Minor Surgery: A Text and Atlas / Edition 2

Minor Surgery: A Text and Atlas / Edition 2

by John Stuart Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 0412449102

ISBN-13: 9780412449109

Pub. Date: 12/28/1992

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC

A superbly illustrated step-by-step guide to minor surgery. As previously, the book begins by placing minor surgery into context with a description of the setting up, equipping and running a minor operations facility in general practice. Methods of anaesthesia follow. The book then goes on to describe over 40 surgical procedures in step-by-step detail, usually…  See more details below

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A superbly illustrated step-by-step guide to minor surgery. As previously, the book begins by placing minor surgery into context with a description of the setting up, equipping and running a minor operations facility in general practice. Methods of anaesthesia follow. The book then goes on to describe over 40 surgical procedures in step-by-step detail, usually accompanied by colour photographs and line drawings. The authority and clarity of the text owes much to the author's own experience of over 20,000 minor operations.

All sections have been revised to take account of changes since the last (1996) edition. Some reflect improved techniques and some take into account the wises of those doctors who undertake more complex minor surgical procedures. The latter are incorporated in the section on Advanced Minor Surgery. Radio-surgery which is gaining in popularity is described in detail.

A new chapter on the role of the Practice Nurse/Operating Theatre Assistant is included - this acknowledges the vital role these colleagues play in the day-to-day running of a Minor Surgical Service. There is also a new chapter on biopsy techniques - this is becoming increasingly important with the rising incidence of skin malignancies where a prompt, accurate histological diagnosis of a skin lesion may accelerate treatment and improve overall prognosis.

There is a new departure from previous editions in a section entitled Specialist Minor Surgery where specialists in their field have been invited to write a chapter giving additional information on how to improve still further the results of minor surgery. Thus there are sections by a consultant plastic surgeon, a consultant ophthalmologist, and a dental surgeon - the last being particularly important if a doctor is in an isolated situation where there are no dental facilities.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780412449109
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
12/28/1992
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 10.63(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Contributors
Acknowledgements
Preface to the fourth edition
Preface to the first edition
Foreword
Pt. 1Basic Techniques1
1Introduction3
2Instruments10
3The Minor Operating Theatre22
4The Role of the Practice Nurse/Operating Theatre Assistant41
5Infection Control46
6Sterilizing and Disinfecting Instruments50
7Assessment, Preoperative Preparation and Skin Preparation55
8Anaesthesia57
9Surgical Techniques69
10Incisions76
11Skin Closure81
12Suturing Lacerations95
13Dressings101
14Suture Removal105
15Chemical Cauterization107
16Electrocautery111
17The Unipolar Diathermy121
18Cryotherapy126
19Histology142
20Statistical Analysis150
21Audit158
Pt. 2Routine Minor Surgery161
22Injections and Aspirations163
23Incision of Abscesses193
24Dermatological Minor Surgery195
25Skin Lesions199
26Skin Tags and Papillomata215
27Warts and Verrucae219
28Sebaceous Cysts227
29Excision of Lipoma232
30Minor Operations on the Toes234
31Biopsy Techniques249
32Epistaxis258
33Use of the Proctoscope261
34Sigmoidoscopy263
35Thrombosed External Haemorrhoids267
36Treatment of Internal Haemorrhoids269
37Varicose Veins275
38Minor Surgical Procedures in Gynaecology283
39Vasectomy295
40Lymph-Gland Biopsy303
41Treatment of Ganglia305
42Radiosurgery311
43Miscellaneous Minor Surgical Procedures338
44Resuscitation353
Pt. 3Advanced Minor Surgery361
45Decompression of the Carpal Tunnel363
46Release of Trigger Finger369
47Stab-Avulsion Varicose Veins372
48Excision of Ganglia378
49Caudal Epidural and Intravenous Regional Anaesthesia383
Pt. 4Specialist Minor Surgery389
50Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery391
51Minor Operations in Ophthalmology397
52Dental Problems in General Practice404
Pt. 5Administration421
53Providing Information to the Patient423
54Medicolegal Aspects of Minor Surgery443
55The General Practitioner and the National Health Service449
App. A: Surgical Instrument and Equipment Suppliers454
App. BCorresponding Trade Names for Drugs Named in the Book457
References458
Selected Further Reading460
Index462

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