This book is part of a series covering surgical specialties. The volumes are multi-authored, containing brief chapters, each of which are devoted to one or two specific questions or decisions within that specialty that are difficult or controversial. The volumes are intended as a current and timely reference source for practicing surgeons, surgeons in training, and educators that describe the recommended ideal approach, rather than customary care, in selected clinical situations.
- The book is written by recognized experts in the field, lending credibility to the stated conclusions
- Use of a PICO table (Population, Intervention, Comparator and Outcome) and recommendation boxes will allow the reader to easily identify useful clinical guidelines
- The book has focused topics which are concisely analysed by the authors
Chapter 1: Finding and appraising the evidence:EBM and GRADE
Chapter 2: Is Surgery Indicated for Asymptomatic Giant Hepatic Hemangioma?
Chapter 3: What is the Best Surgical Method of Addressing Hepatic Hemangiomas?
Chapter 4: Which Diagnostic Modality is Best to Assess Benign Hepatic Tumors?
Chapter 5: Cystic Diseases of the Liver
Chapter 6: When Should You Operate on Major Hepatic Trauma?
Chapter 7: Surgical Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Resection versus Transplantation
Chapter 8: Hepatic Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma
Chapter 9: What is the Best Way to Screen Cirrhotic Patients for Hepatocellular Carcinoma in the United States?
Chapter 10: When
is Laparoscopic Liver Resection Preferred Over Open Resection?
Chapter 11: Clinical Management of Pyogenic Liver Abscesses
Chapter 12: Which is better local therapy for HCC, RFA or TACE?
Chapter 13: When should patients with liver metastases from colorectal cancer receive chemotherapy?
Chapter 14: What is the best way to assess hepatic reserve prior to liver resection in the cirrhotic patient?
Chapter 15: Treatment Protocols for Small Hepatocellular Carcinoma (≤ 3cm): RFA or Resection?
Chapter 16: Which is the Better Predictor of Hepatic Reserve Prior to Liver Resection: MELD or the Child-Pugh Score?
Chapter 17: Early 24 hr or Delayed Cholecystectomy for Acute Cholecystitis?
Chapter 18: Primary Closure or T-tube Drainage after Open or Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration?
Chapter 19: Single-Incision or Multiport Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Chapter 20: Management of Recurrent Cholangitis
Chapter 21: Management of postoperative bile duct stricture
Chapter 22: Immediate or Delayed Repair for Bile Duct Injury Recognized Postoperatively?
Chapter 23: Management of Suspected Choledocholithiasis on Intraoperative Cholangiography
Chapter 24: Management of Incidentally Discovered Gallbladder Cancer
Chapter 25: Gallstone Ileus
Chapter 26: Surgery or Endoscopy for Bile Duct Strictures secondary to Chronic Pancreatitis?
Chapter 27: Routine or Selective Cholangiography for Elective Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy?
Chapter 28: When is bile duct resection indicated for biliary strictures in primary sclerosing cholangitis?
Chapter 29: Assessment of Bile Duct Tumors: Endoscopic vs Radiographic
Chapter 30: Management of Significant Hemobilia: Hepatic Artery Embolization or Stenting?
Chapter 31: The assessment of ductal margin in curative-intent surgery for perihilar Cholangiocarcinoma
Chapter 32: Management of early post-transplant portal vein thrombosis: results of interventional techniques versus surgical
Chapter 33: When should patients with bleeding esophageal varices undergo TIPS versus endoscopic therapy?
Chapter 34: Management of symptomatic portal hypertension: TIPS vs. medical management
Chapter 35: Should all hepatic arteriovenous fistulas be embolized?
Chapter 36: Early or Delayed Cholecystectomy in Acute Gallstone Pancreatitis
Chapter 37: Nutritional Support in Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis
Chapter 38: Management of Symptomatic Pancreatic Pseudocyst
Chapter 39: Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis
Chapter 40: Endoscopic or Minimally Invasive Debridement of Walled-off Pancreatic Necrosis?
Chapter 41: Surgical Debridement in Necrotizing Pancreatitis
Chapter 42: Surgery or Endotherapy for Large Duct Chronic Pancreatitis
Chapter 43: Pancreatic Head Resection for Painful Chronic Pancreatitis
Chapter 44: Is total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation indicated in hereditary/genetic pancreatitis?
Chapter 45: Management of Blunt Pancreatic Trauma in Children
Chapter 46: Surgery or Surveillance for Asymptomatic Small Mucinous Pancreatic Head Cyst
Chapter 47: Management of Asymptomatic IPMN in the Elderly
Chapter 48: Minimally Invasive Surgery for Pancreatic Head Cancer
Chapter 49: Advanced Pancreatic Cancer Discovered at Operation: The Role of Palliative Bypass
Chapter 50: Neoadjuvant Therapy for Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Head Cancer
Chapter 51: Neoadjuvant Therapy for Resectable Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
Chapter 52: Management of borderline resectable pancreatic cancer
Chapter 53: Peritoneal Drain Placement at Pancreatoduodenectomy
Chapter 54: Management of Villous Adenoma of the Ampulla of Vater
Chapter 55: Splenic Preservation at Distal Pancreatectomy
Chapter 56: Management of Small Nonfunctional Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors
Chapter 57: Management of Pancreatic Gastrinoma
Chapter 58: Management of Pancreatic Cancer in the Elderly