Clinical Signs and Syndromes in Surgery

by Shivananda Prabhu

Life of a surgeon is in many ways easier than that of a physician inasmuch as many of surgical conditions produce distinctive symptoms and signs unlike most medical illness. Also, surgical conditions most often than not lead to some anatomical and physiological distortions discernible by clinical examination as clinical signs. Only there have not been many books dedicated to this aspect of clinical examination. There are many excellent books dealing with clinical examination as a whole, but they do not segregate clinical signs from rest of the process of clinical evaluation. Hence, for a student preparing for clinical examination, it becomes a tough task to brush up his knowledge. Hence, the need for a book dealing exclusively with clinical signs. Also, while we do know about a particular sign as an indication of a particular disease often we do not really know the best way to elicit the sign. Easy access to diagnostic imaging has only made the ignorance deeper. This book attempts to address this problem. This should hopefully help not only students preparing for examinations but also practising surgeons. Included a brief account of syndromes. Examiners revel in catching students off-guard by throwing questions at them about some obscure syndrome or the other.

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Book Detail

Author
1. Prabhu Shivananda
Author's Affiliation
1. Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore
ISBN
9789350250891
Speciality
Surgery
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11197
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2011
Pages
140
Book Type
Reference

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