Brown's Skin and Minor Surgery: A Text & Colour Atlas, Fifth Edition, 5th Edition (Hardback) book cover

Brown's Skin and Minor Surgery

A Text & Colour Atlas, Fifth Edition, 5th Edition

Edited by Jonathan Botting, Julia Schofield

CRC Press

336 pages

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pub: 2014-09-26
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This authoritative, highly illustrated text and color atlas provides a systematic guide to commonly performed minor surgical and dermatology procedures. Accompanied by video clips, this critical resource on skin and minor surgery is designed for all trainees and practitioners, including experienced surgeons, dermatologists, family doctors, nurses, and the supporting healthcare team.

Divided into four main color-coded sections, the book covers essential background information including postoperative management and aftercare, the key knowledge required for diagnosis and management, and the skills necessary to perform procedures step by step.

  • Comprehensive coverage—Learn to perform a whole range of procedures from small skin surgical procedures to vasectomy
  • Step-by-step techniques—See how to perform each technique with numerous color illustrations, animations and video clips
  • Practical advice, boxes, tables, warnings, and indications of difficulty level—Achieve success and avoid common pitfalls
  • Authoritative yet contemporary—Gain wisdom from this long-established, trusted book brought completely up to date by today’s practitioners


"This is the perfect book for beginning surgeons. It contains the clearest explanations that I have encountered on basic surgical techniques, setting up a clinical surgical suite, how to choose and use the appropriate surgical instruments correctly … an excellent book."

—Patricia Wong, MD in Doody’s Review Service

"… the excellent explanatory text combined with superb photographs and illustrations make this book stand out for me. It would serve as an excellent surgical guide for all dermatology trainees and others healthcare professionals wanting to learn skin surgery."

—Rakesh Patalay, Consultant Dermatologist, Imperial College Hospital, London, UK

Table of Contents

Essential Background Information


Informed Consent, Record Keeping, Documentation and Audit

Infection Control

Professional and Legal Issues, and Health and Safety at Work

Patient Assessment

Anatomical Hazards and Pitfalls

Local and Regional Anaesthetic Agents

Postoperative Management

Knowledge: Diagnosis and Management

Skin Lesions


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Dupuytren’s Contracture, Trigger Finger and Ganglia: Knowledge

Vasectomy: Knowledge

Toenail Problems that May Require Surgery

Essential Generic Skills


Local Anaesthesia and Minor Surgical Procedures


Basic Surgical Techniques


Dermatological Techniques and Tips

Additional Surgical Skills And Procedures

Other Surgical Procedures: Cysts and Lipomas

Minor Casualties

Carpal Tunnel, Dupuytren’s Contracture, Trigger Finger and Ganglia: Skills

Vasectomy: Skills

Toenail Surgery

Advanced Surgical Procedures


About the Editors

Jonathan Botting, MRCGP, GP Barnes SW London, GP Trainer, Dermatological Surgeon, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital, UK Julia Schofield, FRCP, MRCGP, MBE, Principal Lecturer, School of Postgraduate Medicine, University of Hertfordshire and Consultant Dermatologist, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Family & General Practice