© 2009

Pediatric Surgical Diseases

A Radiologic Surgical Case Study Approach

  • Giovanni Esposito
  • Ciro Esposito
  • Craig T. Albanese
  • Masayuki Fujioka
  • Gordon A. MacKinlay
  • Nancy Rollins
  • Felix Schier
  • Features a case-study approach

  • Collects over 200 case reports


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Nancy Rollins, François Luks, Giovanni Esposito, Ciro Esposito, Luigi Califano, Francesco Longo et al.
    Pages 1-29
  3. Jürgen Schleef, Nancy Rollins, Korgun Koral, Abdellatif Nouri, Mongi Mekki, François Luks et al.
    Pages 31-94
  4. Salam Yazbeck, Concetta De Luca, Antonino Tramontano, Jürgen Schleef, Nancy Rollins, Korgun Koral et al.
    Pages 95-254
  5. Jean Stephane Valla, Sabine Sarnacki, Antonio Savanelli, Marianna De Marco, Hana Dolezalova, Flavio Perricone et al.
    Pages 255-318
  6. Juan A. Tovar, Francesco Onorati, Giacomo Sica, Attilio Renzulli, Masayuki Fujioka, Carl Muroi et al.
    Pages 319-356
  7. Francesco Sadile, Fabrizio Cigala, Giovanni Esposito, Ciro Esposito, Alessandro Settimi, Craig T. Albanese et al.
    Pages 357-382
  8. Juan A. Tovar, Jean Stephane Valla, Salam Yazbeck, Nancy Rollins, Korgun Koral, Alba Cruccetti et al.
    Pages 383-470
  9. Sabine Sarnacki, Nancy Rollins, Korgun Koral, Alfonso Papparella, Mercedes Romano, Pio Parmeggiani et al.
    Pages 471-530
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 531-537

About this book


Radiologic evaluation of an infant or child suspected of having a surgical disease can be a complex problem. With this volume, the editors have created a book focused on pediatric imaging written by pediatricians, pediatric surgeons and pediatric radiologists.

This book is a collection of over 200 case reports. The concept is a case study approach: The reader is given radiologic images (plain radiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasonography, etc.) and the clinical history of the patient. On the basis of this information, the reader is asked to identify a diagnostic and therapeutic strategy. Each case is complemented by information on the disease affecting the patient and the management of the case shown, including therapy and follow-up.

This educational text is targeted at all medical professionals faced with a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic problems affecting infants and children.


Pediatric surgical diseases Tumor computed tomography (CT) magnetic resonance magnetic resonance imaging magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) oncology tomography trauma ultrasonography

Editors and affiliations

  • Giovanni Esposito
    • 1
  • Ciro Esposito
    • 1
  • Craig T. Albanese
    • 2
  • Masayuki Fujioka
    • 3
    • 4
  • Gordon A. MacKinlay
    • 5
  • Nancy Rollins
    • 6
  • Felix Schier
    • 7
  1. 1.Chair of Pediatric SurgeryFederico II University of NaplesNaplesItaly
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Lucile Packard Children’s HospitalStanford University Medical CenterStanfordUSA
  3. 3.Neurology and Neurosurgery, Helios General Hospital AueDresden University of TechnologyAueGermany
  4. 4.Kansai Medical UniversityOsakaJapan
  5. 5.The Royal Hospital for Sick ChildrenThe University of EdinburghEdinburghUK
  6. 6.Department of Pediatric Radiology, Children’s Medical Center DallasUniversity of TexasDallasUSA
  7. 7.Department of Pediatric SurgeryUniversity Medical Center MainzMainzGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pediatric Surgical Diseases
  • Book Subtitle A Radiologic Surgical Case Study Approach
  • Editors Ciro Esposito
    G. Esposito
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-71515-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-09074-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-71516-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 538
  • Number of Illustrations 820 b/w illustrations, 217 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pediatrics
    Imaging / Radiology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
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From the reviews:

"This is a series of case studies centered on pediatric surgical conditions presented in radiologic pictures. … This book is highly technical and will be of value … to other pediatric surgeons or fellows in training in either pediatric surgery or radiology. … Photographic quality is important and it is well done; thus the educational value of the book is good. … This is a lovely, well done book of radiologic cases illustrating various conditions seen in pediatric surgery." (Robert M Arensman, Doody’s Review Service, April, 2009)

“Two editors, five associated editors, ninety-six contributors combined their efforts in preparing this book, which is presented in 530 pages, including 249 case evaluations. … Most of the images, clinical, surgical, radiological are of good quality, cleverly mixed and organized. … useful to those (paediatricians, paediatric surgeons, radiologists) who have to deal with children in their daily work, acquainting them with all sorts of radiological and clinical problems and findings.” (Giampiero Beluffi, La Radiologia Medica, Vol. 116, 2011)