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CT Scan in Abdominal Emergency Surgery

  • Offers an easy-to-read companion for quick reference

  • Includes numerous high-quality CT images with clear, concise descriptions

  • Provides updated guidelines for the management of acute abdominal conditions

Part of the book series: Hot Topics in Acute Care Surgery and Trauma (HTACST)

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Hepatic Trauma

    • James L. Patrick, Juliana Tobler, Andrew B. Peitzman, Biatta Sholosh
    Pages 9-30
  3. CT Imaging of the Injured Spleen

    • Eric M. Campion, Ernest E. Moore
    Pages 31-39
  4. Computed Tomography in Pancreatic and Duodenal Injuries

    • Ari Leppäniemi, Eila Lantto
    Pages 41-50
  5. CT Scan in Blunt Gastrointestinal Trauma

    • Gustavo Pereira Fraga, Rao Ivatury
    Pages 51-57
  6. Computed Tomography (CT Scan) in the Management of Genitourinary Trauma

    • Rodrigo Donalisio da Silva, Fernando J. Kim
    Pages 59-67
  7. Acute Cholecystitis

    • Giulia Montori, Anna Pecorelli, Sandro Sironi, Paola Fugazzola, Federico Coccolini, Cecilia Merli et al.
    Pages 69-74
  8. CT Evaluation of Appendicitis

    • F. Monetti, A. Bhangu, S. Di Saverio, M. Stellino, P. E. Orlandi, M. Imbriani
    Pages 75-85
  9. Acute Diverticulitis

    • Massimo Sartelli, Fausto Catena, Salomone Di Saverio, Federico Coccolini, Luca Ansaloni
    Pages 87-93
  10. Complicated Peptic Ulcer Findings on Abdominal CT Scan

    • Bruno M. Pereira, Thiago J. Penachim, Gustavo P. Fraga
    Pages 95-103
  11. Computed Tomography Evaluation of Small Bowel Ischemia

    • Gavin Sugrue, Michael Sugrue
    Pages 105-121
  12. The Role of Computed Tomography in the Acute Presentation of Colorectal Cancer

    • Laura Lomaglio, Giulia Montori, Anna Pecorelli, Sandro Sironi, Massimo Sartelli, Luca Ansaloni et al.
    Pages 123-136
  13. Adhesive Small Bowel Obstruction (ASBO): Role of CT Scan in Guiding Choice and Timing for Treatment Options

    • Hariscine Keng Abongwa, Paolo Bresciani, Antonio Tarasconi, Gennaro Perrone, Fausto Catena
    Pages 137-159
  14. Colonic Volvulus

    • Julia Miladore Ng, Haley Chang, Oreste M. Romeo
    Pages 161-168
  15. AAA and Visceral Aneurysms

    • Jaap Ottevanger, Stephen Merrilees, Ian Civil
    Pages 183-198
  16. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

    • Goran Augustin, Maja Prutki
    Pages 199-206

About this book

This book focuses on the diagnostic impact of CT scans in severe abdominal trauma and in non-traumatic acute abdomen, the two clinical entities that constitute the main reasons for referrals for this imaging technique from the intensive care unit. The concept behind it  is that emergency surgeons and physicians not only need the clinical knowledge to manage the different pathological conditions, but that they must also have a full understanding of diagnostic imaging modalities.

To this end, each chapter includes a description of a specific acute abdominal disorder. In addition to the clinical presentation and the diagnosis and management guidelines, there is a special focus on imaging studies with clear and concise descriptions, high-quality images and the evolution grading scale to aid interpretation.

This easy-to-read book is an ideal source of practical information for acute care surgeons, radiologists and for all the members of the emergency team. 


“The book is well-written, clearly laid out and the illustrations are of good quality and reasonably comprehensive … this is a nicely produced and written book that I am happy to recommend to junior surgeons and radiologists in training as an easy-to-read primer, and also to more experienced radiologists who may be unfamiliar with the evolving changes in clinical care.” (Daniel Boxer, RAD Magazine, April, 2019)

“This volume in the Hot Topics in Acute Care Surgery and Trauma series reviews the evolving role of the CT scan in decision making for abdominal surgical emergencies. … Senior trainees and practitioners providing acute surgical services are an appropriate audience for this book … . Chapters combine imaging findings with indicated operative procedures, helping readers match test results with clinical interventions. Another attractive feature is the use of multi color tables that highlight clinical data, injury grading scales and clinical strategies.” (David J. Dries, Doody's Book Reviews, October, 2018)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Emergency and Trauma Surgery, Ospedale Maggiore di Parma Emergency and Trauma Surgery, Parma, Italy

    Fausto Catena

  • Cambridge Colorectal Unit, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Salomone Di Saverio

  • General, Emergency and Trauma Surgery, Department Bufalini Hospital, Cesena, Italy

    Luca Ansaloni

  • General, Emergency and Trauma Surgery Department, Bufalini Hospital, Cesena, Italy

    Federico Coccolini

  • Department of Surgery, Macerata Hospital, Macerata, Italy

    Massimo Sartelli

About the editors

Fausto Catena MD, PhD, FRCS is currently Chief of Emergency Surgery Department, Parma University Hospital, Italy. Until 2011, he worked as Consultant General Surgeon at the Dept. of General, Emergency and Transplant Surgery of the St Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital, Bologna, Italy. He is Editor in Chief of the World Journal of Emergency Surgery, former Editor of European Surgical Research, Editor of the Open Cardiovascular And Thoracic Surgery Journal, the World Journal of Gastroenterology and many other top ranking journals as well as a Member of the Committee on Publication Ethics. He is General Secretary of the World Society of Emergency Surgery, and past President of the ESYS of the European College of Surgeons.

Salomone Di Saverio MD FACS FRCS, is a Consultant Surgeon, performing elective general surgery procedures and Team Leader Consultant in Acute Care-Trauma Surgery. He is currently Clinical Head of Laparoscopy in Trauma Surgery at the Trauma Surgery Unit and Vice-Chair of the Trauma Surgery Unit, Trauma Center Maggiore Hospital Bologna. He has performed more than 2850 major surgical procedures, mainly as first operator, and many laparoscopies. He has described and published several papers on original or innovative surgical techniques in both open and laparoscopic surgery.

 Luca Ansaloni, MD is currently director of the General, Emergency and Trauma Surgery Dept. of Bufalini Hospital in Cesena (Italy) and Professor at the  Milan University’s General and Emergency Surgery Residency  School. He has extensive experience in managing post-traumatic and non-post-traumatic open abdomen patients, and as a war surgeon in Africa and Afghanistan. He has authored hundreds of scientific articles and book chapters. He is past- president of the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES).

Federico Coccolini, MD,  is currently working as a general, emergency and trauma surgeon at the General, Emergency and Trauma Surgery Dept. of Bufalini Hospital in Cesena (Italy). His main fields of interest are emergency surgery, trauma surgery, trauma patient management, as well as emergency and trauma system organization and implementation, and abdominal surgery.  He has published widely (more than  100 papers) and has written several book chapters, most of them as first author.  i He is the main investigator of IROA (International Register of Open Abdomen), the widest multicenter cohort study on open abdomen patients ever performed, which is recruiting hundreds of patients from all around the world.

Massimo Sartelli, MD, is currently a surgeon at the General Surgery department of the Hospital of Macerata, under the direction of Pr. Ivo Patrizi. He mainly performs liver surgery, gastro-intestinal surgery, colon surgery, vascular surgery, both minimally invasively and thoracoscopically. He has coauthored over 71 scientific publications.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: CT Scan in Abdominal Emergency Surgery

  • Editors: Fausto Catena, Salomone Di Saverio, Luca Ansaloni, Federico Coccolini, Massimo Sartelli

  • Series Title: Hot Topics in Acute Care Surgery and Trauma

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-48346-7Published: 06 July 2018

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-09589-5Published: 11 February 2019

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-48347-4Published: 26 June 2018

  • Series ISSN: 2520-8284

  • Series E-ISSN: 2520-8292

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 206

  • Number of Illustrations: 146 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Abdominal Surgery, Traumatic Surgery, Interventional Radiology, Emergency Medicine

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