About the book
Children suffering from the most dreaded disease of malignancy is a very disheartening situation. The childhood cancer differs from the adults and its treatment involves multispecialty procedures like pediatric surgeon, oncologist, radiotherapist, pathologist, nuclear medicine specialist. An expert in the field of pain relief and nutrition is also needed for the terminally ill patients with incurable diseases. This multiauthored book is a unique contribution of international experts to the pediatric surgeons for learning the latest and up-to-date knowledge. Covers epidemiology, genetics, pathology and recent diagnosis in various kinds of tumors, including medical oncology and therapeutic strategies. SECTION ONE: THE SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF PEDIATRIC SURGICAL ONCOLOGY, 1. Epidemiology of Childhood Tumors, 2. Genetics and Molecular Biology of Pediatric Tumors, 3. Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of Pediatric Tumors, 4. Pathology of Renal Tumors and the Indian Scenario, 5. Tumor Markers, 6. Surgical Principles of Management of Common Pediatric Solid Tumors, 7. Infections in Pediatric Oncology Patients, 8. Fungal Infection in Hematological Malignancies, 9. Nutritional support for Children with Cancer, 10. PET and PET-CT in Pediatric Oncology, SECTION TWO: THE CLINICAL BASIS OF PADIATRIC SURGICAL ONCOLOGY, 11. Neonatal Tumors, 12. Pediatric Renal Tumors, 13. Wilms Tumor in South Africa, 14. Bilateral Wilms Tumar, 15. Management of Wilms Tumor with Intracaval Thrombus, 16. Neuroblastoma, 17. Recent Advances in Neuroblastoma, 18. Stage IV-S Neuroblastoma, 19. Intraoperative Radiation Therapy in Advanced Neuroblastoma, 20. Micrometastasis and the Treatment of Neuroblastoma, 21. Benign Liver Tumors, 22. Malignant Liver Tumors in Childrens and Adolescents, 23. Hepatocellular Carcinoma, 24. Tumors of the Adrenal Gland (Other than Neuroblastoma), 25. Rhabdomyosarcoma in Children, 26. Non-rhabdomyosarcoma Soft Tissue Sarcomas in Children, 27. Germ Cell Tumors, 28. Testicular Tumors, 29. Ovarian Tumors, 30. Granulosa Cell Tumor of the Overy, SECTION THREE: THE CLINICAL BASIS OF PEDIATRIC MEDICAL ONCOLOGY, 31. Leukemia, 32. Lymphoma, 33. Histicytosis, SECTION FOUR: PEDIATRIC TUMORS AND THE SUBSPECIALTIES, 34. Head and Neck Tumors, 35. Mediastinal Masses, 36. Tumors in Intersex Disorders, 37. therapeutic Advances in Pediatric Malignant Bone Tumors, 38. Cranial Tumors in Children, 39. Retinoblastoma, SECTION FIVE: ENDOCRINE TUMORS AND RARE PEDIATRIC SURGICAL TUMORS, 40. Parotid Masses in Children, 41. Thyroid Tumors in Children, 42. Pancreate Tumors in Childhood, 43. Solid Pseudopapillary Tumor of the Pancreas, 44. Fibromatosis, 45. Gastric Teratoma, 46. Mesenchymal Hamartoma of the Liver, 47. Colorectal Carcinoma in Children, 48. Rare Pediatric Tumors, 49. Pseudotumors, SECTION SIX: THERAPEUTIC STRATEGIES IN PEDIATRIC SURGICAL ONCOLOGY, 50. Chemotherapy for Pediatric Tumors, 51. Radiotherapy in Pediatric Malignancies, 52. Bone Morrow Transplantation in Childhood Diseases, 53. Liver Transplantation for Liver Tumors, 54. Pediatric Renal Transplatation, 55. Surgical Management of Metastasis, 56. Laparoscopy in Pediatric Malignancies, 57. Psychosocial Aspects of Pediatric Oncology: An Integrated Approach to Management, 58. Role of Biological Therapy for Pediatrics Tumors, 59. Relief of Pain in Pediatric Cancer Patients, 60. Use of Biological Agents in Supportive Care, 61. Acute Crisis Management in Pediatric Oncology, SECTION SEVEN: LONG-TERM RESULTS IN PEDIATRIC SURGICAL ONCOLOGY, 62. Long-term Follow-up of Wilms tumor, 63. Late Effect in Childhood Cancer Survivors: Current Scenario and Future Challenges, 64. Late Affects to Treatment of Childhood Cancer, Appendix I: Chemotherapy Protocols, Appendix II: Normograms, Appendix III: Support Group for Children with Cancer.