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Title Treatment of peritoneal surface malignancies : state of the art and perspectives / Angelo Di Giorgio, Enrico Pinto, editors ; in collaboration with Paolo Sammartino, Franco Roviello ; foreword by Giorgio De Toma.
Imprint Milan : Springer, [2015]

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Series Updates in surgery, 2280-9848
Updates in surgery. 2280-9848
Subject Peritoneum -- Cancer -- Treatment.
Peritoneal Neoplasms -- physiopathology.
Peritoneal Neoplasms -- therapy.
Epithelium -- physiopathology.
Neoplasm Invasiveness.
Neoplasm Metastasis.
Alt Name Di Giorgio, Angelo,
Pinto, Enrico (Professor of surgery),
Sammartino, Paolo.
Roviello, Franco.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 393 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Foreword -- Preface 1 -- Preface 2 -- Introduction -- Part 1 Background -- 1 Peritoneal surface malignancies: definition -- 2 Epidemiology: the extent of the problem -- 3: Intraperitoneal spread: origin and mechanisms -- 4 Pathology and patterns of molecular biology -- 5 Classification of intraperitoneal spread -- 6 Diagnosis and assessment: clinical, radiological, and laparoscopic -- Part 2 Treatment -- 7 Rationale for integrated procedures (combined cytoreduction and HIPEC) -- 8 Peritonectomy techniques -- 9 HIPEC techniques -- 10 The role of surgery -- 11 The role of systemic chemotherapy -- 12 Anesthesiology and perioperative management -- 13 Patient selection for treatment -- 14 Morbidity and mortality -- 15 Organizational problems, costs, and data collection -- Part 3 Results of integrated treatment -- 16 Pseudomyxoma peritonei -- 17 Peritoneal mesothelioma -- 18 Peritoneal carcinomatosis from gastric cancer -- 19 Peritoneal carcinomatosis from colorectal cancer -- 20 Peritoneal carcinomatosis from ovarian and gynecological cancers -- 21 Other primary peritoneal surface malignancies -- 22 Peritoneal carcinomatosis from other primary tumors -- 23 Palliative treatments -- Part 4 Perspectives -- 24 New trials -- 25 Main topics of discussion and new trends -- Part 5 Conclusions.
Summary This monograph summarizes state of the art knowledge regarding peritoneal surface malignancies, with in-depth description of treatment options and the results achieved to date. It explores the most challenging problems on the basis of the authors very extensive clinical experience and examines the most relevant clinical trials. A comprehensive summary is provided of all phase 2 studies (the only available completed studies) and of ongoing and future phase 3 studies. Particular attention is paid to the results of integrated treatment comprising cytoreduction (peritonectomy) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). Helpful background information is also included on the definition and clinical assessment of each clinical form. The book, drawing on data from the entire Italian experience as well as world literature, will be an outstanding benchmark for health professionals and researchers.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9788847057111 (electronic bk.)
8847057116 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-88-470-5711-1
OCLC # 903489985
Additional Format Print version: Treatment of peritoneal surface malignancies 9788847057104 (DLC) 2014950060 (OCoLC)896835927

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