Surgery for Gynecologic Cancer (Comprehensive Gynecology and Obstetrics)
This comprehensive volume provides exhaustive interpretations of surgery for gynecologic cancer. In these chapters, expert authors expound the history, principles and indications, preoperative evaluations, techniques, morbidity, and the future prospects for each surgical procedure. Also included are comparisons of the training systems of gynecologic surgeons in Japan and the USA.
Recently, minimally invasive surgeries such as laparoscopic and robotic approaches have been introduced into the gynecologic oncology field. Readers will be interested to know the history, advances, and current status of gynecologic surgery in Japan.
This collection methodically broadens understanding of new surgical methods with quality assurance aimed at saving the cancer patient’s life, from the point of view of gynecologic oncologists. Thus the book benefits not only experienced gynecologists, but also young physicians and all medical oncologists who are involved in gynecologic cancers.
Left Atrial Appendage Closure: Mechanical Approaches to Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation
Percutaneous left atrial appendage (LAA) closure is an emerging technology for thromboembolic prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). The first human implantation of an LAA device occurred in 2001, and since then four devices have received CE mark approval. These devices are being widely used in Europe for LAA closure in patients who are poor candidates for long-term oral anticoagulation. In the US, the WATCHMAN device (Boston Scientific) is anticipated to receive FDA approval imminently for AF patients who are warfarin-eligible. This approval is projected to significantly expand the indications for LAA closures worldwide. Thus, the volume of procedures is anticipated to escalate. This book discusses the epidemiology of AF as a cause of stroke; the use of LAA closure in the reduction of thromboembolism with AF; early surgical approaches and novel surgical devices for LAA closure; and current percutaneous approaches and devices available for LAA closure. The emphasis of this book is on percutaneous technical approaches and contemporary trial results on the leading devices (PLAATO, WATCHMAN, Amplatzer Cardiac Plug, and LARIAT). It also reviews unapproved devices in development, in both clinical and pre-clinical phases.
Shields’ General Thoracic Surgery Eighth Edition
The gold standard thoracic surgery reference for 45 years, Shields’ General Thoracic Surgery remains your #1 resource for comprehensive coverage of both open and endoscopic surgical techniques, with commentary from more than 150 global experts in the field. This two-volume masterwork covers all facets of thoracic disease, enhanced with dynamic audio and visual content, colorful graphics, and an authoritative analysis of the world’s literature and electronic data – making this 8th Edition the most extensive and concise collection of practical, complete information available for today’s busy clinician.Key Features
- Addresses new topics such as deciphering complex statistical analyses, efficient use of the new World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), mining big data sets for specific decision making, and developing and performing effective quality improvement projects for the surgeon’s practice and hospital setting.
- Includes a retrospective into the past with particular emphasis on artificial ventilation and the era of minimal invasion – both revolutionary milestones in the 100-year history of thoracic surgery.
- Covers all aspects of thoracic disease, including anatomy and embryology, diagnostics, and radiology, as well as extensive sections on lung cancer and other pulmonary tumors.
- Includes multidisciplinary contributions on medical treatment, radiation oncology, and surgery and anesthesia.
- Continues Dr. Thomas W. Shields’ outstanding tradition of comprehensive coverage, while also transforming the text into a more concise and streamlined reference
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Medical and Surgical Treatment of Parathyroid Diseases: An Evidence-Based Approach
Medical and Surgical Treatment of Parathyroid Diseases is an accessible and user-friendly guide, addressing the key points of parathyroid diseases using case studies, as well as hundreds of high quality images and illustrations. Written and edited by respected leaders in the field of parathyroid surgery, this book aids in the comprehension of innovative concepts and focuses on the latest in clinical research. Written for otolaryngologists and oncologists at various stages of experience, Medical and Surgical Treatment of Parathyroid Diseases includes chapters dedicated to parathyroid anatomy, physiology, and embryology, medical therapy for parathyroid disease (indications and pharmacotherapy), diagnostic imaging, surgical treatments, and special topics such as health services and healthcare economics related to parathyroid surgery.
“Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery for Breast Cancer” describes the reconstructive techniques that have been refined over the past decade by surgeons in a very high volume unit. It provides clear descriptions of all the available techniques. With proven experience in the procedures described and detailed scientific evaluation, it furthermore provides evidence-based literature reviews.
The book starts with the relevant anatomical background and passes through all the major oncoplastic and reconstructive procedures available to the breast cancer patient. It includes management of breast and nipple-areolar complex reconstruction in addition to symmetrising surgery and the new technique of fat transfer. It also covers all multidisciplinary aspects and genetics thus giving an up-to-date status report.
Manual of Operative Maxillofacial Trauma Surgery
This manual is a condensed and didactic “how to” book, demonstrating surgical procedures in a step by step manner. It is fully comprehensive and highly illustrated (in colour, using mostly operative photographs), restricted solely to the surgical management of maxillofacial trauma, but includes most of the surfical approaches and methods of repair for all maxillofacial injuries. By including all surgical procedures (in trauma) this manual will make a useful and portable accompaniment to the Atlas of Operative Maxillofacial Trauma Surgery. It will be a good resource for all trainees, not only in maxillofacial surgery, but also in other related specialties.
Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques for Cancers of the Gastrointestinal Tract
Similar to the 1st edition, the 2nd edition of Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques for Cancers of the Gastrointestinal Tract provides different approaches for various organs of the gastrointestinal tract. This book provides an updated resource of advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques for patients with GI cancers. It is primarily designed to provide a step-by-step approach of surgical techniques, highlighting key learning points and potential operative pitfalls. The text is largely focused on minimally invasive surgical techniques (laparoscopic and robotic), with new chapters on innovations in gastric cancer surgery including middle gastrectomy, pylorus preserving gastrectomy, and sentinel lymph node dissection. In addition, the text also includes new chapters on single incision surgery for cancers of the GI tract, on advanced instrumentation for trans-anal procedures, and on refined robotic approaches to total mesorectal excision. Chapters are written by experts with extensive experience in new techniques, and are accompanied by companion videos in almost every chapter.
Pathophysiology and Surgical Treatment of Unilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis
All laryngologists, especially general ENT doctors who see patients with paralytic dysphonia, as well as speech pathologists, will benefit from this book’s coverage of many basic and clinical aspects of reinnervation in retrieving patients’ normal voices.
Phonosurgical treatment for paralytic dysphonia was first established in the late 1970s in the form of arytenoid adduction and medialization laryngoplasty. It made possible the improvement of patients’ post-op voices, but it was difficult to regain patients’ own pre-paralysis voices. It has recently been established that immediate reconstruction of the recurrent laryngeal nerve during tumor extirpation is effective in recovery of their original voices in patients with unilateral vocal fold paralysis (VFP). The activity of the thyroarytenoid muscle is needed to recover normal voices. Nerve–muscle pedicle (NMP) flap implantation with a refined technique to the thyroarytenoid muscle is a novel method for that purpose. NMP flap implantation combined with arytenoid adduction was applied by the author to patients suffering from dysphonia and most patients did recover their nearly normal voices after surgery.
This book provides readers with (1) what the currently prevalent surgical procedures are, (2) unsatisfactory results of these conventional procedures, (3) results of immediate recurrent laryngeal nerve reconstruction during tumor extirpation, (4) the outcome of delayed reinnervation combined with arytenoid adduction in patients with VFP and further, (5) the scientific basis that explains the reasons why the author’s method is effective in the recovery of patients’ own pre-paralysis, normal voices.
Surgical Diseases of the Pancreas and Biliary Tree
This book provides an evidence-based approach to the diagnosis and surgical management of the diseases of the pancreas and biliary tree, highlighting the most recent findings. The chapters are designed to accompany the reader on a step-by-step approach to the patient, providing the latest evidence to justify each recommendation. Wherever feasible and indicated, emphasis is placed on the use of tables and algorithms to simplify decision-making.
The information contained in this well-referenced book is thus relevant not only to practicing pancreatobiliary and general surgeons, but also offers valuable guidance for surgical trainees.
This book covers 14 diseases of the pancreas and biliary tree, from the more common gallstones and common bile duct stones, acute and chronic pancreatitis, to more complex benign conditions such as biliary fistulae and strictures, as well as cystic tumors of the pancreas, and finally the major malignancies include gallbladder cancer, pancreatic cancer and hilar cholangiocarcinoma.
Practical Medical and Surgical Management of Chronic Rhinosinusitis
This book is a comprehensive compendium on the medical and surgical treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), with or without polyposis. Detailed coverage is provided of a wide range of topics, including medical and surgical management of CRS and its subsets, medical therapy in the pre- and postoperative period and specific medical therapeutic classes currently employed in CRS patients. Each chapter highlights key aspects of specific therapies, including mechanism of action, indications, dosages, side-effects and available clinical efficacy data and emphasizes practical management pearls and pitfalls. Operative techniques for endoscopic sinonasal procedures for CRS are also outlined. The book will be a valuable resource for practicing general otolaryngologists, rhinologists and allergists as well as residents and fellows in training. It will also serve as a reference guide for physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses involved in the care of CRS patients.