Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Surgery
is a ready source of
information about diseases managed by surgeons. Like other books in this
Lange series, it emphasizes quick recall of major diagnostic features and
brief descriptions of disease processes, followed by approaches for
definitive diagnosis and treatment. Epidemiology, pathophysiology, and
pathology are discussed to the extent that they contribute to the ultimate
purpose of the book, which is guidance for patient care. About one-third of
the book is focused on general medical and surgical topics important in the
management of all patients.
The book also
includes limited current references to journal literature for the reader who
wishes to pursue specific additional detail. Because of the concise nature
of this text, more focused exploration may be useful to gain detail in
To maintain currency of the information, this text is revised and
updated frequently. The most recent edition was published in 2006. With
each revision, particular subjects are completely, substantially,
partially, or minimally rewritten as indicated by the progress in each
field. New authors and chapters are introduced for the text as needed.
This edition includes major revisions of many chapters, and entirely new
Training, Communication, Professionalism and Systems-based Practice
Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Tumors
The Heart, for both Acquired and Congenital Diseases
Neurosurgery & Surgery of the Pituitary
Illustrations have been judiciously chosen to demonstrate anatomic and
surgical concepts, and color has been added in this edition for
Over 1,000 diseases and disorders are covered.
Thorough coverage of minimally invasive surgical procedures.
Students: this is an authoritative introduction to surgery as the
discipline is taught and practiced at major teaching institutions.
Residents: this is a ready reference for concise discussions of the
diseases faced each day as well as the less common ones calling for
Medical practitioners: those who have occasion to counsel patients
needing surgical referrals appreciate the concise readability of this
Practicing surgeons: a most useful guide to current management
This book is organized chiefly by organ system. Lists of subjects taken up
in the longer chapters are presented in the Table of Contents, but for some
users the more convenient portal of entry to the text is the Index.
Early chapters provide general information about the
relationship between surgeons and their patients (Chapter 1), training and
professionalism (Chapter 2), preoperative care (Chapter 3), postoperative
care (Chapter 4), and surgical complications (Chapter 5). Subsequent
chapters deal with wound healing, inflammation, infection, antibiotics,
fluid and electrolyte management, and surgical metabolism and nutrition. The
main series of body systems topics begins with the chapter on head and neck
tumors and ends with the chapter on hand surgery. Further chapters on
pediatric surgery, oncology, and organ transplantation complete the
NEW TO THIS EDITION
Along with the customary revision of all sections as called for by changing
concepts in each field covered, the following major changes have been made.
This has been a particularly complete revision with extensive changes to
every chapter to update the material, and the addition of several new
chapters as detailed above.
The work is now presented in a two-color format to clarify the
organizational levels, and with color added to the artwork.
A CD of “Quick Answers: Surgery” is included for a quick
look-up of surgical diagnosis & treatment.
The editor and contributors continue to acknowledge their gratitude to J.
Englebert Dunphy, MD for the inspiration to begin the first edition of this
text, and his lifetime of service to the practice and teaching of surgery,
and to Lawrence W. Way, the long-time editor of editions Two through Twelve,
and conscience of the UCSF surgical training program. As a mentor to
generations of surgical residents at UCSF, Dr. Way has had an immeasurable
impact on American Surgery. I am particularly grateful for the important
contributions that the staff at McGraw-Hill has made to ensuring an
accurate, high-quality text. In particular, Marsha Loeb and Karen Davis have
been extremely supportive and helpful. I am also grateful to colleagues and
readers who have offered comments and criticisms to guide preparation for
future editions. I hope that anyone with an idea, suggestion, or criticism
regarding this book will contact me.
Ann Arbor, Michigan