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Overview

Advanced Surgical Recall, Third Edition is a quick review for the ABSITE and oral board exams in surgery. The book is written in rapid-fire question-and-answer format and contains detailed illustrations of anatomic landmarks and surgical techniques.

This edition has seven new Microvignettes chapters that test recall via sample cases. These Microvignettes chapters include Clinical, Surgical Pathognomonic, Complications, Blood, Surgical Laboratory, Medical Treatment of Surgical Diagnoses, and Eponyms. Other new chapters include Advanced Procedures, Cell Biology and Cytokines, Wounds, Drains and Tubes, Surgical Respiratory Care, Renal Facts, Surgery by the Numbers and Surgical Formulae, Hand Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Diagnostic Surgical Stimulation and Radiographic Tests, and Power Review of Surgical Physiology.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: James Thomas Quann, B.S.; expected MD in May 2008(University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics)
Description: This pocket-sized wonder condenses the information of several surgical texts. The question and answer format is designed for focused learning and quick reviewing. The microvignettes and extra chapters, new since the 2003 version, are a welcome addition.
Purpose: The author far surpasses his desire to provide an advanced study aid for medical students and residents in surgery. First, the book is useful in all disciplines, not just surgery. Second, there is very little duplication of the basic Surgical Recall, 4th edition (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007), but rather an incredible amount of depth and breadth.
Audience: The book is written for surgical residents and advanced medical students interested in surgery. However, all medical students and residents will benefit from this book. The book includes all the general surgery topics (in greater depth than expected), but also everything from chemotherapy drugs to nuances of lab tests.
Features: This book is remarkable in the depth and breadth of information it offers. The surgical subspecialty section alone is 365 pages and covers 13 subspecialties including ophthalmology. The question and answer format lends itself to a quick review on the way into the OR, or 10 minutes of high yield learning in the middle of the night when an ER consult is waiting and processing a traditional textbook chapter is not realistic. I am surprised more authors haven't adopted the format. A nonmedical significant other can quiz a partner with ease. The drawings are very good; the one-handed knot diagrams are as good as any I've ever seen. The index leaves a bit to be desired when hunting down specifics — I recommend flipping through the pages pertaining to the organ or topic instead of searching for overly detailed keywords in the index. Unfortunately for such a great book, there are several typos, none very serious, that are more of a nuisance than anything else.
Assessment: I'm impressed with the format and the exhaustive nature of this book. It is by far the best pocket-sized book I've encountered. It is a cliché to say learning is fun, but the question and answer format is fun: several times I've meant to look up one fact and find myself reading for 20 or 30 minutes. When I have two minutes to review on the way into the OR, it is clear and concise (and makes me look like a champ). The new edition is warranted, as the answers and treatments change. The microvignettes are a welcome addition. I am a huge fan of Surgical Recall (lost my first copy and went out and promptly paid retail for a second copy), and wondered if Advanced Surgical Recall could offer that much more. That doubt was quickly laid to rest.
Paula K. Shireman
This new book is designed to supplement the information contained in Surgical Recall, an earlier book written by the same editors but designed primarily for use by medical students during their surgical services rotations. The book is written in a question-and-answer format and is intended to be used as a review for board exams. The purpose is to provide a quick review of surgical facts that are useful for ward rounds, in-training, and board exams. The book covers a wide range of topics, including the principles of general surgery as well as basic science concepts and subspecialty disciplines. Targeted especially for surgical residents, this book will also be used by medical students and practicing surgeons who are taking boards for recertification. The editors are predominately surgery residents and attendings at various institutions across the country. Featured in this book are several illustrations predominately outlining important anatomical considerations. The table of contents is divided into three sections dealing with background information, general surgery, and surgical subspecialties. The references are current but are listed at the end of the book rather than after each chapter, making it difficult use them as additional reading materials. This is a good reference for surgical facts that are often used on the board exams and will serve as a good, overall review. It requires the reader to have an understanding of the basics of surgery; therefore, areas of this text in which readers have a limited knowledge base are probably best reviewed by using a more descriptive reference.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781770682
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 6/28/2007
  • Series: Recall Series
  • Edition description: Third
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 900
  • Product dimensions: 7.82 (w) x 4.94 (h) x 1.24 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Sect. I Overview and Background Surgical Information
1 Introduction 3
2 Surgical Syndromes 24
3 Surgical Most Commons 26
4 Surgical Percentages 28
5 Surgical History 30
6 Surgical Instruments 34
7 Sutures and Stitching 51
8 Surgical Knot Tying 56
9 Incisions 59
10 Surgical Positions 60
11 Surgical Speak 62
12 Preoperative 201 64
13 Surgical Operations You Should Know 67
14 Wounds, Drains, and Tubes 86
15 Surgical Anatomy 94
16 Fluids and Electrolytes 106
17 Blood and Blood Products 109
18 Surgical Hemostasis 117
19 Surgical Medications 119
20 Complications 123
21 Common Causes of Ward Emergencies 132
22 Surgical Nutrition 139
23 Shock 142
24 Surgical Infection 145
25 Fever 153
26 Surgical Prophylaxis 155
27 Surgical Radiology 157
28 Anesthesia 165
29 Surgical Ulcers 176
30 Surgical Oncology 178
Sect. II General Surgery
31 GI Hormones and Physiology 185
32 Acute Abdomen and Referred Pain 193
33 Hernias 198
34 Laparoscopy 201
35 Trauma 204
36 Burns 222
37 Upper GI Bleeding 226
38 The Stomach 228
39 Bariatric Surgery 233
40 Ostomies 236
41 Small Intestine 241
42 The Appendix 247
43 Carcinoid Tumors 250
44 Fistulas 254
45 Colon and Rectum 256
46 The Anus 262
47 Lower GI Bleeding 266
48 Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis 268
49 Liver 271
50 Portal Hypertension 279
51 Biliary Tract 284
52 Pancreas 298
53 The Breast 304
54 Endocrine 313
55 Thyroid Gland 324
56 Parathyroid 332
57 Spleen 336
58 Surgically Correctable Hypertension 340
59 Soft Tissue Sarcomas and Lymphomas 343
60 Skin Lesions 350
61 Melanoma 351
62 Surgical Intensive Care 354
63 Vascular Surgery 365
Sect. III Subspecialty Surgery
64 Pediatric Surgery 397
65 Plastic Surgery 416
66 Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery 450
67 Thoracic Surgery 469
68 Cardiovascular Surgery 503
69 Transplant Surgery 553
70 Orthopedic Surgery 562
71 Neurosurgery 606
72 Urology 627
73 Ophthalmology 666
Index 672
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