Breast Surgery: Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice [NOOK Book]

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Breast Surgery meets the needs of surgeons in higher training and practising consultants for a contemporary and evidence-based account of this sub-specialty that is relevant to their general surgical practice. It is a practical reference source incorporating the most current information on recent developments, management issues and operative procedures. The text is thoroughly referenced and supported by evidence-based recommendations wherever possible, distinguishing between strong evidence to support a ...

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Breast Surgery: Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice

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Overview

Breast Surgery meets the needs of surgeons in higher training and practising consultants for a contemporary and evidence-based account of this sub-specialty that is relevant to their general surgical practice. It is a practical reference source incorporating the most current information on recent developments, management issues and operative procedures. The text is thoroughly referenced and supported by evidence-based recommendations wherever possible, distinguishing between strong evidence to support a conclusion, and evidence suggesting that a recommendation can be reached on the balance of probabilities.

This is a title in the Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice series whose eight volumes are an established and highly regarded source of information for the specialist general surgeon.

  • The Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice series provides a current and concise summary of the key topics within each major surgical sub-specialty.
  • Each volume highlights evidence-based practice both in the text and within the extensive list of references at the end of every chapter.
  • An expanded authorship team across the series includes additional European and World experts with an increased emphasis on global practice.
  • The contents of the series have been extensively revised in line with recently published evidence.
  • A new chapter covers advances in breast reconstruction.
  • The extended chapter on imaging includes the controversies surrounding breast screening.
  • A more detailed discussion of the management of nipple discharge including ductoscopy is included in a new chapter.
  • The dramatic changes on the management of the axilla and the controversial Z0011 trial are covered in a new chapter
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780702049675
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences UK
  • Publication date: 6/22/2013
  • Series: Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 326
  • Sales rank: 1,265,801
  • File size: 17 MB
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Table of Contents

• The role of imaging in breast diagnosis including screening and excision of impalpable lesions
• Pathology and biology of breast cancer
• Nipple discharge and the role of ductoscopy in breast diseases
• Breast-conserving surgery: the balance between good cosmesis and local control
• Techniques of mastectomy - tips and pitfalls
• Oncoplastic procedures to allow breast conservation and a satisfactory cosmetic outcome
• The axilla: current management including sentinel node and lymphoedema
• The genetics of breast cancer, risk-reducing surgery and prevention
• Breast reconstruction
• Breast cancer treatments of uncommon diseases
• Treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ
• The role of adjuvant systemic therapy in patients with operable breast cancer
• Locally advanced breast cancer
• Metastatic disease and palliative care
• The role of adjuvant radiotherapy in the management of breast cancer
• Psychosocial issues in breast cancer
• Benign breast disease
• Litigation in breast disease
• Index
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