Surgical Decision Making - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780721602905, 9781437713046

Surgical Decision Making

5th Edition

Authors: Robert McIntyre Robert McIntyre Gregory Van Stiegmann Ben Eiseman
eBook ISBN: 9781437713046
Hardcover ISBN: 9780721602905
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 1st October 2004
Page Count: 576

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The thoroughly updated New Edition of this best-selling resource uses an algorithmic approach to facilitate the evaluation and management of 162 common surgical problems. Clear algorithms and concise accompanying explanations offer a quick and efficient way to review the key issues and make effective clinical decisions. 34 of the topics in this 5th Edition are either entirely new or have been completely rewritten, to reflect the latest developments in the field.

Key Features

  • Encompasses both general surgery and surgical subspecialties—helping readers to directly manage a broad range of problems, rather than referring them to specialists.
  • Emphasizes information that frequently appears on board exams.

Table of Contents


1. Preoperative Laboratory Evaluation
2. Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation
3. Perioperative Arrhythmia
4. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
5. Shock
6. Goal Directed Resuscitation
7. Bleeding Disorders in Surgical Patients
8. Postoperative Fever
9. Nutritional Support
10. Hypothermia
11. Acute Respiratory Failure
12. Acute Renal Failure
13. Geriatric Surgery
14. HIV Disease in Surgical Patients


15. Otorrhea
16. Epistaxis
17. Skin Cancer of the Face
18. Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity
19. Salivary Gland Tumors
20. Neck Mass
21. Carcinoma of the Larynx


22. Pulmonary Embolism
23. Pleural Effusion and Empyema
24. Lung Abscess
25. Carcinoma of the Lung
26. Mediastinal Tumor
27. Patent Ductus Arteriosus
28. Coarctation of the Aorta
29. Neonatal Cyanosis
30. Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease
31. Congenital Obstructive Cardiac Anomalies
32. Congenital Septal Defects
33. Coronary Artery Disease
34. Perioperative Myocardial Ischemia and Infarction
35. Aortic Valve Stenosis
36. Mitral Stenosis


37. Achalasia
38. Carcinoma of the Esophagus
39. Esophageal Perforation
40. Caustic Ingestion
41. Gastroesophageal Reflux
42. Gastric Ulcer
43. Duodenal Ulcer
44. Obesity
45. Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding
46. Bleeding Esophageal Varices
47. Jaundice
48. Obstructive Jaundice: Interventional Options
49. Cholelithiasis (Gallstones)
50. Common Bile Duct Stones
51. Liver Tumor
52. Hepatocellular Carcinoma
53. Hepatic Abscess
54. Acute Pancreatitis
55. Chronic Pancreatitis
56. Pancreatic Pseudocyst
57. Periampullary Carcinoma
58. Small Bowel Obstruction
59. Acute Mesenteric Vascular Occlusion
60. Short Bowel Syndrome
61. Enterocutaneous Fistula
62. Gastrointestinal Lymphoma
63. Crohn's Disease of the Small Bowel
64. Acute Right Lower Quadrant Pain
65. Large Bowel Obstruction
66. Diverticulitis
67. Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding
68. Ulcerative Colitis
69. Carcinoma of the Colon
70. Carcinoma of the Rectum or Anus
71. Anorectal Abscess/ Fistula
72. Hemorrhoids
73. Pilonidal Disease
74. Anal Fissure
75. Hernia
76. Cancer of Unknown Primary


77. Nipple Discharge
78. Gynecomastia
79. Dominant Breast Mass
80. Occult Breast Lesion
81. Early Breast Carcinoma
82. Advanced Breast Cancer
83. Recurrent Breast Carcinoma
84. Retroperitoneal Mass
85. Melanoma
86. Extremity Soft Tissue Tumor


87. Thyrotoxicosis
88. Thyroid Nodule
89. Thyroid Carcinoma
90. Hypercalcemia and Hyperparathyroidism
91. Insulinoma
92. Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
93. Pheochromocytoma
94. Cushing's Syndrome
95. Hyperaldosterinoma
96. Adrenal Incidentaloma


97. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
98. Intermittent Claudication
99. Peripheral Arterial Embolism
100. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
101. Extracranial Cerebrovascular Disease
102. Renovascular Hypertension
103. Varicose Veins
104. Deep Vein Thrombosis
105. Venous Stasis Ulcer
106. Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia


107. Tracheoesophageal Fistula
108. Infantile Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis
109. Neonatal Bowel Obstruction
110. Hirschsprung's Disease
111. Imperforate Anus
112. Surgical Jaundice in Infancy
113. Abdominal Tumors in Childhood
114. Inguinal and Scrotal Conditions in Children
115. Surgical Conditions of the Chest


116. Kidney Transplantation
117. Pancreas Transplantation
118. Liver Transplantation
119. Lung Transplantation
120. Heart Transplantation
121. Organ Donation


122. Ureteral and Renal Calculi
123. Renal Mass
124. Bladder Tumor
125. Prostatism
126. Staging and Management of Prostrate Cancer
127. Scrotal Mass
128. Testis Tumor
129. Ureteral Injury
130. Urinary Diversion


131. Vaginal Bleeding in Reproductive Years
132. Postmenopausal Vaginal Bleeding
133. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
134. Endometriosis
135. Carcinoma of the Cervix
136. Endometrial Carcinoma
137. Adnexal Mass
138. Ovarian Mass
139. Prepubertal Vaginal Bleeding


140. Airway Management
141. Penetrating Neck Injury
142. Blunt Neck Injury
143. Chest Injury
144. Thoracic Aortic Injury
145. Blunt Abdominal Trauma
146. Penetrating Abdominal Injury
147. Abdominal Vascular Injury
148. Pancreatic-Duodenal Injury
149. Penetrating Injury of the Colon
150. Liver and Spleen Injury
151. Damage Control Laparotomy/Abdominal Compartment Syndrome
152. Traumatic Hematuria
153. Pelvic Fracture
154. Closed Head Injury
155. Cervical Spine and Spinal Cord Injury
156. Maxillary Fractures
157. Mandibular Fractures
158. Hand and Wrist Fracture
159. Flexor Tendon Injuries of the Hand
160. Mangled Extremity
161. Popliteal Injury
162. Burns


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About the Author

Robert McIntyre

Professor, University of Colorado, Department of Surgery-GI, Trauma and Endocrine Surgery, Aurora, CO, United States.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Division of GI, Tumor and Endocrine Surgery; University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Robert McIntyre

Professor, University of Colorado, Department of Surgery-GI, Trauma and Endocrine Surgery, Aurora, CO, United States.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Division of GI, Tumor and Endocrine Surgery; University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Gregory Van Stiegmann

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Surgery and Head, Division of GI, Tumor and Endocrine Surgery; University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Ben Eiseman

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Surgery, GI/Tumor and Endocrine Surgery, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO