Fundamentals of Pediatric Surgery

Second Edition

  • Peter Mattei
  • Peter F. Nichol
  • Michael D. Rollins, II
  • Christopher S. Muratore

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Perioperative Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ari Y. Weintraub, Lynne G. Maxwell
      Pages 3-15
    3. R. Douglas Wilson
      Pages 17-24
    4. Harshad G. Gurnaney, Arjunan Ganesh
      Pages 25-28
    5. Daniel P. Doody, Allan M. Goldstein
      Pages 29-36
    6. Amy Hood, Susan S. Luskin
      Pages 37-44
    7. Peter Mattei
      Pages 45-49
    8. Steven Teich, Marc P. Michalsky
      Pages 51-55
  3. Critical Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Michael Wilhelm
      Pages 59-62
    3. Adam Szadkowski, Michael Wilhelm
      Pages 63-67
    4. Peter Mattei
      Pages 69-74
    5. Aadil K. Kakajiwala, Michael A. Ferguson, Julie C. Fitzgerald
      Pages 75-85
    6. Mohammed Hamzah, Michael Wilhelm
      Pages 87-91
    7. Christopher S. Muratore
      Pages 93-102
    8. Gary E. Hartman
      Pages 103-108
  4. Trauma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Nicholas E. Bruns, Anthony L. DeRoss
      Pages 111-117
    3. Christopher B. Renjilian, Matthew F. Grady
      Pages 119-127
    4. Gregory G. Heuer, Todd J. Kilbaugh, Jimmy W. Huh
      Pages 129-137
    5. John K. Petty
      Pages 139-146
    6. Taryn M. Bragg, Robert W. Letton Jr.
      Pages 147-152
    7. Brooke Burkey, Gail E. Besner
      Pages 153-168
    8. Christian J. Streck Jr.
      Pages 169-181
    9. Nilda M. Garcia, Erich J. Grethel
      Pages 183-188
    10. Lucas P. Neff, Todd E. Rasmussen
      Pages 189-194
    11. Ines C. Lin
      Pages 195-203
    12. Philip V. Scribano, Carla A. Parkin-Joseph
      Pages 205-213
  5. Head and Neck

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Luke A. Jakubowski, Jeremy D. Meier
      Pages 217-224
    3. Luke A. Jakubowski, J. Fredrik Grimmer
      Pages 225-232
    4. Tony L. Kille
      Pages 233-241
    5. Victoria K. Pepper, Christopher Breuer, Jennifer H. Aldrink
      Pages 243-254
  6. Esophagus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Robert Baird, Jean-Martin Laberge
      Pages 257-267
    3. Pietro Bagolan, Andrea Conforti, Francesco Morini
      Pages 269-281
    4. Edward Hannon, Lewis Spitz, Paolo De Coppi
      Pages 283-290
    5. Inna N. Lobeck, Daniel von Allmen
      Pages 291-299
    6. Brian G. A. Dalton, Shawn D. St. Peter
      Pages 301-305
    7. J. Duncan Phillips
      Pages 307-312
  7. Thorax and Mediastinum

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Petros V. Anagnostopoulos
      Pages 315-319
    3. Mark L. Wulkan
      Pages 321-324
    4. Adesola C. Akinkuotu, Oluyinka O. Olutoye
      Pages 325-330
    5. Charles W. Archer Jr., Daniel J. Ostlie
      Pages 331-339
    6. Charles L. Snyder
      Pages 341-349
    7. Allison L. Speer, Timothy D. Kane
      Pages 351-358
    8. Sidney M. Johnson
      Pages 359-365
  8. Stomach and Small Intestine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 367-367

About this book


The previous edition of this book was based on a simple but essential philosophy: provide a practical and up-to-date resource for the practicing surgeon detailing the specific needs and special considerations surrounding the surgical care of children. The second edition of Fundamentals of Pediatric Surgery stays true to the philosophy of the original with several significant enhancements.  As well as encompassing the most up-to-date and practical clinical information for the experienced surgeon written in a straightforward narrative style, each chapter provides a rationale for the proposed approach based on the scientific evidence available in the literature and the author’s personal clinical experience, supplies a detailed algorithm or clinical protocol in a graphic format, initiates a discussion regarding unanswered questions and proposals for future studies, and includes a list of suggested readings. Chapters cover in great detail a broad range of pediatric general surgery topics, including disorders of all major organ systems of the abdomen and thorax, congenital anomalies presenting in the newborn period, and a variety of maladies germane to the growing field of fetal surgery.  The authors also provide authoritative discussions of therapeutic methods and surgical techniques that range from the traditional to the modern, including time-honored open operations, contemporary minimally invasive interventions, and emerging technologies such as single-site and robotic surgery.
Written by experts in the field, Fundamentals of Pediatric Surgery, Second Edition is a definitive source of readily available clinical information that residents, fellows or attending surgeons can use to take care of actual patients in real time. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Mattei
    • 1
  • Peter F. Nichol
    • 2
  • Michael D. Rollins, II
    • 3
  • Christopher S. Muratore
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryThe Children’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Division of Pediatric Surgery Department of SurgeryUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA
  3. 3.Primary Children’s Hospital Department of SurgeryUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA
  4. 4.Departments of Surgery and PediatricsAlpert Medical School of Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-27441-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-27443-0
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