Rectal Cancer: New Frontiers in Diagnosis, Treatment and Rehabilitation

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Gian Gaetano Delaini
Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 17, 2005 - Medical - 251 pages
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Despite lifestyle improvements, the incidence of rectal cancer is increasing in industrialised countries. Rapid advances in technology, growing knowledge of the biological history of the disease and closer attention to patients' quality of life after surgery have led to a less invasive approach. In the last 15 years, the surgical approach has shifted from extended resection to sphincter-saving procedures, featuring a multidisciplinary approach and a high level of specialisation. The experienced surgeon can plan and choose the "right treatment for the right patient" only with the support of the radiologist, endoscopist and pathologist (preoperative staging), oncologist and radiotherapist (neoadjuvant therapy), and psychologist and stomatherapist (rehabilitation). In addition, the difficult problems of salvage procedure and the reconstruction of anal sphincter after abdominal resection are explored.

The aim of this book is to clarify the rapid advances and to offer guidelines for doctors dealing with rectal cancer. Taking into account indications, contraindications, risks, benefits and controversies, the authors offer clear and practice-oriented answers for a wide range of specialists and experts, as well as those new to the field.

 

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Contents

Rectal Cancer Epidemiology and Burden of Disease
vi
Diagnosis and Staging
23
Endorectal Ultrasound
35
Predictive Markers in Physiology and Anatomy for Outcomes in Rectal Cancer Patients
51
Pathological Features and their Relationship to Prognosis and Treatment
57
How to Interpret the Favourable Results?
73
an Overview
79
Controversial Issues in Rectal Cancer Surgery
85
Role of Colonic Reservoirs in Rectal Cancer Surgery
137
Functional Results of SphincterPreserving Operations for Rectal Cancer
147
Abdominoperineal Resection
157
Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery in Rectal Cancer
167
Total Anorectal Reconstruction with an Artificial Bowel Sphincter
177
Total Anorectal Reconstruction with Dynamic Graciloplasty
183
Salvage Surgery After Recurrence
189
Rectal Cancer and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
197

Rectal Cancer and Quality of Life
89
Mechanical Bowel Preparation MBP and Probiotic Administration Before Colorectal Surgery
97
Indications for Local Excision in Rectal Cancer Surgery
101
TEM
107
Low Anterior Resection
115
Actuality of ColoAnal Anastomosis
131
Multimodality Therapy of Rectal Cancer
203
Chemotherapy in Rectal Cancer
215
Modern Aspects of Radiation Oncology for Rectal Cancer
221
Surgical Therapy of Hepatic Metastases
227
Chemotherapy for Metastatic Rectal Cancer
243
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