oncological emergencies

oncological emergencies

[ong′kōloj′ik]
cancer-related disorders that require emergency medical or surgical care. An example is superior vena cava syndrome, in which an expanding tumor mass compresses the thin-walled vena cava, causing obstruction in the venous blood flow from the upper part of the body. Other examples include cardiac tamponade, cerebral herniation syndrome, hypercalcemia, and spinal cord compression.
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They discuss such aspects as the principles of tumor biology, work-up of the cancer patients, concepts of oncology surgery, chemotherapy, radiation oncology, other treatment modalities, oncological emergencies, cancer pain, and nutrition.
For the most part they have they have retained the organization by body systems from the first two editions, covering respiratory, cardiovascular, neurologic, infectious, immunologic, gastrointestinal, endocrine, genitourinary, dermatologic, otolaryngologic, ophthalmologic, gynecologic, hemotologic, and oncological emergencies, as well as non-traumatic bone and joint disorders and toxicologic, environmental, and psychosocial emergencies, but they have added a large section covering cardinal presentations in the pediatric emergency department.
It covers the management of all the major cancers, as well as general principles of patient management, the main treatment options for any form of cancer, oncological emergencies, and palliative care.
Includes a step by step guide to common oncological emergencies
Expanded section on oncological emergencies with practical advice for immediate patient management
It includes new approaches to diagnosis and treatment and there is an expanded section on oncological emergencies with practical advice for immediate patient management.