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Essential Surgery

Problems, Diagnosis and Management With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

Essential Surgery is a comprehensive and highly illustrated textbook suitable for both clinical medical students as well junior surgical trainees, preparing for postgraduate qualifications in surgery such as the MRCS. Covering general surgery, trauma, orthopaedics, vascular surgery, paediatric surgery, cardiothoracic surgery and urology, it incorporates appropriate levels of basic science throughout. The book is ideal for modern clinical courses as well as being a practical manual for readers at more advanced levels. Its main aim is to stimulate the reader to a greater enjoyment and understanding of the practice of surgery.

Paperback, 688 Pages

Published: September 2013

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-4674-2



      Mechanisms of surgical disease and surgery in practice

      Managing physiological change in the surgical patient

      Immunology, inflammation and infection

      Shock and resuscitation

      Imaging and interventional techniques in surgery

      Screening for adult disease


        Preoperative assessment

        Medical problems

        Blood transfusion

        Diagnosis and management of common postoperative problems

        Principles of operative surgery

        Complications of surgery

        Principles of cancer management

        Principles of transplantation surgery


        Major injuries

        Head and maxillofacial injuries

        Soft tissue injuries and burns


        Non-acute abdominal pain and other abdominal symptoms and signs

        The acute abdomen and acute gastrointestinal haemorrhage

        Gallstone diseases and related disorders

        Peptic ulceration and related disorders

        Disorders of the oesophagus

        Tumours of the stomach and small intestine

        Tumours of the pancreas and hepatobiliary system



        Colorectal polyps and carcinoma

        Chronic inflammatory disorders of the bowel

        Disorders of large bowel motility, structure and perfusion.

        Anal and perianal disorders

        Thoracic surgery

        Hernias and other groin problems

        Disorders of the male genitalia

        Symptoms and signs and investigation of urinary tract disorders

        Disorders of the prostate

        Tumours of the kidney and urinary tract

        Stone disease of the urinary tract

        Urinary tract infections

        Congenital disorders and diseases secondarily involving the urinary tract

        Pathophysiology, clinical features and diagnosis of vascular disease affecting the limbs

        Managing lower limb arterial insufficiency, the diabetic foot and major amputations

        Aneurysms and other peripheral arterial diseases

        Venous disorders of the lower limb

        Cardiac surgery

        Disorders of the breast

        Disorders of the skin

        Lumps in the head and neck and salivary calculi

        Disorders of the mouth

        Disorders of the thyroid and parathyroid glands

        Acute surgical problems in children

        Non-acute abdominal and urological problems in children


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