New Edition
Crash Course: Surgery,
Edition 3
By Angeliki Kontoyannis, MBChB, BSc, MRCS and Helen Sweetland, MBChB, MD, FRCS(Ed)

Publication Date: 24 Jul 2008
Covering all aspects of the syllabus, Crash Course offers you a fast way to recap on all you need to know to get through the exams with ease! Styled in an easy-to-follow, readily accessible format, each book has been prepared by senior medical students or junior doctors - under faculty supervision - to give you the correct level of information exactly as you need it! Each book begins with ‘The Patient Presents With….’ whilst the second part covers the common diseases and disorders you are likely to see in the clinical situation. Richly illustrated throughout, each chapter commences with learning objectives and has ample use of ‘Hints and Tips’ boxes, ‘Communication’ boxes, and other useful aide-memoires. Self-assessment material – closely reflecting current exam requirements - concludes each volume and provides you with an opportunity to perfect both your knowledge and exam technique!Fly through your exams with Crash Course – THE revision aid to get you the results you need!

Key Features

  • Provides the exam syllabus in one place!
  • Written by senior medical students or junior doctors – authors WHO REALLY UNDERSTAND today’s exam situation!
  • Senior Faculty Advisors ensure complete accuracy of the text!
  • Full artwork programme, improved ‘Hints and Tips’ boxes, and ‘Communication’ boxes help you remember the key points!
  • Self-Assessment section – fully updated to reflect new curriculum requirements – helps you maximise your grade!
  • Solid, accurate, user-friendly coverage provides enough detail even for those aiming at distinction!

New Features

Fully updated self-assessment section – ideal for current examination practice!
Includes useful ‘Learning Objectives’ at the start of each chapter
Pharmacological and disease management information updated in line with current best practice guidelines
Includes recent research findings
Discusses key aspects of patient communication – presented in easy ‘Communication’ boxes
Fully updated to include feedback from hundreds of students!
About the author
By Angeliki Kontoyannis, MBChB, BSc, MRCS, Specialty Registrar in General Surgery, Queen Mary's Hospital, London, UK and Helen Sweetland, MBChB, MD, FRCS(Ed), Reader in Surgery, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Cardiff University and Honorary Consultant Surgeon, Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust, Cardiff, UK
Table of Contents
I. The Patient Presents With

Acute Abdominal Pain


Vomiting, Haematemesis and Melaena

Change in Bowel Habit

Abdominal Mass and Distension

Rectal Bleeding

Anorectal Pain



Breast Lump

Neck Lump

Ischaemic Limb

Leg Ulcer

Groin Swelling

Scrotal Swelling


Urinary Difficulty

Skin Lesion


Abdominal Pain in Children

II. Diseases and Disorders

Oesophageal Disorders

Gastric and Duodenal Disorders

Disorders of the Small Intestine

Colonic Disorders

Anorectal Disorders

Hepatobiliary Disorders

Gynaecological Disorders

Abdominal Hernias

Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders

Neck Swellings

Breast Disorders

Vascular Disorders

Urological Disorders

Skin Lesions

Soft Tissue Disorders


Postoperative Care and Complications

Principles of Cancer Management

III. History, Examination and Common Investigations

Clerking a Surgical Patient

Examination of a Surgical Patient

Writing up a Surgical Clerking

Investigation of a Surgical Patient

Introduction to the operating theatre

IV. Self-assessment


Book details
ISBN: 9780723434757
Page Count: 358
Retail Price : £24.99
Undergraduate medical students – revision aid