Trauma Surgery: Handbooks in General Surgery

Trauma Surgery: Handbooks in General Surgery

Paperback Handbooks in General Surgery

Edited by Kirby I. Bland, Edited by Michael G. Sarr, Edited by Markus W. Buchler, Edited by Attila Csendes, Edited by Oliver James Garden, Edited by John Wong

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  • Publisher: Springer London Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 198mm x 15mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 13 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: England
  • ISBN 10: 1849963746
  • ISBN 13: 9781849963749
  • Edition statement: 2011.
  • Illustrations note: 19 black & white illustrations, 15 colour illustrations, 18 black & white tables
  • Sales rank: 976,973

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"Trauma Surgery" provides an illustrative, instructive, and comprehensive review that depicts the rationale of basic operative principles essential to surgical therapy in the trauma patient. The chapters provide pertinent, and concise, summaries of how to deal with the trauma patient, from initial evaluation to a closer look at the various organ systems that may need operated on. Thermal injury is also addressed. Stages of operative approaches with relevant technical considerations are outlined in a straigtforward manner, and complications are reviewed when appropriate for the organ system and problem. This text is illustrated throughout by line drawings and photographs that depict anatomic or technical principles. A concise, handbook-sized reference work, this book is a valuable resource for all general surgeons and residents in training.

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This book is edited by a team of experts from across the globe. Kirby I. Bland, MD, is based at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL, in the USA, where he is the Fay Fletcher Kerner Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery, and the Deputy Director at the Comprehensive Cancer Center. Michael G. Sarr, MD is the James C. Marson Professor of Surgery at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, MN in the USA. Markus W. Buchler, MD, is a Professor of Surgery and the Chairman of the Department of General and Visceral Surgery at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. Attila Csendes, MD FACS(Hon) is a Professor of Surgery and the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University Hospital in Santiago, Chile. O. James Garden, MBChB MD FRCS(Ed) FRCP(Ed) FRACS(Hon), is the Regius Professor of Clinical Surgery at the Department of Clinical and Surgical Sciences at the University of Edinburgh and Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in the UK. John Wong, BSc(Med(Syd)) MBBS(Syd) PhD(Syd) MD(Hon(Syd)) FRACS FRCS(Edin) FRCS(Glasg) FACS(Hon) is the Chair Professor for the Department of Surgery at The University of Hong Kong and Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong, China.

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Trauma Surgery provides an illustrative, instructive, and comprehensive review that depicts the rationale of basic operative principles essential to surgical therapy in the trauma patient. The chapters provide pertinent and concise summaries of how to deal with the trauma patient, from initial evaluation to a closer look at the various organ systems that may need oeprated on. Thermal injury is also addressed. Stages of operative approaches with relevant technical considerations are outlined in a straigtforward manner, and complications are reviewed when appropriate for the organ system and problem. The text is illustrated throughout by line drawings and photographs that depict anatomic or technical principles. A concise, handbook-sized reference work, this book is a valuable resource for all general surgeons and residents in training.

Table of contents

Initial Evaluation of the Trauma Patient.- Blunt Abdominal Trauma.- Penetrating Trauma: Neck, Thorax, and Abdomen.- Vascular Trauma: Life-threatening Thoracoabdominal Injuries and Limb-threatening Extremity Injuries.- Thermal Injury.- Closed Head Injury.- Spinal Trauma.- Abdominal Compartment Syndrome.- Neurologic Physiology: The Brain and Its Response to Injury.- Pericardial Tamponade.