Current Surgical Therapy - 11th Edition - ISBN: 9781455740079, 9780323225113

Current Surgical Therapy

11th Edition

Expert Consult - Online and Print

Authors: John Cameron Andrew Cameron
eBook ISBN: 9780323225113
eBook ISBN: 9780323245654
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 9th December 2013
Page Count: 1536

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Table of Contents

Esophageal Function Testing

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Endoluminal Approaches to Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

The Management of Barrett’s Esophagus

Endoscopic Treatment of Barrett’s Esophagus

Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia

The Management of Pharyngeal Esophageal (Zenker’s) Diverticula

The Management of Achalasia of the Esophagus

Disorders of Esophageal Motility

Management of Esophageal Carcinoma

Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Therapy of Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal Stents

Esophageal Perforation

The Management of Benign Gastric Ulcer

The Management of Duodenal Ulcers

Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

Mallory-Weiss Syndrome

Gastric Adenocarcinoma

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

Morbid Obesity

Small Bowel Obstruction

The Management of Crohn’s Disease of the Small Bowel

Strictureplasty in Crohn’s Disease

Management of Small Bowel Tumors

The Management of Diverticulosis of the Small Bowel

Motility Disorders of the Stomach and Small Bowel

The Management of the Short Bowel Syndrome

Management of Enterocutaneous Fistulas

Preoperative Bowel Preparation: Is It Really Necessary?

Management of Diverticular Disease of the Colon

The Management of Chronic Ulcerative Colitis

Management of Toxic Megacolon

Crohn’s Colitis

Ischemic Colitis

The Management of Clostridium difficile Colitis

Large Bowel Obstruction

Colonic Stenting

Acute Colonic Pseudo-Obstruction (Ogilvie’s Syndrome)

The Management of Colonic Volvulus

Rectal Prolapse

Management of Solitary Rectal Ulcer Syndrome

Surgical Management of Constipation

Radiation Injury to the Small and Large Bowel

Hereditary Polyposis Syndromes

Colon Cancer

The Management of Rectal Cancer

Tumors of the Anal Canal

The Use of Positron Emission Tomographic Scanning in the Management of Colorectal Cancer

The Use of Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Treatment for Colorectal Cancer

The Management of Colorectal Polyps

Management of Peritoneal Surface Malignancy

The Management of Acute Appendicitis


Anal Fissures

Anorectal Abscess and Fistula

Anorectal Stricture

The Management of Pruritus Ani

Surgical Management of Fecal Incontinence

The Management of Rectovaginal Fistula

The Management of Condyloma Acuminata

The Management of Pilonidal Disease

Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Cystic Disease of the Liver

The Management of Echinococcal Cyst Disease of the Liver

Cavernous Hepatic Hemangioma

Management of Benign Liver Lesions

The Management of Malignant Liver Tumors

Treatment for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Resection versus Transplantation

Radiofrequency Ablation of Colorectal Metastases

The Management of Hepatic Abscess

Transarterial Chemoembolization for Liver Metastases

Portal Hypertension: The Role of Shunting Procedures

The Role of Liver Transplantation in Portal Hypertension

Endoscopic Therapy for Esophageal Variceal Hemorrhage

Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt

The Management of Refractory Ascites

Hepatic Encephalopathy

Management of Budd-Chiari Syndrome

The Management of Asymptomatic (Silent) Gallstones

Acute Cholecystitis

The Management of Common Bile Duct Stones

Acute Cholangitis

Benign Biliary Strictures

Cystic Disorders of the Bile Ducts

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

Management of Cholangiocarcinoma

Gallbladder Cancer

Gallstone Ileus

Obstructive Jaundice: Endoscopic Therapy

The Management of Acute Pancreatitis

Management of Gallstone Pancreatitis

Pancreas Divisum and Other Variants of Dominant Dorsal Duct Anatomy

Pancreatic Necrosis

Management of Pancreatic Pseudocyst

Pancreatic Ductal Disruptions Leading to Pancreatic Fistula, Pancreatic Ascites, or Pancreatic Pleural Effusion

The Management of Chronic Pancreatitis

Periampullary Cancer

Vascular Reconstruction During the Whipple Operation

Palliative Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer

Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Therapy of Pancreatic Cancer

Unusual Pancreatic Tumors

Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms of the Pancreas

Management of Pancreatic Islet Cell Tumors Excluding Gastrinomas

Transplantation of the Pancreas

Hematologic Indications for Splenectomy

Cysts, Tumors and Abscesses of the Spleen

Splenic Salvage Procedures: Therapeutic Options

Inguinal Hernia

Recurrent Inguinal Hernia

Ventral Hernias - Incisional, Epigastric and Umbilical Hernias

The Management of Semilunar Line, Lumbar, and Obturator Herniation

Athletic Pubalgia: The "Sports Hernia"

Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

Management of Benign Breast Disease

Screening for Breast Cancer

The Role of Stereotactic Breast Biopsy in the Management of Breast Disease

Molecular Targets in Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer: Surgical Management

Ablative Therapies in Benign and Malignant Breast Disease

Lymphatic Mapping and Sentinel Lymphadenectomy

Management of the Axilla in Breast Cancer

Inflammatory Breast Carcinoma

Ductal and Lobular Carcinoma In Situ of the Breast

Advances in Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Therapy for Breast Cancer

Management of Recurrent and Disseminated Breast Cancer

Male Breast Cancer

Breast Reconstruction Following Mastectomy: Indications, Techniques, and Results

Adrenal Incidentaloma

The Management of Adrenal Cortical Tumors

The Management of Pheochromocytoma

The Management of Thyroid Nodules

Nontoxic Goiter

Management of Thyroiditis


Surgical Approach to Thyroid Cancer

Primary Hyperparathyroidism

Persistent and Recurrent Hyperparathyroidism

Secondary and Tertiary Hyperparathyroidism

Metabolic Changes Following Bariatric Surgery

Glycemic Control and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction After Bariatric Surgery

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers

Management of Cutaneous Melanoma

The Management of Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Evaluation of the Isolated Neck Mass

Hand Infections

Nerve Injury and Repair

Extremity Gas Gangrene

Necrotizing Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

The Management of Primary Chest Wall Tumors

Mediastinal Masses

Primary Tumors of the Thymus

Management of Tracheal Stenosis

Management of Acquired Esophageal Respiratory Tract Fistula

Repair of Pectus Excavatum

Open Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Endovascular Treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

The Management of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm and Unexpected Abdominal Pathology

The Management of Thoracic and Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysms

The Management of Acute Aortic Dissections

Carotid Endarterectomy

The Management of Recurrent Carotid Artery Stenosis

Balloon Angioplasty and Stents in Carotid Artery Occlusive Disease

The Management of Aneurysms of the Extracranial Carotid and Vertebral Arteries

Brachiocephalic Reconstruction

Upper Extremity Arterial Occlusive Disease

Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease

Femoropopliteal Occlusive Disease

Tibioperoneal Arterial Occlusive Disease

Profunda Femoris Reconstruction

Femoral and Popliteal Artery Aneurysms

The Treatment of Claudication

Pseudoaneurysms and Arterial Venous Fistulas

Axillofemoral Bypass

Management of Peripheral Arterial Emboli

Acute Peripheral Arterial and Bypass Graft Occlusion: Thrombolytic Therapy

Atherosclerotic Renal Artery Disease

Raynaud Syndrome

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

The Diabetic Foot

Gangrene of the Foot

Buerger’s Disease (Thromboangiitis Obliterans)

Acute Mesenteric Ischemia

The Management of Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia

Hemodialysis Access Surgery

Venous Thromboembolism: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Deep Venous Thrombosis

Vena Cava Filters

The Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism


Initial Assessment and Resuscitation of the Trauma Patient

Airway Management in the Trauma Patient

The Surgeon’s Use of Ultrasound in Thoracoabdominal Trauma

Emergency Department Thoracotomy

The Management of Traumatic Brain Injury

Chest Wall Trauma, Pneumothorax and Hemothorax

Abdominal Trauma

Penetrating Abdominal Trauma

Diaphragmatic Injuries

The Management of Liver Injuries

Pancreatic and Duodenal Injuries and Current Surgical Therapies

Injuries to the Small and Large Bowel

Management of Rectal Injuries

Injury to the Spleen

Retroperitoneal Injuries: Kidney and Ureter

Damage Control Operation

Urologic Complications of Pelvic Fracture

Facial Trauma: Evaluation & Management

Penetrating Neck Trauma

Blunt Cardiac Injury

Abdominal Compartment Syndrome and Management of the Open Abdomen

Blood Transfusion Therapy in Trauma

Coagulation Issues and the Trauma Patient

The Abdomen That Will Not Close

The Management of Vascular Injuries

Endovascular Management of Arterial Injury

Management of Extremity Compartment Syndrome

Burn Wound Management

Practical Management of the Burn Patient

Cold Injury, Frostbite, and Hypothermia

Electrical and Lightning Injury

Fluids and Electrolytes

Preoperative Assessment of the Elderly Patient: Frailty

Preoperative Preparation of the Surgical Patient

Is a Nasogastric Tube Necessary Following Alimentary Tract Surgery?

Surgical Site Infections

The Management of Intraabdominal Infections

Occupational Exposure to Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Other Bloodborne Pathogens

Anti-Fungal Therapy in the Surgical Patient

Measuring Outcomes in Surgery

Comparative Effectiveness Research in Surgery

Surgical Palliative Care

Cardiovascular Pharmacology

Glucose Control in the Postoperative Patient

Postoperative Respiratory Failure

Ventilator Associated Pneumonia

Extracorporeal Life Support for Respiratory Failure


Acute Kidney Failure

Electrolyte Disorders

Acid Base Problems

Central-Line Associated Bloodstream Infections

The Septic Response

Multiple Organ Dysfunction and Failure

Antibiotics for Critically Ill Patients

Endocrine Changes in Critical Illness

Nutritional Support in the Critically Ill

Coagulopathy in the Critically Ill Patient

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration

Laparoscopic 360-Degree Fundoplication

Laparoscopic Appendectomy

Laparoscopic Inguinal Herniorrhaphy

Laparoscopic Repair of Recurrent Inguinal Hernias

Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair

Laparoscopic Repair of Paristomal Hernias

Laparoscopic Splenectomy

Laparoscopic Gastric Surgery

Laparoscopic Management of Crohn’s Disease

Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery

Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy

Laparoscopic Treatment of Esophageal Motility Disorders

Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy

Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy

Laparoscopic Liver Resection

Staging Laparoscropy for Gastrointestinal Cancer

Laparoscopic Pancreas Surgery

Laparoscopic Bypass for Pancreatic Cancer

Laparoscopic Management of Pancreatic Pseudocyst

Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery

Laparoscopic Surgery for Morbid Obesity

Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy

Laparoendoscopic Single Site Surgery as an Evolving Surgical Approach

NOTES: What is Currently Possible?


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About the Author

John Cameron

Affiliations and Expertise

The Alfred Blalock Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA

Andrew Cameron

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief Division of Transplantation,Surgical Director of Liver Transplantation,Department of Surgery, Baltimore, MD, USA