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Trauma Surgery provides an illustrative, instructive, and comprehensive review that depicts the rationale of basic operative principles essential to surgical therapy in the trauma patient. The chapters provide pertinent and concise summaries of how to deal with the trauma patient, from initial evaluation to a closer look at the various organ systems that may need oeprated on. Thermal injury is also addressed. Stages of operative approaches with relevant technical considerations are outlined in a straigtforward manner, and complications are reviewed when appropriate for the organ system and problem. The text is illustrated throughout by line drawings and photographs that depict anatomic or technical principles. A concise, handbook-sized reference work, this book is a valuable resource for all general surgeons and residents in training. CONTENTS Initial Evaluation of the Trauma Patient.- Blunt Abdominal Trauma.- Penetrating Trauma: Neck, Thorax, and Abdomen.- Vascular Trauma: Life-threatening Thoracoabdominal Injuries and Limb-threatening Extremity Injuries.- Thermal Injury.- Closed Head Injury.- Spinal Trauma.- Abdominal Compartment Syndrome.- Neurologic Physiology: The Brain and Its Response to Injury.- Pericardial Tamponade.
Springer London Ltd
October 13, 2010
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