Emergency Surgery Course (ESC®) Manual

The Official ESTES/AAST Guide

  • Abe Fingerhut
  • Ari Leppäniemi
  • Raul Coimbra
  • Andrew B. Peitzman
  • Thomas M. Scalea
  • Eric J. Voiglio

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Generalities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Brandon R. Bruns, Ari Leppäniemi, C. William Schwab
      Pages 3-9
    3. Fernando Turégano-Fuentes
      Pages 11-20
    4. Fernando Turégano-Fuentes, Andrés García Marín
      Pages 21-29
    5. Ari Leppäniemi
      Pages 31-35
    6. Ronald V. Maier, Abe Fingerhut
      Pages 37-43
    7. Gregory A. Watson, Andrew B. Peitzman
      Pages 45-51
  3. Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Selman Uranues, Abe Fingerhut
      Pages 55-64
    3. Eric J. Voiglio, Guillaume Passot, Jean-Louis Caillot
      Pages 65-82
    4. Halil Alis, Korhan Taviloglu
      Pages 83-91
    5. Isidro Martínez-Casas, Dieter Morales-García, Fernando Turégano-Fuentes
      Pages 93-102
    6. Hakan Yanar, Korhan Taviloglu
      Pages 103-108
  4. By Organ

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Demetrios Demetriades, Peep Talving, Lydia Lam
      Pages 111-123
    3. Carlos Mesquita, Luís Reis, Fernando Turégano-Fuentes, Ronald V. Maier
      Pages 125-137
    4. Abe Fingerhut, Parul Shukla, Marek Soltès, Igor Khatkov
      Pages 139-145
    5. René Fahrner, Abe Fingerhut
      Pages 147-151
    6. Fausto Catena, Carlo Vallicelli, Federico Coccolini, Salomone Di Saverio, Antonio D. Pinna
      Pages 153-158
    7. Luca Ansaloni, Marco Lotti, Michele Pisano, Elia Poiasina
      Pages 175-182
    8. Chadli Dziri, Abe Fingerhut, Igor Khatkov
      Pages 183-186
    9. Ari Leppäniemi
      Pages 187-192
    10. Peter J. Fagenholz, George Kasotakis, George C. Velmahos
      Pages 193-200
    11. Korhan Taviloglu
      Pages 211-215
    12. Eric J. Voiglio, Guillaume Passot, Jean-Louis Caillot
      Pages 217-222
    13. Antonios Christos Sideris, George C. Velmahos
      Pages 223-230
    14. François Pons, Federico Gonzalez
      Pages 231-237
    15. Luis Filipe Pinheiro
      Pages 239-245
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 247-252

About this book


This manual explains how to make the right decisions on the timing and selection of investigations and surgical procedures in emergency and urgent surgical settings and describes the most widely used procedures step by step with the aid of high-quality illustrations. The goal is to address the situations that can arise in almost any emergency department throughout the world, enabling the surgeon on call to acquire or sharpen the knowledge and skills needed to deal with acute surgical problems in the most appropriate way. The reader will gain a sound understanding of the most efficient diagnostic modalities, pre-, intra-, and postoperative decision-making, and surgical techniques and issues in particular circumstances. The manual stems from an initiative by members of the European Society of Trauma and Emergency Surgery (ESTES) and the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) to set up and formalize Emergency Surgery Courses to provide specific training in emergency and acute care surgery. It represents a didactic accompaniment to the course that will guide the beginner and maintain a certain degree of standardization among the more experienced.


Acute care Decision making Education Practical Course Training

Editors and affiliations

  • Abe Fingerhut
    • 1
  • Ari Leppäniemi
    • 2
  • Raul Coimbra
    • 3
  • Andrew B. Peitzman
    • 4
  • Thomas M. Scalea
    • 5
  • Eric J. Voiglio
    • 6
  1. 1.Surgical Research Department, Clinical Division for General SurgeryMedical University of GrazGrazAustria
  2. 2.Department of Abdominal SurgeryUniversity of Helsinki Meilahti HospitalHelsinkiFinland
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryUniversity of California San Diego Health SciencesSan DiegoUSA
  4. 4.Division of General SurgeryUniversity of Pittsburgh UPMCPittsburghUSA
  5. 5.R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma CenterUniversity of Maryland Medical CenterBaltimoreUSA
  6. 6.Emergency Surgery UnitUniversity Hospitals of Lyon Centre Hospitalier Lyon-SudPierre-BéniteFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-21337-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-21338-5
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