This collection of 201 articles by masters of surgery should appeal
particularly to the surgeon who does not practice in a major urban
setting and cannot readily refer patients to subspecialists, as well
as to residents rotating through specialty services. Nine sections
cover the perioperative care of the surgical patient; basic surgical
skills: new and emerging technology; the head and neck; endocrine
surgery; breast, chest, and mediastinum; the diaphragm; the
gastointestinal tract; nongastrointestinal transabdominal surgery;
and vascular surgery. The third edition introduces a new spectrum of
operations and procedures performed with newer techniques, such as
videoscopic surgery. Each chapter is followed by a suggested reading
list and editor's comments. Detailed diagrams abound.
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