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Surgical oncology; principles and complications

Franjo Lovasić orcid id orcid.org/0000-0002-5487-9829 ; Zavod za opću, onkološku, plastičnu i rekonstruktivnu kirurgiju Klinike za kirurgiju, KBC Rijeka, Rijeka
Aleksandra Bila ; Zavod za opću, onkološku, plastičnu i rekonstruktivnu kirurgiju Klinike za kirurgiju, KBC Rijeka, Rijeka
Danijel Trčak ; Zavod za opću, onkološku, plastičnu i rekonstruktivnu kirurgiju Klinike za kirurgiju, KBC Rijeka, Rijeka


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Abstract

Surgical oncology is the branch of surgery applied to oncology; it focuses on the surgical management of cancerous tumors and metastasis. It is still the most effective method of cancer treatment. In surgical oncology procedures can be divided into curative and palliative. Curative surgical procedures are those which remove the entire tumor with the aim of curing the disease. Palliative surgery in cancer patients are those which eliminate complications due to malignant disease with the purpose of improving the quality of life of the patient. Preoperative chemotherapy and radiotherapy protocols can cause a reduction in tumor mass and reduction of the disease, so inoperable tumors are capable of being treated by surgical operation. The principle of surgical oncology is based on the desire to get the best therapeutic effect achieved with as little aggressive intervention and minimally invasive method as possible.

Keywords

malignant tumor, minimally invasive surgery, oncology, palliative surgery, surgery, tumor

Hrčak ID:

144019

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/144019

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