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27th Edition

Recent Advances in Surgery 27

Edited By

C.D. Johnson


I. Taylor

ISBN 9781853155710
Published June 8, 2004 by CRC Press
256 Pages

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Book Description

Recent Advances in Surgery 27 is the latest volume in the successful and well-established Recent Advances series. This title is updated annually, covering the latest trends within surgery and reflecting any changes to the professional examinations for surgeons.

Recent Advances in Surgery 27 has contributions on important topics relevant to the management of all surgical patients, providing in-depth reviews of important advancing areas in surgical subspecialties. This wide scope makes this book an ideal choice for the busy consultant as well as an essential read for students of surgery at all levels.

Suitable for experienced medical professionals, as well as students and candidates of the MRCS/AFRCS, this edition reviews the latest trends within surgery and forms a useful update of general surgery for candidates of the Intercollegiate examination.

Over 30 contributors, who are recognized experts in their particular field, provide in-depth reviews of important topics relevant to the management of all surgical patients and advancing areas in surgical subspecialties.

Table of Contents

1. Blood transfusion and alternative approaches - John Thompson, Grant Sanders
2. Abdominal compartment syndrome - Mark J. Midwinter
3 Minimally invasive abdominal wall hernia repair - Irfan Ahmed, Ian J. Beckingham
4. Repair of incisional hernia - Alexander Munro, Kevin Cassar
5. Surgical practitioners – Current roles and future prospects -Richard A. Bulbulia, Manj S. Gohel, Fiona J. Slim, Mark R. Whyman, Keith R. Poskitt
6. New perspectives in liver transplantation - Vijay Muralidharan, John A.C. Buckels
7. Cholangiocarcinoma - Amjad Parvaiz, Neil W. Pearce
8. Oral intake and enteral feeding in acute pancreatitis - Colin D. Johnson
9. Treatment of pancreatic pseudocysts
10. Laparoscopic colorectal surgery - Christopher P. Gandy, Rodger M. Kipling, Robin H. Kennedy
11. Lower gastrointestinal bleeding - Ian G. Finlay
12. Extra-anatomic bypass for leg ischaemia - Robert B. Galland
13. Thyroid cancer - Bareen Shah, William R. Fleming, John Lynn
14. Parathyroid surgery - Sudeep K. Thomas, Gordon C. Wishart
15. Pancreas and islet transplantation - Nadey S. Hakim, Vassilios Papalois
16. Strategies for breast cancer prevention - Robert A. Reichart, Nigel P.M. Sacks
17. Randomised controlled trials in general surgery - Abhay Chopada, Irving Taylor

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Irving Taylor MD ChM FRCS FMedSci FRCPS(Glas) FHEA
Vice-Dean and Director of Clinical Studies Professor of Surgery, Royal Free and University College London Medical School, University College London, London, UK

Colin D. Johnson MChir FRCS
Reader and Consultant Surgeon, University Surgical Unit, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, UK


A careful read of this series is virtually 'compulsory' for all candidates for the intercollegiate final FRCS examination in general surgery. It is also required reading for all busy consultants and general surgeons, so that we feel faintly 'guilty' if we haven't done it.
Postgraduate Medical Journal

In summary, the book is relevant and enjoyable. The authors have carefully selected topics that would be of interest to most general surgeons. I would recommend it to any grade of surgeon who wishes to remain informed of advances in all branches of general surgery.
Hospital Doctor, November 2004

Its aim is to provide a comprehensive survey of general surgery for senior trainees preparing for the intercollegiate examination. There is no doubt that it admirably fulfills its ambition in this respect. Indeed candidates would be well advised to ensure that they have access to a copy. It is well written and could be regarded as relatively light reading later in the evening or perhaps whilst waiting for a slot in the operating theatre. It will also prove helpful to more senior colleagues as an updated review of areas outside their mainstream clinical activity.
The Royal College of Surgeons, 2005