Surgery: Core Principles and Practice, Second Edition – Volume 1

John D Corson and Williamson
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of General Surgery from Core Principles to specialization in such areas as Pediatric Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Genitourinary Surgery

  • Features expanded content on Trauma Surgery, Principles of Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Vascular Surgery, among others

  • Explores Gastrointestinal Surgery with subsections on Esophagogastric, Hepatopancreatobiliary, and Colorectal Surgery, in addition to Gastrointestinal Emergencies

  • Includes more contributions from international experts than any other surgical textbook available

  • Incorporates important advances in surgical practice, such as the expansion of minimally invasive techniques

  • Illustrates important concepts relevant to each surgical specialty through the use of Case Studies

  • Contains numerous new photographs, radiographs, and explanatory diagrams

  • Covers the practice of General Surgery for the resident as well as the experienced practitioner


Chapter 78 to Chapter 150 available in Volume 2.

Table of Contents

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Chapter 1: The Acquisition of Surgical Knowledge
Chapter 2: Perioperative Risk Assessment and Care of the Surgical Patient
Chapter 3: The Operating Room Environment
Chapter 4: Wound Healing
Chapter 5: Fluids and Electrolytes
Chapter 6: Hemorrhage, Hemostasis, and Transfusion
Chapter 7: Infection, Inflammation, and Antibiotics
Chapter 8: Minimal Invasive Surgery
Chapter 9: Informatics, Outcomes, and Economics of Surgical Care
Chapter 10: Case Study: Laparoscopic Access to the Multiply Operated Abdomen
Chapter 11: Case Study: Nutritional Support of the GI Fistula Patient
Chapter 12: Anesthesia and Pain Control
Chapter 13: Principles of Endoscopy
Chapter 14: Vascular Access
Chapter 15: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Chapter 16: Principles of Oncology
Chapter 17: Geographic Factors Influencing Surgical Practice
Chapter 18: Surgical Management of the Elderly
Chapter 19: Surgical Management of Children and Neonates
Chapter 20: Case Study: Preventable Complications During Central Venous Access
Chapter 21: Case Study: Preparation of the Elderly Patient for Elective Surgery
Chapter 22: Case Study: Management of the Severe Pulmonary Contusion
Chapter 23: Assessment and Monitoring in Critical Illness
Chapter 24: Shock
Chapter 25: Nutritional Support
Chapter 26: Pulmonary Support
Chapter 27: Cardiac Assessment and Support of the Surgical Patient
Chapter 28: Acute Kidney Injury
Chapter 29: Case Study: Source Control in the Management of Intra-abdominal Infection
Chapter 30: Case Study: Use of Furosemide in the Postoperative Oliguric Patient
Chapter 31: Initial Trauma Evaluation and Resuscitation
Chapter 32: Initial Surgical Care of the Trauma Patient
Chapter 33: Military Surgery
Chapter 34: Trauma in the Elderly, in Pregnancy, and in Children
Chapter 35: Case Study: Vascular Injury in Combat and Austere Settings
Chapter 36: Case Study: Operative Repair of Traumatic Diaphragmatic Liver Herniation with Subsequent Reperfusion Injury
Chapter 37: Neck Injury
Chapter 38A: Brain Injury
Chapter 38B: Cervical Spine and Spinal Cord Trauma
Chapter 39: Thoracic Trauma
Chapter 40: Abdominal, Urologic and Perineal Injuries
Chapter 41: Pelvic, Lumbar and Thoracic Spine and Spinal Cord Injuries
Chapter 42: Vascular Trauma
Chapter 43: Thermal Injury
Chapter 44: Case Study: Delayed Splenectomy Following Expectant Management of Splenic Trauma
Chapter 45: Case Study: Management of a Patient with Multiple Stab Injuries to the Chest
Chapter 46: Case Study: Secondary and Tertiary Blast-Related Injuries
Chapter 47: Benign Diseases of the Esophagus
Chapter 48: Peptic Ulcer Disease
Chapter 49A: Esophageal Neoplasms
Chapter 50: Obesity Surgery
Chapter 51: Case Study: Abdominal Pain after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Chapter 52: Case Study: Barrett's Esophagus with High-Grade Dysplasia—Is It Still Necessary to Perform Esophagectomy?
Chapter 53: Liver
Chapter 54: Portal Hypertension
Chapter 55: Gallbladder and Biliary Tree
Chapter 56: Pancreas
Chapter 57: Spleen
Chapter 58: Case Study: Biliary Injury Following Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Chapter 59: Case Study: Intraoperative Detection of Hepatic Metastases During Pancreatic Insulinoma Enucleation
Chapter 60: Case Study: Bleeding into an Incidental Hepatocellular Adenoma Following Minor Blunt Trauma
Chapter 61: Inflammatory Colorectal Conditions
Chapter 62A: Benign Neoplasms of the Large Bowel
Chapter 62B: Malignant Neoplasms of the Large Bowel
Chapter 63: Anal Canal
Chapter 64: Diverticular Disease and Other Conditions of the Large Bowel
Chapter 65: Case Study: Synchronous Colonic Cancer with Liver Metastases and Threatened Obstruction
Chapter 66: Case Study: Obstructive Defecation Successfully Managed by Colostomy Irrigation after Salvage Abdominoperineal Excision of the Rectum
Chapter 67: Peritoneum and Retroperitoneum
Chapter 68: Appendix
Chapter 69: Small Bowel
Chapter 70: Abdominal Wall Hernia
Chapter 71: Case Study: Appendicitis: Perils of Delayed Operation
Chapter 72: Case Study: Surgical Management of the Acute Abdomen‒–The Role of Laparoscopy
Chapter 73: Upper and Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
Chapter 74: Acute Abdomen and Peritonitis
Chapter 75: Intestinal Obstruction
Chapter 76: Case Study: Use of Synthetic Mesh such as Polypropylene in Hernia Repair in the Presence of Contamination
Chapter 77: Case Study: Small Bowel Obstruction in the "Virgin" Abdomen