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Nephron-Sparing Surgery

2007 Edition, October 18, 2007

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  • Revision: 2007 Edition, October 18, 2007
  • Published Date: October 18, 2007
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: CRC Press (CRC)
  • Page Count: 168
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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Preface

The concept of this book on nephron-sparing surgery germinated almost two years ago in an interaction at the European Association of Urology annual conference held in Istanbul between one of the editors and Mr Alan Burgess, Senior Publisher, of Informa Healthcare. The need for an elaborate book encompassing all the strategic facets of nephron-sparing surgery, a resurgent topic of import, was palpably evident to both.

Evidently, a project of this kind has to be essentially collaborative in character. Hence, the editors sought and readily obtained support from chosen authors from four major global universities, namely University of Miami, USA, McMaster University, Canada, National Taiwan University, and Manipal University, India.

The general layout of chapters of the book is so designed to focus on those areas related to actual performance of nephron-sparing surgery. The chapters ‘Hypothermia and renoprotective measures in nephronsparing surgery' and ‘Evaluation of energy sources used in nephron-sparing surgery' belong to that genre. We have also widened the compass of the book by including chapters related to relevant issues such as renal anatomy, pathology of renal cell carcinoma, and renal imaging.

This text is not a mere compilation of already known facts, nor is it an elaborate review of the current literature. It is much more than that. All contributors to this volume without exception are either involved in the practice of nephron-sparing surgery routinely or in work in related spheres. The contributors, therefore, suffuse their respective treatises with a wealth of personal experience and perceptions. In a volume of encyclopedic dimension such as this, we do not overlook the fact that some segments of the principal topic are evaluated and discussed in more than one chapter. Such reiteration may be salutary in the sense that it amplifies the width and depth of readers' perceptions about some of the critical areas of nephron-sparing surgery.

We are indebted to many who rendered such excellent support in the making of this tome. It is difficult to pick out a few from so many, and yet it would be churlish not to express our obligation to Dr Anil Kapoor of McMaster University, Dr M Manoharan of University of Miami, and Dr K Natarajan of Manipal University for orchestrating the book-related efforts at their respective ends. We are also beholden to Messrs Alan Burgess and Oliver Walter of Informa Healthcare for overseeing with all commitment publication-related matters and restricting the gestation period of the publication to reasonable limits.

It is our privilege to dedicate this compendium to those surgical craftsmen of yesteryear as well as of the modern era who incessantly strived to define the nephron-sparing concept and let it evolve to assume its present contours.