"Essential Surgery" is a comprehensive and highly illustrated textbook for clinical students as well as a practical manual for junior doctors and those preparing for postgraduate qualifications in surgery. The unique feature of the book is its problem-orientated nature as distinct to the traditional disease-based structure.
Table of Contents
Section 1 Disease processes and diagnostic techniques 1. Surgery and the mechanisms of surgical disease DISEASE PROCESSES 2. Managing physiological change in the surgical patient. 3. Immunology inflammation and infection 4. Shock and resuscitation DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES 5. Imaging and interventional techniques in surgery 6. Screening for adult disease Section 2 Perioperative Care 7. Preoperative assessment 8. Medical problems 9. Blood transfusion 10. Diagnosis and management of common postoperative problems 11. Principles of operative surgery 12. Complications of surgery and trauma and their prevention. 13. Principles of cancer management 14. Principles of transplantation surgery Section 3 Principles of Accident Surgery 15. Major injuries 16. Head and maxillofacial injuries 17. Soft tissue injuries and burns Section 4 Symptoms diagnosis and management ABDOMEN GENERAL PRINCIPLES 18. Non-acute abdominal pain and other abdominal symptoms and signs 19. The acute abdomen and gastrointestinal haemorrhage UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL AND HEPATOBILIARY 20. Gallstone diseases and related disorders 21. Peptic ulceration and related disorders 22. Disorders of the oesophagus 23. Tumours of the stomach and small intestine 24. Tumours of the pancreas and hepatobiliary system 25. Pancreatitis COLOPROCTOLOGY 26. Appendicitis 27. Colorectal polyps and carcinoma 28. Chronic inflammatory bowel disorders 29. Disorders of large bowel motility, structure and perfusion. 30. Anal and perianal disorders THORACIC SURGERY EXCLUDING CARDIAC 31. Thoracic surgery GROIN AND MALE GENITALIA 32. Hernias and other groin problems 33. Disorders of the male genitalia URINARY TRACT 34. Symptoms and signs and investigations of urinary tract disorders 35. Disorders of the prostate 36. Tumours of the kidney and urinary tract 37. Stone disease of the urinary trace 38. Urinary tract infections 39. Congenital disorders and diseases secondarily involving the urinary tract CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDERS 40. Pathophysiology, clinical features and diagnosis of vascular disease affecting the limbs 41. Managing lower limb arterial insufficiency, the diabetic foot and major amputations 42. Aneurysms and other peripheral arterial diseases 43. Venous disorders of the lower limb 44. Cardiac surgery THE BREAST 45. Disorders of the breast THE SKIN 46. Disorders of the skin THE HEAD AND NECK 47. Lumps in the head and neck and salivary calculi 48. Disorders of the mouth 49. Disorders of the thyroid and parathyroid glands NEONATAL AND PAEDIATRIC SURGERY 50. Acute surgical problems in children 51. Non-acute abdominal and urological problems in children Index