Operative Techniques for Severe Liver Injury (Paperback)Rao R. Ivatury (editor)
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This volume is a complete manual of operative techniques for battling a severe liver injury. It provides an easy pre-operative and intra-operative reference with clear illustrations, line drawings as well as actual intra-operative color pictures, supplemented by online video segments. The early sections of the book deal with the fundamentals of surgical anatomy and critical maneuvers in the resuscitation of the patient in extremis. The various technical maneuvers for manual control of hemorrhage, debridement-resection as well as formal lobectomy of the liver, the identification of biliary tract injuries and other miscellaneous techniques, such as balloon tamponade of missile tracts, are discussed in complete detail. The book also sketches the role of liver transplantation surgeons in the acute trauma setting. The final chapters focus on the urgent problem of teaching operative techniques to young trauma surgeons in an era of dwindling surgical experience.
Written by authors who are world- renowned experts in trauma management, often termed "master-surgeons", Operative Techniques for Severe Liver Injury is required preparation for all surgeons who are likely to face a massive crush injury of the liver.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 165
Weight: 482 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 201
From the book reviews:"This is both an overview and a practical guide for dealing with severe liver injury in the operating room. ... This is a valuable book for all levels of surgeons. Students, residents, new attendings, and seasoned veterans all can benefit from the explanations of the various techniques. ... I found this book incredibly helpful as well as easy to read, with very understandable illustrations/pictures. ... It is a valuable addition to the literature." (Alice Marie Fagin, Doody's Book Reviews, January, 2015)
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