized surgery. Minimally invasive surgery is the treatment of choice for most upper GI operations for benign disease, but the trend toward laparoscopic surgery in malignancies has been slower and more controversial. Cancer surgery, however, poses some unique challenges that make the application of minimally invasive surgery in oncology more problematic. Laparoscopy in Surgical Oncology brings together a group of European and N American contributors, all experts in their field, to provide a text for specialists and trainees. This book covers all current key topics within the area of minimally invasive procedures in oncology.
This book is written by an internationally acclaimed group of authors from Europe and the USA led by the editors, Professor T Pappas (USA) and Associate Professor E Leandros (Greece)and John P. Breamis Associate Professor (Greece)
1. Robotic Technology in Laparoscopic Surgery 2. Minimally Invasive Surgery in Trauma 3. Laparoscopic Ultrasound in Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Staging 4. Laparoscopic staging of Gastric Cancer 5. Curative Laparoscopic Surgery for Cancer and Mesenchymal Gastric Tumors 6. Laparoscopic Surgery of the Liver 7. Laparoscopic Staging of Pancreatic Cancer 8. Palliative Laparoscopic Procedures for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer 9. Basic Principles of Laparoscopic Colonic Surgery 10. Laparoscopic Left Colectomy 11. Laparoscopic Right Hemicolectomy 12. Laparoscopic Low Anterior Resection and Abdominoperineal Resection for Rectal Cancer 13. Laparoscopic Nephretomy 14. Laparoscopic Management of Prostatic Cancer 15 (a). Laparoscopic Approach in the Management of Malignant Neoplasms of the Adrenal Gland 15 (b). Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy 15 (c ). Laparoscopic Approach in the Management of Malignant Neoplasms of the Adrenal Gland 16. Role of Laparoscopy in Hematologic Malignancies 17. Endoscopic Surgery to the Axilla: A Substitute for "Open" Surgery? 18. Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy of the Esophagus 19. Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery in the Staging of Lung Cancer 20. Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery in the Management of Pulmonary Metastases: Current Cations 21. Laparoscopic Anatomy of the Liver