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Rutherford's Vascular Surgery, 7th Edition
Authors: Cronenwett and Johnston
Pages:  2448  Hard Cover 2 volume set
Saunders/ Elsevier  2010
List Price:  $379.00

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Medical Science Books .com Medical Book Review:

Rutherford's Vascular Surgery is the largest, most inclusive, and most up-to-date reference available in the field.  This is an absolute must have for any resident or vascular surgeon and you'll be glad that you splurged and bought the book once you get it home.  This is by far the best reference on the subject of vascular surgery and more information is added with each edition.

Among the countless other justifications for buying this book when you know you need it is that you will also have complete access online by going to expertconsult.com and entering the activation code located on the front inside cover.  This means that you won't have to lug around 2 volumes and you can access all of the information and illustrations from your computer wherever you are! 

We give this book 5 stars!


From the Publisher:     

The seventh edition of Rutherford's Vascular Surgerythe most acclaimed comprehensive reference in vascular surgery presents state-of-the-art updates on every aspect of vascular health care.This revision incorporates endovascular and nonoperative treatment throughout the book. It has been extensively revised by many new, international authors led by Drs. Jack Cronenwett and K. Wayne Johnstonto meet the needs of surgeons, interventionalists, and vascular medicine specialists. Published in association with the Society for Vascular Surgery, it includes searchable online access to the full text, images, and videos through Expert Consult. Regular updates will be made to the online version based on key publications.


Key Features:

  • Features all vascular imaging techniques, offering a non-invasive evaluation of both the morphology and hemodynamics of the vascular system.


  • Discusses operative, endovascular, and non-operative management of vascular conditions to help you choose the right option for each patient.


  • Covers the continuum of surgical management options through integrated coverage of endovascular techniques so you have the comprehensive coverage you need.


  • Explores advances in basic science-including vessel walls, coagulation, and more-to provide the necessary background for understanding areas where fundamental changes are taking place.


What's New in this 7th Edition?

  • Published in Association with the Society for Vascular Surgery, reinforcing the clinical importance and pivotal role of this title.


  • Provides sections dedicated to Fundamental Considerations, Patient Evaluation, Atherosclerotic Risk Factors, Perioperative Care, Bleeding and Clotting, Complications, Venous Disease, Lymphedema, Arteriovenous Anomalies, Hemodialysis Access, Miscellaneous, Technique, Grafts and Devices, Cerebrovascular Disease, Lower Extremity Arterial Disease, Upper Extremity Arterial Disease, Arterial Aneurysms, Renal and Mesenteric Disease, and Trauma and Acute Limb Ischemia.


  • Reviews all major areas of vascular health care, written by international experts, with up to date bibliographies and annotated recommended references.


  • Covers endovascular applications throughout the text, along with fresh approaches to many areas-including vascular access, imaging, and non-operative management-to keep you current with the latest developments and techniques.


  • Presents a new full-color layout and design with more full-color images to give the book a modern look and feel and clarify clinical and physical findings and operative techniques.


  • Includes access to the full text online with regular content updates, videos of procedures, an image library, and more so that you stay current and master new procedures in this fast-changing field.

Table of Contents:

Volume 1

Section 1: Fundamental Consierations
Chapter 1. Epidemiology and Clinical Analysis
Chapter 2. Embryology
Chapter 3. Arterial Wall Biology
Chapter 4. Atherosclerosis
Chapter 5. Intimal Hyperplasia
Chapter 6. Ichemia-Reperfusion
Chapter 7. Arteriogenesis
Chapter 8. Arterial Aneurysms
Chapter 9. Arterial Physiology
Chapter 10. Venous Physiology
Chapter 11. Venous Pathology
Chapter 12. Lymphatic Pathophysiology

Section 2: Patient Evaluation
Chapter 13. Clinical Evaluation
Vascular Laboratory
Chapter 14. Arterial Physiologic Assessment
Chapter 15. Arterial Duplex Scanning
Chapter 16. Venous Physiologic Assessment
Chapter 17. Venous Duplex Scanning
Chapter 18. Arteriography
Chapter 19. Venography
Chapter 20. Radiation Safety
Chapter 21. Computed Tomography
Chapter 22. Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Chapter 23. Intravascular Ultrasound
Chapter 24. Evolving Techniques

Section 3: Atherosclerotic Risk Factors
Chapter 25. General Considerations
Chapter 26. Smoking
Chapter 27. Diabetes
Chapter 28. Hyperlipidemia
Chapter 29. Hypertension

Section 4: Perioperative Management
Chapter 30. Preoperative Management
Chapter 31. Intraoperative Management
Chapter 32. Postoperative Management

Section 5: Bleeding and Clotting
Chapter 33. Normal Coagulation
Chapter 34. Antithrombotic Agents
Chapter 35. Thrombolytic Agents
Chapter 36. Coagulopathy and Hemorrhage
Chapter 37. Hypercoagulable States

Section 6: Complications
Chapter 38. Cardiac
Chapter 39. Respiratory
Chapter 40. Renal
Chapter 41. Graft INfection
Chapter 42. Aortoeneric Fistulae
Chapter 43. Anastomotic Aneurysms
Chapter 44. Graft Thrombosis
Chapter 45. Endovascular
Chapter 46. Lymphatic
Chapter 47. Nerve Injury

Section 7: Venous Disease
Acute Deep Venous Thrombosis
Chapter 48. Pathophysiology and Natural History
Chapter 49. Clinical and Diagnostic Evaluation
Chapter 50. Prevention and Medical Treatment
Chapter 51. Surgical and Interventional Treatment
Chapter 52. Vena Cava Interruption
Chronic Venous Disorders
Chapter 53. General Considerations
Chapter 54. Nonoperative Treatment
Vericose Veins
Chapter 55. Surgical Treatment
Chapter 56. Endovenous Treatment
Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Chapter 57. Treatment of Perforator Vein Incompetence
Chapter 58. Deep Vein Valve Reconstruction
Iliocaval Venous Obstruction
Chapter 59. Surgical Treatment
Chapter 60. Endovascular Treatment
Superior Vena Cava Obstruction
Chapter 61. Surgical Treatment
Chapter 62. Endovascular Treatment
Other Conditions
Chapter 63. Venous Tumors
Chapter 64. Superficial Thrombophlebitis

Section 8: Lymphedema
Chapter 65. Evaluation and Decision Making
Chapter 66. Nonoperative Treatment
Chapter 67. Surgical Treatment

Section 9: Arteriovenous Anomalies
Congenital Vascular Malformations
Chapter 68. General Considerations
Chapter 69. Endovascular and Surgical Treatment
Other Conditions
Chapter 70. Vascular Tumors in Childhood
Chapter 71. Acquired Arteriovenous Fistule

Seciton 10: Hemodialysis Access
Chapter 72. General Considerations
Chapter 73. Complex
Chapter 74. Failing and Thrombosed
Chapter 75. Nonthrombotic Complications

Section 11: Miscellaneous
Chapter 76. Vasculitis and Other Arteriopathies
Chapter 77. Thromboangitis Obliterans
Chapter 78. Takayasu's Disease
Chapter 79. Arterial Tumors
Chapter 80. Erectile Dysfunction
Chapter 81. Wound Care
Chapter 82. Spinal Operative Exposure

Volume 2

Section 12: Technique
Chapter 83 Open Surgical
Chapter 84. Endovascular Diagnostic
Chapter 85. Endovascular Therapeutic
Chapter 86. Endovascular Aneurysm Repair

Section 13: Grafts and Devices
Chapter 87. Autogenous Vein Grafts
Chapter 88. Prosthetic Grafts
Chapter 89. Biologic Grafts
Chapter 90. Aortic Stents and Stent-Grafts
Chapter 91. Nonaortic Stents and Stent-Grafts

Section 14: Cerebrovascular Disease
Chapter 92. General Considerations
Chapter 93. Diagnostic Evaluation
Chapter 94. Decision Making and Medical Treatment
Carotid Artery Disease
Chapter 95. Endarterectomy
Chapter 96. Stenting
Chapter 97. Fibromuscular Dysplasia
Chapter 98. Aneurysms
Chapter 99. Dissection and Other Disorders
Brachiocephalic Artery Disease
Chapter 100. Surgical Treatment
Chapter 101. Endovascular Treatment
Other Conditions
Chapter 102. Vertebral Artery Disease

Section 15: Lower Extremity Arterial Disease
Chapter 103. General Considerations
Chapter 104. Decision Making and Medical Treatment
Aortoiliac Disease
Chapter 105. Direct Reconstruction
Chapter 106. Extra-anatomic Bypass
Chapter 107. Laparoscopic Reconstruction
Chapter 108. Endovascular Treatment
Infrainguinal Disease
Chapter 109. Surgical Treatment
Chapter 110. Endovascular Treatment
Other Conditions
Chapter 111. Nonatheromatous Popliteal Artery Disease
Chapter 112. Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Chapter 113. Podiatry Care
Chapter 114. General Considerations
Chapter 115. Techniques and Results

Section 16.: Upper Extremity Arterial Disease
Chapter 116. General Considerations
Chapter 117. Revascularization
Chapter 188. Amputation
Chapter 119. Raynaud's Syndrome
Chapter 120. Occupational Vascular Problems
Chapter 121. Thoracic Sympathectomy
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Chapter 122. General Considerations
Chapter 123. Neurogenic
Chapter 124. Arterial
Chapter 125. Venous

Section 17: Arterial Aneurysms
Chapter 126. General Considerations
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Chapter 127. Evaluation and Decision Making
Chapter 128. Open Surgical Treatment
Chapter 129. Endovascular Treatment
Chapter 130. Ruptured
Thoracic and Thoracoabdominal Aneurysms
Chapter 131. Evaluation and Decision Making
Chapter 132. Open Surgical Treatment
Chapter 133. Endovascular Treatment
Other Conditions
Chapter 134. Aortic Arch Aneurysms and Dissection
Chapter 135. Aortic Dissection
Chapter 136. Lower Extremity Aneurysms
Chapter 137. Upper Extremity Aneurysms
Chapter 138. Splanchnic Artery Aneurysms
Chapter 139. Infected Aneurysms
Chapter 140. Aneurysms Caused by Connective Tissue Abnormalities

Section 18: Renal and Mesenteric Disease
Renovascular Disease
Chapter 141. General Considerations
Chapter 142. Open Surgical Treatment
Chapter 143. Endovascular Treatment
Chapter 144. Fibrodysplasia
Chapter 145. Aneurysms and Arteriovenous Fistulae
Chapter 146. Acute Occlusive Events
Mesenteric Vascular isease
Chapter 147. General Considerations
Chapter 148. Chronic Ischemia
Chapter 149. Acute Ischemia
Chapter 150. Venous Thrombosis

Section 19: Trauma and Acute Limb Ischemia
Vascular Trauma
Chapter 151. Epidemiology and Natural History
Chapter 152. Head and Neck
Chapter 153. Thoracic
Chapter 154. Abdominal
Chapter 155. Extremity
Chapter 156. Military
Acute Ischemia
Chapter 157. Evaluation and Decision Making
Chapter 158. Treatment
Other Conditions
Chapter 159. Compartmet Syndrome
Chapter 160. Atheromatous Embolization
Chapter 161. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

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