Colorectal Surgery: Living Pathology in the Operating Room

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Springer New York, Jun 23, 2006 - Medical - 260 pages
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Colorectal Surgery: Living Pathology in the Operating Room is two books in one. First, it is an atlas in the classic definition: each chapter is a two-page spread discussing one case. Functionally, each chapter is a case study with both the surgical and pathological perspectives beautifully rendered and fully explained.

Visually, every chapter presents the reader with operative and/or diagnostic photos, and anatomic line drawings by the author. The text, more extensive than in many atlases, provides a concise yet complete operative record: patient history/work up, anatomic anomalies, the procedure itself, pathologic findings, and follow up.

Key teaching points emphasize the most important and unique aspects of every case. Residents, fellows, and even seasoned practitioners will gain valuable diagnostic and therapeutic insights from this material. The case study presentation provides an excellent review tool for the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery exam.

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Dr. Mark Killingback has practiced colorectal surgery for 37 years and recently retired with the goal of focusing his efforts on the completion of this book. An honorary member of the American College of Surgeons and surgical societies throughout Europe, Dr. Killingback is renown for his many contributions to the field of colorectal surgery. In addition, Dr. Killingback is credited for establishing the first specialized colorectal unit in Australia. But perhaps the talent least known to date is his ability to beautifully render his keen observations in the operating room. Reviewers unanimously agreed that the art is not only exceedingly beautiful but is as true as if they were observing the surgical specimen themselves.

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