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2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1011 1 2 Surgical practice and training are undergoing a worldwide revolution, with increased 3 super-specialisation, at the expense of the generalist, giving rise to much heated debate. 4 The pathway towards specialisation has been accompanied by an increase in inter- 5 disciplinary care, with the development of the multidisciplinary team approach. This 6 has included expansion of diagnostic imaging, and of medical, chemotherapy and radio 7 therapeutic regimes. The introduction of minimally invasive techniques and image 8 guidance, have increased surgical precision and re?nement, while in other areas 9 interventional radiology has become the treatment of choice. 2011 Training and assessment have followed these trends, but often in a disorganised 1 fashion, without due concern for curricular development and adequate integration of 2 basic and advanced educational requirements. 3 Regardless of these arguments, all surgeons working in a ?eld require appropriate 4 skills and the best available information to deliver optimal care; the Springer Specialist 5 Surgical Series addresses these needs. 6 This volume considers the upper gastrointestinal tract, from the oesophagus to the 7 small bowel. The liver, biliary tree and pancreas make up a separate volume, but 8 the spleen, that orphan of the upper abdomen, is expertly covered, providing the reader 9 with an added bonus.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »Gastroenterology - General/Abdominal Surgery - Surgery - endoscopy - imaging
1. The Anatomy and Physiology of the Esophagus (S. Michael Griffin, Peter J. Lamb).- 2. The Anatomy and Physiology of the Stomach (Ian R. Daniels, William H. Allum).- 3. The Anatomy and Physiology of the Small Bowel (David Gourevitch).- 4. The Anatomy and Physiology of the Diaphragm (George R. Harrison).- 5. The Spleen (Hugo W. Tilanus).- 6. Benign Diseases of the Esophagus (Stephen E. A. Attwood, Christopher J. Lewis).- 7. Benign Disease of the Stomach (Robert C. Mason).- 8. Benign Disease of the Small Bowel (Ling S. Wong, Emmanuel A. Agaba, Michael R. B. Keighley).- 9. Benign Disease of the Diaphragm (Juliet E. King, Pala B. Rajesh).- 10. Benign Diseases of the Spleen (Refaat B. Kamel).- 11. Epithelial Neoplasms of the Oesophagus (Derek Alderson and Jonathan H. Vickers).- 12. Epithelial Neoplasms of the Stomach (Peter McCulloch).- 13. Cancer at the Gastro-oesophageal Junction (Epidemiology) (Gill M. Lawrence).- 14. Neoplasms of the Small Bowel (Aviram Nissan, Martin S. Karpeh).- 15. Stromal Upper GI Tract Neoplasms (Stephan T. Samel, Stefan Post).- 16. Neoplasms of the Spleen (Mark G. Coleman, Michael R. Thompson).- 17. Lymphomas (Mark Deakin, A. Murray Brunt, Mark Stephens, Richard C. Chasty).- 18. Pathology of the Esophagus and Stomach (Sukhvinder S. Ghataura, David C. Rowlands).- 19. Pre-Malignant Lesions of the Esophagus: Identification to Management (Andrew Latchford, Janusz A. Z. Jankowski).- 20. High Risk Lesions in the Stomach (Marc C. Winslet, Frances Hughes).- 21. Upper GI Endoscopy (Michael T. Hallissey).- 22. Imaging in GI Surgery (Julie F. C. Olliff, Peter J. Guest).- 23. High Risk Lesions in the Esophagus and Nuclear Medicine (Andrew Chilton, Janusz A. Z. Jankowski).- 24. Surgical Resection for Esophageal Cancer: Role of Extended Lymphadenectomy (Hubert J. Stein, Jörg Theisen, Jörg-Rüdiger Siewert).- 25. Surgical Resection of the Stomach with Lymph Node Dissection (Mitsuru Sasak).