Complications in Small Animal Surgery PDF. Complications in Small Animal Surgery provides a complete reference to diagnosing, managing, and treating surgical complications, with information following a standardized format for ease of use.
Complications in Small Animal Surgery PDF
• Presents comprehensive information on diagnosing, managing, and preventing surgical complications using an accessible format
• Offers a well-defined, thoroughly illustrated format to maximize practical value, with algorithms, tables, practical tips, and many images throughout
• Covers common and uncommon complications in all body systems
• Serves as a reference to recent literature relevant to each complication
Th is book is designed to provide veterinary students and surgeons of all levels an up-to-date resource for diagnosing, managing, and preventing complications related to small animal surgery. Surgical complications are generally dreaded by owners and surgeons alike because of their morbidity for the patient, as well as the emotional and financial burdens caused on all parties involved. Managing surgical complications is oft en technically challenging, and revision surgeries tend to carry a less favorable prognosis than initial procedures. Yet, the literature related to that field consists largely of journal articles dealing with a specific procedure, short paragraphs in literature reviews, and book chapters dealing with other aspects of the surgical management of small animal diseases. Our objective was to provide a more detailed, and case-based approach to perioperative complications.
This book is intended for the busy clinician in search of readily accessible and practical information to guide the management of a patient suspect of surgical complication. Th e format of this book was consequently selected to maximize ease of use and appealing presentation. Th e reader can easily locate information as definition, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, outcome, and prevention of complications are consistently presented in each chapter.
The use of bullet points and short sentences in these practical sections is intended to facilitate reading. Significant emphasis has been placed on illustrations, to allow case-based presentations and improve the clinical relevance of the content. Algorithms guide the reader through practical steps of diagnosis and management of complications. Tables provide quick references, summarizing facts or listing dosages.
This book could not have been completed without the invaluable input from world experts in small animal surgery. Th e authors of this textbook portray incredible clinical experience, combined with extensive studies of relevant sciences and literature. However, they also distinguish themselves by their willingness to share their expertise with the veterinary community and commitment toward this book. Words cannot express our gratitude for this generosity and dedication.