The Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

The Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

1st Edition - January 1, 1940

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  • Author: Hugh Devine
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483195735

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The Surgery of the Alimentary Tract provides information pertinent to the fundamental aspects of the surgery of the alimentary canal and its adnexal organs. This book examines the selection of operative methods, improvements in the operative method, and the advantages of pre-operative and post-operative treatment. Organized into four parts encompassing 93 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the sites of obstruction in the esophagus. This text then discusses the general symptoms of dyspepsia, including discomfort, pain, heartburn, flatulence, acid eructation, nausea, vomiting, and visceral tenderness. Other chapters consider significant functions of the stomach, which is the main organ concerned with digestion and absorption. This book discusses as well the incidence and causes of dilatations and spasm of the alimentary canal. The final chapter deals with the principles involved when dealing with injuries to the rectum. This book is a valuable resource for surgeons, physicians, and post-graduate students.

Table of Contents

  • Part I—The Diagnosis of Surgical Dyspepsia

    Section I—Clinical

    I.—Dysphagia in the Upper Part of the Œsophagus

    II.—Dysphagia in the Lower Part of the Œsophagus: Dysphagic Dyspepsia

    III.—The Symptoms of Dyspepsia

    IV.—The Mechanism of the Causation of Dyspepsia

    V.—The Incidence of Dyspepsia on the Filling or Emptying of the Stomach

    VI.—Gross Dilatations and Spasms of the Alimentary Canal

    VII.—The Significance of Nausea and Vomiting

    VIII.—Aetiological Classification of Surgical Dyspepsia

    IX.—Reflex Dyspepsia

    X.—Gastritis and Duodenitis

    XI.—The Aetiology of Peptic Ulcer

    XII.—The Dyspepsia of Acute Gastric Ulcer

    XIII.—The Dyspepsia of Uncomplicated Chronic Gastric Ulcer

    XIV.—The Dyspepsia of Complicated Gastric Ulcer

    XV.—The Dyspepsia of Complicated Gastric Ulcer (Continued)


    XVII.—The Dyspepsia of Acute Duodenal Ulcer

    XVIII.—The Dyspepsia of Chronic Duodenal Ulcer

    XIX.—The Dyspepsia of Duodenal Diverticulum

    XX.—The Dyspepsia of Jejunal Ulcer

    XXI.—The Dyspepsia of Jejunal Diverticulum and of High Jejunal Obstruction

    XXII.—Dyspepsia Caused by Adhesions in the Abdominal Cavity

    XXIII.—The Dyspepsia of Benign and Other Tumors of the Stomach

    XXIV.—The Dyspepsia of Carcinoma of the Duodenum and Stomach

    XXV.—The Dyspepsia of Carcinoma of the Duodenum and Stomach (Continued)

    Section II—Consultative, Radiographic, and Gastroscopic

    XXVI.—Radio-Surgical Diagnosis

    XXVII.—Radio-Surgical Problems in the Diagnosis of Obscure Types of Painless Dyspepsia

    XXVIII.—Radio-Surgical Problems in the Diagnosis of Definite Inflammatory Disease

    XXIX.—Radio-Surgical Problems in the Diagnosis of Dyspepsia of Malignant or Supposedly Malignant Origin

    XXX.—The Surgeon's Second Point of View: the Surgery of the Lesion

    XXXI.—Consultation on a Case of Hæmatemesis and Melæna

    XXXII.—Gastroscopy with the Flexible Gastroscope

    Part II—The Surgery of Surgical Dyspepsia and of the Upper Part of the Abdomen

    Section I—Surgical Procedures

    XXXIII.—The Equipment of an Abdominal Surgeon

    XXXIV.—General Principles Underlying the Performance of Operations in the Upper Part of the Abdominal Cavity

    XXXV.—Surgical Handicraft in the Abdominal Cavity

    XXXVI.—General Principles in the Technique of Operations on Hollow Viscera

    XXXVII.—The Operability of a Patient on General Grounds

    XXXVIII.—Important Anatomical Features in the Surgery of the Upper Abdomen

    XXXIX.—General Principles in Regard to Incisions in the Upper Part of the Abdomen

    XL.—The Surgery of Abdominal Adhesions

    XLI.—Tumors of the Abdominal Wall

    XLII.—The Surgical Treatment of Reflex Dyspepsia

    XLIII.—Principles Underlying the Treatment of Peptic Ulcer

    XLIV.—Principles on Which Gastro-Enterostomy is Based

    XLV.—The Technique of Gastro-Enterostomy

    XLVI.—Principles on Which Gastric Resection is Based

    XLVII.—The Technique of Partial Gastrectomy: I. the Choice of an Anæsthetic

    XLVIII.—The Technique of Partial Gastrectomy: II. the Steps of the Operation

    XLIX.—The Technique of Partial Gastrectomy: III. Making the Gastro-Entero-Anastomosis

    L.—The Technique of Partial Gastrectomy: IV. Variations When Dealing with Different Types of Ulcer and with Myoma of the Fundus of the Stomach

    LI.—Closure of Abdominal Wounds

    LII.—Extensive Partial Gastric Exclusion (with Resection)

    LIII.—Operations for Jejunal Ulcer


    LV.—The Spleen and Splenomegaly

    LVI.—The Liver and Hepatomegaly

    LVII.—Diseases of the Gall-Bladder and the Bile-Ducts: General Considerations


    LIX.—Gall-Stones in the Common Duct and Their Differential Diagnosis

    LX.—Differential Diagnosis in Gall-Bladder Syndromes


    LXII.—Accidents to the Bile-Ducts in Cholecystectomy

    LXIII.—Non-Malignant Affections of the Pancreas

    LXIV.—Malignant Conditions of the Pancreas and Common Bile-Duct

    LXV.—Consultation on a Case of Jaundice

    LXVI.—Operation-Table Problems in a Case of Jaundice

    Section II—Post-Operative Complications

    LXVII.—Complications of Early Post-Operative Period

    LXVIII.—Complications of Early Post-Operative Period (Continued)

    LXIX.—Complications of Early Post-Operative Period (Continued)

    LXX.—Complications of Early Post-Operative Period (Continued)

    LXXI.—Complications of Middle Post-Operative Period

    LXXII.—Complications of Late Post-Operative Period

    LXXIII.—Remote Post-Operative Complications

    Part III—Abdominal Emergencies Which May Involve Either the Upper or the Lower Part of the Abdomen

    LXXIV.—The Strategy of the Surgical Approach to a Case of Supposed Perforation of a Hollow Organ

    LXXV.—The Strategy of the Surgical Approach to a Case of Supposed Intestinal Obstruction

    Part IV—Surgery of the Lower Part of the Abdomen

    LXXVI.—Appendicitis: Anatomy and Causation

    LXXVII.—The Classification of Appendicitis

    LXXVIII.—The Treatment of Appendicitis

    LXXIX.—Ileocæcal Mesenteric Lymphadenitis and Regional Ileitis

    LXXX.—The Diagnosis of Diseases of the Proximal Colon

    LXXXI.—Principles Underlying Operation for Carcinoma of the Proximal Colon

    LXXXI I.—Diagnosis of Diseases of the Distal Colon and Rectum (Upper Part)

    LXXXIII.—Surgical Treatment of Innocent Diseases of the Distal Colon

    LXXXIV.—The Diagnosis of Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis

    LXXXV.—The Treatment of Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis

    LXXXVI.—Principles Underlying Operations on the Distal Colon

    LXXXVII.—The Technique and Management of the Disconnecting Anus

    LXXXVIII.—The Technique of Operations on the Defunctioned Distal Colon

    LXXXIX.—The Surgery of Malignant Disease of the Rectum

    XC.—Operation on the Defunctioned Rectum

    XCI.—The Technique of Operation on the Defunctioned Rectum

    XCII.—Operation on the Functioning Rectum

    XCIII.—Gross Ischiorectal Sepsis—Injuries to the Rectum


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  • No. of pages: 1058
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1940
  • Published: January 1, 1940
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483195735

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