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Atlas of General Surgery


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General Aspects: Preliminary remarks on the surgical intervention Use of scalpel, needle holder, forceps and scissors Ligation and suture ligation Knots Skin suture Drains Urinary catheter Venous access Venous port Venous cut-down Joint puncture Pleural punctures (Thoracentesis) Urinary bladder puncture Ascites puncture (Paracentesis) Fine-needle aspiration biopsy Arterial puncture and arterial catheter Operations: Skin and soft tissues Neck Thoracic wall and cavity Abdominal cavity: Diaphragm Abdominal cavity: Oesophagus Abdominal cavity: Stomach Abdominal cavity: Gall bladder and bile ducts Abdominal cavity: Liver Abdominal cavity: Pancreas Abdominal cavity: Spleen Abdominal cavity: Peritoneum Abdominal cavity: Small intestine Abdominal cavity: Large intestine Retroperitoneum Proctology External genital organs Hernias Paediatric surgery Vessels Amputations Traumatology Further Reading Index

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Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Surgery, University Hospital Aachen, Aachen, Germany


This text can serve to fill gaps in basic knowledge. Each procedure is so clearly and systematically described ...that the text [will] serve students and practicing professionals. -- booknews.com

"An 'All inlcusive' book as a helpful instrument in everyday practice. " Annals of the Royal College of Surgery January 2011

"[Four stars] Lavishly illustrated...uses clear, full-color drawing to supplement lucid, clear, succinct text...illustrations...are exceptionally well done...an excellent book."--Doody's Review

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