Oxford Cases in Medicine and Surgery (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780198716228

Hugo Farne; Edward Norris-Cervetto; James Warbrick-Smith
576 Pages
197 x 246 mm
Pub date
Oct 2015
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Oxford Cases in Medicine and Surgery, second edition, teaches students a hypothesis-driven, logical step-by-step approach to diagnosis when faced with each of 29 common patient presentations. This approach mirrors that used by successful clinicians on the wards, challenging students with questions at each stage of a case (history-taking, examination, investigation, management). In tackling these questions, students understand how to critically analyse information and learn to integrate their existing knowledge to a real-life scenario from start to finish. Each chapter focuses on a common presenting symptom (e.g. chest pain). By starting with a symptom, mirroring real life settings, students learn to draw on their knowledge of different physiological systems - for example, cardiology, respiratory, gastroenterology - at the same time. All the major presenting symptoms in general medicine and surgery (mapped to UK medical school curricula) are covered, together with a broad range of pathologies. This book is an essential resource for all medicine students, and provides a modern, well-rounded introduction to life on the wards. Ideal for those starting out in clinical medicine and an ideal refresher for those revising for OSCEs and finals.


1. Headache
2. Confusion
3. Blackout
4. Neck lump
5. Haematemesis
6. Dysphagia
7. Cough
8. Haemoptysis
9. Chest pain
10. Shortness of breath
11. Breast lump
12. Epigastric pain
13. Nausea and vomiting
14. Jaundice
15. Right upper quadrant (RUQ) pain
16. Right iliac fossa (RIF) pain
17. Left iliac fossa (LIF) pain
18. Flank pain
19. Constipation
20. Diarrhoea
21. Rectal bleeding
22. Poor urinary output
23. Polyuria
24. Groin lump
25. Scrotal mass
26. Limb weakness
27. Acute joint pain
28. Swollen calf
29. Leg ulcer

About the author: 

Hugo Farne, London Deanery; Edward Norris-Cervetto, Oxford Deanery; James Warbrick-Smith, Wales Deanery

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