Surgery: clinics and therapy (5th year)

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide students with:
i) knowledge of the main diseases, benign or malignant, of surgical interest and the main surgical techniques needed;
ii) information on diagnostic and therapeutic methods;
iii) the ability to identify the conditions that require the specialist's professional contribution.
Expected learning outcomes
Students must:
i) know how to correlate the signs and symptoms to the main surgical pathologies;
ii) know how to develop a diagnostic and therapeutic pathway with regard to benign and malignant diseases;
iii) know how to communicate to the patient the options of a conservative and surgical nature.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Concerning clerkships, information will be directly given by professors during classes, following the current agreement with the San Paolo hospital concerning safety and health surveillance measures to be adopted for accessing wards, day-hospital, and laboratories.
Course syllabus
Acute Appendicitis:
Abdominal Hernias and Incisional Hernias
Intestinal Occlusion
Fibrocystic dysplasia of the breast
Mammary fibroadenoma
Carcinoma of the breast

Surgical Specialities

Chronic arteriopathies of the lower limbs (Vascular Surgery)
Acute lower limb ischemia (Vascular Surgery)
Varices of the lower limbs (Vascular Surgery)
Cerebrovascular insufficiency (Vascular Surgery)
Pulmonary thickening (Thoracic surgery)
Mediastinal masses (Thoracic surgery)
Haematuria (Urology)
Scrotal masses (Urology)
Prostatic pathology (Urology)
Prerequisites for admission
Anatomy, Physiology, Semeiotics and Medical Pathology, Semeiotics and Surgical Pathology, Pharmacology
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons.
ED and first aid activities.
Frequency in surgical outpatient facility.
Frequency in the operating room.
Teaching Resources
F. Minni: Chirurgia Generale (2 voll.), CEA, 2019
D.F. D'Amico: Manuale di Chirurgia Generale, II Ed., Piccin, 2018
R. Dionigi: Chirurgia, VI Ed. (2 voll.), Elsevier, 2017
F.C. Brunicardi: Schwartz's Principles of Surgery, XI Ed., McGraw-Hill, 2019
J.L. Cameron, A.M. Cameron: Current Surgical Therapy, XII Ed., Elsevier, 2017
C.M. Townsend: Sabiston Textbook of Surgery, XX Ed.,Elsevier, 2016
M.W. Mulholland: Greenfield's Surgery, VI Ed., Wolters Kluwert, 2016
Assessment methods and Criteria
Oral examination. The candidate must be able to carry out a clinical reasoning on the basis of a simple clinical case, also indicating the principles of therapy.
MED/18 - GENERAL SURGERY - University credits: 5
Lessons: 60 hours
Professor: Opocher Enrico