Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Nobutoshi Ando

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Taiki Yamaji, Shoichiro Tsugane
    Pages 1-13
  3. Yukihiro Nakanishi
    Pages 15-34
  4. Koji Murakami
    Pages 63-70
  5. Soji Ozawa
    Pages 115-130
  6. Eisuke Booka, Hiroya Takeuchi, Yuko Kitagawa
    Pages 131-147
  7. Naohisa Yahagi, Motohiko Kato
    Pages 149-160
  8. Hirofumi Kawakubo
    Pages 161-175
  9. Hiroya Takeuchi, Eisuke Booka, Kazuo Koyanagi
    Pages 177-195
  10. Michio Sato
    Pages 197-211
  11. Nobutoshi Ando
    Pages 233-251
  12. Ken Kato
    Pages 253-282
  13. C. S. Pramesh, Devayani Niyogi, Apurva Ashok, George Karimundackal, Sabita Jiwnani, Madhavi Shetmahajan et al.
    Pages 335-361
  14. Dae Joon Kim, Seong Yong Park, Min Hee Hong
    Pages 363-376
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 393-402

About this book


This is the second edition of the book, covering a wide spectrum of the latest information relevant to diagnosis and treatment of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC).

In recent years the incidence rate of esophageal cancer has been increasing; however, the background characteristics of the cancer treatment are significantly different between Asian and Western countries. In tumor histology, ESCC associated with smoking and alcohol consumption is overwhelmingly prevalent in Asia, whereas adenocarcinoma associated with Barrett’s metaplasia is remarkably prevalent in the West. In Asia, especially in Japan, surgeons play a significant role in the management of esophageal cancer patients, while medical and radiation oncologists as well as surgeons are important in the West. Considering these East–West differences in management of esophageal cancer, evidence originating in Asia should be more widely disseminated globally.

The contributing authors, who have great expertise in their areas of specialization, discuss details in terms of treatment of ESCC, including basic science, diagnosis, surgery, other treatment modalities, Japanese guidelines, and also valuable experiences from other Asian countries. Accordingly, this excellent collection of texts benefits not only oncologists, but all medical and biological researchers involved in the latest ESCC research.


PET diagnosis Endoscopic diagnosis Transthoracic esophagectomy Minimally invasive esophagectomy Esophageal reconstruction EMR ESD

Editors and affiliations

  • Nobutoshi Ando
    • 1
  1. 1.International Goodwill HospitalYokohamaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-15-4189-6
  • Online ISBN 978-981-15-4190-2
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