Schein’s Common Sense Emergency Abdominal Surgery

Schein’s Common Sense Emergency Abdominal Surgery

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ix Preface Smart surgeons learn from their own mistakes, smarter surgeons learn from mistakes of others, some never learn . . . You are a resident, overworked and constantly tired; sitting down with your mentor for a brief tutorial. What do you want to get out of these few minutes? To organize your thoughts and approaches to the particular problem; to learn how he -the weathered surgeon -qtackles itq; to grasp a few practical qrecipesq or qgoodiesq and take home a message or two; to laugh a bit and unwind. This is also our goal in this book. We hope that you are not repelled or offended by the non-formal character of this book. This is how emergency abdominal surgery is taught best, by trial and error and repetitions, with emphasis on basics. This is not a qcompleteq textbook, nor is it a cookbook type manual or discussion of case studies; neither is it a collection of detailed lecture notes or exhaustive lists. Instead, it consists of a series of informal, uncensored, chats between experienced surgeons and their trainees. No percentages, series, elaborated figures or complicated algorithms are included; only a surgeon's narrative, explaining how qhe does itq -based on his experience and state of the art knowledge of the literature. No references are included as it was our aim to put down nothing which has not been experienced, confirmed and practiced in our own hands.... ita#39;s own complications a€”mainly leakage around the tube, leakage intothe peritoneal cavity ana abdominal wall cellulitis. ... Additional usefula€œtricksa€are: fix the efferentand afferent portionsof theloop tothe abdominal wall to prevent kinking andanbsp;...

Title:Schein’s Common Sense Emergency Abdominal Surgery
Author:Moshe Schein
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06


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