Clinical Problems in Medicine and Surgery

3rd Edition


  • Peter Devitt
  • Jonathan Mitchell
  • Christian Hamilton-Craig
  • Key Features

    A highly praised book that tackles important medical and surgical topics from a problem-oriented angle.
    Adopts a case scenario approach which will encourage critical thinking and develop problem-solving skills.
    The cases cover all common and important problems likely to face the newly-qualified doctor in the casualty department, on the wards or in the clinic.
    The questions although set in the context of the case are designed to test the reader’s overall understanding of the most relevant aspects of each topic.
    Well-illustrated with clinical photographs, pathological images and radiological scans and x-rays.

    Table of Contents


    1 Difficulties with post-operative fluid balance in a 58 year old man

    2 Postoperative fever

    3 Postoperative hypotension

    4 Confusion in the post-op ward

    5 Swelling in the neck in a 58 year old man

    6 A 55 year old woman with hypertension

    7 A young woman with abnormal vaginal bleeding

    8 A scrotal swelling in a 27-year-old man

    9 A 63-year-old woman with a screen-detected abnormality

    10 A 54-year old man with a high-voltage electrical conduction injury

    11 Reflux in a 35-year-old man

    12 Dysphagia and weight loss in a middle-aged man

    13 Abdominal pain in a young woman

    14 A woman with acute upper abdominal pain

    15 Flank pain in a 60-year-old man

    16 Lower abdominal pain in a 77-year-old woman

    17 Nausea and constipation in an older woman

    18 A lady with diarrhoea and abdominal pain

    19 Rectal bleeding in a 45-year-old woman

    20 Haematuria a 60-year-old man


    22 Acute back pain in a 75-year-old man

    23 A 59-year-old man with calf pain

    24 Acute leg pain in a 73-year-old man

    25 A 68-year-old woman with a leg ulcer

    26 A 41-year-old man involved in a car crash

    27 Management of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)

    28 Breathlessness in a young female

    29 A 25-year-old woman with chest pain and breathlessness

    30 Recurrent collapse in a 56-year-old truck driver

    31 A 68-year-old woman with breathlessness and yellow sputum

    32 Persistent cough in a young woman

    33 Cough, dyspnoea and fever in a 55 year old man

    34 Breathlessness and weight loss in


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    Churchill Livingstone
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