Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. General Preoperative Considerations

    1. Jeffrey Shuhaiber, Jonathan Silverstein
      Pages 7-10
    2. Janet D. Millikan
      Pages 11-13
    3. Jennifer B. Manders
      Pages 15-17
    4. Joseph D. Vijungco
      Pages 19-21
    5. Jonathan A. Myers
      Pages 23-25
  3. Trauma

    1. Laura B. Petrey
      Pages 33-35
    2. Kimberly O. Nagy
      Pages 37-39
    3. Mark Falimirski
      Pages 41-43
    4. Marie Crandall
      Pages 45-47
    5. James M. Waltenberger
      Pages 49-51
    6. Marie Crandall
      Pages 53-55
    7. Benjamin P. Crane
      Pages 57-59
    8. Carlos R. Estrada Jr.
      Pages 61-63
    9. Anca Lamse, Charles A. Bush-Joseph
      Pages 65-67
    10. Anca Lamse, Charles A. Bush-Joseph
      Pages 69-71
    11. Eric M. Berkson
      Pages 73-74
    12. Eric M. Berkson
      Pages 75-77

About this book


Written by leaders in the field, Common Surgical Diseases: An Algorithmic Approach to Problem Solving, provides surgical residents and house staff with a current, concise and algorithmic approach to frequently encountered clinical challenges. Over 100 chapters detail every common surgical disease in the form of a succinct text coupled with a step-by-step algorithm. Each chapter walks the reader through the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of the most common surgical problems.

Thoroughly updated and revised, the second edition includes new chapters in trauma, abdominal surgery, and critical care. Among the new chapters, readers will find: traumatic hematuria, knee dislocation, hip fractures, extremity fractures, indications for renal and liver transplantation, management of cardiac arrhythmias, ventilator management, hypoxia and pulmonary embolism, and the hypertensive postoperative patient.

Following the success of the first edition, this revision provides an excellent quick reference and is an absolute essential for practicing surgeons, surgical house staff, and for medical students in their surgical clerkship.


Surgery general surgery infection infections infectious surgical algorithms surgical diseases surgical manual trauma trauma surgery vascular surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Jonathan A. Myers
    • 1
  • Keith W. Millikan
    • 2
  • Theodore J. Saclarides
    • 3
  1. 1.Undergraduate Surgical EducationRush Medical College of Rush University Rush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Surgical Sciences and ServicesRush Medical College of Rush University Rush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Section of Colon and Rectal SurgeryRush Medical College of Rush University Rush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-75245-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-75246-4
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