The Recent Advances in Surgery-37 covers all the latest developments in surgery, providing excellent revision material for professional examinations, and helping consultant surgeons keep up to date across the specialty. The general themes include a review of modern day surgical training, the importance of confidential reporting systems in surgical practice, an update on the use of intravenous fluids and the important issue of the management of knife injuries. Concepts relating to gastrointestinal surgery include the management of gastric cancer, gastroesophageal reflux, resectability in pancreatic cancer, management of synchronous colorectal liver metastases, enhanced recovery following colorectal resection, the use of robotics, and anal fistula management. Other specialist topics include modern prostate cancer management, phyllodes tumor of the breast, the management of varicose veins and superficial venous incompetence. The volume concludes with a review of recent randomized controlled trials in surgery.
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