Controversies in Surgery, Volume 4

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Moshe Schein, Leslie Wise
Springer Science & Business Media, May 8, 2001 - Medical - 395 pages
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"When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest. " WILLIAM HAZLITT (1778-1830) This is the fourth volume in a series which we started in 1997. In 1976, Varco and Delaney edited a "surgical bestseller" entitled Controversy in Surgery. This was fol lowed by a second volume in 1985. The immense success of these books among both surgical trainees and experienced surgeons, and their wide international ap peal, supported the editors' notion that a view of controversy is integral to teach ing. However, despite major advances in surgical science and practice, no other similar publication has since been put together with the objective of addressing major controversies in surgery. The aim of this series is to address such deficiency by covering the most crucial current controversies in general, vascular and trauma surgery. Since almost everything is controversial in surgery, we will be able to tackle different issues almost each year. The editors have selected a nationally/internationally recognized authority for each topic. Most books available today are either "North American:' "British-Com monwealth" or "British-European:' contributing to the constant transatlantic rival ry. Our series specifically aims to bridge this "culture gap" and includes North American, British, European, and other authors while maintaining a cohesive structure. This will hopefully also broaden the appeal of such a book across both sides of the Atlantic and beyond.
 

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Contents

Surgical Publishing in the TwentyFirst Century
1
Books
3
Publishing in the Internet Age
6
Invited Comment Germany
8
Invited Comment USA
10
Invited Comment UK
12
Invited Comment France
14
Editorial Comment
18
Invited Comment
213
Editorial Comment
215
Surgical Intensive Care Unit
217
Hemodynamic Monitoring and Support
222
Renal Support
227
The Gut
232
Medical Futility
238
Invited Comment
243

Malignant Melanoma
23
Nonsurgical Modalities
29
Invited Comment
44
Primary Esophageal Motility Disorders
51
Surgical Perspectives
57
Invited Comment
63
Editorial Comment
67
Benign Hepatic Lesions
69
Surgical Management
80
Invited Comment
91
Editorial Comment
94
Cholelithiasis
95
Acute Cholecystitis
109
Invited Comment
116
References
120
NonAdenocarcinoma Pancreatic Tumors
121
Cystic Tumors
130
Invited Comment
140
Editorial Comment
142
Appendicitis
143
Appendiceal Mass and Abscess
153
Invited Comment
159
Editorial Comment
163
Mesenteric Ischemia
167
Acute Mesenteric Venous Ischemia
174
Chronic Visceral Ischemia
180
Ischemic Colitis
185
Invited Comment
193
Editorial Comment
196
Ascites
199
The Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Procedure
205
Operative Management
209
Editorial Comment
248
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
251
Invited Comment on Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery
256
Thoracic Surgery
257
Invited Comment on Thoracoscopic Surgery
262
Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
266
Invited Comment on Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
274
Spleen and Adrenal Gland
276
Invited Comment on Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
286
Invited Comment on Laparoscopic Management of Choledocholithiasis
293
Laparoscopic Vascular Surgery
294
Invited Comment on Endoscopic Vascular Surgery
303
Invited Rebuttal
305
Editorial Comment
307
Vascular Trauma
309
Operative Management
315
Invited Comment
321
Editorial Comment
324
Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding
325
Operative Treatment
330
Invited Comment
339
Editorial Comment
341
Morbid Obesity
343
Malabsorptive Procedures
353
Invited Comment
360
Editorial Comment
363
Surgical Malpractice
365
The Lawyers Perspective
372
Invited Comment
378
Editorial Comment
381
Subject Index
385
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