Surgery Clerkship Didactics

Reading Assignments

 

To access these documents please go to www.yalesurgeryclerkship.com and click on the “Resources & Question Bank” section. There you can find Library Resources for surgery. Scroll down to “Surgery Specific Texts.” As long as you are connected via VPN or on campus, you can download a pdf of all of these chapters from different surgical textbooks.

 

Abdominal Wall

Book: Essentials of General Surgery, Peter F. Lawrence

  • Chapter 11 “Abdominal Wall, Including Hernia”

  • This is a long chapter. Please focus reading from “Layers of the Abdominal Wall” to “Femoral Hernia”

 

Anesthesia

 

Book: Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery

This book is not on the main page. Instead, click on “Access Surgery” under “Online Books, Journals and Multimedia.” This will take you to a page to click on the book.

  • Part 2: “Chapter 46: Anesthesia for the Surgical Patient”

  • This is a long chapter so please focus on sections “Anesthetic Agents” “Anesthesia Management” “Intraoperative Management” and “Malignant Hyperthermia”

 

Bariatrics/GERD/Achalasia

Book: Current Surgical Therapy, John L. Cameron

  • “The Management of Morbid Obesity” pgs 105-108

  • “The Management of Disorders of Esophageal Motility” pgs 45-53

 

Breast

Book: Surgery: A Case Based Clinical Review

Editors: Christian de Virgilio, Paul N. Frank, Areg Grigorian

  • "New Palpable Mass in the Right Breast"  pgs 25-36

  • "Abnormal Screening Mammogram" pgs 37-44

 

Book: Current Surgical Therapy, John L. Cameron

  • “The Management of Benign Breast Disease” pgs 657-659

 

Burn

 

Book: Surgery: A Case Based Clinical Review

Editors: Christian de Virgilio, Paul N. Frank, Areg Grigorian

  • “Burns to the Face, Trunk and Extremities” pgs 463-471

 

Book: Current Surgical Therapy, John L. Cameron

  • “Burn Wound Management” pgs 1291-1295

  • “Medical Management of the Burn Patient” pgs 1295-1298

 

Cardiac Surgery

 

Book: Surgery: A Case Based Clinical Review

Editors: Christian de Virgilio, Paul N. Frank, Areg Grigorian

  • “Chest Pain, Diaphoresis and Nausea” pgs 47-56

 

Colorectal

 

Book: Surgery: A Case Based Clinical Review

Editors: Christian de Virgilio, Paul N. Frank, Areg Grigoria

  • “Bright Red Blood per Rectum” pgs 203-212

  • “Pencil Thin Stools and Intermittent Constipation” pgs 225-236

  • “Left lower quadrant pain and fever” pgs 245-252

 

Endocrine

 

Book: Surgery: A Case Based Clinical Review

Editors: Christian de Virgilio, Paul N. Frank, Areg Grigorian

  • “An Incidentally Discovered Adrenal Mass on CT” pgs 77-86

 

ENT

 

Book: Surgery: A Case Based Clinical Review

Editors: Christian de Virgilio, Paul N. Frank, Areg Grigorian

  • “Lump on Neck Increasing in Size” pgs 133-141

 

FEN

 

Book: Current Surgical Therapy, John L. Cameron

  • “Fluid and Electrolyte Therapy” pgs 1313-1320

 

General Surgery/Acute Care Surgery

 

Book: Surgery: A Case Based Clinical Review

Editors: Christian de Virgilio, Paul N. Frank, Areg Grigorian

  • “Nausea, Vomiting and Left Groin Mass” pgs 3-13

  • “Abdominal Pain, Nausea, and Vomiting” pgs 15-21

  • “Postprandial RUQ Pain” pgs 153-165

 

Hepatobiliary

 

Book: Surgery: A Case Based Clinical Review

Editors: Christian de Virgilio, Paul N. Frank, Areg Grigorian

  • “New Onset of Painless Jaundice” pgs 191-199

 

 

Laparoscopic Surgery

 

Book: Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery

This book is not on the main page. Instead, click on “Access Surgery” under “Online Books, Journals and Multimedia.” This will take you to a page to click on the book.

  • Part I: Chapter 14: “Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotics, Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery and Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery”

  • This is a long chapter. Read from the “Physiology and Pathophysiology of Minimally Invasive Surgery” section through to “Extracavitary Minimally Invasive Surgery”

 

Lines Tubes & Drains

 

Book: Introduction to the Operating Room, Amalia Cochran, Ruth Braga

  • Chapter 13 “Lines and Tubes: What Are All of Those Things Sticking Out of the Patient’s Body?”

 

Melanoma

 

Book: Current Surgical Therapy, John L. Cameron

  • “The Management of Cutaneous Melanoma” pgs 821-827

 

NSQIP

 

https://riskcalculator.facs.org/RiskCalculator/

  • Please familiarize yourself with the risk calculator.

Orthopedics

 

Book: Surgery: A Case Based Clinical Review

Editors: Christian de Virgilio, Paul N. Frank, Areg Grigorian

  • “Multiple Extremity Injuries After Motorcycle Accident” pgs 277-285

 

Pediatrics

 

Book: Surgery: A Case Based Clinical Review

Editors: Christian de Virgilio, Paul N. Frank, Areg Grigorian

  • “New Onset of Painless Jaundice” pgs 191-199

  • “Newborn with Bilious Emesis” pgs 329-334

  • “Infant with Bilious Emesis” pgs 335-342

  • “Infant with Nonbilious Emesis” pgs 343-348

 

Post Op Fever

 

Book: Surgery: A Case Based Clinical Review

Editors: Christian de Virgilio, Paul N. Frank, Areg Grigorian

  • “Shortness of Breath Five Days After Surgery” pgs 403-412

 

Book: Current Surgical Therapy, John L. Cameron

  • “Surgical Site Infections” pgs 1334-1340

 

Preoperative Management/Anesthesia

 

Primary & Secondary Survery (Dr. Shaughnessy, 10/5/2018 talk):

http://accesssurgery.mhmedical.com/content.aspx?bookid=529&sectionid=41077249

 

Book: Current Surgical Therapy, John L. Cameron

  • “Preoperative Preparation of the Surgical Patient” pgs 1325-1331

 

Sarcoma

 

Book: Current Surgical Therapy, John L. Cameron

  • “The Management of Soft Tissue Sarcoma” pgs 827-835

 

Shock

 

Book: Sabiston’s Textbook of Surgery

  • “Shock, Electrolytes and Fluid” pgs 44-97

  • This is a long chapter. Please read the “Physiology of Shock” section.

 

Thoracic Surgery

 

Book: Sabiston’s Textbook of Surgery

  • “Lung, Chest Wall, Pleura and Mediastinum” pgs 1572-1618

  • This is a long chapter. Please read the “Lung Cancer” section.

 

Book: Surgery: A Case Based Clinical Review

Editors: Christian de Virgilio, Paul N. Frank, Areg Grigorian

  • “Chest Pain and Syncope” pgs 57-64

  • “Chest and Back Pain” pgs 65-73

 

Transplant (Liver)

 

Book: Current Surgical Therapy, John L. Cameron

  • “Liver Transplantation” pgs 389-399

 

Transplant (Kidney)

 

Book: Handbook of Kidney Transplantation

  • “Evaluation of Adult Kidney Transplant Candidates” pgs 157-180

  • “The ‘First Quarter:’ The First Three Months After Transplantation” pgs 198-216

 

Trauma (Abdominal)

 

Book: Surgery: A Case Based Clinical Review

Editors: Christian de Virgilio, Paul N. Frank, Areg Grigorian

  • “Abdominal Pain Following a Motor Vehicle Accident” pgs 415-424

 

Trauma (Chest)

 

Book: Surgery: A Case Based Clinical Review

Editors: Christian de Virgilio, Paul N. Frank, Areg Grigorian

  • “Stab Wound to the Chest” pgs 451-462

  • “Chest and Back Pain” pgs 65-73

 

Trauma (Head)

 

Book: Mattox’s Trauma, Kenneth L Mattox

  • Section 3, Chapter 19 “Injury to the Brain”

  • This is a long chapter, please focus on “General Principles” and “Classification and Surgical Management of Specific Injuries”

 

Trauma (Primary and Secondary Survey)

 

Book: Mattox’s Trauma, Kenneth L Mattox

  • Section 2, Chapter 10 “Initial Assessment and Management”

 

Trauma (Vascular)

 

Book: Mattox’s Trauma, Kenneth L Mattox

  • Section 3, Chapter 34 “Abdominal Vascular Injury”

 

Urology

 

Book: Surgery: A Case Based Clinical Review

Editors: Christian de Virgilio, Paul N. Frank, Areg Grigorian

  • “Scrotal Pain” pgs 519-524

 

Wounds

 

Book: Surgery: A Case Based Clinical Review

Editors: Christian de Virgilio, Paul N. Frank, Areg Grigorian

  • “Right Leg Pain, Swelling and Erythema for Two Days” pgs 377-381