The new MRCS structure replaces the vivas and clinical style examinations with an OSCE-based system. This revision guide - the first in a series - fully reflects this new format and provides a structured, systems-based approach to revision. Key aspects of anatomy, physiology, critical care, surgical pathology and operative care are combined whilst focusing on the questions commonly asked in the exam. The material is presented in a practical, question-and-answer based format to help readers retain details whilst providing all of the essential information needed for examination success. MRCS Revision Guide: Trunk and Thorax is a concise, clear pocketbook that reduces the need for bulky textbooks by providing a quick reference guide for busy surgical trainees. If you are studying for the MRCS examination, you need this book.
Mazyar Kanani is a Fellow in Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Children's Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Leanne Harling is a Clinical Research Fellow, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, UK.
Preface; Part I. Clinical Surgery in General: 1. Clinical surgery in general; Part II. Thorax: 2. Applied surgical anatomy; 3. Applied surgical physiology: cardiovascular; 4. Surgical approaches to the chest; 5. The mediastinum and diaphragm; 6. The breast; Part III. Trunk: 7. Applied surgical anatomy; 8. Applied surgical physiology; 9. The abdominal wall; 10. Abdominal aortic aneurysms; 11. The oesophagus, stomach and small bowel; 12. The liver, biliary tree and pancreas; 13. The spleen; 14. The large bowel; 15. The rectum and anus; 16. The kidneys and genitourinary system; References; Index.