Skandalakis' Surgical Anatomy
Skandalakis J.E., Colborn G.L. et al.
This book derives from the half century of my experience - teaching surgery and surgical anatomy and technique at the Emory University School of Medicine, and practicing general surgery at Piedmont Hospital, both located in Atlanta, Georgia - and from the extensive and varied experiences of my associate editors and contributors in their specialized fields of endeavor. My hope is that we have articulated our collection of anatomic pearls to form a precious possession on paper for the student, the resident, and the practicing surgeon.
I selected the photographs of men and women who have contributed to their fields, and I regret that we could not include more. I take full responsibility for any omissions or if insufficient importance has been ascribed to someone's work. I, solely, am accountable for any errors in this book.
Our historical tables are by no means complete; our objective is only to stimulate the reader to go back and learn about the glory of yesterday.
Brief facts of embryogenesis are included because embryology leads the student to a more thorough understanding of the human anatomy. We present applied, surgically oriented anatomy emphasizing both surgical applications and ways to avoid anatomic complications. We approach the study of anatomic entities -- to paraphrase Treves -- upon the circumstances of practice. To be more specific, we present the anatomic entities with which the surgeon should be very familiar. Because minimally invasive and robotic surgery is definitely the surgery of today and tomorrow, the modern surgeon must now know this other type of anatomy, the "non-touch, non-see" anatomy. In other words, the surgeon must know the anatomy VERY WELL.
This book would never have come to fruition without contributions from numerous sources. I'd like to express my most profound appreciation to my associate editors and contributors who accepted the invitation to create this book with me. It is my admiration for them and their work that made me seek them out; and they acceded to my demands with grace and tolerance. The editorial comments of Dr. Roger S. Foster, Jr., are an invaluable addition to the text. Dr. Gary Bernstein, my former student and associate, reviewed several chapters, and I'm grateful for the improvements his insights provided. It was a pleasure for me to have a very promising young resident, Dr. David A. McClusky III, as an assistant in researching facts for the history tables.
I'm very much indebted to my two editorial assistants, Phyllis H. Bazinet and Carol R. Froman, for their excellent work in preparing this material for publication. My grateful thanks also go to my secretary, Cynthia Painter, for her faithful service.
Eric Grafman's superb illustrations are found in almost every chapter of this book. His talent and skills, along with those of his associates Susan Brust, Robin Jensen, Barbara Cousins, Paul Chason, Andrew Matlock, and Mary Beth Clough add immeasurably to the book's usefulness.
At all phases of this endeavor, Paschalidis Medical Publications has provided important professional support. I truly appreciate it. As an aid to the reader, our publisher has added color to most of the illustrations that were originally black and white. I'm deeply grateful to Dr. John Louis-Ugbo for the significant refinements that resulted from his painstaking attention to detail in reviewing the illustrations.
In most cases the designation "Modified from ..." in the figure legend refers to the addition of color. In some cases the illustration itself was modified (with permission), and in some cases the term "Modified from ..." refers to both of the preceding.
The last thought I must share with the reader is that I mourn the passing of one of the associate editors of this book, Dr. Thomas A. Weidman, who was an excellent embryologist and a valued colleague. And I miss my former student and colleague, the late Dr. Thomas S. Parrott, who served as co-author of several chapters and who was an excellent pediatric urologist.
John E. Skandalakis, MD, PhD, FACS
- Chapter 1 - Neck
- Chapter 2 - Thoracic Wall and Pleurae
- Chapter 3 - Breast
- Chapter 4 - Mediastinum
- Chapter 5 - Larynx
- Chapter 6 - Respiratory System
- Chapter 7 - Pericardium, Heart, and Great Vessels in the Thorax
- Chapter 8 - Diaphragm
- Chapter 9 - Abdominal Wall and Hernias
- Chapter 10 - Peritoneum, Omenta, and Internal Hernias
- Chapter 11 - Retroperitoneum
- Chapter 12 - Great Vessels in the Abdomen
- Chapter 13 - Pharynx
- Chapter 14 - Esophagus
- Chapter 15 - Stomach
- Chapter 16 - Small Intestine
- Chapter 17 - Appendix
- Chapter 18 - Large Intestine and Anorectum
- Chapter 19 - Liver
- Chapter 20 - Extrahepatic Biliary Tract and Gallbladder
- Chapter 21 - Pancreas
- Chapter 22 - Spleen
- Chapter 23 - Kidneys and Ureters
- Chapter 24 - Urinary Bladder
- Chapter 25 - Male Genital System
- Chapter 26 - Female Genital System
- Chapter 27 - Adrenal (Suprarenal) Glands
- Chapter 28 - Pelvis and Perineum
- Chapter 29 - Lymphatic System