Core Topics in General & Emergency Surgery - Print and E-Book book cover

Core Topics in General & Emergency Surgery - Print and E-Book

A Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice

Core Topics in General & Emergency Surgery meets the needs of surgeons in higher training and practising consultants for a contemporary and evidence-based account of this sub-specialty that is relevant to their general surgical practice. It is a practical reference source incorporating the most current information on recent developments, management issues and operative procedures. The text is thoroughly referenced and supported by evidence-based recommendations wherever possible, distinguishing between strong evidence to support a conclusion, and evidence suggesting that a recommendation can be reached on the balance of probabilities.

This is a title in the Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice series whose eight volumes are an established and highly regarded source of information for the specialist general surgeon.


  • Higher surgical trainees preparing for their final examinations.
  • Surgical residents preparing for the board exams in specific specialties.
  • Busy surgeons in practice who wish to keep up-to-date with the latest developments and evidence-based practice in their specialty.

Hardbound, 392 Pages

Published: August 2013

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7020-4964-4


  • • Evidence-based practice in surgery
    • Outcomes and health economic issues in surgery
    • Day case surgery
    • Abdominal hernias
    • Organisation of emergency general surgical services and the early assessment and investigation of the acute abdomen
    • Perforations of the upper gastrointestinal tract
    • Acute non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding
    • Pancreaticobiliary emergencies
    • Acute conditions of the small bowel and appendix
    • Colonic emergencies
    • Anorectal emergencies
    • Paediatric surgical emergencies
    • Abdominal trauma
    • Venous thromboembolism: prevention, diagnosis and treatment
    • Patient assessment and surgical risk
    • Perioperative and intensive care management of the surgical patient
    • Surgical nutrition
    • Abdominal sepsis and abdominal compartment syndrome

    • Complications of bariatric surgery presenting to the general surgeon



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