Minor Surgery: A Text and Atlas / Edition 3

Minor Surgery: A Text and Atlas / Edition 3

by John Stuart Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 0412750600

ISBN-13: 9780412750601

Pub. Date: 01/12/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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:
9780412750601
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/12/1996
Series:
A Hodder Arnold Publication
Edition description:
New Edition Due 11/2000
Pages:
419
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 11.02(h) x 1.26(d)

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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 MINOR SURGERY


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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