Schein's Common Sense Emergency Abdominal Surgery

  • Moshe Schein
  • Paul N. Rogers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Background

    1. Moshe Schein, Paul N. Rogers
      Pages 3-8
  3. Before the Operation

    1. Moshe Schein
      Pages 17-25
    2. Moshe Schein
      Pages 27-32
    3. Moshe Schein, Sai Sajja, Hans Ulrich Elben
      Pages 33-54
    4. James C. Rucinski
      Pages 55-65
    5. Moshe Schein
      Pages 67-69
    6. Moshe Schein
      Pages 77-79
  4. The Operation

    1. Moshe Schein
      Pages 83-86
    2. Moshe Schein
      Pages 103-108
    3. Thomas Anthony Horan
      Pages 109-117
    4. Ulrich Schoeffel, Moshe Schein
      Pages 119-124
    5. Moshe Schein
      Pages 143-150
    6. Moshe Schein
      Pages 151-161
    7. Moshe Schein
      Pages 163-171

About this book


Emergency Abdominal Surgery is a battlefield for the surgeon - providing character-building experiences, and opportunities for triumph and disaster. In the second edition of this 'simple' book emergency abdominal surgery is discussed in an informal and no nonsense fashion - as practiced in the 'trenches' of the ER and the OR. The preferred approach for a given situation is discussed in context; it has to fulfill certain prerequisites: save live, decrease morbidity, be cost effective and be performed correctly.

Review of the 1st Edition:

'What makes this book very readable are the 'pregnant' citations, aphorisms and 'smart savings', which are often heard at the bedside and operation rooms but almost never reach the pages of a book'. (P. Klein, Chirurg, 2000). ' This is written with short punchy chapters making it very difficult to put down....'. (R A B Wood, Journal Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2000) ' Since Mondor's times in the forties of the last century there was no other book in surgery to be written so easy and witty...' (Boris D. Savchuk, World Journal of Surgery, 2002).


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Editors and affiliations

  • Moshe Schein
    • 1
  • Paul N. Rogers
    • 2
  1. 1.Surgical Specialists of KeokukKeokukUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryGartnavel General HospitalGlasgowScotland, UK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-21536-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-26793-5
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