Editor: John E Skandalakis, editor. Publisher: Paschalidis Medical Publication Ltd. Orders: rg. The book is based on the half-century experience of the editor-in-chief in teaching anatomy. The purpose of the book is to provide brief facts on embryology and surgical anatomy with special reference to their surgical implications. The contents come in two volumes with a total 29 chapters.

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Editor: John E Skandalakis, editor. Publisher: Paschalidis Medical Publication Ltd. Orders: rg. The book is based on the half-century experience of the editor-in-chief in teaching anatomy. The purpose of the book is to provide brief facts on embryology and surgical anatomy with special reference to their surgical implications. The contents come in two volumes with a total 29 chapters.

The book contains many good cadavaric illustrations of anatomy and drawings of embryology to illustrate the text. Also there are tables to summarize historical aspects of anatomy and surgery. A large number of references are also given for those wishing to further explore any given subject. Every chapter has the same well organised, logical format i. In some sections, there are also descriptions of histology and minimally invasive surgery.

Chapter 1 describes the neck and its important anatomical triangles with its surgical implications, and the following chapters the thoracic wall, breast, mediastinum with its related organs, the respiratory system, the heart and the great thoracic vessels and the diaphragm in the same format. In Chapter 9, the anatomy of the abdominal wall is described enabling the reader to fully understand the inguinal anatomy and, thus, how inguinal hernias arise.

This chapter also covers the laparoscopic aspect of hernia surgery. The following two chapters cover the peritoneum and retro-peritoneum with tabulation of omental development from childhood to adulthood. Next, there is an excellent description of the aorta and the inferior vena cava. The course and variation of the vessels is described. Also various vessel injuries are classified with related degrees of ischemia, the anatomical relations and other surgical complications.

The pharynx follows and then a detailed description of the esophagus with emphasis on the surgical importance of sphincter, and the esophageal stabilizing structure. Various open or laparoscopic surgical options are discussed. In the chapter on the stomach, the emphasis is on vascular and lymphatic supply and its importance regarding the metastasis of tumours.

The peptic ulcer with its contributing factors and different surgical options in this context are also mentioned. Chapters 16, 17 and 18 are devoted to the small intestine, the appendix and the colon, respectively. The liver is described in detail with variations in arterial supply, bile duct, hepatic, venous anatomy as well as the segmental anatomy of the liver.

All of this is well illustrated and the facts are nicely tabulated. Injuries to the liver are also mentioned as well as anatomical complications of liver transplantation.

The author then focuses on the gall bladder with the treacherous variations of bile duct anatomy and discusses important points on how to avoid complications.

In the subsequent chapters the spleen, the kidneys, the ureter, the urinary bladder, the male and female genital system, the adrenal gland, the perineum and the lymphatic system are also described. This book would be a helpful reference book for the surgical resident and would also serve as a quick anatomical refresher for the practicing surgeon.

The medical student or intern aiming at a surgical career, would be well served reading selected chapters from this book before assisting in surgeries. The author covers all important and relevant aspects of the embryology and surgical anatomy. New interventions, such as minimally invasive surgery, are also included to some extent. All topics and material are in proper, logical sequence and well integrated. The contents and the layout of the book, make it highly appropriate to the target readership, surgical residents, practising surgeons, interns and medical students.

In summary, this is an excellent book. Although not unique, it is well-written and graphically palatable for any surgeon, present or prospective, wishing to get a better understanding of human anatomy and thus avoid the pitfalls and improve the chances of surgical success. The Editor-in-chief of this book, Prof. He has published a vast number of scientific publications and books. Several recognized other scholars from around the world have contributed in writing the different chapters.

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Skandalakis’ Surgical Anatomy

Scientific Research An Academic Publisher. Skandalakis, J. ABSTRACT: In gastroschisis G , the lesion degree of exposed intestinal segments is related to the time of its contact with the amniotic fluid AF and exposure to meconium which is the cause of intestinal morphological and histological alterations. The outcome of these alterations is intestinal hypoperistalsis and nutrient absorption deficiency, which contribute to increased morbidity and high medical-hospital costs.


Embryology for Surgeons

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Embryology For Surgeons: The Embryological Basis For The Treatment Of Congenital Anomalies

Oregon Health Sciences University Portland. This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Nature is nowhere accustomed more openly to display her secret mysteries than in cases where she shows traces of her workings apart from the beaten path; nor is there any better way to advance the proper practice of medicine than to give our minds to the discovery of the usual law of nature, by careful investigation of cases of rarer forms of disease. For it has been found in almost all things, that what they contain of useful or of applicable, is hardly perceived unless we are deprived of them, or they become deranged in some way. This excerpt from a letter by William Harvey begins the preface to the second edition of Skandalakis and Gray's massive achievement, Embryology for Surgeons , and sums up the approach of the book. This quote from a more humanistic age is especially appropriate because the authors, while admirably meeting their declared first edition.


Embryology for Surgeons: The Embryological Basis for the Treatment of Congenital Anomalies

This book on the surgical literature contains information on all congenital anomalies of the GI tract, liver, spleen, pancreas, respiratory system, heart and great vessels, and the genitourinary systems, as well as associated anomalies and many associated syndromes. It is a unique compilation of the anatomy of the abnormal with regard to its embryological basis and development. A brief historical review accompanies each developmental anomaly, and was carefully selected based on accounts from the most recent literature. All surgeons who deal with congenital anomalies should be interested in this work. Features include: abnormal anatomy as it relates to embryological basis and development; historical reviews accompanying each developmental anomaly; an essential resource to help surgeons confronting congenital anomalies in children and adults; and new chapters in the book, covering such topics as teratomas, conjoined twins, peritoneum and omentum, abdominal aorta, and intrauterine surgery. Convert currency. Add to Basket.

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