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Maingot's Abdominal Operations, 12th Edition [NOOK Book]



With each edition, Maingot's Abdominal Operations has built a legacy of expertise, currency, and clinical rigor acclaimed by surgical trainees and practicing surgeons. Presented in full-color for the first time, the 63 streamlined chapters of the twelfth edition offer a concise, ...

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With each edition, Maingot's Abdominal Operations has built a legacy of expertise, currency, and clinical rigor acclaimed by surgical trainees and practicing surgeons. Presented in full-color for the first time, the 63 streamlined chapters of the twelfth edition offer a concise, yet complete, survey of the diagnosis and management of benign and malignant digestive diseases. This authoritative resource has everything you need to understand congenital, acquired, and neoplastic disorders--and optimize surgical outcomes for any type of abdominal procedure.


  • Contemporary focus on operative procedures, and new concepts in the diagnosis and management of abdominal disease

  • Convenient organ/procedure presentation provides a seamless review of surgical protocols, as well as pre- and postoperative strategies and techniques

  • Thirteen new "Perspective" chapters feature expert commentary and alternative viewpoints on the most clinically relevant topics

  • Added chapters on gastrointestinal bleeding, abdominal trauma, and abdominal vascular emergencies--along with minimally invasive surgery chapters woven throughout the text--present current, ready-to-use insights designed to enhance surgical care and recovery

  • More than 1,250 illustrations (most in full color)

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Carol Scott-Conner, MD, PhD, MBA (University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics)
Description: This 12th edition of a classic book on abdominal surgery in all its myriad aspects blends operative techniques and management pearls with a solid background of pathophysiology. The previous edition was published in 2007 and a revision is definitely warranted due to the rapid advances in the field.
Purpose: The book has "consistently offered a comprehensive discussion of surgical disease of the abdomen with a focus on operative strategy and technique" and "served as a needed reference to refresh our knowledge before a common operation or in preparation for a novel one." These are worthy objectives, which this latest edition continues to meet.
Audience: It is intended for surgical trainees as well as practicing surgeons at a truly international level. Thus, special care is taken to include discussions of entities that are common in other parts of the world but rare in the U.S. The editors are highly credible authorities and they have enlisted a stellar group of contributors.
Features: The book follows a standard and well-established layout, with a brief historical essay leading into a section on perioperative care and surgical techniques. Following Maingot's classic structure, a thorough discussion of the abdominal wall and hernia leads into the GI tract from esophagus to anus, with pancreas, hepatobiliary, spleen, and adrenal appended. Management algorithms are given, and both color drawings and operative photos are included.
Assessment: This classic book has always found a welcome place on the surgeon's bookshelf, and this timely revision amply continues the tradition. Rodney Maingot would be proud of this effort. It will be welcomed by trainees and experienced surgeons alike. Rapid advances in the field definitely justify this new edition.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071639873
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 12/3/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 1328
  • File size: 245 MB
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Meet the Author

Michael J. Zinner, MD, FACS

Surgeon-in-Chief and Chairman

Department of Surgery

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Clinical Director

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center

Moseley Professor of Surgery

Harvard Medical School

Boston, Massachusetts

Stanley W. Ashley, MD, FACS

Senior Surgeon and Vice Chairman

Department of Surgery

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Staff Surgeon

Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center

Sawyer Professor of Surgery

Harvard Medical School

Boston, Massachusetts

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Table of Contents


1. A Focused History of Surgery

2. Preoperative and Postoperative Management

3. Endoscopy and Endoscopic Intervention

4. Fundamentals of LaparoscopicSurgery

5. Laparoscopic Staging andApproaches to Cancer


6. Incisions, Closures, and Managementof the Abdominal Wound

7. Hernias

8. Perspective on Hernias

9. Intestinal Stomas

10. Abdominal Abscess and EntericFistulae

11. Gastrointestinal Bleeding

12. Management of Abdominal Trauma

13. Abdominal Vascular Emergencies


14. Benign Esophageal Disorders

15. Gastroesophageal Reflux Diseaseand Hiatal Hernia (IncludingParaesophageal)

16. Perspective on Benign EsophagealDisease

17. Cancer of the Esophagus

18. Surgical Procedures to Resect andReplace the Esophagus

19. Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery ofthe Esophagus

20. Perspective on MalignantEsophageal Disease


21. Benign Gastric Disorders

22. Gastric Adenocarcinoma andOther Gastric Neoplasms (ExceptGastrointestinal Stromal Tumors)

23. Perspective on Gastric Cancer

24. Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

25. Perspective on GastrointestinalStromal Tumors

26. Stomach and Duodenum: OperativeProcedures

27. Morbid Obesity and Its SurgicalTreatment

28. Perspective on Morbid Obesity andIts Surgical Treatment


29. Small Bowel Obstruction

30. Tumors of the Small Intestine

31. Appendix, Meckel’s, and OtherSmall Bowel Diverticula

32. Diverticular Disease and ColonicVolvulus

33. Crohn’s Disease

34. Ulcerative Colitis

35. Perspective on Inflammatory BowelDisease

36. Tumors of the Colon

37. Laparoscopic Colorectal Procedures

38. Perspective on Colonic Neoplasms


39. Benign Disorders of the Anorectum(Pelvic Floor, Fissures, Hemorrhoids,and Fistulas)

40. Cancer of the Rectum

41. Perspective on Rectal Cancer

42. Cancer of the Anus


43. Hepatic Abscess and Cystic Diseaseof the Liver

44. Benign and Malignant Primary LiverNeoplasms

45. Hepatic Colorectal Metastases:Resection, Pumps, and Ablation

46. Perspective on Liver Surgery

47. Portal Hypertension


48. Cholecystitis and Cholelithiasis

49. Choledocholithiasis and Cholangitis

50. Choledochal Cyst and Benign BiliaryStrictures

51. Cancer of the Gallbladder and BileDucts

52. Laparoscopic Biliary Procedures

53. Perspective on Biliary Diseases


54. Management of Acute Pancreatitis

55. Complications of Acute Pancreatitis(Including Pseudocysts)

56. Chronic Pancreatitis

57. Perspective on Managementof Patients with Severe AcutePancreatitis

58. Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas

59. Cancers of the PeriampullaryRegion and the Pancreas

60. Endocrine Tumors of the Pancreas

61. Perspective on PancreaticNeoplasms


62. The Spleen

63. Adrenalectomy

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