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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 Springer's highly successful Updates in Surgery series, which now comprises more than 20 titles.
Massimo Carlini is Director of the Department of General Surgery at the S. Eugenio Hospital in Rome. He graduated in Medicine and Surgery (cum laude) from the Sapienza University of Rome in 1982 and subsequently specialized in General Surgery, Oncologic Surgery, and Emergency Surgery. Adjunct Professor at the University of Rome, Italy and a Tutor and Teacher at the SIC and ACOI Special Schools of Minimally Invasive Surgery. He is a Councillor in the American College of Surgeons - Italy Chapter and in the Italian Society of Surgery. He is Vice President of the Roman Academy of Surgery and Regional Delegate in the Italian Society of Emergency Surgery too. Professor Carlini is the author of more than 200 scientific publications and more than 70 videos of open and minimally invasive surgical techniques. He has performed over 15.000 surgical procedures, mainly minimally invasive, for esophagogastric, hepatobiliary, pancreatic and colorectal diseases.