Surgery of The Alimentary Tract: Pancreas, Biliary Tract, Liver & Portal Hyperten,SpleenVol 3

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Overview

The fifth edition of this reference on gastrointestinal surgery covers procedures from the esophagus to the anus. All five volumes of this fifth edition have been revised and updated to include general and vascular surgical treatments of gastrointestinal disorders. Leading authors in the field discuss the most recent developments, including surgery of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum, biliary tract, pancreas, liver, spleen, colon, and small intestine.

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David J. Dries
This is the fourth edition of a five-volume text reviewing surgery of the gastrointestinal system. The authors have produced a review of the basic science and clinical management of gastrointestinal problems. The book is a standard in its fourth edition since 1955. This work is for the practicing surgeon, academician, trainee, or student of gastrointestinal surgery. The authors and contributors represent leaders in American gastrointestinal surgery. This handsomely bound set of books is divided into five volumes by subject matter. Volumes cover the course of the alimentary tract and discuss closely related topics including liver, pancreas, spleen, and hernia. Each volume is a text of its own. Contributors for a volume are listed with affiliations in the front pages followed by the table of contents for the whole set. Chapters describing each subject are placed in groups designed to stand alone. Each volume concludes with a detailed index that includes separate citations for tables reviewing the content of that volume. Chapters are well written and contain original work dating to within three years of publication. The table of contents is brief but subject headings in each chapter are well indicated. Illustrations are black-and-white and of adequate quality. In some cases, contrast and detail are lost. This book presents each anatomic region with pertinent anatomy, physiology and embryology followed by diagnostic studies, operative procedures, and treatment for benign and malignant disease. Although such an approach allows content overlap among chapters, the book is in fact tightly organized. Although cost may limit ownership of this set to practicing surgeons, it belongs onthe shelf of medical libraries supporting surgical departments.
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Reviewer: David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Description: This is the fourth edition of a five-volume text reviewing surgery of the gastrointestinal system.
Purpose: The authors have produced a review of the basic science and clinical management of gastrointestinal problems. The book is a standard in its fourth edition since 1955.
Audience: This work is for the practicing surgeon, academician, trainee, or student of gastrointestinal surgery. The authors and contributors represent leaders in American gastrointestinal surgery.
Features: This handsomely bound set of books is divided into five volumes by subject matter. Volumes cover the course of the alimentary tract and discuss closely related topics including liver, pancreas, spleen, and hernia. Each volume is a text of its own. Contributors for a volume are listed with affiliations in the front pages followed by the table of contents for the whole set. Chapters describing each subject are placed in groups designed to stand alone. Each volume concludes with a detailed index that includes separate citations for tables reviewing the content of that volume. Chapters are well written and contain original work dating to within three years of publication. The table of contents is brief but subject headings in each chapter are well indicated. Illustrations are black-and-white and of adequate quality. In some cases, contrast and detail are lost.
Assessment: This book presents each anatomic region with pertinent anatomy, physiology and embryology followed by diagnostic studies, operative procedures, and treatment for benign and malignant disease. Although such an approach allows content overlap among chapters, the book is in fact tightly organized. Although cost may limit ownership of this set to practicing surgeons, it belongs on the shelf of medical libraries supporting surgical departments.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721682068
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 9/21/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 593

Meet the Author

Professor of Surgery and Vice Provost for Medical Affairs, Emeritus, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

The Samuel D. Gross Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

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Table of Contents

VOLUME III

PANCREAS
Chapter 1. Anatomy and Embryology of the Pancreas
Chapter 2. Acute Pancreatitis
Chapter 3. Current Trends and New Developments in the Surgical Management of Chronic Pancreatitis
Chapter 4. Pseudocysts and Other Complications of Pancreatitis
Chapter 5. Pancreatic and Periampullary Carcinoma (Nonendocrine)
Chapter 6. Endocrine Tumors of the Pancreas
Chapter 7. Cystic Neoplasms of the Pancreas
Chapter 8. Pancreatic Trauma
Chapter 9. Pancreatic Problems in Infants and Children
Chapter 10. Pancreatic and Islet Cell Transportation

BILIARY TRACT
Chapter 11. Anatomy, Embryology, Anomalies and Physiology of the Gallbladder and Biliary Ducts
Chapter 12. Imaging and Intervention of the Liver and Biliary System
Chapter 13. Operative Management of Cholecystitis and Cholelithiasis
Chapter 14. Laparoscopic Surgery of the Biliary Tract and Liver
Chapter 15. Operative Management of Cholangitis, Choledocholithiasis, and Bile Duct Strictures in the Septic Patient
Chapter 16. Operative Management of Common Bile Duct Stones
Chapter 17. Endoscopy and Endoscopic Surgery in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Disease
Chapter 18. Operative Management of Strictures and Benign Obstructive Disorders of the Bile Duct
Chapter 19. Tumors of the Biliary Tract
Chapter 20. Biliary Fistulas
Chapter 21. Neonatal Biliary Atresia, Hypoplasia and Choledochal Cyst

LIVER AND PORTAL HYPERTENSION
Chapter 22. Anatomy of the Liver
Chapter 23. Laboratory Investigation and Percutaneous Biopsy of the Liver
Chapter 24. Hepatic Encephalopathy and Ascites: Pathophysiology and Treatment
Chapter 25. Perioperative Management and Nutrition in Patients with Liver and Biliary Tract Disease
Chapter 26. Portal Hypertension
Chapter 27. Endoscopic Treatment of Esophageal Varices and Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts
Chapter 28. Budd-Chiari Syndrome
Chapter 29. Tumors of the Liver
Chapter 30. Cystic Disease of the Liver
Chapter 31. Liver Abscess
Chapter 32. Management of Hepatobiliary Trauma
Chapter 33. Diagnostic Operations of the Liver and Techniques of Hepatic Resection
Chapter 34. Hepatic Transplantation

SPLEEN
Chapter 35. Anatomy, Immunology, and Physiology of the Spleen
Chapter 36. Splenectomy for Conditions Other than Trauma
Chapter 37. Laparoscopic Splenectomy
Chapter 38. Management of Splenic Trauma in Adults
Chapter 39. Management of Splenic Injury in Children

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