As a trainee surgeon, this uniquely structured book leads you step-by-step through the possible cases you will be called upon to manage. This problem-based approach is illustrated clearly by the use of algorithms or 'pathways', accompanied by more detailed textual information. The consistent use of these algorithms throughout all chapters helps teach clinical skills by presenting a logical and structured approach to clinical problems. Essential areas of knowledge are highlighted in each chapter to help guide you through the subject. Substantially expanded and updated since the last edition, Pathways in Surgery now covers the whole of surgery adding eyes, ear nose and throat, cardiothoracic, orthopaedics and more extensive coverage of urology to chapters on general surgery. To ensure authoritative descriptions, authors have been chosen for both their specialist knowledge and their experience in teaching hospitals. This book is primarily intended for all students of surgery, both pre-qualification medical students and surgical trainees studying for higher qualifying examinations such as the MRCS. It will also be a useful reference for general practitioners and established surgeons wanting an up-do-date refresher course in fields outside their own specialty.