Operative Techniques and Recent Advances in Acute Care and Emergency Surgery

  • Paolo Aseni
  • Luciano De Carlis
  • Alessandro Mazzola
  • Antonino M. Grande

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. General Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sergio Arlati
      Pages 43-54
    3. Stefano Orsenigo, Marco Pulici
      Pages 69-80
  3. Trauma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Cherisse Berry, Ronald Tesoriero, Thomas Scalea
      Pages 101-110
    3. Riccardo Pinciroli, Giacinto Pizzilli, Emanuele Vassena, Simone Checchi, Monica Ghinaglia, Gabriele Bassi
      Pages 111-127
    4. Anna Mariani, Gianpaolo Casella, Paolo Aseni
      Pages 129-140
    5. Michal Barak, Yoav Leiser, Yoram Kluger
      Pages 141-153
    6. Paolo Aseni, Sharon Henry, Thomas Scalea
      Pages 155-175
    7. Gabriele Canzi, Davide Sozzi, Alberto Bozzetti
      Pages 177-193
    8. Paolo Arpa, Marco Azzolini, Luca Biraghi
      Pages 195-206
    9. Benjamin D. Nicholson, Ron Medzon, Niels K. Rathlev
      Pages 217-228
    10. Stefano Pirrelli, Pietro Quaretti, Lorenzo Moramarco, Vittorio Arici, Antonio Bozzani, Riccardo Corti
      Pages 229-252
    11. Carolina Rouanet, Gisele Sampaio Silva
      Pages 253-260
    12. Filippo Antonacci, Stephane Renaud, Alessandra Mazzucco, Giulio Orlandoni, Nicola Santelmo
      Pages 273-280
    13. Francesco Guerrera, Filippo Antonacci, Stéphane Renaud, Alberto Oliaro
      Pages 281-293
    14. Antonino M. Grande, Paolo Aseni
      Pages 295-305
    15. Antonino M. Grande, Alessandro Mazzola
      Pages 307-317
    16. Antonio Tarasconi, Hariscine K. Abongwa, Gennaro Perrone, Giacomo Franzini, Arianna Birindelli, Edoardo Segalini et al.
      Pages 319-327
    17. Paolo Aseni, Antonino M. Grande, Federico Romani, Arianna Birindelli, Salomone Di Saverio
      Pages 329-355
    18. Nicolaas Lumen, Florence Desmidt
      Pages 357-368
    19. A. Lista, F. Riolo, A. G. Rampoldi, P. A. Rimoldi, I. D’Alessio, F. Romani
      Pages 369-380
  4. Non-traumatic Emergency Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 381-381
    2. Francesca Cortellaro, Cristiano Perani, Linda Guarnieri, Laura Ferrari, Michela Cazzaniga, Giovanni Maconi et al.
      Pages 383-401
    3. Pietro Gambitta, Emilia Bareggi, Francesca Iannuzzi, Domenico Lo Conte, Alessandra D’Alessandro, Alessandro Ballerini et al.
      Pages 425-443
    4. Giampaolo Perri, Giovanni Marchegiani, Claudio Bassi
      Pages 445-454
    5. Mattia Garancini, Alessandro Redaelli, Marco Dinelli, Davide Leni, Davide Fior, Vittorio Giardini
      Pages 455-468
    6. Angelo Naselli, Stefano Paparella, Pierpaolo Graziotti
      Pages 469-481
    7. Antonio Ragusa, Alessandro Svelato, Mariarosaria Di Tommaso, Sara D’Avino, Denise Rinaldo, Isabella Maini
      Pages 483-512
    8. Antonino M. Grande, Alessandro Mazzola, Stefano Pirrelli, Adele Valentini, Eloisa Arbustini
      Pages 513-541
    9. Stefano Pirrelli, Alessandro Mazzola, Giulia Ticozzelli, Isabella Maria Bianchi, Maria di Matteo, Pietro Quaretti
      Pages 543-558
    10. Antonino M. Grande, Alessandro Mazzola
      Pages 583-593
    11. Maurizio Ferrario, Tiziana Spezzano, Marco Ferlini, Antonio Sciortino, Fabrizio Gazzoli, Antonino M. Grande
      Pages 595-602
    12. Antonio Fiore, Alessandro Mazzola, Antonino M. Grande
      Pages 603-614
    13. Monica Gualtierotti, Elio Treppiedi, Giovanni Ferrari, Christophe Mariette
      Pages 615-627
    14. Stefania Cimbanassi, Osvaldo Chiara
      Pages 659-664
    15. Stefania Cimbanassi, Osvaldo Chiara
      Pages 665-671
  5. Surgical Critical Care and Special Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 673-673
    2. Daniele Coen
      Pages 675-684

About this book


The aim of this book is to identify and shed new light on the main surgical practices involved in acute care and trauma surgery.  Adopting an evidence-based approach, a multidisciplinary team of surgeons and intensivists illustrate basic and advanced operative techniques, accompanied by a comprehensive and updated reference collection. Emerging surgical procedures in Acute Care Surgery are also explored step by step with the help of ample illustrations.

Further, the book offers an overview of treatment options for acute organ failure, with a focus on peculiar clinical situations that call for special treatment, including: extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), circulatory support and urgent liver transplantation. In order to identify the key determinants in decision-making and therapeutic support that can help avoid critical errors, authors not only define and discuss specific surgical techniques, but also present major issues and controversies related to it. 

In essence, the book can be considered a “What to do guide” that offers easy access to both basic and advanced lifesaving surgical procedures, due in part to text boxes highlighting “Tips, Tricks and Pitfalls” as well as advice on “Complications Management”. Many chapters are enriched by providing clinical case scenarios, an important educational resource including self–assessment questionnaires.


Trauma Acute care surgery Operative technique Damage control Maxillofacial injury Ophtalmic Injury Spinal injury Thoracic injury Abdominal injury Sepsis Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm Heart failure Respiratory insufficiency

Editors and affiliations

  • Paolo Aseni
    • 1
  • Luciano De Carlis
    • 2
  • Alessandro Mazzola
    • 3
  • Antonino M. Grande
    • 4
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Emergenza UrgenzaASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano NiguardaMilanItaly
  2. 2.School of MedicineUniversity of Milano-Bicocca, Niguarda HospitalMilanItaly
  3. 3.Department of Cardiac SurgeryIRCCS MultiMedicaMilanItaly
  4. 4.Department of Cardiac SurgeryIRCCS Fondazione Policlinico San MatteoPaviaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-95113-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-95114-0
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology