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Provides state of the art information on neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) and their management Aids surgeons in making the right clinical decisions Covers less well known, but nevertheless significant, aspects of abdominal NETs Offers a valuable resource for researchers
This book aims to equip readers with a better understanding of neuroendocrine tumors of the abdomen and explains how to manage them optimally by making use of novel therapeutic options that represent major advances on previous treatments. The most recent advances in epidemiology, genetics, molecular biology, biomarkers, pathology, diagnostics, clinical assessment, medical therapy, and surgical treatment are presented. The information and data provided will stimulate readers to develop their personal opinions on significant issues and assist in decision making in individual patients during routine clinical practice. The book features a multidisciplinary approach and is designed to meet the needs of all physicians seeking comprehensive guidance from experts on the management of patients with neuroendocrine tumors. It will also be of value for researchers wishing to acquaint themselves with the state of the art in the field and emerging research avenues. Abdominal Neuroendocrine Tumors is published in Springers highly successful Updates in Surgery series, which now comprises more than 20 titles.
Table of contents (13 chapters) Neuroendocrine Tumors: a Nosologic Framework Carlini, Massimo (et al.) Pages 3-19 Classification of Abdominal Neuroendocrine Tumors Manfrin, Erminia (et al.) Pages 21-32 Hereditary Syndromes and Abdominal Neuroendocrine Tumors Tonelli, Francesco (et al.) Pages 33-52 Sporadic Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors Appetecchia, Marialuisa (et al.) Pages 53-62 Neuroendocrine Tumors Biomarkers Appetecchia, Marialuisa (et al.) Pages 65-78 Endoscopic Diagnosis of Gastrointestinal and Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors Costamagna, Guido (et al.) Pages 79-90 Role of Non-Functional Imaging in the Diagnosis of Abdominal Neuroendocrine Tumors Zerunian, Marta (et al.) Pages 91-107 Role of Functional Imaging in the Diagnosis of Neuroendocrine Tumors Severi, Stefano (et al.) Pages 109-121 Pathological Analysis of Abdominal Neuroendocrine Tumors Manfrin, Erminia (et al.) Pages 123-135 Management of Gastric Neuroendocrine Tumors Carlini, Massimo (et al.) Pages 139-152 Management of Pancreatic and Duodenal Neuroendocrine Tumors Landoni, Luca (et al.) Pages 153-167 Management of Ileal, Appendiceal and Colorectal Neuroendocrine Tumors Carlini, Massimo (et al.) Pages 169-182 Management of Liver Metastases from Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors Ettorre, Giuseppe M. (et al.) Pages 183-198