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Medicine - Surgery | Palliative Surgery

Palliative Surgery

Wichmann, Matthias, Maddern, Guy (Eds.)

2014, XIII, 304 p. 59 illus., 28 illus. in color.

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  • Covers an important new field in surgery
  • Provides a sound understanding of the medical and scientific background underlying treatment decisions in palliative surgery
  • Examines the role of palliative surgery in a wide range of disease settings

Palliative surgery can greatly contribute to improving symptom control and quality of life for terminal cancer patients. Owing to the advanced stage of the disease, however, this type of surgery is also associated with significant morbidity and mortality. It is therefore important for surgeons to have a sound understanding of the medical and scientific background underlying treatment decisions in palliative surgery, a foundation that this book provides. The opening chapters examine the relationship between palliative medicine and palliative surgery and address general issues including pain management and anesthesiological considerations. The role of palliative surgery in a wide range of disease settings is then thoroughly explored, including detailed information on surgical techniques and their indications and outcomes. This book will be an invaluable resource for all who wish to learn more about the emerging role of palliative surgery.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Pain management - Palliative care - Resuscitation - Surgical oncology - Symptom control

Related subjects » Internal Medicine - Medicine - Surgery

Table of contents 

Introduction.- Palliative Medicine and Palliative Surgery - Two Worlds Collide?.- Models of Care in Palliative Medicine.- Pain Management in Palliative Surgery.- Palliative Surgery – Psycho Social and Ethical Aspects.- Anaesthesiological Considerations in Palliative Surgery.- Palliative Surgery - Maxillofacial.- Palliative Surgery – Neurosurgery.- Palliative Surgery – ENT.- Palliative Surgery – Lung and Mediastinum.- Palliative Surgery – Oesophagus.- Palliative Surgery – Stomach.- Palliative Surgery – Pancreas.- Palliative Surgery – Biliary Tract/Liver.- Palliative Surgery – Small Bowel.- Palliative Surgery – Large Bowel and Rectum.-  Palliative Surgery – Urology.- Palliative Surgery – Gynaecology.- Palliative Surgery – Endocrine/Thyroid.- Palliative Surgery – Breast.- Palliative Surgery – Orthopaedic/Trauma.- Palliative Surgery – Medical Oncology Considerations.- Palliative Surgery – Radiation Oncology Consideration.- Palliative Care – Radiological Interventions.- Palliative Care – Gastroenterological Interventions.

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