Surgery (Clinical Scenarios)


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Using a highly readable, case-based format, Clinical Scenarios in Surgery: Decision Making and Operative Technique, Second Edition, presents 135 cases that take readers to step by step through the principles of safe surgical care. Ideal for senior surgical residents who are preparing for the oral board exam, this updated resource presents today’s standards of care in all areas of general surgery, including abdominal wall, upper GI, general emergency surgery, hepatobiliary, colorectal, breast, endocrine, thoracic, vascular, pediatric, skin and soft tissue, trauma, critical care, transplant, and head and neck surgeries.

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Justin B. Dimick MD, Gilbert R. Upchurch Jr. M.D., Christopher J. Sonnenday MD, Lillian S. Kao


  • Fourteen chapters are new to the Second Edition, including six in the greatly-expanded section on Trauma.
  • Each full-color case begins with a patient presentation and proceeds through differential diagnosis, workup, diagnosis and treatment, surgical procedures, postoperative management, and a case conclusion.
  • Coverage includes critical technical steps, potential pitfalls, special intraoperative considerations, take-home points, and suggested readings.
  • Color figures, tables, and algorithms present information in an easy-to-understand and remember format.
  • Every chapter includes a table summarizing Key Technical Steps and Potential Pitfalls for the procedure discussed.