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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


  • Esophageal Function Testing

    Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    Endoluminal Approaches to Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    The Management of Barrett’s Esophagus

    Endoscopic Treatment of Barrett’s Esophagus

    Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia

    The Management of Pharyngeal Esophageal (Zenker’s) Diverticula

    The Management of Achalasia of the Esophagus

    Disorders of Esophageal Motility

    Management of Esophageal Carcinoma

    Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Therapy of Esophageal Cancer

    Esophageal Stents

    Esophageal Perforation

    The Management of Benign Gastric Ulcer

    The Management of Duodenal Ulcers

    Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

    Mallory-Weiss Syndrome

    Gastric Adenocarcinoma

    Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

    Morbid Obesity

    Small Bowel Obstruction

    The Management of Crohn’s Disease of the Small Bowel

    Strictureplasty in Crohn’s Disease

    Management of Small Bowel Tumors

    The Management of Diverticulosis of the Small Bowel

    Motility Disorders of the Stomach and Small Bowel

    The Management of the Short Bowel Syndrome

    Management of Enterocutaneous Fistulas

    Preoperative Bowel Preparation: Is It Really Necessary?

    Management of Diverticular Disease of the Colon

    The Management of Chronic Ulcerative Colitis

    Management of Toxic Megacolon

    Crohn’s Colitis

    Ischemic Colitis

    The Management of Clostridium difficile Colitis

    Large Bowel Obstruction

    Colonic Stenting

    Acute Colonic Pseudo-Obstruction (Ogilvie’s Syndrome)

    The Management of Colonic Volvulus

    Rectal Prolapse

    Management of Solitary Rectal Ulcer Syndrome

    Surgical Management of Constipation

    Radiation Injury to the Small and Large Bowel

    Hereditary Polyposis Syndromes

    Colon Cancer

    The Management of Rectal Cancer

    Tumors of the Anal Canal

    The Use of Positron Emission Tomographic 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


    Anal Fissures

    Anorectal Abscess and Fistula

    Anorectal Stricture

    The Management of Pruritus Ani

    Surgical Management of Fecal Incontinence

    The Management of Rectovaginal Fistula

    The Management of Condyloma Acuminata

    The Management of Pilonidal Disease

    Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding

    Cystic Disease of the Liver

    The Management of Echinococcal Cyst Disease of the Liver

    Cavernous Hepatic Hemangioma

    Management of Benign Liver Lesions

    The Management of Malignant Liver Tumors

    Treatment for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Resection versus Transplantation

    Radiofrequency Ablation of Colorectal Metastases

    The Management of Hepatic Abscess

    Transarterial Chemoembolization for Liver Metastases

    Portal Hypertension: The Role of Shunting Procedures

    The Role of Liver Transplantation in Portal Hypertension

    Endoscopic Therapy for Esophageal Variceal Hemorrhage

    Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt

    The Management of Refractory Ascites

    Hepatic Encephalopathy

    Management of Budd-Chiari Syndrome

    The Management of Asymptomatic (Silent) Gallstones

    Acute Cholecystitis

    The Management of Common Bile Duct Stones

    Acute Cholangitis

    Benign Biliary Strictures

    Cystic Disorders of the Bile Ducts

    Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

    Management of Cholangiocarcinoma

    Gallbladder Cancer

    Gallstone Ileus

    Obstructive Jaundice: Endoscopic Therapy

    The Management of Acute Pancreatitis

    Management of Gallstone Pancreatitis

    Pancreas Divisum and Other Variants of Dominant Dorsal Duct Anatomy

    Pancreatic Necrosis

    Management of Pancreatic Pseudocyst

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

    The Management of Chronic Pancreatitis

    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

    Management of Pancreatic Islet Cell Tumors Excluding Gastrinomas

    Transplantation of the Pancreas

    Hematologic Indications for Splenectomy

    Cysts, Tumors and Abscesses of the Spleen

    Splenic Salvage Procedures: Therapeutic Options

    Inguinal Hernia

    Recurrent Inguinal Hernia

    Ventral Hernias - Incisional, Epigastric and Umbilical Hernias

    The Management of Semilunar Line, Lumbar, and Obturator Herniation

    Athletic Pubalgia: The "Sports Hernia"

    Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

    Management of Benign Breast Disease

    Screening for Breast Cancer

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

    Molecular Targets in Breast Cancer

    Breast Cancer: Surgical Management

    Ablative Therapies in Benign and Malignant Breast Disease

    Lymphatic Mapping and Sentinel Lymphadenectomy

    Management of the Axilla in Breast Cancer

    Inflammatory Breast Carcinoma

    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

    Male Breast Cancer

    Breast Reconstruction Following Mastectomy: Indications, Techniques, and Results

    Adrenal Incidentaloma

    The Management of Adrenal Cortical Tumors

    The Management of Pheochromocytoma

    The Management of Thyroid Nodules

    Nontoxic Goiter

    Management of Thyroiditis


    Surgical Approach to Thyroid Cancer

    Primary Hyperparathyroidism

    Persistent and Recurrent Hyperparathyroidism

    Secondary and Tertiary Hyperparathyroidism

    Metabolic Changes Following Bariatric Surgery

    Glycemic Control and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction After Bariatric Surgery

    Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers

    Management of Cutaneous Melanoma

    The Management of Soft Tissue Sarcoma

    Evaluation of the Isolated Neck Mass

    Hand Infections

    Nerve Injury and Repair

    Extremity Gas Gangrene

    Necrotizing Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

    The Management of Primary Chest Wall Tumors

    Mediastinal Masses

    Primary Tumors of the Thymus

    Management of Tracheal Stenosis

    Management of Acquired Esophageal Respiratory Tract Fistula

    Repair of Pectus Excavatum

    Open Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

    Endovascular Treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

    The Management of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

    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

    Brachiocephalic Reconstruction

    Upper Extremity Arterial Occlusive Disease

    Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease

    Femoropopliteal Occlusive Disease

    Tibioperoneal Arterial Occlusive Disease

    Profunda Femoris Reconstruction

    Femoral and Popliteal Artery Aneurysms

    The Treatment of Claudication

    Pseudoaneurysms and Arterial Venous Fistulas

    Axillofemoral Bypass

    Management of Peripheral Arterial Emboli

    Acute Peripheral Arterial and Bypass Graft Occlusion: Thrombolytic Therapy

    Atherosclerotic Renal Artery Disease

    Raynaud Syndrome

    Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

    The Diabetic Foot

    Gangrene of the Foot

    Buerger’s Disease (Thromboangiitis Obliterans)

    Acute Mesenteric Ischemia

    The Management of Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia

    Hemodialysis Access Surgery

    Venous Thromboembolism: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment

    Deep Venous Thrombosis

    Vena Cava Filters

    The Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism


    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

    Abdominal Trauma

    Penetrating Abdominal Trauma

    Diaphragmatic Injuries

    The Management of Liver Injuries

    Pancreatic and Duodenal Injuries and Current Surgical Therapies

    Injuries to the Small and Large Bowel

    Management of Rectal Injuries

    Injury to the Spleen

    Retroperitoneal Injuries: Kidney and Ureter

    Damage Control Operation

    Urologic Complications of Pelvic Fracture

    Facial Trauma: Evaluation & Management

    Penetrating Neck Trauma

    Blunt Cardiac Injury

    Abdominal Compartment Syndrome and Management of the Open Abdomen

    Blood Transfusion Therapy in Trauma

    Coagulation Issues and the Trauma Patient

    The Abdomen That Will Not Close

    The Management of Vascular Injuries

    Endovascular Management of Arterial Injury

    Management of Extremity Compartment Syndrome

    Burn Wound Management

    Practical Management of the Burn Patient

    Cold Injury, Frostbite, and Hypothermia

    Electrical and Lightning Injury

    Fluids and Electrolytes

    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

    Occupational Exposure to Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Other Bloodborne Pathogens

    Anti-Fungal Therapy in the Surgical Patient

    Measuring Outcomes in Surgery

    Comparative Effectiveness Research in Surgery

    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

    Central-Line Associated Bloodstream Infections

    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

    Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

    Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration

    Laparoscopic 360-Degree Fundoplication

    Laparoscopic Appendectomy

    Laparoscopic Inguinal Herniorrhaphy

    Laparoscopic Repair of Recurrent Inguinal Hernias

    Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair

    Laparoscopic Repair of Paristomal Hernias

    Laparoscopic Splenectomy

    Laparoscopic Gastric Surgery

    Laparoscopic Management of Crohn’s Disease

    Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery

    Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy

    Laparoscopic Treatment of Esophageal Motility Disorders

    Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy

    Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy

    Laparoscopic Liver Resection

    Staging Laparoscropy for Gastrointestinal Cancer

    Laparoscopic Pancreas Surgery

    Laparoscopic Bypass for Pancreatic Cancer

    Laparoscopic Management of Pancreatic Pseudocyst

    Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery

    Laparoscopic Surgery for Morbid Obesity

    Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy

    Laparoendoscopic Single Site Surgery as an Evolving Surgical Approach

    NOTES: What is Currently Possible?


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