This pocket manual is a practically oriented guide to abdominal and gastrointestinal emergencies in acute care surgery. It covers the most common injuries to the entire area, offering careful descriptions of diagnostic procedures, surgical techniques and non-operative management. The guide stems from collaboration with the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) and aims to provide general surgeons, residents and trainees with a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the most relevant operative techniques and with useful "tips and tricks" applicable in for their daily clinical practice. A second volume on other surgical emergencies, which also includes chapters on antibiotic management, nutrition and interventional radiology in acute care surgery, is also available.
1 Acute Abdomen: Clinical assessment and decision making.- 2 Diagnostic tools in ACS, when and how: CT scan, diagnostic laparoscopy and exploratory laparotomy.- 3 Laparoscopy: a new diagnostic and therapeutic tool for Acute Care Surgery.- 4 Oesophageal non-bleeding emergencies: Minimally invasive and endoscopic management of oesophageal perforations.- 5 Management of postoperative complications in Esophago-gastric Surgery.- 6 Management of Complicated and Strangulated Hiatial Hernias.- 7 Upper GI bleeding .- 8 Perforated peptic ulcer .- 9 Acute small bowel bleeding.- 10 Colorectal bleeding emergencies.- 11 Acute pancreatitis.- 12 Acute cholecystitis and cholangitis .- 13 Endoscopic techniques for biliary and pancreatic acute diseases.- 14 Laparoscopic techniques for Acute Cholecystitis and biliary drainage.- 15 PREVENTION OF BILIARY INJURIES IN ACUTE CHOLECYSTITIS.- 16 Small bowel obstruction.-17 Large Bowel Obstruction.- 18 Endoscopic management of LBO.- 19 Management of colonic diverticulitis.- 20 Laparoscopy for perforated acute diverticulitis.- 21 Incarcerated and strangulated abdominal wall hernias.- 22 Acute Appendicitis: Diagnosis and Non operative management.- 23 Management of complicated appendicitis: Percutaneous drainage and interval appendectomy or immediate surgery? open or laparoscopic surgery.- 24 Laparoscopy, SILS and NOTES for Acute Appendicitis.- 25 Small bowel perforations and SB miscellaneous acute diseases.- 26 Acute mesenteric ischemia.- 27 Open abdomen strategies in Acute Care Surgery: when and how.- 28 Entero-atmospheric fistulas.