Recent Advances in Surgery—38

by Irving Taylor, Michael Douek

The aim of this book is to focus on the recent advances in surgery. Surgery is an ancient medical specialty that uses operative manual and instrumental techniques on a patient to investigate or treat a pathological condition such as disease or injury, to help improve bodily function or appearance or to repair unwanted ruptured areas. This book included topics in which there have been recent major changes or important developments of general interest. The general themes include a review of midline closure of the abdominal wall, assessing outcomes following surgery and an update on laparoscopy in emergency surgery. Concepts relating to gastrointestinal surgery include advances in bariatric surgery, endoscopic resection of gastroesophageal lesions and advances in rectal surgery. In surgical oncology specialist topics include the emerging field of magnetic guidance in cancer surgery, an update on the management of thyroid nodules and on salivary gland tumors. In breast surgery, developments in the immediate implant reconstruction with acellular dermal matrix and advances in benign breast disease. Other specialist topics include an update on screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm. The volume concludes with a review of recent randomized controlled trials in surgery.

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