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General Surgery and Trauma

  • Mubashar Hussain Sherazi
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Abstract

In most of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), general surgery topics are very important. One can expect at least one scenario related to general surgery. Many times case scenarios are combined with other systems. One common example is an abdominal pain scenario, usually combined with an abdominal examination. General surgery topics such as acute appendicitis, acute cholecystitis, acute diverticulitis, and management of a trauma patient are all very important and frequently repeated in many OSCEs.

It is also important to check with your regional and local guidelines about further investigations, management plans, and hospital admission protocols. I also like to recommend to attend Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advance Trauma Life Support (ATLS). These will be required in management of a trauma patient. In the beginning of the chapter, there is an overview of the history taking, followed by common general surgery presentations.

Keywords

General surgery Trauma Abdomen Preoperative Postoperative fever Appendicitis Cholecystitis Diverticulitis Perforated peptic ulcer Pancreatitis Mesenteric infarction Bowel obstruction Breast lump 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mubashar Hussain Sherazi
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  1. 1.Mallacoota Medical CentreMallacootaAustralia

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