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Core Clinical Cases in Surgery and Surgical Specialties

2nd Edition

Edited by Janesh K Gupta

CRC Press

318 pages | 25 B/W Illus.

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You’ve read your textbook and your course notes. Now you need to apply your knowledge to real-life clinical situations.

The problem-solving approach of Core Clinical Cases guides you to think of the patient as a whole, rather than as a sequence of unconnected symptoms. With its emphasis on everyday practice strongly linked to underlying theory, the series integrates your knowledge with the realities of managing clinical problems, and provides a basis for developing sound analytical and confident decision-making skills.

The core areas of undergraduate study are covered in a logical sequence of learning activities: the same questions are asked of each clinical case, followed by detailed explanatory answers. OSCE counselling cases, with related questions and answers, also feature in each section.

Key concepts and important information are highlighted, and the reader-friendly layout reflects exactly the type of question you will encounter, making these volumes the perfect revision aid for all types of case-based examination.

The Surgery and Surgical Specialties volume, fully revised and updated in this second edition, focuses on the following topics:

  • General surgery
  • ENT
  • Ophthalmology
  • Trauma and orthopaedic surgery
  • Urology

Volumes in the Core Clinical Cases series remain absolutely invaluable in the run up to clinical, written or OSCE examinations, and ideal course companions for all undergraduate medical students at various stages in their clinical training.

Table of Contents

General Surgery

Key Concepts




Colon and Rectal Cancer

Surgical Emergencies

Vascular: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Peripheral Vascular Disease (Pvd)

Vascular: Carotid

Venous Disease


Ear, Nose And Throat (ENT)

Nose: Epistaxis

Unilateral Nasal Discharge

Nasal Obstruction

Language Delay and Development

Adult Ear Disease

Adult Bilateral Deafness


The Dizzy Patient

Acute Facial Palsy


Difficulty in Swallowing

Hoarse Voice

Painless Neck Lump



Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

The Painful Hip


Back Problems



Stone Disease

Bladder Outflow Obstruction

Prostate Cancer and PSA


Neuropathic Bladder

Upper Tract Obstruction and Renal Mass

Scrotal Pain, Testicular Lumps

Erectile Dysfunction/Infertility

About the Editor

Edited by

Janesh K. Gupta,MSc, MD, FRCOG, professor in obstetrics and gynaecology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham Women’s Hospital, UK. He is also Series Editor for the Core Clinical Cases Series.

About the Series

Core Clinical Cases

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Subject Categories

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