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1st Edition

Complications in Pediatric Surgery

Edited By

Michael G. Caty

ISBN 9780824728366
Published November 24, 2008 by CRC Press
472 Pages

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Book Description

Addressing the need of pediatricians and pediatric surgeons for a one-stop, comprehensive text on pediatric surgery, Complications in Pediatric Surgery covers each case a physician may encounter upon treating the pediatric surgical patient, from fetus to adolescent.

Complications in Pediatric Surgery provides separate and concise chapters, each of which concentrates on a specific area of the body. The chapters highlight common surgical errors and complications, as well as the approaches and techniques to be used in the face of such complications.

Including key expert opinions in each section, this text explores following therapeutic areas:

  • head and neck surgery
  • thoracic and chest wall surgery
  • extracorporeal life support
  • fetal surgery
  • abdominal wall and hernia surgery
  • intestinal and vascular access
  • esophageal surgery
  • stomach, duodenum, and small intestine
  • colon and anorectal surgery
  • appendicitis
  • hepatobiliary surgery
  • surgery of the spleen
  • oncologic surgery
  • laparoscopic and thorascopic surgery
  • pediatric trauma
  • transplantation
  • urologic surgery

Table of Contents

Overview. Errors in Medicine. Military approach to error management. Lessons from the aviation industry. A nursing perspective on error management. Applications of a system approach to pediatric surgery. General approaches. Complications of Surgery of the Head and Neck. Complications of Thoracic and Chest Wall surgery. Complications of Extracorporeal Life Support. Complications of Fetal Surgery. Complications of Abdominal Wall Hernia. Complications of intestinal and vascular access. Complications of Esophageal Surgery. Complications of Surgery of the Stomach and Duodenum. Complications of Colon Surgery. Complications of Appendicitis. Complications in Surgery for Anorectal Malformations. Complications of Hepatobiliary Surgery. Complications of Splenectomy. Complications of Oncologic Surgery. Complications of Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic surgery. Complications in Trauma. Complications of Transplantation. Complications of Urology.

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MICHAEL G. CATY is the John E. Fisher Chair in Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief of the Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, and he holds the academic position of Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, USA. Dr. Caty attended Boston College, Boston, and received his M.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. He trained in general surgery at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and in pediatric surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.