Carcinoma of the Esophagus

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Sheila C. Rankin
Cambridge University Press, Dec 6, 2007 - Medical
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Esophageal cancer is a relatively uncommon but highly lethal malignancy. The incidence of adenocarcinoma is rapidly increasing and improved survival will depend on prevention, earlier diagnosis, improved staging and appropriate treatment. The multidisciplinary team approach toward patient care is critical in determining the management of patients with esophageal cancer. This volume provides a detailed review of new endoscopic methods of diagnosis, staging using both conventional and functional imaging and assessment of surgical and medical methods of therapy, providing all members of the team with a detailed overview of the diagnosis and management of this malignancy.
 

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Contents

Epidemiology and Clinical Presentation in Esophageal Cancer
1
Pathology of Esophageal Cancer
14
Recent Advances in the Endoscopic Diagnosis of Esophageal Cancer
28
Endoscopic Ultrasound in Esophageal Cancer
44
CT in Esophageal Cancer
62
FDGPET and PETCT in Esophageal Cancer
85
The Role of Surgery in the Management of Esophageal Cancer and Palliation of Inoperable Disease
107
Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy in Esophageal Cancer
122
Role of Stents in the Management of Esophageal Cancer
134
Lasers in Esophageal Cancer
145
Index
151
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Sheila C Rankin is a Consultant Radiologist at Guy's and St Thomas' Foundation Trust, London, UK.