Rapid Surgery by Cara R. Baker 2nd Edition

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Download Rapid Surgery – Rapid Surgery: This pocket reference and revision guide is a must for all medical students and junior doctors preparing for major surgical exams or needing a rapid reminder during a clinical attachment. Thoroughly updated, this new edition has been re-ordered by body systems with key surgical presentations ordered alphabetically within each section for ease of reference.

Rapid Surgery

Now with important new topics including bariatric surgery, endovascular techniques, nutrition, SIRS and sepsis, Rapid Surgery presents up-to-date knowledge succinctly for easy and rapid access to information.


Preface, ix

List of abbreviations, xi

Breast surgery

Breast abscess, 1

Breast cancer, 2

Breast disease, benign, 5

Cardiothoracic surgery

Lung cancer, 7

Pulmonary embolism, 10

General surgery

Abscesses, 13

Advanced trauma life support (ATLS), 15

Appendicitis, 17

Gastrointestinal perforation, 19

Gastrointestinal stromal tumours, 21

Hernia, femoral, 23

Hernia, inguinal, 25

Hernias, miscellaneous, 27

Hyperhidrosis, 29

Ileus and pseudo-obstruction, 30

Ingrowing toenail, 31

Intestinal ischaemia, 32

Intestinal obstruction, 33

Intussusception, 35

Leg ulcers (venous), 37

Lipomas, 39

Meckel’s diverticulum, 40

Nutrition, 41

Pain management, 43

Peritonitis, 45

Pilonidal sinus, 47

Sebaceous cysts, 49

Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and sepsis, 50

Splenic rupture, 52

Head and neck surgery

Branchial cyst, sinus and fistula, 55

Parathyroid disease, 56

Salivary gland tumours, 58

Thyroglossal cyst and fistula, 60

Thyroid cancer, 61

Thyroid goitre, 63

Hepatobiliary surgery

Cholangiocarcinoma, 65

Gallbladder cancer, 67

Gallstones, 68

Hepatocellular carcinoma, 70

Liver abscess, 71

Pancreatic cancer, 73

Pancreatitis, acute, 75

Pancreatitis, chronic, 77

Lower gastrointestinal surgery

Anal carcinoma, 79

Anal fissure, 81

Angiodysplasia, 82

Colon cancer, 83

Colonic polyps, 86

Crohn’s disease, 87

Diverticular disease, 90

Gastrointestinal haemorrhage, lower, 92

Haemorrhoids, 93

Perianal abscess and fistula, 95

Rectal cancer, 98

Rectal prolapse, 100

Toxic megacolon, 101

Ulcerative colitis, 102

Volvulus, colonic, 104


Cord compression and injury, 105

Extradural haemorrhage, 108

Hydrocephalus, 109

Intracerebral haemorrhage, 112

Subarachnoid haemorrhage, 114

Subdural haemorrhage, 116


Cataracts, 119

Orthopaedic surgery

Fracture, neck of femur, 121

Septic arthritis, 123

Plastic surgery

Basal cell carcinoma (skin), 125

Burns, 126

Gangrene and necrotising fasciitis, 128

Lymphoedema, 130

Melanoma, malignant, 132

Pressure sores, 134

Squamous cell carcinoma (skin), 136


Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (open), 137

Amputation, above knee, 139

Amputation, below knee, 140

Appendicectomy, 142

Bariatric surgery, 144

Cardiac transplantation, 146

Carotid endarterectomy, 148

Chest drain, 149

Cholecystectomy , 150

Circumcision, male, 151

Colorectal resection, abdomino perineal resection, 152

Colorectal resection, left hemicolectomy, 154

Colorectal resection, low anterior, 155

Colorectal resection, right hemicolectomy, 156

Coronary artery bypass graft, 157

Endovascular procedures, 159

Gastrectomies, 161

Laparoscopic abdominal surgery, 163

Liver resection, 165

Liver transplantation, 166

Mastectomy, 168

Mastectomy, segmental (wide local excision), 170

Renal transplantation, 171

Skin grafts and flaps, 173

Splenectomy, 174

Contents vii

Stomas, 176

Suturing, 178

Thyroidectomy, 180

Tracheostomy, 181

Vascular access, 182

Vasectomy, 183

Whipple’s procedure (pancreatoduodenectomy), 184

Upper gastrointestinal surgery

Achalasia, 187

Gastric cancer, 189

Gastrointestinal haemorrhage, upper, 191

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), 193

Hernia, hiatus, 195

Oesophageal carcinoma, 197

Oesophageal perforation, 199

Peptic ulcer disease, 201

Pyloric stenosis, 203

Volvulus, gastric, 204


Benign prostatic hyperplasia, 205

Bladder cancer, 207

Epididymitis and orchitis, 209

Hydrocoele, 211

Penile carcinoma, 212

Prostate carcinoma, 214

Renal carcinoma, 216

Testicular cancer, 217

Testicular torsion, 219

Urinary tract calculi, 221

Vascular surgery

Aortic aneurysm, abdominal, 225

Aortic dissection, 228

Arteriovenous fistulae and malformations, 230

Carotid artery disease (atherosclerosis), 232

Carotid body tumour, 234

Deep vein thrombosis, 236

Ischaemic lower limb, acute, 238

Ischaemic lower limb, chronic, 240

Varicose veins, 242

Topic Index, 245

Preface – Rapid Surgery

In Rapid Surgery, we envisaged a student revision aid that focused on key facts presented in a classical mnemonic format to facilitate learning. This consisted of each subject presented in the subheadings of D: Definition; A: Aetiology; A: Associations/Risk Factors; E: Epidemiology; H: History; E: Examination; P: Pathology/Pathogenesis; I: Investigations; M: Management; C: Complications and P: Prognosis. In this second edition, the presentation has been revised with clearer subheadings to help the reader. Rapid Surgery

We have updated the content and introduced new topics, for example, bariatric surgery, that have an important place in modern surgical practice. We hope that this book will continue to compliment your personal and ward-based learning and you enjoy reading it. We thank our previous contributors, Dr Mark Teo, Dr Ebube Obi and Professor Brian Davidson, MD, FRCS. We thank our teachers through the years, Wiley-Blackwell publishing for their support and the patients who were our chief educators. Finally, we would like to acknowledge our families for their support, especially the Bakers and Ping Lim. Cara R. Baker George Reese James T.H. Teo


Cara R. Baker is a Surgical Registrar

George Reese is a Surgical Registrar

James T. H. Teo is based at Charing Cross Hospital

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