Digestive Disease Interventions 2020; 04(03): 235-236
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1718886

A Multi-disciplinary Approach to Gastrointestinal Malignancies

Nicholas Fidelman
1  Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California, San Francisco
Peter R. Lokken
1  Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California, San Francisco
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Nicholas Fidelman, MD
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R. Peter Lokken, MD

The third quarterly issue of Digestive Disease Interventions is dedicated to topics related to treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies and their complications. The issue opens with a detailed guidance from the team at McGill University in Canada on nerve blocks performed for treatment of abdominal pain and for improvement of periprocedural analgesia for patients undergoing procedures via the transhepatic route. This practice changing report is followed by a detailed discussion (3 manuscripts) on epidemiology, prevention diagnosis, and treatment of venous thromboembolic disease in the setting of malignancy from the world-renowned authorities at University of Pennsylvania and Washington University in St. Louis. The issue also revisits the role of visceral transplantation for patients with cancer (Fujiki et al.), summarizes current thinking regarding liver-directed therapy for metastatic neuroendocrine tumors (Gonzalez-Aguirre A and Ziv E), and provides new insights into resection and ablation for liver tumors (Eskander et al. and Chen et al.). The remainder of the issue discusses treatment of complications of gastrointestinal cancers including malignant bowel obstruction (Litwin et al.), biliary obstruction (Golowa et al.), and ascites (Elsakka and Yarmohammadi). The manuscripts included in this issue of Digestive Disease Interventions Journal were authored by the global thought leaders in the field of interventional oncology, and provide state-of-the-art literature and practice updates.

Publication History

Publication Date:
26 October 2020 (online)

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