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Overview

The 12th edition of General Surgery Lecture Notes introduces the student to the principles of common surgical operations and systematically covers all clinical problems where surgical intervention is indicated.

Now in full colour throughout and fully-supported by a website of self-assessment questions and answers, this popular and classic text will appeal to all medical students and junior doctors who want a concise introduction to the fundamental aspects of general surgery and will provide the core knowledge needed for Finals and the MRCS examination.

Key features include:

  • Offers a comprehensive overview of surgical techniques
  • Contains a wide range of colour illustrations
  • Fully supported by hundreds of self-assessment questions and answers at www.testgeneralsurgery.com

Whether you need to develop or refresh your knowledge of surgery, General Surgery Lecture Notes presents 'need to know' information for all those carrying out general surgical procedures.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Carol Scott-Conner, MD, PhD, MBA (University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics)
Description: This is the 12th edition of a classic Lecture Notes book on general surgery, supplemented this time by a website with a question and answer bank. Each of the 47 chapters is devoted to a single surgical problem or region (e.g. shock, the spine), and the selective use of clear and lucid diagrammatic illustrations enhances the text. The previous edition, published in 2006, was ready for update due to rapid developments in the field.
Purpose: The authors note that the book is geared for medical students, but is not intended to supplant a standard textbook. Rather, it is designed to draw together the fundamentals of general surgery in a logical way. There is clearly a need for this book and it admirably meets the authors' objectives.
Audience: Medical students are the appropriate audience for this book. Students will find it concise and readable, an excellent guide to more comprehensive texts. The three authors are all highly respected surgeons.
Features: The book spans the entire gamut of conditions encountered during a general surgery clerkship. Bulleted points and clear color illustrations enhance the text significantly. Because the book is written by three authors (rather than multiple authors) it maintains a clear, lucid voice throughout and minimizes overlap/omissions.
Assessment: This readable, concise yet solid book stands in stark contrast to other pearl books or survival guides for surgical clerks. Students can read this book and learn the basics, attaining a fundamental level of knowledge on which they can build. As it is a British book, U.K. spelling is used throughout, but this should not deter U.S. readers. The new edition is amply justified and should be welcomed by the next generation of students.
From the Publisher
"This readable, concise yet solid book stands in stark contrast to other pearl books or survival guides for surgical clerks. Students can read this book and learn the basics, attaining a fundamental level of knowledge on which they can build. As it is a British book, U.K. spelling is used throughout, but this should not deter U.S. readers. The new edition is amply justified and should be welcomed by the next generation of students." (Doody's, 5 August 2011)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444334401
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/3/2011
  • Series: Lecture Notes Series , #38
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Harold Ellis, CBE DM FRCS FRCOG

Emeritus Professor of Surgery, Guy's Hospital, London

Professor Sir Roy Calne, MD FRCP FRCS

Emeritus Professor of Surgery, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

Mr Christopher Watson, MA MD FRCS

Reader in Surgery and Honorary Consultant, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Acknowledgements.

Abbreviations.

1. Surgical Strategy.

2. Fluid and Electrolyte Management.

3. Pre-operative Assessment.

4. Post-operative Complications.

5. Acute Infections.

6. Shock.

7. Tumours.

8. Burns.

9. The Skin and its Adnexae.

10. The Chest and Lungs.

11. The Heart and Thoracic Aorta.

12. Arterial Disease.

13. Venous Disorders of the Lower Limb.

14. The Brain and Meninges.

15. Head Injury.

16. The Spine.

17. Peripheral Nerve Injuries.

18. The Oral Cavity.

19. The Salivary Glands.

20. The Oesophagus.

21. The Stomach and Duodenum.

22. Mechanical Intestinal Obstruction.

23. The Small Intestine.

24. Acute Appendicitis.

25. The Colon.

26. The Rectum and Anal canal.

27. Peritonitis.

28. Paralytic Ileus.

29. Hernia.

30. The Liver.

31. The Gallbladder and Bile Ducts1.

32. The Pancreas.

33. The Spleen33.

34. The Lymph Nodes and Lymphatics.

35. The Breast.

36. The Neck.

37. The Thyroid.

38. The Parathyroids.

39. The Thymus.

40. The Suprarenal Glands.

41. The Kidney and Ureter.

42. The Bladder.

43. The Prostate.

44. The Male Urethra.

45. The Penis.

46. The Testis and Scrotum.

47. Transplantation Surgery.

Index.

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