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Acute Care General Surgery

Workup and Management

  • Dale A. Dangleben
  • Firas G. Madbak

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Bogdan Ionescu, Christie Hirsch-Reilly
    Pages 1-4
  3. Lissa C. Sakata, Lindsey Perea
    Pages 5-10
  4. Carlos J. Glanville Miranda, Firas G. Madbak
    Pages 11-17
  5. Dale A. Dangleben
    Pages 19-27
  6. Sergio E. Perez
    Pages 29-33
  7. Tyrone Galbreath, Lindsey Perea
    Pages 35-43
  8. K. Michael Hughes
    Pages 45-51
  9. Firas G. Madbak
    Pages 53-58
  10. Nicholas J. Madden
    Pages 59-64
  11. Lindsey Perea, Dale A. Dangleben
    Pages 65-72
  12. Busayo Irojah
    Pages 73-77
  13. Zachary Ewart, Lindsey Perea
    Pages 79-82
  14. Benjamin Palachik, Lindsey Perea
    Pages 83-87
  15. Aaron N. Sachs
    Pages 89-94
  16. Sheree A. Bray
    Pages 95-100
  17. Dale A. Dangleben, Christine Du
    Pages 101-106
  18. Laura Lyn Rivera, Eric Melchior
    Pages 107-111
  19. Nicole Melchior
    Pages 113-117
  20. John Brady
    Pages 119-123

About this book


Acute Care General Surgery provides a succinct  focused overview of a myriad of general surgical emergencies. Each chapter has a concise, practical framework on the workup and management of a specific topic. The book covers a wide array of pathology from the more common appendicitis, diverticulitis and cholecystitis to those less frequently encountered such as toxic megacolon, Fournier's gangrene and volvulus. Learning objectives for each chapter are clearly defined. In addition to differential diagnosis, the work up and management is comprehensively discussed. In addition, a pithy clinical pearl is included to serve as a memory aid for each diagnosis. 

Upon reviewing this volume, clinicians who encounter the acute care surgical patient in their practices will be better equipped to rapidly assess, evaluate, diagnose and managing their complex and often challenging problems.


Appendiceal mucocele Bowel Ischemia Cecal Volvulus Cholangitis Diverticulitis Incarcerated Ventral Hernia Sigmoid Volvulus Toxic Megacolon Peptic ulcer disease

Editors and affiliations

  • Dale A. Dangleben
    • 1
  • Firas G. Madbak
    • 2
  1. 1.Trauma Critical CareGeisinger Holy SpiritCamp HillUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Florida-JacksonvilleJacksonvilleUSA

About the editors

Dale A. Dangleben, MD

Trauma Medical Director

Trauma/Critical Care

Holy Spirit Hospital a Geisinger Affiliate

Camp Hill, PA

Firas G. Madbak, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Department of Surgery

University of Florida-Jacksonville

Jacksonville, FL

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Acute Care General Surgery
  • Book Subtitle Workup and Management
  • Editors Dale A. Dangleben
    Firas G. Madbak
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-52254-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-84859-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-52255-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 171
  • Number of Illustrations 22 b/w illustrations, 50 illustrations in colour
  • Topics General Surgery
    Traumatic Surgery
    Intensive / Critical Care Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


“This is a collection of brief presentations about the evaluation, potential complications, and management of emergencies faced by general surgeons. … The reproduction of radiographs is quite good and many chapters feature excellent color photography. … This is an excellent quick read that can be valuable to new residents or medical students first encountering acute care general surgery, as well as staff surgeons encountering a less familiar problem.” (David Dries, Doody's Book Reviews, May, 2017)