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First published in 1936, the Sabiston Textbook has served generations of surgeons as the defining text in the field. The 17th Edition carries on this distinguished legacy, presenting the world's most thorough, useful, readable, and understandable coverage of the principles and techniques of surgery. Sweeping changes include comprehensive updates to reflect the latest knowledge and techniques...a new, full-color page layout for enhanced ease of reference... a new image bank CD-ROM containing over 1,300 illustrations, intraoperative photographs, tables, diagnostic images, graphs, pie charts, algorithms, and anatomical drawings all downloadable to Powerpoint presentations.

• Features 50% new contributors and many new chapters, providing fresh insights into every area of surgery.
• Covers hot new topics such as robotics · endovascular procedures · surgery in pregnant, elderly, and immunocompromised patients · surgery for obesity · minimally invasive surgery · ultrasound for surgeons · the surgeon's role in disaster management · emerging technologies · breast reconstruction · and many more.
• Uses a new full-color layout and many new full-color illustrations to make the material easier to access and absorb.
• Includes a new CD that contains all of the book's illustrations, easily importable into Powerpoint presentations.
• Offers a dedicated web site (sold separately, or as an e-dition package with the book) that delivers the entire contents of the text online—completely searchable—with references hyperlinked to PubMed. The web site will also feature regular updates to reflect new advances in the field, 100 self-assessment questions (with answers) from Sabiston Textbook of Surgery 17th Edition Board Review to facilitate exam study, and Mosby's Drug Consult—-a comprehensive drug reference and database.

With more than 150 additional contributors. Also available as a multimedia e-dition! See Companion Products for more information.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Description: This is the 17th edition of one of the classic textbooks in surgery.
Purpose: A comprehensive work providing an overview of surgical science, not only for the general surgeon but also for the surgical specialist, is provided.
Audience: The student, trainee, and practitioner of surgery may benefit from this work. Teachers will find the pedagogic tools useful. Editors and authors are leading clinicians and scientists in surgery. Most, but not all, of these authors come from North American medical schools.
Features: The book's 76 chapters are divided into predictable sections beginning with basic principles of surgery and continuing through perioperative management and trauma and concluding with an anatomic grouping of chapters according to surgical subspecialty. Final chapters describe multisystem care such as pediatrics, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and genitourinary specialties. Chapters are well written and beautifully illustrated. Texture of type, boxes and line drawings are used with great effect to emphasize important points. Detailed reference lists are included with primary works dating to within one year of publication. The overall quality of line drawings and color illustrations is excellent. For the most part, photographs and radiograph reproductions are very good to excellent as well. The table of contents groups chapters by type and lists authors. A highly detailed index includes separate citations for topics, figures, tables, and boxes.
Assessment: This 17th edition is a significant advance over the previous edition published only three years ago. Illustrations and production quality have been radically improved. A CD-ROM is included to allow access to illustrations for PowerPoint presentations. Although information in some areas, such as trauma and minimally invasive surgery, is scattered throughout the book, these are minor concerns. The 17th edition of the Sabiston Textbook of Surgery belongs in the front rank of tools for the surgical practitioner.
From the Publisher
"A superbly written clinical authority, replete with supportive basic science data and strong background in surgical history. It is an up-to-date textbook and invaluable reference for the practicing surgeon. This textbook is sure to take its place among the finest ever published for general surgeons."—JAMA

"A brief review such as this cannot do justice to a textbook that is sure to take its place among the finest ever published for general surgeons...marvel at the quality of the information presented by the authors, the outstanding editorship, the superb illustrations, and, by the way, the modest cost in a time of escalating and often unaffordable prices for medical students and residents."—JAMA

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721604091
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 6/10/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 17
  • Pages: 2416
  • Product dimensions: 8.75 (w) x 11.25 (h) x 2.50 (d)

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. History
Chapter 2. Ethics in Surgery
Chapter 3. Molecular and Cell Biology
Chapter 4. The Role of Cytokines as Mediators of the Inflammatory Response
Chapter 5. Shock, Electrolytes and Fluid
Chatper 6. Hematologic Principles in Surgery
Chapter 7. Metabolism in Surgical Patients
Chapter 8. Wound Healing
Chapter 9. Critical Assessment of Outcomes

Chapter 10. Principles of Preoperative and Operative Surgery
Chapter 11. Ultrasound for Surgeons
Chapter 12. Surgical Infections and Choice of Antiobiotics
Chapter 13. Surgical Problems in the Immunosuppressed Patient
Chapter 14. Surgical Complications
Chapter 15. Surgery in the Elderly
Chapter 16. Morbid Obesity
Chapter 17. Anesthesiology Principles, Pain Management and Conscious Sedation
Chapter 18. Minimally Invasive Surgery
Chapter 19. Emerging Technology in Surgery: Informatics, Electronics, Robotics

Chapter 20. Management of Acute Injury
Chapter 21. Emergent Care of Musculoskeletal Injuries
Chapter 22. Burns
Chapter 23. Bites and Stings
Chapter 24. Critical Care and Respiratory Failure
Chapter 25. Surgeon’s Role in Unconventional Civilian Disasters

Chapter 26. Transplantation, Immunobiology and Immunosuppression
Chapter 27. Transplantation of Abdominal Organs

Chapter 28. Tumor Biology and Tumor Markers
Chapter 29. Melanoma and Cutaneous Malignancies
Chapter 30. Soft Tissue Sarcomas

Chapter 31. Head and Neck

Chapter 32. Diseases of the Breast
Chapter 33. Breast Reconstruction

Chapter 34. The Thyroid
Chapter 35. The Parathyroid Gland
Chapter 36. Endocrine Pancreas
Chapter 37. The Pituitary and Adrenal Glands
Chapter 38. The Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndrome

Chapter 39. Esophagus
Chapter 40. Hiatal Hernia and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Chapter 41. Abdominal Wall, Umbilicus, Peritoneum, Mesenteries, Omentum and Retroperitoneum
Chapter 42. Hernias
Chapter 43. Acute Abdomen
Chapter 44. Acute GI Hemorrhage
Chapter 45. Stomach
Chapter 46. Small Intestine
Chapter 47. The Appendix
Chapter 48. Colon and Rectum
Chapter 49. Anus
Chapter 50. The Liver
Chapter 51. Surgical Complications of Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension
Chapter 52. Biliary Tract
Chapter 53. The Exocrine Pancreas
Chapter 54. The Spleen

Chapter 55. Chest Wall and Pleura
Chapter 56. The Mediastinum
Chapter 57. Lung/Pulmonary Embolism
Chapter 58. Congenital Heart Disease
Chapter 59. Acquired Heart Disease: Coronary Insufficiency
Chapter 60. Acquired Heart Disease: Valvular

Chapter 61. Thoracic Vasculature
Chapter 62. Endovascular Surgery
Chapter 63. Cerebrovascular Disease
Chapter 64. Aneurysmal Vascular Disease
Chapter 65. Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease
Chapter 66. Vascular Trauma
Chapter 67. Venous Disease
Chapter 68. The Lymphatics
Chapter 69. Access and Ports

Chapter 70. Pediatric Surgery
Chapter 71. Neurosurgery
Chapter 72. Plastic Surgery
Chapter 73. Hand Surgery
Chapter 74. Gynecologic Surgery
Chapter 75. Surgery in the Pregnant Patient
Chapter 76. Urology

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2004

    A unique book on surgery (not an operative one)

    The Chapters on esophagus, gastric surgery, pancreas, trauma and melanoma, are marvellous (i haven´t read yet the others). It´s better than the last edition (16th), with pretty good illustrations (color), but has lost information on procedures since the 15th edition.

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