The book focuses on the principles and techniques of surgical management of common diseases. Great emphasis is placed on problem–solving to guide students and junior doctors through their surgical training.
Throughout the book are numerous reproducible line drawings, tables and boxes that will prove invaluable for learning and revision. In addition there are detailed guidelines provided for surgical management.
Up–to–date and ideal for medical students and junior doctors on surgical attachments and a perfect refresher for RACS and MRCS candidates.
Principles of surgery.
1 Preoperative management.
2 Anaesthesia and pain relief.
3 Postoperative management.
4 Surgical techniques.
5 Nutrition and the surgical patient.
6 Care of the critically ill patient.
7 Surgical infections.
8 Transplantation Surgery.
9 Principles of Surgical Oncology.
Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery.
10 Gastro–oesophageal reflux & motility disorders.
11 Tumours of the oesophagus.
12 Peptic ulcer disease.
13 Gastric neoplasms.
14 Gall stones.
15 Benign and malignant diseases.
16 Infections of the liver.
18 Portal hypertension.
Lower Gastrointestinal Surgery.
19 Small bowel obstruction.
20 Large bowel obstruction.
21 Mesenteric vascular diseases.
22 The appendix and Meckel s diverticulum.
23 Tumours of the small bowel.
24 Colorectal cancer and adenomas.
25 Diverticular disease of the colon.
26 Inflammatory bowel disease.
27 Radiation injuries to the small and large bowel.
28 Enterocutaneous fistula.
29 Rectal prolapse.
30 Intestinal stomas.
31 Anal and perianal disorders.
32 Breast Surgery.
35 Tumours of the adrenal gland.
36 Endocrine tumours of the pancreas.
Head and Neck Surgery.
37 Ocular injury and infection.
39 Head and neck Tumours.
Skin and Soft Tissues.
41 Tumours and cysts of the skin.
42 Soft tissue tumours.
43 Infections of the extremities.
44 Principles of plastic surgery.
45 Principles of trauma.
47 Fractures and dislocation.
48 Diseases of the bones and joints.
49 Head injuries.
50 Intracranial tumours, infection and aneurysms.
51 Nerve injuries, spinal cord compression and peripheral nerve entrapments.
52 Disorders of the arterial system.
53 Extracranial vascular disease.
54 Venous and lymphatic diseases of the lower limb.
55 The genitourinary tract.
56 External genitalia in the male.
57 Principles and practice of cardiac surgery.
58 Common topics in thoracic surgery.
59 Chronic constipation.
60 Faecal incontinence.
61 Rectal bleeding.
62 Haematemesis and melaena.
63 Obstructive jaundice.
64 The acute abdomen.
65 Peritonitis and intra–abdominal abscess.
67 Neck swellings.
69 Leg ulcers.
70 Leg swelling.
72 Postoperative complications.
73 The claw hand.
74 Massive haemoptysis.
76 Leg Pain.
77 Acute Scrotal pain.
78 Acute back pain.
79 Post–traumatic confusion.
80 Double Vision.
Answers to MCQs.
The textbook presents a compact and contemporary overview and is not so much a reference book as a working tome suitable for familiarization with current trends in treatment and diagnosis in these various areas.
found this textbook very informative and a pleasure to read.ANZ Journal of Surgery Vol. 72, No. 12.