Advances in Abdominal Surgery

  • Everardo Zanella

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Surgical Infections

    1. Lorenzo Dominioni, Angelo Benevento, Giulio Carcano, Giuseppe Peloni, Renzo Dionigi
      Pages 1-11
    2. Lorenzo Dominioni, Angelo Benevento, Giulio Carcano, Giuseppe Peloni, Francesca A. Rovera, Renzo Dionigi
      Pages 13-18
    3. Francesco Rulli, Mario Sianesi, Everardo Zanella
      Pages 31-38
  3. Hepato-Biliary and Pancreatic Surgery

    1. Attilio M. Farinon, Francesco Rulli, Everardo Zanella
      Pages 45-54
    2. Francesco Cetta, Giulia Montalto, Claudio Baldi, Michele Zuckermann, Gennaro Nuzzo
      Pages 55-67
    3. Antonio Basoli, Fausto Fiocca, Roberta Di Rosa, Lucilla Baldassarri, Gianfranco Donelli
      Pages 69-80
    4. Attilio M. Farinon, Francesco Rulli, Everardo Zanella, Mario Sianesi
      Pages 81-93
  4. Colo-Rectal Surgery

    1. Anacleto Peracchia, Leopoldo Sarli, Nicola Pietra, Sara Gobbi
      Pages 95-106
    2. Donato Nitti, Giulia Vieceli, Alberto Marchet, Mario Lise
      Pages 107-125
    3. Anacleto Peracchia, Nicola Pietra, Leopoldo Sarli
      Pages 127-141
    4. Mario Rubino, Donato Altomare, Luigi Lupo, Elisabetta Martinelli, Oronzo C. Pannarale, Francesco Puglisi et al.
      Pages 143-151
    5. Mario Roselli, Oreste Buonomo, Carlo Umberto Casciani
      Pages 153-162
  5. Minimally Invasive Surgery

  6. Transplantation

    1. Giorgio Splendiani, Carmela Tozzo, Valentina Mazzarella, Franco Pisani, Oreste Buonomo, Carlo Umberto Casciani et al.
      Pages 193-196
    2. Marco Bacosi, Marco Delle Monache, Francesca Russo, Giovanni L. Ricci
      Pages 197-221
    3. Domenico Marrano, Vincenzo Maria Greco, Andrea Conti
      Pages 223-241
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 243-249

About this book


General surgery consists ofa main corpus of propaedeutic elements and clinical problems, which has been modified over the years by the separate development of numerous sub-specialistic branches. Although a common basis on the physiopathology of surgical trauma and post­ operative complications persists, as a result of general knowledge of surgical diseases, there is no doubt that in the spheres of doctrine and application, both research and clinical medicine have distinguished themselves autonomously in many surgical fields (orthopedics, neurosurgery, cardiovascular surgery, thoracic surgery, urology, etc.). It is therefore difficult to define the present configuration ofgeneral surgery, but without question abdominal surgery occupies a position of pre-eminent importance within the general framework. We are dealing, in fact, with pathological pictures which occur in a section ofthe body ofvast proportions, in which structures, organs, and morphologically complex spaces are arranged to carry out important functions. They are, therefore, subject to considerably complex pathological alterations, such as to establish an interesting field of diagnostic discussion and an exciting training-ground for surgical activity. It can be affirmed that the diagnosis and cures ofabdominal surgical diseases constitute a test ofthe surgeon's experience. Diagnosis is often entrusted to a differential process, the results ofwhich may be confirmed today by complementary diagnostics. This, however, must be guided by predominating clinical considerations, the exaggerated use of diagnostic techniques, detached from clinical examination, being the cause of very serious errors, which can mislead decision making and human contact, which is the basis ofcorrect medical practice.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Everardo Zanella
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Rome “Tor Vergata”RomeItaly

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