This extensively revised and updated edition of Fundamentals of Surgical Practice is a key surgical textbook for the intercollegiate MRCS examination. Mirroring the entire new syllabus, it offers trainees a clear understanding of the core knowledge required for examination success and incorporates new material reflecting recent developments and the new examination. Designed to achieve maximum efficiency in learning, the content provides ample detail with key points and suggestions for further reading. In addition to a detailed index, each chapter has its own table of contents to enhance ease of use. The contributors are acknowledged experts, many of whom are recognised in their fields as innovators, practical clinicians, and Royal College examiners. This text is indispensable for the new trainee and provides established surgeons and other healthcare professionals working in the surgical environment with a modern, authoritative overview of the key areas of surgical practice. Features • Complete coverage of the MRCS syllabus • Includes the basic principles of parasurgical topics enabling holistic learning • Each chapter includes basic anatomy and physiology favouring the examination approach to learning Table of Contents Preface Part I. Basic Sciences Relevant to Surgical Practice: 1. Pharmacology and the safe prescribing of drugs Jamie J. Coleman, Anthony R. Cox and Nicholas J. Cowley 2. Fundamentals of general pathology Gerald Langman 3. Fundamentals of surgical microbiology Richard Cunningham 4. Fundamentals of radiology Arvind Pallan Part II. Basic Surgical Skills: 5. Surgical techniques and technology Michael A. Scott and Mark G. Coleman 6. Professionalism – including academic activities: clinical research, audit, consent and ethics Evangelos Mazaris, Paris Tekkis and Vassilios Papalois 7. Management of the dying patient: fundamentals of palliative and end of life care Chantal Meystre and Riffatt Hussein Part III. The Assessment and Management of the Surgical Patient: 8. Preoperative assessment Jeffrey L. Tong 9. Fundamentals of anaesthesia Jeffrey L. Tong 10. Principles of cancer management Mark Duxbury Part IV. Perioperative Care of the Surgical Patient: 11. Fundamentals of intestinal failure Tim Campbell Smith and Alistair Windsor 12. Enhanced recovery after surgery John Evans and Robin H. Kennedy 13. Fundamentals of intensive care Angela L. Neville 14. Caring for surgical patients: complications and communication Douglas M. Bowley 15. Management of sepsis Mark J. Midwinter Part V. Common Surgical Conditions: 16. Assessment and early treatment of the patient with trauma Ross Davenport and Nigel Tai 17. Fundamentals of the central nervous system James Palmer and Anant Kamat 18. Fundamentals of head and neck surgery John K. S. Woo and Walter W. K. King 19. Fundamentals of thoracic surgery Richard S. Steyn and Deborah Harrington 20. Fundamentals of oesophago-gastric surgery Timothy Wheatley 21. Fundamentals of hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery Mark Duxbury and Rowan Parks 22. Fundamentals of endocrine surgery Peter Cant 23. Fundamentals of the breast Steven D. Heys 24. Fundamentals of lower gastrointestinal surgery Chris Cunningham 25. Fundamentals of the genitourinary system Angela Cottrell and Andrew Dickinson 26. Hernias Andrew N. Kingsnorth 27. Fundamentals of vascular surgery Donald J. Adam, Martin W. Claridge and Antonius B. M. Wilmink 28. Fundamentals of orthopaedics Jon Clasper 29. Fundamentals of plastic surgery Tania C. S. Cubison 30. Surgical care of the paediatric patient Paul K. H. Tam 31. Fundamentals of organ and tissue transplantation Matthew Bowles Index.