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TxNxM1 : The Anatomy and Clinics of Metastatic Cancer - J. M. Debois


The Anatomy and Clinics of Metastatic Cancer

Hardcover Published: 28th February 2002
ISBN: 9780792367932
Number Of Pages: 757

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Although distant metastases are the most dreaded situation in the evolution of cancer of every organ, the medical literature has surprisingly given little attention to the anatomical relationship between the primary tumor and metastasic sites. Only risk factors, treatment possibilities, and survival results are extensively examined.
Stimulated by the occurrence in his practice of some puzzling and unexpected metastases, the author reviewed more than 12,000 references. He looked for anatomical relationships highlighting the relation between the location of the primary tumors and the particular patterns of metastasis observed. It would seem that the pathways and flows' are apparently a more decisive factor in the implantation of the metastases than the seed and soil' properties of the cancer cells and the metastatic site.
Aided by his colleague Dr. T. Geukens, M.D., the author includes original anatomical drawings, illustrating the sometimes unexpected pathways the cancer cells follow in order to reach the organs where they will become lodged and give rise to metastatic tumors. The subject has apparently not been exhausted in the literature and several ideas are given for further research.

"This book will be of value to those learning about malignant disease and wanting to gain insight into the patterns of spread of primary malignancies. In addition, the first part of the book is useful in reviewing the likely origins of metastatic disease in the various sites. It provides a wealth of information and references on the subject of metastatic disease and would be a useful addition to the library of any department dealing with the diagnosis, investigation and treatment of malignant disease."
(Mr P. Allan, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh)

The Metastasis and its Primary Introduction
Metastases to the Thoracic Organs
Metastases to the Abdominal organs
Metastases to the Digestive System
Metastases to the Urogenital System
Metastases to the Nervous System
Metastases to the Head and Neck
Systemic Metastases
The Primary and its Metastases
Metastases from Thoracic Tumors
Metastases from Tumors of the Digestive Tract
Metastases from Abdominal Tumors
Metastases from Urogenital Tumors
Metastases from CNS - Tumors
Metastases from Head and Neck Tumors
Metastases from Systemic Tumors
Epilog - Overall Lessons
Illustration Credits
Subject Index
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ISBN: 9780792367932
ISBN-10: 0792367936
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 757
Published: 28th February 2002
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 4.14
Weight (kg): 1.54