Emergency General Surgery

A Practical Approach

  • Carlos V. R. Brown
  • Kenji Inaba
  • Matthew J. Martin
  • Ali Salim

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Stephen C. Gale, Kevin M. Schuster, Marie L. Crandall, Shahid Shafi
    Pages 1-11
  3. Sawyer Smith, Martin A. Schreiber
    Pages 13-26
  4. Mathew Giangola, Joaquim M. Havens
    Pages 27-39
  5. Mitchell J. Daley, Emily K. Hodge, Dusten T. Rose
    Pages 41-56
  6. Jared L. Antevil, Philip S. Mullenix
    Pages 57-73
  7. Paul J. Deramo, Michael S. Truitt
    Pages 75-86
  8. Marcel Tafen, Steven C. Stain
    Pages 87-102
  9. Elisa Furay, W. Drew Fielder
    Pages 103-109
  10. John Saydi, S. Rob Todd
    Pages 111-120
  11. Aaron M. Williams, Ben E. Biesterveld, Hasan B. Alam
    Pages 121-135
  12. Morgan Schellenberg, Meghan Lewis
    Pages 137-149
  13. Marko Bukur, Jaclyn Clark
    Pages 151-164
  14. Chris Dodgion, Marc de Moya
    Pages 165-173
  15. Marc D. Trust, C. Yvonne Chung, Carlos V. R. Brown
    Pages 175-188
  16. Alexandra Brito, Leslie Kobayashi
    Pages 189-200
  17. Amirreza T. Motameni, Jason W. Smith
    Pages 201-211
  18. Eric M. Campion, Clay Cothren Burlew
    Pages 213-221
  19. Carey Wickham, Sang W. Lee
    Pages 223-231
  20. Shuyan Wei, Lillian S. Kao
    Pages 233-245
  21. Meryl A. Simon, Joseph J. DuBose
    Pages 247-256
  22. Brittany Bankhead-Kendall, Pedro G. R. Teixeira
    Pages 257-266
  23. Anuradha R. Bhama, Anna Yegiants, Scott R. Steele
    Pages 267-276
  24. Aela P. Vely, Paula Ferrada
    Pages 277-281
  25. Andrew T. Schlussel, Erik Q. Roedel
    Pages 283-301
  26. Katherine A. Kelley, Karen J. Brasel
    Pages 303-310
  27. Dirk C. Johnson, Kimberly A. Davis
    Pages 311-323
  28. Morgan Schellenberg, Kazuhide Matsushima
    Pages 325-332
  29. Rebecca E. Plevin, Andre R. Campbell
    Pages 333-338
  30. Emily Miraflor, Gregory Victorino
    Pages 339-347
  31. Jaye Alexander Weston, Anthony W. Kim
    Pages 357-365
  32. Neil Venardos, John D. Mitchell
    Pages 367-375
  33. Shirin Towfigh
    Pages 377-385
  34. Molly R. Deane, Dennis Y. Kim
    Pages 387-396
  35. K. Conley Coleman, Daniel Grabo
    Pages 397-403
  36. Col (Ret) Mark W. Bowyer
    Pages 405-417
  37. Andrew M. Nunn, Michael C. Chang
    Pages 419-429
  38. Sameer A. Hirji, Sharven Taghavi, Reza Askari
    Pages 431-438
  39. Essa M. Aleassa, Stacy Brethauer
    Pages 439-450
  40. Bellal Joseph, Mohammad Hamidi
    Pages 451-463
  41. Ram Nirula, Ronald Buczek, Milos Buhavac
    Pages 465-477
  42. Jessica K. Reynolds, Andrew C. Bernard
    Pages 495-504
  43. Franchesca Hwang, Anastasia Kunac
    Pages 505-514
  44. Back Matter
    Pages 515-531

About this book


The field of emergency general surgery encompasses a wide array of surgical diseases, ranging from the simple to the complex. These diseases may include inflammatory, infectious, and hemorrhagic processes spanning the entire gastrointestinal tract, complications of abdominal wall hernias, compartment syndromes, skin and soft tissue infections, and surgical diseases significantly complicated in special populations including elderly, obese, pregnant, immunocompromised, and cirrhotic patients.

This book covers emergency general surgery topics in a succinct, practical, understandable fashion. After reviewing the general principles in caring for the emergency general surgery patient, this text discusses current evidence and the best practices stratified by organ system, including esophageal, gastroduodenal, hepatobiliary and pancreatic, small and large bowel, anorectal, thoracic, and hernias. Chapters are written by experts in the field and present a logical, straightforward, and easy to understand approach to the emergency general surgery patient, as well as provide patient care algorithms where appropriate.

Emergency General Surgery: A Practical Approach provides surgeons and surgery residents with a practical and evidence-based approach to diagnosing and managing a wide array of surgical diseases encountered on emergency general surgery call.


acute abdomen Variceal bleeding Gastroduodenal perforation acute cholecystitis Colonic volvulus Perirectal abscess Tracheoinnominate fistula

Editors and affiliations

  • Carlos V. R. Brown
    • 1
  • Kenji Inaba
    • 2
  • Matthew J. Martin
    • 3
  • Ali Salim
    • 4
  1. 1.Dell Medical SchoolUniversity of Texas at AustinAustinUSA
  2. 2.Trauma and Surgical Critical CareUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Madigan Army Medical CenterTacomaUSA
  4. 4.Brigham and Womens’s HospitalHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-96285-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-96286-3
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