Surgery at a Glance / Edition 4

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Following the familiar, easy-to-use At a Glance format, and now in full-colour, Surgery at a Glance is an accessible introduction and revision text for medical students. Fully revised and updated, this At a Glance provides a user-friendly overview of surgery to encapsulate all that the student needs to know. Surgery at a Glance is an invaluable resource for all clinical medical students, junior doctors, and surgical nurses.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Although this book is intended for surgical residents (and some may find it useful), it is most appropriate for third- and fourth-year medical students (such as those doing sub-internships). It would be a valuable addition to other books that are standard for this demographic (e.g., Surgical Recall, 6th edition, Blackbourne (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012).” (Doody’s, 21 March 2014)

“Surgery at a Glance deserves ongoing recommendation as it appears in an updated new fifth edition to provide students with a summary of a comprehensive lecture course in surgery. It's arranged in an 'at a glance' format, which provides quick visuals and easy keys to understanding, with key facts supplementing discussions of major surgical conditions. New chapters on Orthopaedics, updates on post-surgery management, and a website packed with supportive resources to the text makes for a volume filled with important insights any student will find important.” (Midwest Book Review, 1 December 2013)

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Reviewer: James De Andrade, MD (University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics)
Description: This introduction to general surgery and its subspecialties describes the field with a combination of clear art and minimalist text. It is accompanied by a website of MCQs and other additional resources.
Purpose: The purpose is to briefly cover important fundamental concepts in general surgery for those who may not have significant prior knowledge in this area. The book succeeds in introducing the field to this audience.
Audience: The authors intend this book for new residents and others wanting an introduction to general surgery, but the book is most suitable for third- and fourth-year medical students who are interested in general surgery as a career. It also could be useful to nurse practitioners and physician assistants who are getting involved in the care of general surgery patients. Although the authors are from the U.K, the approach they take is universal, rather than specific to the U.K.
Features: The book is divided into two parts, "Clinical Presentations at a Glance" (which includes topics such as "neck lump," "leg ulceration," etc.) and "Surgical Diseases at a Glance" (which is organized by diagnosis or category of disease). It uses multiple illustrations to give readers a concrete understanding of what can be abstract ideas or difficult-to-understand structures (such as anatomy). The particular strength of this book lies in the clarity with which it explains concepts that may be baffling to neophytes, but which are taken for granted (and hence not explained) in other books. A two-page format is used, with a composite illustration on the left page and bulleted text on the right. Each of the 87 such spreads covers a simple but important concept. For example, the one on scrotal swellings takes readers through a clearly illustrated diagnostic algorithm. Information is primarily conveyed by this illustration and is supplemented by the text, which begins with key points and works through differential diagnosis, to end in key investigations.
Assessment: Although this book is intended for surgical residents (and some may find it useful), it is most appropriate for third- and fourth-year medical students (such as those doing sub-internships). It would be a valuable addition to other books that are standard for this demographic (e.g., Surgical Recall, 6th edition, Blackbourne (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012)).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405183253
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/5/2009
  • Series: At a Glance Series , #27
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Pierce Grace (MCh, FRCSI, FRCS) is Professor of Surgical Science and Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the University of Limerick.

Mr Neil Borley (MBBS, FRCS) is Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Cheltenham General Hospital.

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Table of Contents

Preface 6

List of abbreviations 7

Part 1 Clinical presentations at a glance

1 Neck lump 10

2 Dysphagia 12

3 Haemoptysis 14

4 Breast lump 16

5 Breast pain 18

6 Nipple discharge 20

7 Gastrointestinal bleeding 22

8 Dyspepsia 26

9 Vomiting 28

10 Acute abdominal pain 30

11 Chronic abdominal pain 32

12 Abdominal swellings (general) 34

13 Abdominal swellings (localized) – upper abdominal 36

14 Abdominal swellings (localized) – lower abdominal 40

15 Jaundice 42

16 Diarrhoea 44

17 Altered bowel habit/constipation 46

18 Groin swellings 48

19 Claudication 50

20 Acute warm painful leg 52

21 Acute ‘cold’ leg 54

22 Leg ulceration 56

23 Dysuria 58

24 Urinary retention 60

25 Haematuria 62

26 Scrotal swellings 64

27 Stomas and incisions 66

Part 2 Surgical diseases at a glance

28 Anaesthesia 68

29 Hypoxia 72

30 Surgical infection 74

31 Sepsis 78

32 Systemic infl ammatory response syndrome 80

33 Shock 82

34 Acute renal failure 84

35 Fractures 86

36 Orthopaedics – congenital and childhood disorders 88

37 Orthopaedics – metabolic and infective disorders 90

38 Arthritis 92

39 Musculoskeletal tumours 95

40 Burns 98

41 Major trauma – basic principles 100

42 Traumatic brain injury (head injury) 102

43 Gastro-oesophageal refl ux disease 106

44 Oesophageal carcinoma 108

45 Peptic ulcer disease 110

46 Gastric carcinoma 112

47 Malabsorption 114

48 Crohn’s disease 116

49 Acute appendicitis 118

50 Diverticular disease 120

51 Ulcerative colitis 122

52 Colorectal carcinoma 124

53 Benign anal and perianal disorders 126

54 Intestinal obstruction 128

55 Abdominal hernias 130

56 Gallstone disease 132

57 Pancreatitis 136

58 Pancreatic tumours 138

59 Benign breast disease 140

60 Breast cancer 142

61 Goitre 144

62 Thyroid malignancies 146

63 Parathyroid disease 148

64 Pituitary disorders 150

65 Adrenal disorders 152

66 Skin cancer 154

67 Ischaemic heart disease 157

68 Valvular heart disease 160

69 Peripheral arterial disease 162

70 The diabetic foot 164

71 Aneurysms 166

72 Extracranial arterial disease 168

73 Venous thromboembolism 170

74 Varicose veins 173

75 Lymphoedema 176

76 Postoperative pulmonary complications 178

77 Lung cancer 180

78 Urinary tract infection 182

79 Benign prostatic hypertrophy 184

80 Renal (urinary) calculi 186

81 Renal cell carcinoma 188

82 Carcinoma of the bladder 190

83 Carcinoma of the prostate 192

84 Testicular cancer 194

85 Urinary incontinence 196

86 Solid organ transplantation 198

87 Paediatric ‘general’ surgery 200

Index 204

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