A Case Based Clinical Review

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  • Premiere surgical shelf exam resource in an easy-to-understand format
  • Focus on high-yield content
  • Key figures and tables visually reinforce important elements of the disease process
  • Combines several teaching approaches including case based, short questions and answers, management algorithms, and multiple-choice questions presented in the NBME format
  • Written by experts with significant roles in the surgical education of medical students

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Surgery: A Case Based Clinical Review has proven to be the premiere resource to help prepare medical students for the surgical shelf exam and clinical wards. The second edition was conceived after listening to the feedback we received from students.  We have added several new chapters and updated the others.  This book continues to provide the reader with a comprehensive understanding of surgical diseases in one easy-to-use reference that combines multiple teaching formats. The book begins using a case based approach. The cases presented cover the diseases most commonly encountered on a surgical rotation. The cases are followed by a series of short questions and answers, designed to provide further understanding of the important aspects of the history, physical examination, differential diagnosis, diagnostic work-up and management, and questions that may arise on surgical rounds and on the shelf exam. The book is written in an easy-to-understand manner to help reinforce important surgical exam concepts.

The second edition of Surgery: A Case Based Clinical Review will be of great utility for medical students when they rotate on surgery, as well as interns, physician assistant students, nursing students, and nurse practitioner students.

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Table of contents (59 chapters)

  1. Acute Care Surgery

  2. Breast and Skin

  3. Cardiothoracic

  4. Endocrine

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Surgery, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, USA

    Christian de Virgilio

  • Department of Surgery, Suite 1600, University of California, Ivine, Orange, USA

    Areg Grigorian

About the editors

Christian de Virgilio
Department of Surgery
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Torrance, CA

Areg Grigorian
Department of Surgery
University of California, Irvine
Orange, CA 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Surgery

  • Book Subtitle: A Case Based Clinical Review

  • Editors: Christian de Virgilio, Areg Grigorian

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-05386-4Published: 29 October 2019

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-05387-1Published: 16 October 2019

  • Edition Number: 2

  • Number of Pages: XIX, 689

  • Number of Illustrations: 62 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: General Surgery

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