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Current Surgical Therapy

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Minimize the risks and maximize your surgical success with Current Surgical Therapy! Hundreds of preeminent general surgeons present you with today’s best treatment and management advice for a number of diseases and associated surgeries, discussing which approach to take, how to avoid or minimize complications, and what outcomes to expect. Current Surgical Therapy is indispensable for quick, efficient review prior to surgery, as well as when preparing for surgical boards and ABSITEs!


General Surgery

Hardbound, 1536 Pages

Published: December 2013

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-4007-9


  • Section 1: The Esophagus

    Esophageal Function Tests

    Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    Endoluminal Approaches to Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    The Management of Barrett’s Esophagus

    The Endoscopic Treatment of Barrett’s Esophagus

    The Management of Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia

    The Management of Pharyngeal Esophageal (Zenker’s) Diverticula

    The Management of Achalasia of the Esophagus

    The Management of Disorders of Esophageal Motility

    The Management of Esophageal Tumors

    Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Therapy of Esophageal Cancer

    The Use of Esophageal Stents

    The Management of Esophageal Perforation

    Section 2: The Stomach

    The Management of Benign Gastric Ulcer

    The Management of Duodenal Ulcer

    Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

    The Management of the Mallory-Weiss Syndrome

    The Management of Gastric Adenocarcinoma

    The Management of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

    The Management of Morbid Obesity

    Section 3: Small Bowel

    The Management of Small Bowel Obstruction

    The Management of Crohn’s Disease of the Small Bowel

    Strictureplasty in Crohn’s Disease

    The Management of Small Bowel Tumors

    The Management of Diverticulosis of the Small Bowel

    The Management of Motility Disorders of the Stomach and Small Bowel

    The Management of the Short Bowel Syndrome

    The Management of Enterocutaneous Fistula

    Section 4: Large Bowel

    Preoperative Bowel Preparation: Is It Necessary?

    Management of Diverticular Disease of the Colon

    The Management of Chronic Ulcerative Colitis

    The Management of Toxic Megacolon

    The Management of Crohn’s Colitis

    Ischemic Colitis

    The Management of Clostridium Difficile Colitis

    Large Bowel Obstruction

    The Use of Stents for Colonic Obstruction

    The Management of Acute Colonic Pseudo-Obstruction (Ogilvie’s Syndrome)

    The Management of Colonic Volvulus

    The Management of Rectal Prolapse and Obstructed Defecation

    Management of Solitary Rectal Ulcer Syndrome

    The Surgical Management of Constipation

    The Management of Radiation Injury to the Small and Large Bowel

    Surgery of the Polyposis Syndrome

    The Management of Colon Cancer

    The Management of Rectal Cancer

    The Management of Tumors of the Anal Region

    The Use of PET Scanning in the Management of Colorectal Cancer

    The Use of Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Treatment for Colorectal Cancer

    The Management of Colorectal Polyps

    Management of Peritoneal Surface Malignancy

    The Management of Acute Appendicitis

    The Management of Hemorrhoids

    The Management of Anal Fissures

    The Management of Anorectal Abscess and Fistula

    The Management of Anorectal Stricture

    The Management of Pruritus Ani

    Surgical Treatment of Fecal Incontinence

    The Management of Rectovaginal Fistula

    The Management of Condyloma Acuminata

    The Management of Pilonidal Cyst Disease

    The Management of Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding

    Section 5: The Liver

    The Management of Cystic Disease of the Liver

    The Management of Echinococcal Cyst Disease of the Liver

    The Management of Liver Hemangioma

    The Management of Benign Liver Lesions

    The Management of Malignant Liver Tumors

    Hepatic Malignancy: Resection versus Transplantation

    Radio Frequency Ablation of Colorectal Liver Metastases

    The Management of Hepatic Abscess

    Transarterial chemoembolization for Liver Metastases

    Section 6: Portal Hypertension

    Portal Hypertension: The Role of Shunting Procedures

    The Role of Liver Transplantation in Portal Hypertension

    Endoscopic Therapy for Esophageal Variceal Hemorrhage

    Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts (TIPS)

    The Management of Refractory Ascites

    The Management of Hepatic Encephalopathy

    The Management of the Budd-Chiari Syndrome

    Section 7: Gallbladder and Biliary Tree

    The Management of Asymptomatic (Silent) Gallstones

    The Management of Acute Cholecystitis

    The Management of Common Duct Stones

    The Management of Acute Cholangitis

    The Management of Benign Biliary Strictures

    The Management of Cystic Disorders of the Bile Ducts

    The Management of Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

    The Management of Bile Duct Cancer

    Gallbladder Cancer

    The Management of Gallstone Ileus

    Transhepatic Interventions for Obstructive Jaundice

    Obstructive Jaundice: Endoscopic Therapy

    Section 8: The Pancreas

    The Management of Acute Pancreatitis

    The Management of Gallstone Pancreatitis

    Pancreas Divisum and Other Variants of Dominant Dorsal Duct Anatomy

    The Management of Pancreatic Abscess

    The Management of Pancreatic Pseudocyst

    Pancreatic Ductal Disruptions Leading to Pancreatic Fistula, Pancreatic Ascites, or Pancreatic Pleural Effusion

    The Management of Chronic Pancreatitis

    The Management of Periampullary Cancer

    Vascular Reconstruction During the Whipple Operation

    Palliative Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer

    Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Therapy of Pancreatic Cancer

    Unusual Pancreatic Tumors

    Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms of the Pancreas

    The Management of Pancreatic Islet Cell Tumors Excluding Gastrinoma

    Transplantation of the Pancreas

    Section 9: The Spleen

    Splenectomy for Hematologic Diseases

    The Management of Cysts, Tumors, and Abscesses of the Spleen

    Splenic Salvage Procedures: Therapeutic Options

    Section 10: Hernia

    Inguinal Hernia

    The Management of Recurrent Inguinal Hernia

    Incisional, Epigastric and Umbilical Hernias

    The Management of Spigelian, Lumbar, and Obturator Herniation

    Athletic Pubalgia: The Sports Hernia

    Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

    Section 11: The Breast

    The Management of Benign Breast Disease

    Screening for Breast Cancer

    The Role of Stereotactic Breast Biopsy in the Management of Breast Disease

    Cellular, Biochemical and Molecular Targets in Breast Cancer

    Breast Cancer: Surgical Therapy

    Ablative Techniques in the Treatment of Benign and Malignant Breast Disease

    Lymphatic Mapping and Sentinel Lymphadenectomy

    Management of the Axilla in Breast Cancer

    Inflammatory Breast Cancer

    Ductal and Lobular Carcinoma In Situ of the Breast

    Advances in Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Therapy for Breast Cancer

    Management of Recurrent and Disseminated Breast Cancer

    The Management of Male Breast Cancer

    Breast Reconstruction Following Mastectomy: Indications, Techniques, and Results

    Section 12: Endocrine Glands

    Adrenal Incidentaloma

    The Management of Adrenal Cortical Tumors

    The Management of Pheochromocytoma

    The Management of Thyroid Nodules

    The Management of Non-Toxic Goiter

    The Management of Thyroiditis

    The Management of Hyperthyroidism

    The Surgical Management of Thyroid Cancer

    The Management of Primary Hyperparathyroidism

    Persistent or Recurrent Hyperparathyroidism

    Secondary and Tertiary Hyperparathyroidism

    Metabolic Changes Following Bariatric Surgery

    Glycemic Control and Cardiovascular Risk Reduction

    Section 13: Skin and Soft Tissue

    Skin Lesions: Evaluation, Diagnosis and Management

    The Management of Cutaneous Melanoma

    The Management of Soft Tissue Sarcoma

    Management of the Isolated Neck Mass

    Hand Infections

    Nerve Injury and Repair

    Gas Gangrene of the Extremity

    Necrotizing Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

    Section 14: Chest Wall, Mediastinum, Trachea

    The Management of Primary Chest Wall Tumors

    Mediastinal Masses

    Primary Tumors of the Thymus

    Management of Tracheal Stenosis

    The Management of Acquired Esophageal Respiratory Tract Fistula

    Repair of Pectus Excavatum in the Adult

    Section 15: Vascular Surgery

    Open Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

    Endovascular Treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

    The Management of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

    The Management of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, and Unexpected Abdominal Pathology

    The Management of Thoracic and Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysms

    The Management of Acute Aortic Dissections

    Carotid Endarterectomy

    The Management of Recurrent Carotid Artery Stenosis

    Balloon Angioplasty and Stents in Carotid Artery Occlusive Disease

    The Management of Aneurysms of the Extracranial Carotid and Vertebral Arteries

    Brachial Cephalic Reconstruction

    Upper Extremity Arterial Occlusive Disease

    Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease

    Femoropopliteal Occlusive Disease

    The Management of Tibioperoneal Occlusive Disease

    Profunda Femoris Reconstruction

    Popliteal and Femoral Artery Aneurysms

    The Treatment of Claudication

    False Aneurysm and Arterial Venous Fistula

    Axillofemoral Bypass

    The Management of Peripheral Arterial Embolis

    Acute Peripheral Arterial and Bypass Graft Occlusion: Thrombolytic Therapy

    Atherosclerotic Renovascular Disease

    Raynaud’s Syndrome

    Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

    The Diabetic Foot

    Gangrene of the Foot

    Buerger’s Disease (Thromboangiitis Obliterans)

    Acute Mesenteric Ischemia

    Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia

    Management of Infected Vascular Graft

    Vascular Access

    Diagnosis of Venous Disease

    Deep Venous Thrombosis

    Vena Cava Filters

    The Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism


    Section 16: Trauma and Emergency Care

    The Initial Assessment and Resuscitation of the Trauma Patient

    Airway Management in the Trauma Patient

    The Surgeon’s Use of Ultrasound in Thoracoabdominal Trauma

    Emergency Department Thoracotomy

    The Management of Traumatic Brain Injury

    Chest Wall Trauma, Pneumothorax and Hemothorax

    Blunt Abdominal Trauma

    Penetrating Abdominal Trauma

    Diaphragmatic Injuries

    The Management of Liver Injuries

    Pancreatic and Duodenal Injuries

    Injuries to the Small and Large Bowel

    The Management of Rectal Injuries

    Injury to the Spleen

    Retroperitoneal Injuries: Kidney and Ureter

    Damage Control Operation

    Pelvic Fractures

    Spine and Spinal Cord Injuries

    Evaluation and Management of Facial Injuries

    Penetrating Neck Trauma

    Blunt Cardiac Injury

    Abdominal Compartment Syndrome and Management of the Open Abdomen

    Blood Transfusion Therapy in Trauma

    Coagulopathy in the Trauma Patient

    The Abdomen That Won’t Close

    The Management of Vascular Injuries

    Endovascular Management of Vascular Injuries

    Management of Extremity Compartment Syndrome

    Burn Wound Management

    Burns, Fluid, Nutrition and Metabolics

    Frostbite and Cold Injuries

    Electrical and Lightning Injuries

    Section 17: Preoperative and Postoperative Care

    Fluid and Electrolyte Therapy

    Preoperative Assessment of the Elderly Patient: Frailty

    Preoperative Preparation of the Surgical Patient

    Is a Nasogastric Tube Necessary Following Alimentary Tract Surgery?

    Surgical Site Infections

    The Management of Intraabdominal Infections

    Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens in the Operating Room

    Anti-Fungal Therapy in the Surgical Patient

    Measuring Outcomes in Surgery

    Comparative Effectiveness Research in Surgery

    Section 18: Surgical Critical Care

    Surgical Palliative Care

    Cardiovascular Pharmacology

    Glucose Control in the Postoperative Patient

    Postoperative Respiratory Failure

    Ventilator Associated Pneumonia

    Extracorporeal Life Support for Respiratory Failure


    Acute Kidney Failure

    Electrolyte Disorders

    Acid Base Problems

    Catheter Sepsis in the Intensive Care Unit

    The Septic Response

    Multiple Organ Dysfunction and Failure

    Antibiotics for Critically Ill Patients

    Endocrine Changes in Critical Illness

    Nutritional Support in the Critically Ill

    Coagulopathy in the Critically Ill Patient

    Section 19: Minimally Invasive Surgery

    Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

    Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration

    Laparoscopic 360 Degree Fundoplication

    Laparoscopic Appendectomy

    Laparoscopic Inguinal Herniorrhaphy

    Laparoscopic Repair of Recurrent Inguinal Hernias

    Laparoscopic Ventral and Incisional Hernia Repair

    Laparoscopic Repair of Parastomal Hernias

    Laparoscopic Splenectomy

    Laparoscopic Gastric Surgery

    Laparoscopic Management of Crohn’s Disease

    Laparoscopic Colon Surgery

    Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy

    Laparoscopic Repair of Paresophageal Hernias

    Laparoscopic Treatment of Esophageal Motility Disorders

    Laparoscopic Management of Esophageal Achalasia

    Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy

    Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy

    Laparoscopic Liver Resection

    Laparoscopic Staging for Gastrointestinal Malignancies

    Laparoscopic Pancreatic Resections

    Laparoscopic Bypass for Pancreatic Cancer

    Laparoscopic Management of Pancreatic Pseudocyst

    Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery

    Laparoscopic Surgery for Severe Obesity

    Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy

    Single Site Minimally Invasive Surgery: What is Currently Possible?

    Notes: what is currently possible?


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