Breast Surgery - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9780702072413

Breast Surgery

6th Edition

A Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice

Editors: J Michael Dixon Matthew Barber
Hardcover ISBN: 9780702072413
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 2nd July 2018
Page Count: 304

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Table of Contents

01 Anatomy and physiology of the breast

02 Assessment of the patient, breast and common clinical presentations

03 Benign breast conditions

04 Pathology of breast cancer

05 Epidemiology, genetics and prevention of breast cancer

06 Breast screening

07 Breast conserving surgery: balance between cosmesis and local control

08 Oncoplastic procedures to increase options for breast conserving surgery

09 Mastectomy

10 Management of the axilla in breast cancer

11 Lymphoedema following breast cancer treatment

12 Uncommon presentations of cancer affecting the breast

13 Management of women at risk including risk reducing mastectomy

14 Breast reconstruction

15 Ductal carcinoma in situ

16 Adjuvant systemic therapy for breast cancer

17 Neoadjuvant therapy and surgical issues following neoadjuvant therapy for breast cancer

18 Adjuvant radiotherapy for breast cancer

19 Locally advanced breast cancer

20 Metastatic breast cancer

21 Psychosocial issues in breast disease

22 Management of common breast emergencies and complications


Breast 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 six volumes are an established and highly regarded source of information for trainee and specialist general surgeons.

Key Features

  • The Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice series provides a current and concise summary of the key topics within the major sub-specialties of general surgery.
  • Each volume highlights evidence-based practice both in the text and within the extensive list of references at the end of every chapter.


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About the Editors

J Michael Dixon Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Surgeon and Senior Lecturer in Surgery, Edinburgh Breast Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK

Matthew Barber Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Surgeon and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh; St John's Hospital, Livingston, UK