Oxford Textbook of Fundamentals of Surgery

ISBN : 9780198822349

William E. G. Thomas; Malcolm W. R. Reed; Michael G. Wyatt
852 Pages
209 x 273 mm
Pub date
Apr 2018
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The Oxford Textbook of Fundamentals of Surgery provides a solid foundation of the knowledge and basic science needed to hone all of the core surgical skills used in surgical settings. Presented in a clear and accessible way, the Oxford Textbook of Fundamentals of Surgery addresses the cross-specialty aspects of surgery applicable to all trainees. With an emphasis on practical application and international best practice, it will support you to confidently deliver the highest


1. Basic science
1.1 Applied surgical anatomy
1.1.1 Vishy Mahadevan: Anatomy of the thorax
1.1.2 Vishy Mahadevan: Anatomy of the abdomen
1.1.3 Vishy Mahadevan: Anatomy of the pelvis and perineum
1.1.4 Vishy Mahadevan: Anatomy of the limbs and spine
1.1.5 Vishy Mahadevan: Head and neck anatomy
1.1.6 Vishy Mahadevan: Neuroanatomy
1.2 Applied surgical physiology
1.2.1 David Adams: Introduction to applied surgical physiology
1.2.2 Judy Harmey: Metabolic pathways, nutrition, and abnormalities
1.2.3 Andrew Topping: Blood loss, hypovolaemic shock, and septic shock
1.2.4 Catriona Kelly, Rosalind O' Reilly, and Brian Mullan: Fluid and electrolyte balance and replacement: Acid-base balance
1.2.5 Dermot Cox: Haemostasis and thrombosise
1.2.6 Aidan Bradford: Cardiovascular
1.2.7 Aidan Bradford: Respiratory
1.2.8 Aidan Bradford: Gastrointestinal
1.2.9 Aidan Bradford: Urinary
1.2.10 Kamalan Jeevaratnam: Endocrine
1.2.11 Kamalan Jeevaratnam: Neurology
1.3 Applied surgical pharmacology
1.3.1 Chris Brearton: Essential pharmacology for surgeons
1.4 Applied surgical pathology
1.4.1 David Lowe: Pathology
1.5 Applied surgical microbiology
1.5.1 Muhammad Raza: Sepsis
1.5.2 Manjusa Narayan and Jonathan Moore: Skin and soft tissue infections
1.5.3 Allison Sykes: Healthcare-associated infection
1.5.4 Shirelle Burton-Fanning and Sheila Waugh: Blood borne viruses
1.5.5 Louise Hall: Asepsis
1.6 Applied surgical radiology
1.6.1 Jonathan Spratt: Plain film radiology for surgeons
1.6.2 Ian Minty: Nuclear medicine for surgeons
1.6.3 Ian Minty: PETCT for surgeons
1.6.4 Ishmael Chasi: MRI for surgeons
1.6.5 Pallavi Mehrotra: CT for surgeons
1.6.6 Robert Kent: Ultrasound for surgeons
1.6.7 Daniel Kusumawidjaja and Peter A. Gaines: Essential interventional radiology for surgeons
2. Common surgical conditions
2.1 Assessing the acute abdomen
2.1.1 Tom Wiggins and James N. Crinnion: Assessing the acute abdomen
2.2 Abdominal wall and hernias
2.2.1 Peter Sedman: Abdominal wall and hernias
2.3 Upper gastro-oesophageal surgery
2.3.1 Bill Allum: Upper gastro-oesophageal surgery
2.4 Hepato-pancreato-biliary disorders
2.4.1 Graeme Poston and Robert Jones: Hepato-pancreato-biliary disorders
2.5 Colorectal
2.5.1 Adam Kimble and Ken Hosie: Colorectal
2.6 Breast Surgery
2.6.1 Amit Goyal and Malcolm Reed: Clinical assessment and management of benign breast disease
2.6.2 Amit Goyal and Malcolm Reed: Breast cancer treatment
2.6.3 Mymoona Alzouebi and Matthew Hatton: Non-surgical treatment of breast cancer
2.7 Vascular surgery
2.7.1 Christopher Butler: Chronic arterial insufficiency
2.7.2 Frank Smith and Timothy Beckitt: Acute limb ischaemia
2.7.3 Andrew W Bradbury and Katy Darvall: Venous and lymphatic disease
2.7.4 Rob Sayers and Robert Davies: Aneurysms
2.7.5 Ross Naylor: Transient ischaemic attacks and stroke
2.8 Cardiac and pulmonary surgery
2.8.1 Leslie Hamilton: Cardiac surgery
2.8.2 Sasha Stamenkovic: Pulmonary surgery
2.9 Genitourinary surgery
2.9.1 Neil Burgess: Stones and infections
2.9.2 Jim Catto and Aidan Noon: Genitourinary malignancies
2.9.3 Mary Garthwaite: Benign prostatic hyperplasis and obstructive uropathy
2.9.4 Ian Eardley: Benign scrotal and penile conditions
2.10 Orthopaedic surgery
2.10.1 Hemant Sharma and Kevin Sherman: Common fractures and complications
2.10.2 Pierre Nasr and Vikas Khanduja: Denererative and inflammatory joint disease
2.10.3 Jehangir Mahaluxmivala and Daoud Makki: Bone and joint infections
2.10.4 David Sharp: Back pain and sciatica
2.10.5 Helen Cattermole: Malignant and metastatic bone disease
2.11 Skin and soft tissue masses
2.11.1 Mandeep Kang and David Ward: Benign and malignant skin lesions
2.11.2 Mandeep Kang and David Ward: Soft tissue masses
2.12 Head and neck surgery
2.12.1 Y Ramakrishnan and Maurice Hawthorne: Benign and malignant lesions of the head and neck
2.12.2 Maurice Hawthorne: Upper airway obstruction
2.12.3 Maurice Hawthorne: Ear pain and hearing loss
2.13 Neurosurgery
2.13.1 Ian Sabin and Mark Wilson: Common neurosurgical emergencies
2.13.2 Ian Sabin: Neuro-oncology
2.14 Endocrine surgery
2.14.1 Sheila Fraser and Mark Lansdown: Endocrine surgery
2.15 Surgical oncology
2.15.1 Paul Sutton, Declan Dunne, Anita Hargreaves and Graeme Poston: Cancer screening
2.15.2 D. Gomes, H.Z. Malik, S. Fenwick and Graeme Poston: Principles of surgical oncology
2.15.3 Robert P. Jones, Derek McWhirter and Graeme Poston: Principles of chemotherapy
2.15.4 Chris D. Lee, Marcel Den Dulk and Arthur Sun Myint: General principles of radiation oncology
2.15.5 Declan Dunne, Derek McWhirter and Graeme Poston: Hormon therapy in cancer
3 Basic surgical skills
3.1 Principles of safe surgery
3.1.1 Amitabh Mishra and Peter NcCulloch: Principles of safe surgery
3.2 Anaesthetic techniques
3.2.1 Stephen Wilson and Daniele Dryden: Anaesthetic techniques
3.3 Basic surgical techniques
3.3.1 David Smith and Jamie Young: Basic surgical techniques
3.4 Surgical wounds
3.4.1 James N Crinnion: Surgical wounds
3.5 Surgical haemostasis
3.5.1 Yassar Qureshi and Nigel Tai: Surgical haemostasis
3.6 Anatomoses and drains
3.6.1 Dermot Burke: Anatomoses and drains
3.7 Principles of surgical endoscopy and minimal access surgery
3.7.1 Katie Schwab, Deepak Singh-Ranger and Timothy Rockall: Principles of surgical endoscopy and minimal access surgery
3.8 Simulation and assessment
3.8.1 Pram Sirimanna, Grace Lee, Sonal Arora and Rajesh Aggrarwal: Simulation and assessment
4. Assessment and management of the surgical patient
4.1 History taking and information gathering
4.1.1 Michelle Marshall and Caroline Woodley: History taking and information gathering
4.2 Physical examination
4.2.1 Caroline Woodley: Physical examination
4.3 Information sharing
4.3.1 Michelle Marshall: Information sharing
4.4 Surgical consent
4.4.1 Robbie Lonsdale: Surgical consent
5. Peri-operative management
5.1 Pre-operative assessment
5.1.1 Mireille Berthoud: Pre-operative assessment
5.2 Intra-operative Care
5.2.1 David Cressey: Intra-operative Care
5.3 Post-operative Care
5.3.1 Gary Mills and Jeremy Groves: Post-operative Care
5.4 Nutritional management
5.4.1 Mattias Soop and Gordon Carlson: Nutritional management
5.5 Enhanced recovery
5.5.1 Dileep Lobo: Enhanced recovery
5.6 Principles of transfusion and haemostasis
5.6.1 Jeff Garner and Andi Fletcher: Principles of transfusion and haemostasis
5.7 Venous thromboembolism: Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
5.7.1 David Chadwick and Rob Robinson: Venous thromboembolism: Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
5.8 Metabolic and endocrine disorders in the peri-operative period
5.8.1 David Chadwick and Rob Robinson: Metabolic and endocrine disorders in the peri-operative period
6. Assessment and management of patients with major trauma
6.1 Assessment of the multiply injured patient
6.1.1 Matthew Moran: ABCD of ATLS
6.1.2 Triage
6.1.3 Tissue response to injury
6.1.4 Shock
6.1.5 Priorities of care
6.1.6 Adult respiratory distress syndrome
6.2 Principles of management of soft tissue injuries
6.2.1 Nada Al-Hadithy: Skin loss
6.2.2 Burns: classification and princples of management
6.3 The acute management of major/multiple fractures and dislocations
6.3.1 John Keating: Classification
6.3.2 Pathophysiology of fractures
6.3.3 Complications
6.3.4 Joint injuries
6.4 Principles of specific injuries
6.4.1 John Clasper: Trauma of conflict zones
6.4.2 Lynn Myles: Head and neurological injury
6.4.3 Tim Graham: Chest injury
6.4.4 Bruce Tulloh: Abdominal injury
6.4.5 Zahid Raza: Vascular injury: latrogenic injury including intravascular drug abuse
crush injury and compartment syndrome
tourniquet use
shunts, revascularisation and amputations
7. Surgical care of the paediatric patient
7.1 Principles of paediatric
7.1.1 Nicola R.K. Anders: Principles of paediatric
7.2 Principles of child protection and governance
7.2.1 Alison Pike: Principles of child protection and governance
7.3 Common paediatric surgical conditions
7.3.1 Ross J. Craigie and James A. Morecroft: Common paediatric surgical conditions
8. Management of the dying patient
8.1 Management of the dying patient in consultation with the palliative care team
8.1.1 Katharine Burke, Bee Wee and William Noble: Management of the dying patient in consultation with the palliative care team
8.2 Terminal care of the dying patient, supporting their family, and ethical considerations
8.2.1 Katharine Burke, Bee Wee, and William Noble: Terminal Care of the dying patient, supporting their family, and ethical considerations
9. Principles of organ and tissue transplantation
9.1 Organ donation
9.1.1 Chris Callaghan and Pankaj Chandak: Organ donation
9.2 Principles of the transplant immunology
9.2.1 Eleanor Bolton and Andrew Bradley: Principles of the transplant immunology
9.3 Kidney transplantation
9.3.1 Andrew Bradley and M. Nicholson: Kidney transplantation
9.4 Pancreas transplantation
9.4.1 John Casey: Pancreas transplantation
9.5 Liver transplantation
9.5.1 Simon Harper and R. Praseedom: Liver transplantation
10. Evidence based surgery, research, and audit
10.1 Research in surgery
10.1.1 Alan Montgomery and Jane Blazeby: Research in surgery
10.2 Quality improvement
10.2.1 Rob Bethune and Jane Blazeby: Quality improvement
10.3 Statistics for surgeons
10.3.1 Vimal J Gokani and Matthew J. Bown: Statistics for surgeons

About the author: 

Mr William E. G. Thomas is Consultant Surgeon Emeritus and former Clinical Director of Surgery at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust having been appointed in 1986. Mr Thomas have also held the posts of Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Surgery, University of Sheffield and past Member of Council and Senior Vice President, of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and past Dean of the Academy of Education of the International Society of Surgery. Mr Thomas was a member of the Founding Council of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management, and Founder and Executive Board Member of the International Collaboration for Essential Surgery (ICES).; Mr Malcolm Reed is a Professor of Surgical Oncology and an Honorary Consultant at Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield. He then underwent surgical training in Birmingham, Derby and Bristol before moving to the University of Louisville in the United States to undertake a research MD. He returned to Sheffield and undertook higher surgical training before becoming appointed a Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Surgeon at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in 1992. He was then appointed to the Foundation Chair in Surgical Oncology at the University of Sheffield in 2000. Subsequent roles included Head of Academic Surgery and Head of the University Department of Oncology. He was appointed Dean of Brighton and Sussex Medical School in 2014 and is currently a member of the Medical Schools Council and an external examiner for the final year medical school exams at the University of Leeds. He has previous held external examinerships at UCL, the University of Nottingham and the University of Kuwait.; Mr Michael Wyatt is an NHS Consultant with a major interest in treating complex thoracic and abdominal aortic disease, using both open and stent graft technologies. Having qualified from Newcastle University, he trained in surgery in Bristol, Plymouth, Exeter and London. Mr Wyatt presents and publishes widely on all aspects of vascular disease, and was the President of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland (President, 2015-6). His other external responsibilities are as Treasurer of the British Journal of Surgery Society, Clinical Editor of Surgery, Vice Chair of the Ethics Committee, Chair of the General Surgical Training Committee, Vice Chair of the Vascular Surgery Clinical Reference Group and Chairman of the Society of International Vascular Surgeons. He runs a busy tertiary referral vascular practice at the Freeman Hospital, where he receives referrals from all over the country.

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