Acute Care General Surgery provides a succinct focused overview of a myriad of general surgical emergencies. Each chapter has a concise, practical framework on the workup and management of a specific topic. The book covers a wide array of pathology from the more common appendicitis, diverticulitis and cholecystitis to those less frequently encountered such as toxic megacolon, Fournier's gangrene and volvulus. Learning objectives for each chapter are clearly defined. In addition to differential diagnosis, the work up and management is comprehensively discussed. In addition, a pithy clinical pearl is included to serve as a memory aid for each diagnosis.
Upon reviewing this volume, clinicians who encounter the acute care surgical patient in their practices will be better equipped to rapidly assess, evaluate, diagnose and managing their complex and often challenging problems.
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Number of pages: 171
Weight: 442 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 16 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2017
"This is a collection of brief presentations about the evaluation, potential complications, and management of emergencies faced by general surgeons. ... The reproduction of radiographs is quite good and many chapters feature excellent color photography. ... This is an excellent quick read that can be valuable to new residents or medical students first encountering acute care general surgery, as well as staff surgeons encountering a less familiar problem." (David Dries, Doody's Book Reviews, May, 2017)