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Palliative surgery

Author: Matthias W Wichmann; Guy J Maddern
Publisher: Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, [2014]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Palliative Surgery
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthias W Wichmann; Guy J Maddern
ISBN: 9783642537097 364253709X
OCLC Number: 877947322
Description: 1 online resource.
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.
Responsibility: Matthias W. Wichmann, Guy Maddern, editors.


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From the book reviews: "Written primarily for both new and experienced surgeons, the interdisciplinary tone and the information from nonsurgical specialties would make it valuable for surgical Read more...

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