Surgery: Core Principles and Practice (2nd Ed.)
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Surgery: Core principles and Practice is the second edition of this general surgery textbook, providing essential core knowledge in a user-friendly format. Divided into 8 sections, this two volume set begins with the principles of surgery followed by trauma, gastrointestinal surgery, vascular surgery, breast surgery, and endocrine surgery, along with a dedicated section on surgical subspecialties.

The content of the book has been completely re-organised from the first edition, and includes new topics on acquiring surgical knowledge, vascular access, principles of endoscopy, interventional radiology, assessment and monitoring of critical illness, aortic emergencies, and immunosuppression. An accompanying website includes the complete text, images and references.

Surgery: Core principles and Practice includes nearly 50 case studies on challenging real-life cases. The text is enhanced by over 800 full colour images and illustrations including clinical and diagnostic photographs, and an accompanying website. This is a comprehensive, two-volume surgery textbook, written and edited by a world-class team of surgeons at an appropriate level for both residents and practitioners.

Key Features

  • New, fully revised edition
  • Over 800 full colour images and illustrations
  • Challenging real-life case studies
  • World class editorial team from the UK and US

SECTION I. Principles of Surgery

1A. Core Surgical Concepts

  • Acquiring surgical knowledge
  • Perioperative care (preoperative assessment of surgical patient; prophylactic measures, postoperative care)
  • OR environment
  • Wound healing
  • Fluids and electrolytes
  • Hemorrhage, hemostasis, and transfusion
  • Infection and inflammation
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Outcomes/informatics/ economics
  • Practical Problem/Case Study 1
  • Practical Problem/Case Study 2

1B. Special Considerations

  • Anesthesia and pain control
  • Principles of endoscopy
  • Vascular access
  • Interventional radiology
  • Principles of oncology
  • Geographic features of surgical practice
  • Surgical management of the elderly
  • Surgical management of children and neonates
  • Practical Problem/Case Study 3
  • Practical Problem/Case Study 4
  • Practical Problem/Case Study 5

1C. Critical Care

  • Assessment and monitoring of critical illness
  • Shock (Including multisystem failure)
  • Nutritional support
  • Pulmonary support
  • Cardiac assessment and support of the surgical patient
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Practical Problem/Case Study 6
  • Practical Problem/Case Study 7

SECTION 2. Trauma

2A. Principles of Trauma Care

  • Initial trauma evaluation and resuscitation
  • Initial surgical care
  • Combat surgery
  • Trauma in the elderly, pregnant, and in children
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 8
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 9

2B. Specific Trauma Injuries

  • Neck injury
  • Spinal trauma
  • Thoracic trauma
  • Abdominal and pelvic trauma
  • Vascular trauma
  • Principles of orthopaedic injury
  • Thermal injury
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 10
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 11
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 12

Section 3. Gastrointestinal Surgery

3A. Esophagogastric surgery

  • Benign esophageal disease
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Esophagogastric neoplasms
  • Bariatric surgery (obesity surgery)
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 13
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 14

3B. Hepatopancreaticobiliary surgery

  • Surgery of the liver
  • Portal hypertension
  • Surgery of the gallbladder and biliary tree
  • Surgery of the pancreas
  • Surgery of the spleen
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 15
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 16
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 17

3C. Coloproctology

  • Inflammatory colorectal disease
  • Colorectal neoplasia
  • Neoplastic colorectal conditions
  • Anal canal
  • Miscellaneous conditions of the large bowel
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 18
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 19

3D. Other Gastrointestinal Conditions

  • Peritoneum and retroperitoneum
  • Appendix
  • Small bowel
  • Abdominal wall hernia
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 20
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 21

3E. Common Gastrointestinal Emergencies

  • Upper and lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage
  • Acute abdomen and peritonitis
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 22
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 23

Section 4. Vascular Surgery

4A. Principles of Vascular Surgery

  • Vascular biology
  • Vascular imaging
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 24

4B. Arterial Disease

  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Aneurysmal disease
  • Atherosclerotic arterial disease
  • Nonatherosclerotic arterial disease
  • Renovascular disease
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 25
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 26

4C. Miscellaneous Circulatory Disorders

  • Venous disease
  • Lymphatic disease
  • Vascular malformations
  • Amputations
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 27
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 28

4D. Common Vascular Emergencies

  • Acute limb ischemia
  • Mesenteric ischemia
  • Aortic emergencies
  • Practical Problem/Case Study 29
  • Practical Problem/Case Study 30

Section 5. Breast Surgery

  • Benign breast disease
  • Epidemiology and genetics of breast cancer
  • Screening and staging of breast cancer
  • Early breast cancer
  • Locally advanced and advanced breast cancer
  • Reconstruction options for breast cancer patients
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 31
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 32
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 33

Section 6. Endocrine Surgery

  • Thyroid surgery
  • Parathyroid surgery
  • Adrenal surgery
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 34
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 35

Section 7. Transplantation Surgery

7A. Principles of transplantation

  • Transplantation immunology
  • Immunosupression
  • Organ procurement and storage
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 36

7B. Types of Organ Transplantation

  • Dialysis access and renal transplantation
  • Liver transplantation
  • Pancreatic transplantation
  • Small bowel and multivisceral transplantation
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 37

Section 8. Surgical Specialties for the General Surgeon

8A. Pediatric Surgery

  • Perioperative management of the pediatric patient
  • Pediatric chest
  • Abdominal wall deformities
  • Gastrointestinal surgery in children
  • Oncological surgery in children
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 38
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 39

8B. Head and Neck Surgery

  • Surgery of salivary glands
  • Surgery of the neck
  • Surgery of the mouth
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 40
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 41

8C. Skin and Soft-Tissue Surgery

  • Principles of plastic surgery
  • Skin tumors
  • Soft-tissue tumors
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 42
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 43

8D. Genitourinary Surgery

  • Investigation of the urinary tract
  • Urologic emergencies/urinary tract obstruction
  • Urologic cancers
  • Testis and scrotum
  • Gynecologic emergencies
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 44
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 45

8E. Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Principles of cardiac surgery
  • Cardiac surgery: congenital/ischemic/valvular
  • Principles of management of lung neoplasms
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 46
  • Practical Problems/Case Study 47

John D Corson MBChB FRCS (Eng) FRCS (Edin) FACS
Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, The University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Former Professor of Surgery and Director of Vascular Surgery, The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, USA

Robin Williamson MD MChir FRCSEng FRCSEd
Former Professor and Director of Surgery, Hammersmith Hospital, London; Former President Royal Society of Medicine, Former President Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, Former President International HepatoPancreatoBiliary Association, UK