Breast Surgery - Print and E-Book - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9780702072413, 9780702072406

Breast Surgery - Print and E-Book

6th Edition

A Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice

Editors: J Michael Dixon Matthew Barber
eBook ISBN: 9780702072406
Hardcover ISBN: 9780702072413
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 26th April 2018
Page Count: 304

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Table of Contents

  • Anatomy and physiology of the breast
  • Assessment of patient, breast and common clinical presentations including image guided intervention
  • Benign breast disease
  • Breast pathology
  • Epidemiology, Risk Factors, and Prevention Strategies
  • Breast screening
  • Breast-conserving surgery: the balance between good cosmesis and local control
  • Oncoplastic Breast Conserving Surgery
  • Mastectomy
  • Management of the axilla
  • Uncommon presentations of cancer affecting the breast
  • The genetics of breast cancer, risk reducing surgery and prevention
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ
  • The role of adjuvant systemic therapy in patients with operable breast cancer
  • Neoadjuvant therapy for breast cancer including surgical considerations
  • Adjuvant radiotherapy for breast cancer
  • Locally advanced breast cancer
  • Metastatic breast cancer and palliative care
  • Psychosocial issues in breast cancer
  • 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.

For this Sixth Edition the authorship team across the series has been expanded to include additional European and World experts, with an increased emphasis on global practice. Throughout all six volumes the contents have been extensively revised in line with recently published evidence. Detailed supportive key references are provided and are also included within the comprehensive list of references in the accompanying ebook. Links to recommended online videos have been added where appropriate.

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

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Surgery, University of Edinburgh; Clinical Director, Edinburgh Breakthrough Unit; Consultant Surgeon, NHS Lothian Edinburgh Breast Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK

Matthew Barber

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Breast Surgeon, NHS Lothian, Edinburgh Breast Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh and St John’s Hospital, Livingston, UK