Covers all aspects of gastrointestinal and liver malignancies (epidemiology, pathophysiology, screening where appropriate, symptoms and clinical signs, diagnostic studies, staging and classification, treatment, prognosis, follow-up, future perspectives). The text is addressed to those involved in the multidisciplinary approach to the gastrointestinal cancer patient (gastroenterologists, medical oncologists, radiation therapists, surgeons, interventional radiologists, pathologists, nurses, and physicians-in-training). The book provides in-depth information, illustrated by numerous color/black-and-white pictures. Selective reading for a quick reference is made possible by introducing text elements such as summaries, tables, listing and treatment algorithms
Table of contents
Esophagus. Squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus; Adenocarcinoma of the esophagus; Other tumors of the esophagus.- Stomach. Gastric cancer; Lymphomas of the stomach; Other gastric tumors.- Small intestine. Neoplasms of the small intestine.- Colon and rectum. Sporadic colorectal cancer; Sporadic adenomas of the large intestine; Hereditary polyposis syndromes; Hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (NHPCC); Colorectal cancer in inflammatory bowel disease.- Anal canal. Anal carcinoma.- Pancreas. Adenocarcinoma of the pancreas; Other pancreatic tumors.-Neuroendocrine gastro-entero-pancreatic tumors.- Biliary system and papilla of Vater. Carcinomas of the gallbladder and bile ducts; Benign tumors of the biliary system; Carcinomas of the papilla of Vater.- Liver. Hepatocellular carcinoma; Liver metastases; Benign liver tumors.- Appendix. Supportive care of cancer patients.