Minimally Invasive Cancer Management

  • Frederick L. Greene
  • B. Todd Heniford

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. General Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Frederick L. Greene
      Pages 3-7
    3. Frederick L. Greene
      Pages 31-35
    4. B. Todd Heniford, Brent Matthews
      Pages 36-44
    5. David W. Easter, Robert Michaelson
      Pages 45-55
    6. Hubert Scheuerlein, C. Schug, C. Schneider, Ferdinand Köckerling
      Pages 56-74
    7. Jack J. Jakimowicz, G. N. M. Stultiëns
      Pages 75-91
  3. Organ Specific Issues: Abdomen

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Jeffrey H. Peters, Ross M. Bremner, Cedric G. Bremner
      Pages 95-106
    3. Steven M. Yood, Demetrius E. M. Litwin
      Pages 107-122
    4. Sashidhar V. Ganta, Kevin C. Conlon
      Pages 123-130
    5. B. Todd Heniford, R. Matthew Walsh
      Pages 143-155
    6. Lee L. Swanstrom, Paul D. Hansen
      Pages 156-182
    7. David A. Lannitti, Damian E. Dupuy
      Pages 183-199
    8. L. Stocchi, Heidi Nelson
      Pages 200-214
    9. Richard Sim, Jeffrey W. Milsom
      Pages 215-229
    10. Brian L. Jerby, James W. Fleshman
      Pages 230-242
    11. Lee E. Smith
      Pages 243-252
  4. Organ Specific Issues: Thoracic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Dennis Nichols, Darryl S. Weiman
      Pages 255-263
    3. Darryl S. Weiman, Dennis Nichols
      Pages 264-270
    4. James D. Luketich, Philip R. Schauer
      Pages 271-281
    5. Mitchell J. Magee, Keith Naunheim, Michael J. Mack
      Pages 282-290
  5. Retroperitoneum

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. Scott A. Cunneen, Alan T. Lefor
      Pages 293-303
    3. Jihad H. Kaouk, Inderbir S. Gill
      Pages 304-318
    4. B. Todd Heniford, Broc Pratt
      Pages 319-331
  6. Specialization Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 333-333
    2. Edward P. Tagge
      Pages 335-347
    3. Walter D. Holder Jr., Richard L. White Jr.
      Pages 348-365
  7. The Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 367-367
    2. Frederick L. Greene, B. Todd Heniford
      Pages 369-371
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 373-385

About this book


As minimal access approaches to cancer diagnosis, staging, and therapy become more widely used, it is vital for general surgeons, along with laparoscopists, surgical oncologists and medical oncologists, to stay up to date. The editors, a team consisting of a renowned surgical oncologist and a laparoscopic specialist, aim to provide a resource for the practicing general surgeon using basic minimally invasive techniques. The book discusses diagnosis including biopsy with microinstrumentation, staging, and palliative and curative resection. Specific tumor sites are addressed, including esophagus, stomach, spleen, small bowel, pancreato-biliary, hepatic resection, and colo-rectal resection. Minimally invasive approaches to the thoracic and retroperitoneal areas are included. The book provides a thorough overview of basic cancer biology, instrumentation, and ultrasound. Additionally, Greene and Heniford explore controversial issues such as port-site recurrence and the effect of pneumoperitoneum on the spread of cancer cells in the abdomen. Many photographs and line drawings, including 16 in full color, illustrate the principles discussed in the text. A must-have for every practicing general surgeon, laparoscopic fellow, and general surgery resident.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Frederick L. Greene
    • 1
  • B. Todd Heniford
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of General Surgery, Carolinas Laparoscopic and Advanced Surgery ProgramCarolinas Medical CenterCharlotteUSA

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