Oxford Textbook of Fundamentals of Surgery

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  • Copyright: 2018-06-26
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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The Oxford Textbook of Fundamentals of Surgery provides a solid foundation of the knowledge and basic science needed to hone all of the core surgical skills used in surgical settings.

Presented in a clear and accessible way, the Oxford Textbook of Fundamentals of Surgery addresses the cross-specialty aspects of surgery applicable to all trainees. With an emphasis on practical application and international best practice, it will support you to confidently deliver the highest

Author Biography

William E. G. Thomas, Consultant Surgeon and Clinical Director of Surgery, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK,Malcolm W. R. Reed, Consultant in General Surgery, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK,Michael G. Wyatt, Consultant in Vascular Surgery, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Mr William E. G. Thomas is Consultant Surgeon Emeritus and former Clinical Director of Surgery at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust having been appointed in 1986. Mr Thomas have also held the posts of Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Surgery, University of Sheffield and past Member of Council and Senior Vice President, of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and past Dean of the Academy of Education of the International Society of Surgery. Mr Thomas was a member of the Founding Council of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management, and Founder and Executive Board Member of the International Collaboration for Essential Surgery (ICES).

Mr Malcolm Reed is a Professor of Surgical Oncology and an Honorary Consultant at Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield. He then underwent surgical training in Birmingham, Derby and Bristol before moving to the University of Louisville in the United States to undertake a research MD. He returned to Sheffield and undertook higher surgical training before becoming appointed a Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Surgeon at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in 1992. He was then appointed to the Foundation Chair in Surgical Oncology at the University of Sheffield in 2000. Subsequent roles included Head of Academic Surgery and Head of the University Department of Oncology. He was appointed Dean of Brighton and Sussex Medical School in 2014 and is currently a member of the Medical Schools Council and an external examiner for the final year medical school exams at the University of Leeds. He has previous held external examinerships at UCL, the University of Nottingham and the University of Kuwait.

Mr Michael Wyatt is an NHS Consultant with a major interest in treating complex thoracic and abdominal aortic disease, using both open and stent graft technologies. Having qualified from Newcastle University, he trained in surgery in Bristol, Plymouth, Exeter and London. Mr Wyatt presents and publishes widely on all aspects of vascular disease, and was the President of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland (President, 2015-6). His other external responsibilities are as Treasurer of the British Journal of Surgery Society, Clinical Editor of Surgery, Vice Chair of the Ethics Committee, Chair of the General Surgical Training Committee, Vice Chair of the Vascular Surgery Clinical Reference Group and Chairman of the Society of International Vascular Surgeons. He runs a busy tertiary referral vascular practice at the Freeman Hospital, where he receives referrals from all over the country.

Table of Contents

1. Basic science
1.1 Applied surgical anatomy
1.1.1. Anatomy of the thorax, Vishy Mahadevan
1.1.2. Anatomy of the abdomen, Vishy Mahadevan
1.1.3. Anatomy of the pelvis and perineum, Vishy Mahadevan
1.1.4. Anatomy of the limbs and spine, Vishy Mahadevan
1.1.5. Head and neck anatomy, Vishy Mahadevan
1.1.6. Neuroanatomy, Vishy Mahadevan
1.2 Applied surgical physiology
1.2.1. Introduction to applied surgical physiology, David Adams
1.2.2. Metabolic pathways, nutrition, and abnormalities, Judy Harmey
1.2.3. Blood loss, hypovolaemic shock, and septic shock, Andrew Topping
1.2.4. Fluid and electrolyte balance and replacement: Acid-base balance, Catriona Kelly, Rosalind O' Reilly, and Brian Mullan
1.2.5. Haemostasis and thrombosise, Dermot Cox
1.2.6. Cardiovascular, Aidan Bradford
1.2.7. Respiratory, Aidan Bradford
1.2.8. Gastrointestinal, Aidan Bradford
1.2.9. Urinary, Aidan Bradford
1.2.10. Endocrine, Kamalan Jeevaratnam
1.2.11. Neurology, Kamalan Jeevaratnam
1.3 Applied surgical pharmacology
1.3.1. Essential pharmacology for surgeons, Chris Brearton
1.4 Applied surgical pathology
1.4.1. Pathology, David Lowe
1.5 Applied surgical microbiology
1.5.1. Sepsis, Muhammad Raza
1.5.2. Skin and soft tissue infections, Manjusa Narayan and Jonathan Moore
1.5.3. Healthcare-associated infection, Allison Sykes
1.5.4. Blood borne viruses, Shirelle Burton-Fanning and Sheila Waugh
1.5.5. Asepsis, Louise Hall
1.6 Applied surgical radiology
1.6.1. Plain film radiology for surgeons, Jonathan Spratt
1.6.2. Nuclear medicine for surgeons, Ian Minty
1.6.3. PETCT for surgeons, Ian Minty
1.6.4. MRI for surgeons, Ishmael Chasi
1.6.5. CT for surgeons, Pallavi Mehrotra
1.6.6. Ultrasound for surgeons, Robert Kent
1.6.7. Essential interventional radiology for surgeons, Daniel Kusumawidjaja and Peter A. Gaines
2. Common surgical conditions
2.1 Assessing the acute abdomen
2.1.1. Assessing the acute abdomen, Tom Wiggins and James N. Crinnion
2.2 Abdominal wall and hernias
2.2.1. Abdominal wall and hernias, Peter Sedman
2.3 Upper gastro-oesophageal surgery
2.3.1. Upper gastro-oesophageal surgery, Bill Allum
2.4 Hepato-pancreato-biliary disorders
2.4.1. Hepato-pancreato-biliary disorders, Graeme Poston and Robert Jones
2.5 Colorectal
2.5.1. Colorectal, Adam Kimble and Ken Hosie
2.6 Breast Surgery
2.6.1. Clinical assessment and management of benign breast disease, Amit Goyal and Malcolm Reed
2.6.2. Breast cancer treatment, Amit Goyal and Malcolm Reed
2.6.3. Non-surgical treatment of breast cancer, Mymoona Alzouebi and Matthew Hatton
2.7 Vascular surgery
2.7.1. Chronic arterial insufficiency, Christopher Butler
2.7.2. Acute limb ischaemia, Frank Smith and Timothy Beckitt
2.7.3. Venous and lymphatic disease, Andrew W Bradbury and Katy Darvall
2.7.4. Aneurysms, Rob Sayers and Robert Davies
2.7.5. Transient ischaemic attacks and stroke, Ross Naylor
2.8 Cardiac and pulmonary surgery
2.8.1. Cardiac surgery, Leslie Hamilton
2.8.2. Pulmonary surgery, Sasha Stamenkovic
2.9 Genitourinary surgery
2.9.1. Stones and infections, Neil Burgess
2.9.2. Genitourinary malignancies, Jim Catto and Aidan Noon
2.9.3. Benign prostatic hyperplasis and obstructive uropathy, Mary Garthwaite
2.9.4. Benign scrotal and penile conditions, Ian Eardley
2.10 Orthopaedic surgery
2.10.1. Common fractures and complications, Hemant Sharma and Kevin Sherman
2.10.2. Denererative and inflammatory joint disease, Pierre Nasr and Vikas Khanduja
2.10.3. Bone and joint infections, Jehangir Mahaluxmivala and Daoud Makki
2.10.4. Back pain and sciatica, David Sharp
2.10.5. Malignant and metastatic bone disease, Helen Cattermole
2.11 Skin and soft tissue masses
2.11.1. Benign and malignant skin lesions, Mandeep Kang and David Ward
2.11.2. Soft tissue masses, Mandeep Kang and David Ward
2.12 Head and neck surgery
2.12.1. Benign and malignant lesions of the head and neck, Y Ramakrishnan and Maurice Hawthorne
2.12.2. Upper airway obstruction, Maurice Hawthorne
2.12.3. Ear pain and hearing loss, Maurice Hawthorne
2.13 Neurosurgery
2.13.1. Common neurosurgical emergencies, Ian Sabin and Mark Wilson
2.13.2. Neuro-oncology, Ian Sabin
2.14 Endocrine surgery
2.14.1. Endocrine surgery, Sheila Fraser and Mark Lansdown
2.15 Surgical oncology
2.15.1. Cancer screening, Paul Sutton, Declan Dunne, Anita Hargreaves and Graeme Poston
2.15.2. Principles of surgical oncology, D. Gomes, H.Z. Malik, S. Fenwick and Graeme Poston
2.15.3. Principles of chemotherapy, Robert P. Jones, Derek McWhirter and Graeme Poston
2.15.4. General principles of radiation oncology, Chris D. Lee, Marcel Den Dulk and Arthur Sun Myint
2.15.5. Hormon therapy in cancer, Declan Dunne, Derek McWhirter and Graeme Poston
3 Basic surgical skills
3.1 Principles of safe surgery
3.1.1. Principles of safe surgery, Amitabh Mishra and Peter NcCulloch
3.2 Anaesthetic techniques
3.2.1. Anaesthetic techniques, Stephen Wilson and Daniele Dryden
3.3 Basic surgical techniques
3.3.1. Basic surgical techniques, David Smith and Jamie Young
3.4 Surgical wounds
3.4.1. Surgical wounds, James N Crinnion
3.5 Surgical haemostasis
3.5.1. Surgical haemostasis, Yassar Qureshi and Nigel Tai
3.6 Anatomoses and drains
3.6.1. Anatomoses and drains, Dermot Burke
3.7 Principles of surgical endoscopy and minimal access surgery
3.7.1. Principles of surgical endoscopy and minimal access surgery, Katie Schwab, Deepak Singh-Ranger and Timothy Rockall
3.8 Simulation and assessment
3.8.1. Simulation and assessment, Pram Sirimanna, Grace Lee, Sonal Arora and Rajesh Aggrarwal
4. Assessment and management of the surgical patient
4.1 History taking and information gathering
4.1.1. History taking and information gathering, Michelle Marshall and Caroline Woodley
4.2 Physical examination
4.2.1. Physical examination, Caroline Woodley
4.3 Information sharing
4.3.1. Information sharing, Michelle Marshall
4.4 Surgical consent
4.4.1. Surgical consent, Robbie Lonsdale
5. Peri-operative management
5.1 Pre-operative assessment
5.1.1. Pre-operative assessment, Mireille Berthoud
5.2 Intra-operative Care
5.2.1. Intra-operative Care, David Cressey
5.3 Post-operative Care
5.3.1. Post-operative Care, Gary Mills and Jeremy Groves
5.4 Nutritional management
5.4.1. Nutritional management, Mattias Soop and Gordon Carlson
5.5 Enhanced recovery
5.5.1. Enhanced recovery, Dileep Lobo
5.6 Principles of transfusion and haemostasis
5.6.1. Principles of transfusion and haemostasis, Jeff Garner and Andi Fletcher
5.7 Venous thromboembolism: Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
5.7.1. Venous thromboembolism: Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, David Chadwick and Rob Robinson
5.8 Metabolic and endocrine disorders in the peri-operative period
5.8.1. Metabolic and endocrine disorders in the peri-operative period, David Chadwick and Rob Robinson
6. Assessment and management of patients with major trauma
6.1 Assessment of the multiply injured patient
6.1.1. ABCD of ATLS, Matthew Moran
6.1.2. Triage
6.1.3. Tissue response to injury
6.1.4. Shock
6.1.5. Priorities of care
6.1.6. Adult respiratory distress syndrome
6.2 Principles of management of soft tissue injuries
6.2.1. Skin loss, Nada Al-Hadithy
6.2.2. Burns: classification and princples of management
6.3 The acute management of major/multiple fractures and dislocations
6.3.1. Classification, John Keating
6.3.2. Pathophysiology of fractures
6.3.3. Complications
6.3.4. Joint injuries
6.4 Principles of specific injuries
6.4.1. Trauma of conflict zones, John Clasper
6.4.2. Head and neurological injury, Lynn Myles
6.4.3. Chest injury, Tim Graham
6.4.4. Abdominal injury, Bruce Tulloh
6.4.5. Vascular injury: latrogenic injury including intravascular drug abuse; crush injury and compartment syndrome; tourniquet use; shunts, revascularisation and amputations, Zahid Raza
7. Surgical care of the paediatric patient
7.1 Principles of paediatric
7.1.1. Principles of paediatric, Nicola R.K. Anders
7.2 Principles of child protection and governance
7.2.1. Principles of child protection and governance, Alison Pike
7.3 Common paediatric surgical conditions
7.3.1. Common paediatric surgical conditions, Ross J. Craigie and James A. Morecroft
8. Management of the dying patient
8.1 Management of the dying patient in consultation with the palliative care team
8.1.1. Management of the dying patient in consultation with the palliative care team, Katharine Burke, Bee Wee and William Noble
8.2 Terminal care of the dying patient, supporting their family, and ethical considerations
8.2.1. Terminal Care of the dying patient, supporting their family, and ethical considerations, Katharine Burke, Bee Wee, and William Noble
9. Principles of organ and tissue transplantation
9.1 Organ donation
9.1.1. Organ donation, Chris Callaghan and Pankaj Chandak
9.2 Principles of the transplant immunology
9.2.1. Principles of the transplant immunology, Eleanor Bolton and Andrew Bradley
9.3 Kidney transplantation
9.3.1. Kidney transplantation, Andrew Bradley and M. Nicholson
9.4 Pancreas transplantation
9.4.1. Pancreas transplantation, John Casey
9.5 Liver transplantation
9.5.1. Liver transplantation, Simon Harper and R. Praseedom
10. Evidence based surgery, research, and audit
10.1 Research in surgery
10.1.1. Research in surgery, Alan Montgomery and Jane Blazeby
10.2 Quality improvement
10.2.1. Quality improvement, Rob Bethune and Jane Blazeby
10.3 Statistics for surgeons
10.3.1. Statistics for surgeons, Vimal J Gokani and Matthew J. Bown

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