Chung: Atlas of Pediatric Surgical Techniques: A Volume in the Surgical Techniques Atlas Series (Expert Consult Series)

Pediatric surgery remains as a broad general surgical specialty caring for infants and children. Pediatric surgeons are faced with the challenges of dealing with a wide spectrum of complex pathology involving multiple organ systems in patients ranging from neonates to young adults. Despite surgeons having 2 years of rigorous clinical fellowship training, numerous pediatric surgical procedures are handled only occasionally due to the infrequency of a disease process. Conversely, other commonly performed procedures are not routine in a variety of patients, from very small premature neonates to extremely large adolescents, and therefore a thorough grasp of knowledge of surgical anatomy and physiology is required to operate safely. Mastery of all pediatric surgical procedures is a demanding lifelong learning process that requires refining operative techniques throughout a surgical career. For young surgical residents in training, as well as established surgeons who may only occasionally manage delicate pediatric surgical patients, concise and clear illustrations of pediatric surgical procedures can be instrumental to the careful preoperative planning and precise completion of operations.

In this first edition of Atlas of Pediatric Surgical Techniques, we have put together a collection of a broad spectrum of pediatric surgical operations. The key steps of the procedure are described in a concise bullet-style format, highlighted by colorful illustrations and intraoperative photographs. Each chapter includes interesting Pearls and Pitfalls and a short list of pertinent references. Contributing authors come from all facets of our field, from academic centers to private surgical groups, each sharing a wealth of knowledge acquired from years of experience to illustrate pediatric surgical techniques. We believe this comprehensive atlas will nicely complement standard textbooks in pediatric surgery.

We would like to thank our contributing authors and acknowledge the dedicated professionalism of our colleagues at Elsevier. Developmental Editors Rachel Miller and Sarah Myer, and Publishing Director Judith Fletcher have been instrumental to the completion of this atlas.
- Dai H. Chung and Mike Chen

Key Features
  • Get coverage of hot topics like laparascopic techniques, ECMO cannulation, and bariatric surgery.
  • View 150 full-color anatomic drawings and step-by-step intraoperative photographs that highlight key surgical issues and techniques.
  • Master key techniques through videos that show them performed by the physicians who pioneered them.
  • Avoid complications thanks to discussions of pearls and pitfalls.
  • Choose between open and closed alternatives and get better patient outcomes.

Website Features
  • Consult the book from any computer at home, in your office, or at any practice location.
  • Instantly locate the answers to your clinical questions via a simple search query.
  • Quickly find out more about any bibliographical citation by linking to its MEDLINE abstract.
  • Videos: View video clips illustrating a variety of conditions.

Section I - General 
  • CHAPTER 1 - Vascular Access
  • CHAPTER 2 - Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Cannulation

Section II - Head and Neck
  • CHAPTER 3 - Thyroglossal Duct Cyst
  • CHAPTER 4 - Branchial Anomalies

Section III - Thoracic
  • CHAPTER 5 - Esophageal Atresia with Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • CHAPTER 6 - Cervical Esophagostomy
  • CHAPTER 7 - Thoracoscopic Repair of Esophageal Atresia with Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • CHAPTER 8 - Esophageal Replacement
  • CHAPTER 9 - Esophageal Replacement: Gastric Tube Pull-up
  • CHAPTER 10 - Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia and Eventration of the Diaphragm
  • CHAPTER 11 - Surgical Treatment of Chest Wall Deformities: Nuss Procedure
  • CHAPTER 12 - Surgical Treatment of Chest Wall Deformities: Open Repair
  • CHAPTER 13 - Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • CHAPTER 14 - Congenital Lung Anomalies

Section IV - Abdomen
  • CHAPTER 15 - Duodenal Obstruction
  • CHAPTER 16 - Malrotation: Ladd Procedure
  • CHAPTER 17 - Meconium Disease
  • CHAPTER 18 - Hirschsprung Disease: Transanal Pull-Through
  • CHAPTER 19 - Hirschsprung Disease: Soave (Open and Laparoscopic-Assisted) and Duhamel Techniques
  • CHAPTER 20 - Hirschsprung Disease: Swenson Pull-Through Procedure
  • CHAPTER 21 - Imperforate Anus
  • CHAPTER 22 - Cloaca
  • CHAPTER 23 - Biliary Atresia
  • CHAPTER 24 - Choledochal Cysts
  • CHAPTER 25 - Gastroschisis and Omphalocele
  • CHAPTER 26 - Laparoscopic and Open Pyloromyotomy
  • CHAPTER 27 - Anti-Reflux Procedures
  • CHAPTER 28 - Bariatric Surgery
  • CHAPTER 29 - Splenectomy

Section V - Genitourinary
  • CHAPTER 30 - Inguinal Hernias and Hydroceles
  • CHAPTER 31 - Cryptorchidism
  • CHAPTER 32 - Testicular Torsion

Section VI - Tumors
  • CHAPTER 33 - Wilms Tumor
  • CHAPTER 34 - Neuroblastoma
  • CHAPTER 35 - Sacrococcygeal Teratoma
  • CHAPTER 36 - Hepatic Tumors

About the Authors
  • Dai H. Chung, MD, Professor and Lee Endowed Chair in Pediatric Surgery, Department of Pediatric Surgery; Professor, Department of Cancer Biology, Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Mike K. Chen, MD, Professor, Department of Surgery and Pediatrics; Director, Division of Pediatric Surgery; Program Director, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Alabama; University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama.

Book Review 
"This atlas is for practicing surgeons, surgical residents, and medical students for their review and preparation for surgical procedures. New procedures are developed and old ones are replaced as technologic and pharmacologic advances occur. The topics presented are contemporaneous surgical procedures with step-by-step illustrations, along with the preoperative and postoperative considerations, as well as pearls and pitfalls taken from the personal experience and surgical practice of the authors. Their results have been validated in their surgical practices involving many patients. Operative surgery remains a manual art in which the knowledge, judgment, and technical skill of the surgeon come together for the benefit of the patient. A technically perfect operation is the key to this success. Speed in operation comes from having a plan and devoting sufficient time to completion of each step in order, one time. The surgeon must be dedicated to spending the time to do it right the first time; if not, there will never be enough time to do it right at any other time. Use this atlas, study it for your patients."
- Courtney M. Townsend Jr. and B. Mark Evers

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Saunders; 1 Har/Psc edition (September 22, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416046895
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416046899
  • Product Dimensions: 12.2 x 9.2 x 0.9 inches
List Price: $274.00

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