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Illustrative Handbook of General Surgery

Chen, Herbert (Ed.)

2010, XVI, 343p. 270 illus., 251 illus. in color.

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The Illustrative Handbook of General Surgery is a handy, compact atlas covering all facets of General Surgery. Extremely useful to carry around as a refresher guide before going into theater, the areas of surgery covered are:

  • Endocrine surgery
  • Breast surgery
  • Esophageal and Gastric Surgery
  • Small Bowel and Appendix Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Pancreatic Surgery

Each chapter includes a brief narrative describing the procedure and several photographic illustrations as a quick visual aid to the reader.  In addition, the authors outline common pitfalls and provide suggestions drawn from their extensive personal experiences.

Dr Herbert Chen is Vice-Chairman of Research, Department of Surgery, Professor, Division of General Surgery and Chief of Endocrine Surgery at the University of Wisconsin, USA.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Related subjects » Critical Care & Emergency Medicine - Radiology - Surgery

Table of contents 

Section 1 Endocrine Surgery.- Total Thyroidectomy and Thyroid Lobectomy.- Central Neck Dissection.- Modified Radical Neck Dissection.- Parathyroidectomy.- Open Adrenalectomy.- Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy.- Section 2 Breast Surgery.- Breast Biopsy.- Breast Procedures.- Axillary Procedures.- Section 3 Esophageal and Gastric Surgery.- Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication.- Laparoscopic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair.- Minimally Invasive Surgical Treatment of Achalasia.- Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass.- Esophagectomy.- Gastric Resection.- Section 4 Small Bowel and Appendix Surgery.- Small Bowel Resection.- Meckel’s Diverticulum Resection.- Appendectomy.- Section 5 Colorectal Surgery.- Right Hemicolectomy.- Sigmoid Colectomy.- Low Anterior Resection and Abdominoperineal Resection.- Stomas (Colostomy and Ileostomy).- Section 6 Anorectal Surgery.- Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy.- Cryptoglandular Disease.- Pilonidal Operations.- Hemorrhoids.- Section 7 Hernia Surgery.- Abdominal Wall Hernias: Introduction.- Inguinal Herniorrhaphy.- Totally Extraperitoneal Preperitoneal Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair.- Incisional Hernia.- Umbilical Hernia.- Section 8 Hepatobiliary Surgery.- Hepatic Procedures.- Biliary Procedures.- Laparoscopic Splenectomy.- Section 9 Pancreatic Surgery.- Pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple Procedure).- Distal Pancreatectomy.- Surgical Treatment of Chronic Pancreatitis.

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