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Comprehensive and complete, Shackelford’s Surgery of the Alimentary Tract delivers the definitive, clinically oriented, cutting-edge guidance you need to achieve optimal outcomes managing the entire spectrum of gastrointestinal disorders. Make effective use of the latest endoscopic, robotic, and minimally invasive procedures as well as medical therapies with unbeatable advice from a "who’s who" of international authorities!

• Find expert answers to any clinical question in gastrointestinal surgery
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• See exactly what to look for and how to proceed
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A clinically oriented, encyclopedic surgical review of all matters that concern the alimentary tract

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Carol Scott-Conner, MD, PhD (University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics)
Description: This is the seventh edition of a classic book on gastrointestinal surgery. It is organized in a similar manner to previous editions, with sections on esophagus and hernia, stomach and small intestine, and so on throughout the GI tract and associated organs. Each section is edited by a premier authority, and chapters are carefully chosen to reflect important topics and are written by key individuals. The book is lavishly illustrated in color. The previous edition, published in 2007, clearly was due for revision due to rapid advances in the field.
Purpose: The book has served as an important resource for surgeons, internists, gastroenterologists, residents, medical students, and other medical professionals whom it proposes to instruct (if trainees) and for whom it serves as a reference (if experienced practitioners). For more than 57 years, this classic has done just that. This revision remains true to the objectives of the original author while providing necessary updates. Such a book is needed now, more than ever, as surgical options proliferate for treatment of GI disorders.
Audience: It is written primarily for practitioners and trainees who need access to comprehensive information on these topics. Medical students may find it a useful reference. The editors and all authors are authorities in their field.
Features: The book provides a systematic approach to the discussion of disorders and operations, and it covers both adult and pediatric conditions. Representative radiographs and operative photographs enhance the text, and color is used in conjunction with line drawings for clarity. Tabular information (such as lists of differential diagnoses), and sections of pearls are particularly welcome. Algorithms and pathways are used selectively. References at the end are current and pertinent.
Assessment: This is a much-needed update of a classic that will be welcomed by practitioners in the field.
From the Publisher

"If you are interested in a single compilation of the pathophysiology, medical, and surgical management of gastrointestinal diseases, go no further…It is money well spent." -Gastroenterology (Review of last edition)

"An excellent resource for a wide range of readers involved in the treatment of patients with gastrointestinal disease."-Journal of the American College of Surgeons (Review of last edition)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781437722062
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 8/9/2012
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 2624
  • Sales rank: 734,694
  • Product dimensions: 11.90 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 4.70 (d)

Table of Contents



Esophagus and Hernia


The Normal Esophagus

1 Perspectives on Esophageal Surgery

2 Human Foregut Anatomy, Adjacent Structures,

and Their Relation to Surgical


3 Clinically Related Prenatal Foregut

Development and Abnormalities in the


4 Physiology of the Esophagus and Its



Evaluation of Esophageal Pathology

and Ambulatory Diagnostics

5 Assessment of Symptoms and Approach to

the Patient With Esophageal Disease

6 Imaging in Esophageal Disease

7 Endoscopic Evaluation of the Esophagus

8 Endoscopic Esophageal Ultrasonography

9 Techniques of High-Resolution Esophageal

Manometry, Classification and Treatment of

Spastic Esophageal Motility Disorders

10 Esophageal pH monitoring

11 Multichannel Intraluminal Impedance

12 Tests of Gastric Function and Their Use in the

Evaluation of Esophageal Disease


Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

13 Epidemiology and Natural History of

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

14 The Pathology of Gastroesophageal Reflux


15 The Gastroesophageal Barrier

16 Reflux Strictures and Short Esophagus

17 Medical Therapy for Gastroesophageal Reflux


18 Laparoscopic and Open Nissen


19 Partial Fundoplications

20 Esophageal Replacement for End-Stage

Benign Esophageal Disease

21 Endoscopic Antireflux Repairs


Barrett Esophagus

22 History and Definition of Barrett


23 Pathophysiology of the Columnar-Lined


24 Treatment of Barrett Esophagus

25 Clinical Features and Endoscopic Therapy for

Dysplastic Barrett Esophagus


Esophageal Motility Disorders and

Diverticula of the Esophagus

26 Disorders of the Pharyngoesophageal


27 Pathophysiology and Treatment of Zenker


28 Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Clinical

Features of Achalasia

29 Laparoscopic Esophageal Myotomy:

Techniques and Results

30 Surgical Management of Esophageal



Neoplasms of the Esophagus

31 Epidemiology, Risk Factors, and Clinical

Manifestations of Esophageal


32 Genetics of Esophageal Cancer

33 Esophageal Cancer: Current Staging

Classifications and Techniques

34 Endoscopic Management of Early Esophageal


35 Surgical Treatment of Carcinoma of the

Esophagus and Esophagogastric


36 Palliative Treatment of Carcinoma of the


37 Multimodality Treatment for Potentially

Resectable Esophageal Cancer

38 Benign Tumors and Cysts of the Esophagus


Miscellaneous Esophageal Conditions

39 Perforation of the Esophagus

40 Esophageal Caustic Injury

41 Paraesophageal and Other Complex

Diaphragmatic Hernias

42 Congenital Disorders of the Esophagus

43 Techniques of Esophageal


44 Complications of Esophagectomy



45 Femoral Hernia

46 Basic Features of Groin Hernia and Its


47 Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair

48 Ventral Herniation in Adults

49 Lumbar and Pelvic Hernias

50 Hernias and Congenital Groin Problems

in Infants and Children


Stomach and Small


51 Anatomy and Physiology of the Stomach

52 Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy of the

Stomach and Small Bowel

53 Intubation of the Stomach and Small


54 Injuries to the Stomach, Duodenum,

and Small Bowel

55 Small Bowel Diverticula

56 Operations for Peptic Ulcer

57 Vagotomy and Drainage

58 Gastric Resection and Reconstruction

59 Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

60 Postgastrectomy Syndromes

61 Miscellaneous Benign Lesions and Conditions

of the Stomach, Duodenum, and Small


62 Adenocarcinoma of the Stomach, Duodenum,

and Small Intestine

63 Motility Disorders of the Stomach and Small


64 Operations for Morbid Obesity

65 Foreign Bodies and Bezoars of the Stomach

and Small Intestine

66 Surgical Diseases of the Stomach and

Duodenum in Infants and Children

67 Anatomy and Physiology of the


68 Small Intestine

69 Small Bowel Obstruction

70 Volvulus of the Stomach and Small


71 Crohn Disease: General Considerations,

Medical Management, and Surgical Treatment

of Small Intestinal Disease

72 Ileostomy

73 Suturing, Stapling, and Tissue


74 Gastric, Duodenal, and Small Intestinal


75 Internal Hernias: Congenital and


76 Mesenteric Arterial Trauma

77 Reoperative Surgery of the Stomach and


78 Radiation Enteritis

79 Short Bowel Syndrome

80 Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors

81 Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

82 Gastrointestinal Lymphomas

83 Surgical Conditions of the Small Intestine in

Infants and Children

84 Anatomy and Physiology of the Mesenteric


85 Mesenteric Ischemia

86 Aortoenteric Fistula and Visceral Artery




Pancrease, Biliary Tract,

Liver, and Spleen



87 Anatomy, Physiology, and Embryology

of the Pancreas

88 Acute Pancreatitis

89 Chronic Pancreatitis

90 Pseudocysts and Other Complications

of Pancreatitis

91 Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Therapy

for Complications of Acute and Chronic


92 Imaging and Radiologic Intervention

in the Pancreas

93 Pancreatic and Periampullary Cancer

94 Neuroendocrine Tumors of the


95 Primary Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms

96 Pancreatic Trauma

97 Pancreatic Problems in Infants and


98 Pancreas and Islet Allotransplantation

99 Autologous Islet Cell Transplantation

100 Unusual Pancreatic Tumors

101 Prevention and Management of Complications

of Pancreatic Surgery


Biliary Tract

102 Anatomy, Embryology, Anomalies,

and Physiology

103 Imaging and Intervention in the Biliary


104 Operative Management of Cholecystitis and


105 Management of Common Bile Duct


106 Biliary Dyskinesia and Sphincter of Oddi


107 Endoscopic Retrograde

Cholangiopancreatography in the Evaluation

and Management of Hepatobiliary and

Pancreatic Disease

108 Biliary Tract Tumors

109 Prevention and Management of Iatrogenic Bile

Duct Injury

110 Biliary Atresia, Biliary Hypoplasia, and

Choledochal Cyst

111 Cystic Disorders of the Bile Ducts

112 Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

113 Operative Management of Bile Duct




114 Anatomy and Physiology of the Liver

115 Approach to the Patient With Abnormal

Hepatic Laboratory Tests

116 Perioperative Management and Nutrition in

Patients With Liver and Biliary Tract


117 Hepatic Cyst Disease

118 Liver Abscess

119 Management of Hepatobiliary Trauma

120 Diagnostic Operations of the Liver and

Techniques of Hepatic Resection

121 Minimally Invasive Techniques of Hepatic


122 Ablative Therapies for Hepatic


123 Hepatic Transplantation

124 Fulminant Hepatic Failure and Liver Support


125 Vascular Diseases of the Liver

126 Drug-Induced Liver Disease

127 Benign Hepatic Neoplasms

128 Hepatocellular Carcinoma

129 Management of Primary Malignant Hepatic

Neoplasms Other Than Hepatocellular


130 Management of Secondary Hepatic


131 Multidisciplinary Approach to the Management

of Portal Hypertension



132 Anatomy and Physiology of the Spleen

133 Minimally Invasive Surgical and Image-Guided

Interventional Approaches to the Spleen

134 Management of Splenic Trauma in


135 Management of Splenic Trauma in


136 Cysts and Tumors of the Spleen

137 Management of Splenic Abscess

138 Splenectomy for Conditions Other Than Trauma


Colon, Rectum, and Anus


Anatomy, Physiology, and Diagnosis of

Colorectal and Anal Disease

139 Anatomy and Embryology of the Colon

140 Anatomy and Physiology of the Rectum and

Anus Including Applied Anatomy

141 Physiology of the Colon and Its


142 Diagnosis of Colon, Rectal, and Anal


143 Ultrasonographic Diagnosis of Anorectal



Benign Colon, Rectal, and

Anal Conditions

144 Diagnosis and Management of Fecal


145 Surgical Treatment of Constipation

146 Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

147 Rectovaginal and Rectourethral Fistulas

148 Complete Rectal Prolapse

149 Pilonidal Disease

150 Traumatic Colorectal Injuries, Foreign Bodies,

and Anal Wounds

151 Colonic Intussusception and Volvulus

152 Colonic Bleeding and Ischemia

153 Diverticular Disease

154 Hemorrhoids

155 Fissure-in-Ano

156 Anal Sepsis and Fistula

157 Miscellaneous Disorders of the Rectum

and Anus

158 Colonoscopy


Inflammatory Diseases

159 Inflammatory Bowel Disease

160 Surgery for Inflammatory Bowel Disease:

Chronic Ulcerative Colitis

161 Surgery for Inflammatory Bowel Disease:

Crohn Disease

162 Appendix


Neoplastic Disease

163 Colorectal Polyps and Polyposis


164 Adenocarcinoma of the Colon and


165 Local Excision of Rectal Cancer

166 Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery

167 Operations for Colorectal Cancer:

Low Anterior Resection

168 Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum

for Cancer

169 Coloanal Anastomosis and Intersphincteric


170 Recurrent and Metatstatic Colorectal


171 Resection and Ablation of Metastatic

Colorectal Cancer to the Liver

172 Neoplasms of the Anus

173 Retrorectal Tumors

174 Rare Colorectal Malignancies

175 Adjuvant and Neoadjuvant Therapy for Colon

and Rectal Cancer

176 Radiation Injuries of the Rectum


Techniques and Pearls

177 Antibiotics, Approaches, Strategy,

and Anastomoses

178 Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery

179 Ostomy Management

180 Surgery in the Immunocompromised


181 Anorectal Anomalies

182 Reoperative Pelvic Surgery

183 Evidence-Based Decision Making in Colon and

Rectal Surgery

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