Vascular Surgery Online

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  • Robert Rutherford, MD, FACS, FRCS(Glasg.), Emeritus Professor of Surgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO
  • Wayne Johnston, Professor and R. Fraser Elliot Chair in Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Vascular Surgeon, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

This definitive 2-volume set provides encyclo pedic, authoritative coverage of all aspects of vascular surgery. The exhaus tively revised and completely updated 6th Edition incorporates greater coverage of endovascular applications through out, along with fresh approaches to key areas such as vascular access, imaging, and non-operative man agement. In addition, it is now available as a multimedia , offering readers enhanced reference power plus weekly updates for the life of the edition.
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Book information

  • Published: June 2005
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-2538-2

Table of Contents

Section I Basic Consideration for Clinical Practice

1 Essentials of Clinical Evaluation
2 Selection of Patients for Vascular Treatments
3 Essential Considerations in Evaluating the Results of Treatment
4 Maintaining a Computerized Vascular Registry
5 Proper Outcomes Assessment
6 Standardized Reporting Practices

Section II Basic Vascular Science

7 Emgryology of the Vascular System and Developmental Anomalies
8 Vascular Biology: Basic Considerations
9 Vascular Physiology: Essential Hemodynamic Principles
10 Artery Wall Pathology in Atherosclerosis
11 Intimal Hyperplasia: Basic Response to Vascular Injury and Reconstruction
12 Molecular Biology and Gene Therapy in Vascular Disease

Section III The Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory: Basic Techniques

13 The Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory: Basic Considerations
14 Physiologic Assessment of Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease
15 Physiologic Assessment of the Venous System
16 Arterial Duplex Scanning
17 Venous Duplex Scanning

Section IV Vascular Imaging: Basic Techniques and Applications

18 Principles of Arteriography
19 Principles of Venography
20 3D Image Processing
21 Computed Tomography in Vascular Disease
22 Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Angiography
23 Intravascular Ultrasound

Section V Arterial Diseases: Basic Considerations

24 Atherosclerosis and Atherogenesis
25 Buerger's Disease (Thromboangiitis Obliterans)
26 Takayasu's Disease: Nonspecific Aortoarteritis
27 Arterial Fibrodysplasia
28 Uncommon Arteriopathies
29 Arterial Aneurysms: Etiologic Considerations

Section VI Bleeding and Clotting: Fundamental Considerations

29 Normal and Abnormal Coagulation
30 Antithrombotic Therapy
31 Thrombolytic Agents and Their Actions
32 Perioperative Considerations: Coagulopathy and Hemorrhage
34 Vascular Thromboses Due to Hypercoagulable States

Section VII Non Operative Management of Patients With Vascular Diseases

35 Overview: Medical Management in a Vascular Surgery Practice
36 Medical Management of Atherosclerosis: Control of Risk Factors
37 Medical Treatment of Intermittent Claudication
38 Hyperglycemia, Diabetes, and Syndrome X
39 Hypertension and the Vascular Patient
40 Pain Management

Section VIII Open Vascular Surgery: Basic Considerations

41 General Strategies: Choice of Procedure and Technique
42 Vascular Exposures
43 Basic Vascular Surgical Techniques
44 Techniques for Thromboembolectomy of Native Arteries and Bypass Grafts Endarterectomy
45 Vascular Conduits: An Overview
46 Autogenous Grafts
47 The Modified Biograft
48 Prosthetic Grafts

Section IX Endovascular Surgery: Basic Considerations

49 Training in Endovascular Surgery
50 Access and Basic Catheter Techniques
51 Basic Techniques of Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
52 Catheter Directed Thrombolytic Therapy
53 Complications of Percutaneous and Endovascular Interventions

Section X Complications of Vascular Surgery and Ischemic Prevention and Management

54 Overview
55 Cardiac Complications: Screening and Prevention
56 Respiratory Complications in Vascular Surgery
57 Renal Complications
58 Infection in Prosthetic Vascular Grafts
59 Anastomotic and Other Aneurysms
60 Aortoenteric Fistula
61 Ischemic Neuropathy
62 Lymphatic Complications of Vascular Surgery
63 Postoperative Sexual Dysfunction After Aortoiliac Interventions
64 Postoperative Graft Thrombosis: Prevention and Management

Section XI Acute Limb Ischemia

65 Acute Limb Ischemia
66 Arterial Thromboembolism
67 Atheromatous Embolization

Section XII Vascular Trauma

68 Epidemiology and Natural History of Vascular Trauma
69 Carotid and Vertebral Artery Injuries
70 Thoracic Vascular Trauma
71 Abdominal Vascular Injuries
72 Vascular Injuries of the Extremities
73 Compartment Syndromes: Recognition and Management
74 Causalgia and Post-traumatic Pain Syndromes

Section XIII Management of Chronic Ischemia of the Lower Extremities

75 The Chronically Ischemic Leg: An Overveiw
76 Natual History and Nonoperative Treatment of Chronic Lower Extremity Ischemia
77 Evaluation of Patients with Lower Extremity Arterial Occlusive Disease
78 Direct Reconstruction for Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease
79 Extra-Anatomic Bypass
80 Infrainguinal Bypass
81 Profundaplasty: Primary and Secondary Applications
82 Secondary Arterial Reconstructions in the Lower Extremity Ischemia
83 Endovascular Surgery in the Management of Lower Extremity Ischemia
84 Lumbar Sympathectomy: Indications and Technique
85 Non-atheromatous Causes of Chronic Infra-inguinal Ischemia
86 Management of Foot Lesions in the Diabetic Patient
87 Vasculogenic Impotence

Section XIV Neurovascular Conditions Involving the Upper Extremity

88 Overview
89 Evaluation of Acute and Chronic Ischemia of the Upper Extremity
90 Atherosclerotic Occlusive Disease of Brachiocephalic Arteries
91 Upper Extremity Revascularization
92 Distal Occlusive and Vasospastic Diseases Involving Distal Upper Extremity Arteries-Raynaud's Syndrome
93 Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
94 Arterial Complications of Thoracic Outlet Compression
95 Axillary-Subclavian Vein Thrombosis
96 Upper Extremity Sympathectomy
97 Occupational Vascular Problems

Section XV Arterial Aneurysms

98 Overview
99 Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
100 Endovascular Treatment of Aortic Aneurysms
101 Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
102 Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
103 Aortic Dissection: Perspectives for the Vascular / Endovascular Surgeon
104 Lower Extremity Aneurysms
105 Upper Extremity Aneurysms
106 Splanchnic Artery Aneurysms
107 Infected Aneurysms

Section XVI Arteriovenous Fistulae, Congenital Vascular Malformations and Vascular Tumors

108 Overview
109 Diagnostic Evaluation of Arteriovenous Fistulae and Congenital Vascular Malformations
110 Arteriovenous Fistulae of the Aorta and Its Major Branches
111 Traumatic Arteriovenous Fistulas
112 Vascular Tumors and Malformations in Childhood
113 The Surgical Management of Congenital Vascular Malformations
114 The Endovascular Management of Congenital Vascular Malformations
115 Vascular Tumores: Diagnosis and Management

Section XVII Arteriovenous Hemodialysis Access

116 Basic Principles and Strategies
117 Venous Transpositions in the Creation of AV Access
118 AV Access Thrombosis and Its Management
119 Non-thrombotic AV Access Complications and Their Management

Section XVIII The Management of Splanchnic Vascular Lesions and Disorders

120 Physiology & Diagnosis of Splanchnic Arterial Occlusion
121 Treatment of Acute Intestinal Ischemia Caused by Arterial Occlusions
122 Diagnosis and Treatment of Non-Occlusive Mesenteric Ischemia
123 Treatment of Chronic Visceral Ischemia
124 Intestinal Ischemia Caused by Venous Thrombosis
125 The Management of Portal Hypertension

Section XIX The Management of Renovascular Disorders

126 Renovascular Disease: An Overview
127 Renal Artery Imaging and Physiologic Testing
128 Renal Artery Fibrodysplasia and Renovascular Hypertension
129 Atherosclerotic Renovascular Disease and Ischemic Nephropathy
130 Endovascular Treatment of Renovascular Disease
131 Open Surgical Repair of Renovascular Disease
132 Renal Artery Aneurysms and Arteriovenous Fistulae
133 Acute Renovascular Occlusive Events

Section XX The Management of Extracranial Cerebrovascular Disease

134 Fundamental Considerations in Cerebrovascular Disease
135 Diagnostic Evaluation and Medical Management of Patients with Ischemic Cerebrovascular Disease
136 Anatomy and Angiographic Diagnosis and Extracranial and Intracranial Vascular Disease
137 The Role of Noninvasive Studies in the Diagnosis and Management of Cerebrovascular Disease
138 Indications and Surgical Technique for Repair of Extracranial Occlusive Lesions
139 Carotid Artery Stenting
140 Vertebrobasilar Ischemia: Indications, Techniques, and Results of Surgical Repair
141 Extracranial Fibromuscular Arterial Dysplasia
142 Aneurysms of the Extracranial Carotid Artery
143 Management of Uncommon Lesions Affecting the Extracranial Vessels
144 Postoperative Management and Complications Following Carotid Endarterectomy

Section XXI The Management of Venous Disorders

145 Introduction and General Considerations
146 Pathophysiology and Natural History of Acute Deep Venous Thrombosis
147 Clinical and Diagnostic Evaluation of Patients with Suspected Deep Venous Thrombosis
148 Prevention and Medical Treatment of Acute Deep Venous Thrombosis
149 Catheter Based Interventions for Acute Deep Venous Thrombosis
150 Surgical Thrombectomy for Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis
151 Caval Interruption Procedures
152 Superficial Thrombophlebitis: Diagnosis and Management
153 Pathophysiology and Natural History of Chronic Venous Insufficiency
154 Classification and Clinical and Diagnostic Evaluation of Patients With Chronic Venous Insufficiency
155 Non Operative Management of Chronic Venous Insufficiency
156 Sclerotherapy, Surgical and Endovenous Treatment of Varicose Veins
157 The Management of Perforator Vein Incompetence
158 The Surgical Treatment of Deep Venous Valvular Incompetence
159 Surgical Treatment of Chronic Occlusions of the Iliocaval Veins
160 Endovascular Treatment of Chronic Occlusions of the Iliocaval Veins
161 Endovascular Treatment of Superior and Inferior Vena Cava Occlusions
162 Evaluation and Management of Malignant Tumors of the Inferior Vena Cava
163 Surgical Treatment of Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

Section XXII The Management of Lymphatic Disorders

164 Lymphedema: Introduction and General Considerations
165 Lymph Circulatory Dynamics, Lymphagiogenesis, and Pathophysiology of the Lymphvascular System
166 Clinical Diagnosis and Evaluation of Lymphedema
167 Nonoperative Management of Chronic Lymphedema
168 Surgical Treatment of Chronic Lymphedema and Chylous Complications

Section XXIII Extremity Amputation for Vascular Disease

169 Overview
170 Lower Extremity Amputation: Indications and Patient Evaluation
171 Lower Extremity Amputation: Technique and Perioperative Care
172 Lower Extremity: Perioperative Complications
173 Lower Extremity: Natural History and Functional Outcome
174 Upper Extremity Amputation
175 Revascularization Versus Amputation