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Single Best Answers in Surgery

2nd Edition

By Darren K Patten, David Layfield, Shobhit Arya, Daniel R Leff, Paraskevas A Paraskeva

CRC Press

464 pages

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Paperback: 9781444175974
pub: 2014-10-24
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The second edition of Single Best Answers in Surgery, Second Edition continues to provide invaluable guidance to this widely used question format, written by authors who understand that detailed explanations accompanying each answer are the key to a successful revision aid.

This book presents more than 500 SBA questions arranged into topic areas as well as a section of random questions for self-testing under examination conditions. A clear discussion of how the correct answer was reached and other options ruled out for every question is given at the end of each section, making this book an excellent learning aid for all stages of undergraduate surgical studies, and particularly during revision for final examinations.

Table of Contents

Applied Anatomy

Pre- and Postoperative Management

Fluid Balance and Nutrition

Anaesthetics and Surgical Critical Care


Abdomen: Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Surgery

Abdomen: Lower Gastrointestinal Surgery

Abdomen: The Acute Abdomen

Breast Surgery and Endocrine Disease

Vascular Surgery




ENT Surgery

Ophthalmic Surgery

Lumps, Bumps, Skin and Hernias

Practice Exam

About the Authors

Darren K. Patten, BSc(Hons), MBBS, MRCS(Eng),Wellcome Trust clinical research fellow and specialist trainee in general surgery (London Deanery), Department of Surgery and Cancer, The Imperial Centre for Translational and Experimental Medicine, Imperial College London, UK

David M. Layfield, BSc(Hons), MBBS, MRCS(Eng),CRUK clinical research fellow and specialist trainee in general surgery (Yorkshire and Humber Deanery), University of Southampton, UK

Shobit Arya, BSc(Hons), MBBS, MRCS(Eng),clinical research fellow, Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, QEQM, St. Mary's Hospital, Imperial College London, UK

Daniel R. Leff, MBBS, PhD, FRCS(Gen Surg),clinical lecturer in surgery, Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery, Imperial College London, UK

Paraskevas A. Paraskeva, MBBS(Hons), PhD, FRCS(Gen Surg), reader in surgery and consultant colorectal surgeon, St. Mary's Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK

Editorial Advisor

Ara Darzi, KBE, HonFREng, FMedSci, professor of surgery and head of department, Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery, Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology, Division of Surgery, Oncology, Reproductive Biology and Anaesthetics, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, UK

About the Series

Medical Finals Revision Series

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Subject Categories

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