Minor Surgery: A Text and Atlas / Edition 2

Minor Surgery: A Text and Atlas / Edition 2

by John Stuart Brown
     
 

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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

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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.

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

Acknowledgements

Preface to the fourth edition

Preface to the first edition

Foreword

PART ONE: BASIC TECHNIQUES

1. Introduction

2. Instruments & Care of Instruments and Equipment

3. The Minor Operating Theatre

4. The Role of the Practice Nurse/Theatre Assistant

5. Infection Control

6. Sterilizing & Disinfecting Instruments

7. Assessment, Pre-operative Preparation

8. Anaesthesia

9. Surgical Techniques

10. Incisions

11. Skin Closure

12. Suturing Lacerations

13. Dressings

14. Suture Removal

15. Chemical Cauterization

16. The Electro-cautery

17. The Unipolar Diathermy

18. Cryosurgery

19. Histology

20. Statistical Analysis

21. Audit

PART TWO: ROUTINE MINOR SURGERY

22. Injections and Aspirations

23. Incision of Abscesses

24. Dermatological Minor Surgery

25. Skin Lesions

26. Skin Tags and Papillomata

27. Warts and Verrucae

28. Sebaceous Cysts

29. Excision of Lipoma

30. Minor Operations on the Toes

31. Biopsy Techniques

32. Epistaxis

33. The Use of the Proctoscope

34. Sigmoidoscopy

35. Thrombosed External Haemorrhoids

36. Treatment of Internal Haemorrhoids

37. Varicose Veins

38. Minor Procedures in Gynaecology

39. Vasectomy

40. Lymph Gland Biopsy

41. Treatment of Ganglion

42. Radio-Surgery

43. Miscellaneous Minor Surgical Procedures

44. Resuscitation

PART THREE: ADVANCED MINORSURGERY

45. Decompression of the Carpal Tunnel

46. Release of Trigger Finger

47. Stab Avulsion Varicose Veins

48. Excision of Ganglion

49. Caudal Epidural & Intravenous Regional Anaesthesia

PART FOUR: SPECIALIST MINOR SURGERY

50. Plastic & Recontructive Surgery

51. Ophthalmological Surgery

52. Dental Surgery

PART FIVE: ADMINISTRATION

53. Providing Information to the Patient

54. Medicolegal Aspects of Minor Surgery

55. The General Practitioner and the National Health Service

Appendix A: Surgical instrument and equipment suppliers

Appendix B: Corresponding trade names for drugs named in the book

References

Selected further reading for radio-surgery

Index

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