Synopses & Reviews
This volume presents a current review of the multimodal treatment of rectal carcinoma given today. Therapeutic concepts are developed and discussed with respect to experience gained from the most recent clinical studies and the results of molecular biology and genetics and clinically oriented research. Hence, the reader is given the opportunity to become informed of new research-related insights and their pracitical effect and implementation. The book contains chapters on molecular biology, staging, surgical treatment - with special emphasis on sphincter preservation - options for treating recurrent tumors and aftercare based on present knowledge, all of which have been written by international experts in their respective fields.
Table of Contents
Molecular Biology of Rectal Cancer.- Molecular Pathology of Colorectal Cancer: From Phenotype to Genotype. Familial and Hereditary Non-polyposis Colorectal Cancer: Issues Relevant for Surgical Practice. Staging and Prognostic Markers.- Use and Applications of MRI Techniques in the Diagnosis and Staging of Rectal Lesions. The Value of Tumor Markers in Colorectal Cancer. Surgical Strategy.- Possibilities of Extensive Surgery. Total Mesorectal Excision for Cancer of the Rectum. Radical Surgery for Extensive Rectal Cancer: Is It Worthwhile?. Sphincter Preservation and Sphincter Reconstruction.- Coloanal J-Pouch Reconstruction Following Low Rectal Resection. Seromuscular Spiral Cuff Perineal Colostomy: An Alternative to Abdominal Wall Colostomy After Abdominoperineal Excision for Rectal Cancer. Total Anorectal Reconstruction Supported by Electrostimulated Gracilis Neosphincter. Local Excision of Rectal Cancer Through Windowed Specula: Long-Term Results. Prevention of Local Recurrence.- Locoregional Recurrence of Rectal Cancer: Biological and Technical Aspects of Surgical Failure. Radiochemotherapy as an Adjuvant Treatment for Rectal Cancer. Intraoperative Radiotherapy as Adjuvant Treatment for Stage II/III Rectal Carcinoma. Radical Sphincter Preservation Surgery with Coloanal Anastomosis Following High-Dose External Irradiation for the Very Low Lying Rectal Cancer. Radiochemotherapy and Hyperthermia in the Treatment of Rectal Cancer. Future Strategies to Improve Results of Therapy.- Dietary and Chemopreventive Strategies. Diagnosis and Therapeutic Relevance of Micrometastases. Subject Index.-