As a junior doctor starting a surgery or urology rotation, you are expected to take charge of referrals from - and give specialist advice to - A&E, GPs and other specialties. Often you will have had very limited surgical experience and only an off-site registrar for support. This pocket-sized book provides a quick, reliable reference guide for the initial management of the common surgical referrals, with guidance as to what complaints require admission and which can be sent home for outpatient or GP follow-up. It will help relieve the stressful experience of being on-call, alleviating some of the anxiety and making shifts more bearable.
ABDOMINAL EXAMINATION. Abdominal examination and surgical scars. Stomas. GASTROINTESTINAL (GI) TRACT. Lower gastrointestinal bleeding. Bowel obstruction. Acute diverticulitis. Management of colorectal cancer. Perianal disease. Upper gastrointestinal emergencies. Acute appendicitis. Hernias. Bowel perforation. Acute mesenteric ischaemia. ABDOMINAL VISCERA. Gallstone disease. Acute pancreatitis. Hepatobiliary and pancreatic emergencies. Endocrine surgery. Vascular emergencies. POST-OPERATIVE COMPLICATIONS. Wound infections and dehiscence. Management of an anastomotic leak. Trauma. Trauma principles. Burns. Head injuries. SKIN VII. Necrotising fasciitis and Fournier’s gangrene. Breast lump assessment. UROLOGICAL DISORDERS. Testicular lumps. Genitourinary malignancies. Urinary calculus disease. Catheter management. Benign prostatic hyperplasia. Haematuria. Urinary retention. Testicular torsion. Obstructive uropathy.