Acute Care Surgery Handbook

Volume 2 Common Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Emergencies

  • Salomone Di Saverio
  • Fausto Catena
  • Luca Ansaloni
  • Federico Coccolini
  • George Velmahos

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Selman Uranues, Abe Fingerhut, Orhan Veli Ozkan
    Pages 27-41
  3. Smita Sihag, David W. Rattner
    Pages 65-90
  4. Michael D. Kelly
    Pages 91-106
  5. Kjetil Søreide, Kenneth Thorsen
    Pages 107-115
  6. B. De Simone, F. Coccolini, L. Ansaloni, S. Di Saverio, M. Sartelli, F. Catena
    Pages 117-135
  7. Leslie Kobayashi, Raul Coimbra
    Pages 137-148
  8. Ari Leppäniemi
    Pages 149-169
  9. Federico Coccolini, Andrea Allegri, Marco Ceresoli, Giuseppe D’Amico, Asaf Harbi, Giulia Montori et al.
    Pages 171-193
  10. Stefania Ghersi, Marco Bassi, Carlo Fabbri, Anna Larocca, Vincenzo Cennamo
    Pages 195-208
  11. David Costa-Navarro, Manuel Romero-Simó
    Pages 209-230
  12. B. De Simone, G. Rossi, H. Abongwa, S. Di Saverio, F. Coccolini, M. Sartelli et al.
    Pages 247-267
  13. Chasen Croft, Doug Kwazneski, Frederick Moore
    Pages 269-290
  14. Marco Bassi, Stefania Ghersi, Carlo Fabbri, Anna Larocca, Vincenzo Cennamo
    Pages 291-307
  15. Federico Coccolini, Massimo Sartelli, Giulia Montori, Marco Ceresoli, Fausto Catena, Salomone Di Saverio et al.
    Pages 309-331
  16. Matteo Mandrioli, Sandra Vennix, Arianna Birindelli, Antonio Tarasconi, Ferdinando Agresta, Giampiero Campanelli et al.
    Pages 333-349
  17. Massimo Sartelli, Fausto Catena, Salomone Di Saverio, Federico Coccolini, Luca Ansaloni
    Pages 351-360
  18. Matteo Mandrioli, Aneel Bhangu, Kjetil Soreide, Arianna Birindelli, Ferdinando Agresta, Stefano Pretolani et al.
    Pages 389-409
  19. Miklosh Bala, Jeffry Kashuk
    Pages 439-461
  20. Antonio Tarasconi, Matteo Mandrioli, Arianna Birindelli, Luca Di Donato, Alice Piccinini, Sara Pellegrini et al.
    Pages 481-503

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Salomone Di Saverio
    • 1
  • Fausto Catena
    • 2
  • Luca Ansaloni
    • 3
  • Federico Coccolini
    • 4
  • George Velmahos
    • 5
  1. 1.Emergency and Trauma Surgery ServiceC.A. Pizzardi Maggiore Hospital AUSL BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Surgery and EmergencyMaggiore Hospital of ParmaParmaItaly
  3. 3.General, Emergency and Trauma SurgeryPapa Giovanni XXIII HospitalBergamoItaly
  4. 4.General, Emergency and Trauma SurgeryPapa Giovanni XXIII HospitalBergamoItaly
  5. 5.Trauma, Emergency MedicineHarvard Medical School Massachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-15361-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-15362-9
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology