Churchill's Pocketbook of Surgery - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780702063077, 9780702063107

Churchill's Pocketbook of Surgery

5th Edition

Authors: Katherine Bridge
eBook ISBN: 9780702063107
eBook ISBN: 9780702063114
Paperback ISBN: 9780702063077
Paperback ISBN: 9780702063091
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 22nd April 2016
Page Count: 592

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction to surgery
  • An introduction to surgical techniques and practical procedures
  • Investigative procedures
  • Shock and trauma
  • Preoperative and postoperative care
  • Infection and surgery
  • Management of malignant disease
  • Head, neck and otorhinolaryngology
  • Thorax
  • Breast
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Abdominal wall and hernia
  • Acute abdomen
  • Alimentary tract
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Urology
  • Othopaedics
  • Neurosurgery
  • Plastic surgery and skin
  • Paediatric surgery
  • Organ and tissue transplantation
  • Gynaecology and obstetrics


The Fifth Edition of this highly-praised and bestselling pocketbook continues to deliver a concise and didactic account of the essential features of all common surgical disorders. The book covers fundamental principles as well as providing basic information on aetiology, diagnosis and management, including pre-operative and post-operative care. The text includes an overview of history-taking, relevant physical signs, differential diagnosis, investigations and practical treatment.

The book provides comprehensive coverage of general surgery but in addition covers the basic needs of the medical student and those in the early years of postgraduate training as far as the surgical specialities are concerned.

Key Features

    • Presented in portable small format in two colours with line drawings and radiological images. The text is succinct and clearly structured with extensive use of headings to guide the reader.
    • Covers all the major surgical specialties.
    • Contains outlines of common operations such as appendicectomy and thyroidectomy.
    • Contains an introductory chapter on consent, medicolegal issues, statistics and clinical audit.
    • Contains a checklist of emergency situations for quick reference.


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    About the Authors

    Katherine Bridge Author

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Clinical Research Training Fellow in Vascular Surgery, University of Leeds and Yorkshire and the Humber Deanery, Leeds, UK