Presents fully revised and updated information with new chapters on cardiothoracic surgery and neurosurgery
Provides a highly structured layout, with summary lists and revision panels ideal for rapid reference during exam revision
Includes an unrivalled collection of colour photographs and explanatory line diagrams, all redrawn for this edition
Introduces expert editors with a wealth of clinical and teaching experience, supported by contributors new to this edition bringing a fresh approach
The fourth edition of this essential textbook has been fully revised and updated to ensure it continues to meet the needs of all those learning the principles of surgical examination.
Together with Sir Norman Browse, the three new authors bring their specialised knowledge and experience to complement the book's much-praised clear, didactic approach and broad insight into the general principles of surgery. The authors have updated all chapters in line with current developments. Amended sections include Muscles, tendons, bones & joints as well as The breast, where the terms describing benign breast disease and the classification of cancer staging have been fully revised.
The book's numerous illustrations have also been fully updated, with many new photographs showing the more subtle surgical signs and demonstrating new approaches to surgical examination. There is also a greater emphasis on the doctor-patient relationship and patient confidentiality.
Table of Contents
History Taking and Clinical Examination. The Symptoms, Signs and Emergency Management of Major Injuries. The Skin and Subcutaneous Tissues. Muscles, Tendons, Bones and Joints. Conditions Peculiar to the Hands. Conditions Peculiar to the Feet. The Arteries, Veins and Lymphatics. General and Facial Appearance. The Salivary Glands. The Mouth. The Neck. The Breast. The External Genitalia. Abdominal Wall, Herniae, and the Umbilicus. The Abdomen. The Kidneys, Urinary Tract and Prostate. The Rectum and Anal Canal. Index.