General Surgery

A.Y. 2019/2020
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course aims to:
1. Complete the learning process in pathologies of surgical interest, under the diagnostic differential profile, pointing out the need to be able to do a rational choice of medical tests, draw conclusions and define basics of therapy.
2. Complete the learning process of concepts acquired by the student in previous years.
Please note: complex clinical syndroms in emergency (ie shock, peritonitis, bowel obstruction) under surgical relevance, would be treated attending the course on medical-surgical urgencies and emergencies
The student should:
1. show to know topics on surgical pathology, surgical anatomy and fisiopathology correlated
2. be able to indicate for each topic frequences and prevalence, emergency, diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities, severity
3. formulate a diagnostic hypotheses, differential too
4. know to indicate less invasive physical diagnostic, laborathories and instrumental clinical examinations
5. be able to propose to patients different medical and surgical therapeutic solutions, evaluate advantages, risks and conseguences
6. be able to formulate a quoad vitam and quoad valetudinem prognosis
7. know the right instruments and the easiest surgical measures that the family doctor should be able to solve
Expected learning outcomes
This course aims to conduct the student to have a multidisciplinary approach to various pathologies dealt with, to set up a diagnostic and therapeutic treatment, according to updated guide lines.
Importance of the differential diagnosis for the diagnosis of the surgical indication or of other therapeutic possibilities, evaluating the risk benefit of each decision, with the aim to get the best result, for an individualised care treatment.
Course syllabus and organization

Linea: Policlinico

Course syllabus
· Introduction to surgery
· digestive stomas
· polyps and familial adenomatous polyposis (case reports)
· acute abdominal heal
· management of emergencies in hand surgery
· burns: classification and treatment principles
· abdominal wall + case reports
· venous disorders of surgical interest
· supra-aortic trunks diseases
· benign and malignant thoracic pathologies
· colo-rectal tumors and ibd + case reports
· the breast
· benign and malignant eophagus diseases
· abdominal examination
· stomach surgery
· principles of laparoscopic surgery
· kidney tumors and cystic lesions
· male genital diseases
· kidney and ureteral stones
· acute appendicitis and cholelithiasis
Prerequisites for admission
To have attended lessons of V and VI year of course
To have passed the following exams: Systems and Diseases I and II, Pharmacology, Anatomic Pathology and Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Therapy
Teaching methods
Lectures, exercises, seminars, case reports, live surgery
Teaching Resources
Basi teoriche e Chirurgia generale (vol. 1) - Chirurgia specialistica (vol. 2) di Renzo Dionigi

Sabiston Textbook of Surgery, 18th Edition - Expert Consult Premium Edition: Enhanced Online Features and Print
By Courtney M. Townsend, Jr., MD, R. Daniel Beauchamp, MD, B. Mark Evers, MD and Kenneth L. Mattox, MD
Hardbound, 2384 pages
Published: NOV-2007
ISBN 10: 1-4160-3675-X
ISBN 13: 978-1-4160-3675-3

Manuale di Chirurgia Generale di D.F. D' Amico
II Edizione Riveduta e Aggiornata
Opera in 2 volumi
Edizioni Piccin

Titolo: ESTS Textbook of thoracic surgery
Autori: Vari
Assessment methods and Criteria
Oral test
MED/18 - GENERAL SURGERY - University credits: 5
Informal teaching: 16 hours
Lessons: 48 hours

Linea: San Donato

MED/18 - GENERAL SURGERY - University credits: 5
Informal teaching: 16 hours
Lessons: 48 hours
Professor: Bonavina Luigi

Linea: San Giuseppe

MED/18 - GENERAL SURGERY - University credits: 5
Informal teaching: 16 hours
Lessons: 48 hours
by appointment arranged by e-mail
Padiglione Guardia Accettazione - Fondazione IRCCS - floor -1
appointment to be agreed by e-mail