The Fifth Edition of this highly-praised and bestselling pocketbook continues
to deliver a concise and didactic account of the essential features of all common
surgical disorders. The book covers fundamental principles as well as providing
basic information on aetiology, diagnosis and management, including pre-operative
and post-operative care. The text includes an overview of history-taking, relevant
physical signs, differential diagnosis, investigations and practical treatment.
The book provides comprehensive coverage of general surgery but in addition covers the basic needs of the medical student and those in the early years of postgraduate training as far as the surgical specialities are concerned.
- Presented in portable small format in two colours with line drawings and radiological images. The text is succinct and clearly structured with extensive use of headings to guide the reader.
- Covers all the major surgical specialties.
- Contains outlines of common operations such as appendicectomy and thyroidectomy.
- Contains an introductory chapter on consent, medicolegal issues, statistics and clinical audit.
- Contains a checklist of emergency situations for quick reference.
Introduction to surgery
An introduction to surgical techniques and practical procedures
Shock and trauma
Preoperative and postoperative care
Infection and surgery
Management of malignant disease
Head, neck and otorhinolaryngology
Abdominal wall and hernia
Peripheral vascular disease
Plastic surgery and skin
Organ and tissue transplantation
Gynaecology and obstetrics
By Andrew T Raftery, BSc MBChB(Hons) MD FRCS(Eng) FRCS(Ed) , Clinical Anatomist; Formerly Consultant Surgeon, Sheffield Kidney Institute, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield; Member (formerly Chairman), Court of Examiners, Royal College of Surgeons of England; Formerly Member of Panel of Examiners, Intercollegiate Specialty Board in General Surgery; Formerly Member of Council, Royal College of Surgeons of England; Formerly Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Surgery, University of Sheffield, UK; Michael S. Delbridge, MB ChB(Hons) MD FRCS (Vascular), Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon, The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, UK ; Marcus J. D. Wagstaff, BSc(Hons), MB BS, PhD, MRCS(Eng), FRCS(Plast), FRACS, Consultant in Plastic, Reconstructive and Burns Surgery, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia and Katherine I Bridge, MBChB(Hons), MRCS(Eng), Clinical Research Training Fellow in Vascular Surgery, University of Leeds and Yorkshire and the Humber Deanery, Leeds, UK