Adenocarcinoma of the Esophagogastric Junction

  • Paul M. Schneider

Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 182)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Stefan Paul Mönig, Arnulf H. Hölscher
    Pages 19-28
  3. Brechtje A. Grotenhuis, J. Jan B. van Lanschot, Winand N. M. Dinjens, Bas P. L. Wijnhoven
    Pages 39-63
  4. Julia Cordin, Kuno Lehmann, Paul M. Schneider
    Pages 73-83
  5. Marc Schiesser, Paul M. Schneider
    Pages 93-106
  6. Toni Lerut, Georges Decker, Willy Coosemans, Paul De Leyn, Herbert Decaluwé, Philippe Nafteux et al.
    Pages 127-142
  7. John V. Reynolds, Thomas J. Murphy, Narayamasamy Ravi
    Pages 155-166

About this book


Among malignant tumors, adenocarcinomas of the esophagogastric junction show the highest increase in incidence over the past three decades in Western industrialized countries. Accordingly, much effort is being devoted to basic and translational research in order to combat this frequently deadly disease.

This special volume, with contributions from experts in the field, covers all aspects of adenocarcinomas of the esophagogastric junction. Etiology, pathogenesis, classification, and clinical staging are discussed, and there is special emphasis on state of the art treatment techniques. The latter range from endoscopic mucosal resections or limited surgical resections for early cancers to multimodality treatment options for locally advanced tumors. Emerging quality issues in surgical management are also addressed. Detailed attention is paid to other important recent developments, including molecular response prediction in multimodality treatment and early metabolic response evaluation by PET and PET-CT during neoadjuvant treatment. The diagnosis of micrometastases and its potential impact on therapeutic strategies are explored, and the use of sentinel node technology is assessed. This volume will be of interest to all clinicians concerned with the diagnosis and management of this malignancy.


Atmen Barrett's metaplasia Esophageal adenocarcinoma Mucosal resection Sentinal lymph node biopsy Staging biopsy carcinoma classification endoscopy surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul M. Schneider
    • 1
  1. 1.Klinik für Viszeral- und, TransplantationschirurgieUniversitätsspital ZürichZürichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-70578-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-70579-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-0015
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