© 2012

Symptoms and Signs in Pediatric Surgery


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Head

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Georges L. Kaiser
      Pages 27-47
    3. Georges L. Kaiser
      Pages 69-88
  3. Neck

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Georges L. Kaiser
      Pages 101-116
  4. Chest

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Georges L. Kaiser
      Pages 145-159
    3. Georges L. Kaiser
      Pages 219-228
  5. Abdomen

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Georges L. Kaiser
      Pages 253-268
    3. Georges L. Kaiser
      Pages 269-297

About this book


This concise textbook of pediatric surgery is designed to guide the reader logically from symptoms and signs to diagnosis and treatment. Each chapter is devoted to one of 35 key symptoms and signs, which are organized according to six body regions: head, neck, chest, abdomen, urogenital system, and back. In each case, a brief assessment of the presenting sign/symptom and differential diagnosis is followed by discussion of occurrence, clinical presentation and significance, diagnostic work-up, treatment, and prognosis. Informative tables, illustrations, and up-to-date references are included throughout. Readers will also have access to an e-learning tool developed in collaboration with the Institute of Medical Education, University of Bern, which highlights the characteristics of pediatric surgical disorders and their treatment and includes clinical, radiological, and intraoperative images.


Every physician and surgeon, whether specialist or generalist, who cares for children will find this book to be an invaluable source of information. It is based on the extensive personal experience of the author, which includes teaching at all levels and training of pediatric surgeons.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of Berne, Department of Pediatric SurgeryInselspitalBerneSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


From the reviews:

“This book springs from a 10-year project to provide e-learning modules in pediatric surgery. … It is intended for all practitioners who care for children and might encounter surgical diseases in their patients. … it does contain much good information for students and pediatric house officers. … a nice reference on the presentation of pediatric surgical problems.” (Robert M. Arensman, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 2013)