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 Surgery2. Minimally Invasive Surgery in Trauma3. Laparoscopic Ultrasound in Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Staging4. Laparoscopic staging of Gastric Cancer5. Curative Laparoscopic Surgery for Cancer and Mesenchymal Gastric Tumors6. Laparoscopic Surgery of the Liver7. Laparoscopic Staging of Pancreatic Cancer8. Palliative Laparoscopic Procedures for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer9. Basic Principles of Laparoscopic Colonic Surgery10. Laparoscopic Left Colectomy11. Laparoscopic Right Hemicolectomy12. Laparoscopic Low Anterior Resection and Abdominoperineal Resection for Rectal Cancer13. Laparoscopic Nephretomy14. Laparoscopic Management of Prostatic Cancer15 (a). Laparoscopic Approach in the Management of Malignant Neoplasms of the Adrenal Gland15 (b). Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy15 (c ). Laparoscopic Approach in the Management of Malignant Neoplasms of the Adrenal Gland16. Role of Laparoscopy in Hematologic Malignancies17. Endoscopic Surgery to the Axilla: A Substitute for "Open" Surgery?18. Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy of the Esophagus19. Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery in the Staging of Lung Cancer20. Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery in the Management of Pulmonary Metastases: Current Cations21. Laparoscopic Anatomy of the Liver