ISBN 9780340560174,Essential Paediatric Surgery

Essential Paediatric Surgery



Hodder Arnold Publication

Publication Year 1996

ISBN 9780340560174

ISBN-10 0340560177


Number of Pages 194 Pages
Language (English)

Computer software

Paediatric surgery is a relatively new surgical specialty, one which came into being because of the recognition that many of the conditions in children which require surgery are peculiar to that young age-group, and that their management requires specialized skills and knowledge which the adult general surgeon often lacks. Essential Paediatric Surgery is a highly practical guide for the general surgeon having to treat children with surgical problems. The book covers all the common conditions which might be encountered, and describes their operative treatment in detail. The emphasis is placed on how to avoid common mistakes, and how to manage unexpected or unusual situations. In addition, this volume provides an update for general surgeons who see infants and children with surgical (inluding neonatal) problems.
The book covers both elective and emergency situations, and gives clear guidelines as to when referral to a specialized center or a specialized paediatric surgeon is required. It offers recommendations as to what type of treatment should be initiated immediately and under which circumstances, particularly in neonates with major congenital abnormalities.