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Complications in Surgery and Trauma

2nd Edition

Edited by Stephen M. Cohn, Matthew O. Dolich

CRC Press

586 pages | 60 B/W Illus.

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Complications in Surgery and Trauma, Second Edition provides practical information on the incidence, management, and avoidance of complications encountered during and after surgical procedures.

The book offers detailed guidance and techniques for recognizing and controlling complications in the operating room, emergency ward, or intensive care unit. It spans the vast array of complications related to preoperative, intra-operative, and postoperative events. The coverage is comprehensive and includes many surgical sub-specialties including critical care, endocrine, cardiothoracic, vascular, burns and wound healing, orthopedic, pediatric, and transplant.

A key feature of this new edition is the addition of succinct summary tables that list the most common complications related to each area of surgery or trauma and how to avoid them. Nine new chapters are included, and all previous chapters have been updated, making it a completely up-to-date reference for surgical residents, general surgeons, critical care surgeons, and those in training.


"This edition has been effectively updated from its predecessor. The emphasis on the epidemiology of trauma and organizational issues in the first edition has been replaced by an increase in coverage of issues related to critical care. This is an excellent background tool for those committed to review of surgical patient outcomes."

—David J. Dries, MD, University of Minnesota Medical School for Doody's Review Service

"This volume contributes needed and timely information (advice, help, how-tos, medication and dosage updates, etc) to the surgical canon and would be exceedingly useful in every district or mission hospital in LMIC countries and to those who visit these institutions."

—John L. Tarpley, MD, FWACS, FACS, Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Annals of Surgery

Table of Contents


Strategies for Reducing Variation in Surgical Outcomes; Raja R. Narayan and Brian R. Smith

Optimizing Patient Safety in Surgery; Kenneth D. Stahl and Susan E. Brien

Critical Care

Assessment in Cardiac and Non-Cardiac Risk Factors; Edgar J. Pierre, Jack Louro, and Mark Cockburn

Complications of Anaesthesia; Monique Espinosa and Albert Varon

Respiratory Failure after Surgery or Trauma; Joseph J. Dubose and James V. O’Connor

Complications of Acute Fluid Loss and Replacement; David R King and John O Hwabejire

Acute Renal Dysfunction; Meghan E. Sise, Mathew O’Rourke, and Jonathon Barasch

Complications of Nutritional Support; Jayson D. Aydelotte and Andrea L. Goode

Complications of Anticoagulants and Blood Transfusion; Ara J. Feinstein and Mohan Ramalingam

Complications of Antibiotic Therapy; Mohamed Fahim, Chad M. Thorson, and Nicholas Namias

Complications of Hypovolemic and Septic Shock; Meghann L. Kaiser and Matthew O. Dolich

Complications Associated with the Use of Invasive Devices in the Intensive Care Unit; J. Martin Perez


Complications of Abdominal Wall Surgery and Hernia Repair; Ethan Taub, Jane Kayle Lee, and James C. Doherty

Complications of Biliary Tract Surgery and Trauma; Mary Frances Stuever and Akpofure Peter Ekeh

Complications of Intestinal Surgery; Andrew Michael and John J. Hong

Complications of Gastric Surgery; Kevin M. Schuster and Erik Barquist

Complications of Hepatic Surgery and Trauma; Adrian Ong and Kusum Tom

Complications of Pancreatic Surgery and Trauma; Christopher K. Senkowski and Lorena P. Suarez-Kelly

Complications of Splenic Surgery and Splenic Injury; David J. Ebler and Louis R. Pizano

Complications of Laparoscopy in General Surgery; James G. Bittner and J. Esteban Varela


Complications of Breast Surgery; Sayl Bunyan and Ismail Jatoi

Complications of Thyroidectomy and Parathyroidectomy; Denise M. Carneiro-Pla and George L. Irvin III

Complications of Adrenal Gland Surgery; Jane Kayle Lee, Andrew A. Gonzalez, and James C. Doherty

Complications in Pancreatic and Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors; Regan J Berg and Kenji Inaba


Complications of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation; Abhijit S. Pathak, Amy J. Goldberg, and Lars O. Sjoholm

Complications of Pulmonary and Chest Wall Resection; Daniel T. DeArmond, Hao Pan, and Scott B. Johnson

Complications of Esophageal Surgery and Trauma; Peter P. Lopez, Joseph R. Buck, and Lawrence N. Diebel

Complications of Cardiac Surgery and Trauma; Navrose S. Grewal


Venous Disease and Therapy; Robert M. Van Haren, Bassan J. Allan, and Enrique Ginzburg

Complications of Endovascular Procedures; Boulos Toursarkissian

Complications of Open Arterial Vascular Surgery; Boulos Toursarkissian


Complication of Dislocations; Joshua Blomberg and Gregory A. Zych

Complications of Amputations; Boulos Toursarkissian

Complications of Treatment of the Hand; John Stanton


Complications of Postoperative Pain and Pain Management; Amit A. Shah and Raymond S. Sinatra

Complications after Craniotomy; Johnny Delashaw, Frank P. Hsu, and Joshua Kras

Complications after Spinal Cord Injury; Michael Y. Wang and Barth A. Green

Complications of Nerve Injury and Repair; Matthew Bindewald, Howard Wang, and Patrick W. Owens

Psychological and Behavioral Complications of Trauma; Gillian Hotz and Deborah M. Little

Burns and Wound Healing

Wound and Soft Tissue Complications: Complications of Wound Repair; Callie M. Thompson, Nicole S. Gibran, and F. Frank Isik

Complications of Thermal Injuries; Mark Cockburn, Edgar J. Pierre, and Mark G. McKenney

Complications of Reconstructive Surgery; Deepak Narayan and Joseph H. Shin


Complications in Gynaecologic Surgery; Constance A. Young and Susan Gross


Complications in Pediatric Surgery; Shannon W. Longshore and Gerald Gollin


Complications of Immunosuppression in Solid Organ Transplantation; Obi Ekwenna and Akin Tekin

Surgical Complications of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation; Gaetano Ciancio, Junichiro Sageshima, Linda Chen, Jonathan A. Fridell, and George W. Burke

Complications of Liver Transplantation; David M. Levi, Gennaro Selvaggi, and Andreas G. Tzakis

Complications of Cardiac and Lung Transplantation; Jay D. Pal, Daniel T. Armond, Hao Pan, and Scott B. Johnson


About the Editors

Stephen M. Cohn, MD, Professor of Surgery, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, USA

Matthew O. Dolich, MD, Professor of Surgery, University of California – Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA, USA

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Surgery / General