Written in a unique and innovative style, this book presents pediatric surgery in an interactive clinical context. Each chapter is built upon a specific disease or group of diseases, beginning with a typical case, presented interactively, just as it would be in encountered in clinical practice. These are actual cases that have been encountered by the author and are likely to be managed on any pediatric surgical service. The discussion that follows presents the most relevant issues pertaining to the topic, drawing on the index case, as well as multiple other cases that depict the entire spectrum of the disease or anomaly. The carefully selected suggested readings emphasize sentinel papers, high-quality reviews, and the best and most recent evidence published on the subject. A large number of illustrations help bring the clinical concepts to light. A number of high-quality videos provide a dynamic atlas of common procedures. The book is useful to the entire range of pediatric surgical trainees and practitioners, from the medical student or resident rotating on pediatric surgery, to the fellow preparing for certification, to the seasoned surgeon looking for an update on a particular subject or preparing for recertification. A large number of other physicians will find this book very useful, including general surgeons who evaluate and treat childhood surgical diseases, paediatricians and pediatric hospitalists who co-manage patients with surgeons, and obstetricians, pathologists, and radiologists who work closely with pediatric surgeons.
Table of Contents
Head and Neck. Fetal Neck Masses. Cervical Lymphadenopathy. Branchial Cleft Anomalies. Thyroglossal Duct Cyst. Various Head and Neck Lesions. Thorax. Chest Wall Anomalies. Neonatal Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Diaphragmatic Anomalies. Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformation. Bronchopulmonary Sequestration. Pulmonary Emphysema. Bronchopulmonary Foregut Malformations. Esophageal Atresia. Congenital Esophageal Stenosis. Spontaneous Pneumothorax. Chylothorax. Necrotizing Pneumonia and Empyema. Abdomen. Abdominal Wall Hernias. Hydrocele. Umbilical Lesions. Gastroschisis. Omphalocele. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Achalasia. Pyloric Stenosis. Gastroduodenal Perforations. Duodenal Obstruction. Malrotation and Midgut Volvulus. Jejunoileal Atresia. Meckel Diverticulum. Intussusception. Alimentary Tract Duplications. Meconium Disease. Necrotizing Enterocolitis. Appendicitis. Hirschsprung’s Disease. Colonic Atresia. Intestinal Polyps. Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Male Anorectal Malformations. Female Anorectal Malformations. Choledochal Cyst. Biliary Atresia. Splenic Lesions. Genitourinary Tract. Neonatal Ovarian Cysts. Adnexal Torsion. Uterovaginal Anomalies. Cryptorchidism. Testicular Torsion. Disorders of the Prepuce. Tumors. Thyroid Tumors. Neuroblastoma. Wilms Tumor. Liver Tumors. Rhabdomyosarcoma. Adrenocortical Neoplasms. Pancreatic Lesions. Ovarian Tumors. Testicular Tumors. Sacrococcygeal Teratoma. Infantile Soft Tissue Lesions. Trauma. Gastrointestinal Trauma. Hepatic and Splenic Trauma. Pancreatic Trauma. Renal Trauma. Miscellaneous. Breast Lesions. Lymphatic Malformations. Hemangiomas. Soft Tissue Infections.
Sherif Emil is a Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Mirella & Lino Saputo Foundation Chair in Pediatric Surgical Education & Patient and Family-Centered Care, and Associate Chair for Education & Departmental Citizenship in the Department of Pediatric Surgery at McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Canada.
‘It is a fine read and a great resource and a testament to the intellect and knowledge of a great general paediatric surgeon.’
—Mark Davenport, Kings College Hospital
‘It is well written and well illustrated and for those people who desire a high quality and relevant paediatric surgery book then this is well worth looking at.’
—Dr Harry Brown, published by Glycosmedia