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Surgery on the Move

1st Edition

By Jenna Morgan, Harriet Walker, Andrew Viggars

CRC Press

363 pages | 126 Color Illus.

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The Medicine on the Move series provides fully-flexible access to subjects across the curriculum in a unique combination of print and mobile formats ideal for the busy medical student and junior doctor. No matter what your learning style, whether you are studying a subject for the first time or revisiting it during exam preparation, Medicine on the Move will give you the support you need.

Medicine on the Move is:

  • Accessible—bulleted text, flow charts, colourful diagrams and summary tables enable you to find information fast
  • Concise—gives you "must-have" rather than "nice-to-have" knowledge, enduring exam success and as a grounding for further study
  • Flexible—notes sections, ideal for rapid reference in the clinical setting, guide you quickly to key points while self-assessment material allows you to test and reinforce your understanding
  • Relevant—designed by medical students for medical students
  • Mobile—download the eBook for use on your smartphone, tablet or computer; or access ‘on demand’ anywhere with an Internet browser

This innovative package will help you to connect with the specialties of general surgery, to learn, understand, and enjoy them, and to cement your knowledge in preparation for exams and future clinical practice.

By using this resource in print or as an app, you really will experience the opportunity to learn medicine on the move.

Table of Contents

Part I General surgery

Pre-operative care

Pre-operative assessment in the elective patient

Pre-operative assessment in the emergency surgical patient

How to manage conditions of special relevance

Preparation for theatre

First time in the operating theatre


Lumps and bumps

Abdominal wall herniae

How to examine for groin herniae

Benign soft tissue swellings

Malignant soft tissue swellings

How to examine a soft tissue swelling

Superficial infections

Skin cancers


Breast examination

Benign breast diseases

Breast cancer

Breast screening


Examination of the thyroid gland



Carcinoma of the thyroid gland

Primary hyperparathyroidism


Conn’s syndrome (primary hyperaldosteronism)

Cushing’s syndrome

Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN)


Hepatobiliary anatomy

Upper abdominal pain

How to examine the abdomen

Jaundice: pathophysiology and classification


Acute pancreatitis

Pancreatic malignancies

Primary hepatic malignancies

Secondary hepatic malignancies

Biliary malignancies: gallbladder

Biliary malignancies: cholangiocarcinoma

Upper GI

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)

Hiatus hernia


Mallory–Weiss tear

Oesophageal varices

Oesophageal cancer

How to manage acute upper GI haemorrhage

How to manage acute dysphagia

Peptic ulcer disease

Stomach cancer

Intestinal ischaemia

Small bowel obstruction

Small bowel tumours


Anatomy of the bowel


How to manage a case of suspected appendicitis

Inflammatory bowel disease

Crohn’s disease

Ulcerative colitis

Ischaemic colitis

Infective colitis

Irritable bowel syndrome

Colorectal cancer

Colonic polyps

Diverticular disease



Pilonidal disease

Haemorrhoids (commonly referred to as ‘piles’)

Rectal prolapse

Anal fissure

Anorectal abscess


Anal cancer



Vascular anatomy


How to manage a suspected leaking AAA

Aortic dissection

Acute limb ischaemia

How to manage a case of possible ALI

Chronic lower limb ischaemia

How to examine the peripheral vascular system

The diabetic foot

Varicose veins

How to examine varicose veins

Carotid disease

Acute urology

How to examine the male genitalia

Testicular torsion


Lower urinary tract infection (pyelonephritis)

Upper UTI (pyelonephritis)

Fournier’s gangrene


Urinary retention

Frank haematuria



How to insert a urinary catheter

Burns and trauma

ATLS™ principles

Abdominal trauma

Thoracic trauma

Head trauma


Post-operative care

Post-operative care on the surgical ward

General post-operative complications

Part II Self-assessment

Pre-operative care

Pre-operative care EMQs

Pre-operative care EMQ answers

Pre-operative care SBAs

Pre-operative care SBA answers

Lumps and bumps

Lumps and bumps EMQs

Lumps and bumps EMQ answers

Lumps and bumps SBAs

Lumps and bumps SBA answers


Breast EMQs

Breast EMQ answers

Breast SBAs

Breast SBA answers


Endocrine EMQs

Endocrine EMQ answers

Endocrine SBAs

Endocrine SBA: answers


Hepatobiliary EMQs

Hepatobiliary EMQ answers

Hepatobiliary SBAs

Hepatobiliary SBA answers

Upper GI

Upper GI EMQs

Upper GI EMQ answers

Upper GI SBAs

Upper GI SBA answers


Colorectal EMQs

Colorectal EMQ answers

Colorectal SBAs

Colorectal SBA answers


Vascular EMQs

Vascular EMQ answers

Vascular SBAs

Vascular SBA answers


Urology EMQs

Urology EMQ answers

Urology SBAs

Urology SBA answers

Trauma and burns

Trauma and burns EMQs

Trauma and burns EMQ answers

Trauma and burns SBAs

Trauma and burns SBA answers

Post-operative care

Post-operative care EMQs

Post-operative care EMQ answers

Post-operative care SBAs

Post-operative care SBA answers

About the Authors

Jenna Morgan, MBChB MRCSEd PGDipMedEd, ST3 in General Surgery, Yorkshire and Humber Deanery, UK

Harriet Walker, MBChB BMedSci (Hons), FY1 doctor, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, UK

Andrew Viggars, MBChB (Hons) BMedSci (Hons), FY1 doctor, Sheffield Children’s Hospital, UK

About the Series

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Subject Categories

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