The eighth volume in a series about surgical practice, this concentrates on current trends and innovations in the sub-specialty of laparoscopy, and also highlights major technical changes, such as the growth of laparoscopic surgery.
Prologue: The case for laparoscopy; the case against laparoscopy. Part 1 Training in laparascopic surgery: laparoscopy in surgical training; practical aspects of laparascopic surgery training; ethics; quality control; economic control; the negative effects on junior surgical training. Part 2 Surgical applications of laparoscopy: gynaecology; biliary tract and gall-bladder - cholecytolstectomy, common bile-duct; upper GI tract - thoracoscopic dissection of the oesophagus, peptic ulcer, hiatus hernia; appendectomy; lower GI tract - cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, rectoplexy; inguinal hernia. Part 3 Medicolegal aspects of laparoscopy: other retroperitoneal aspects of laparoscopy.