MRCS Part A: 550 SBAs and EMQs, Second Edition continues the tradition of the best-selling first edition by offering a wealth of practice questions covering applied basic sciences and principles of surgery for candidates preparing for the MRCS Part A written exam.
With 40% new content, including the addition of trauma and orthopaedic questions to provide complete coverage of surgical specialties, this book remains an essential revision tool designed to maximise chances of exam success.
◾550 SBAs and theme-based EMQs test knowledge of applied basic sciences and general surgical principles, respectively, reflecting the formats encountered in the exam
◾Chapters organised by anatomy, physiology, pathology, principles of surgery and general surgery, to help you focus on areas of weakness
◾Provides in-depth answers, with illustrations, to help consolidate knowledge and understand key concepts
◾Gives practical advice on how to approach revision and useful tips to improve exam technique
Section A APPLIED BASIC SCIENCES Applied anatomy Chapter 1 Skull and brain Chapter 2 Head and neck Chapter 3 Upper limb and breast Chapter 4 Thoracic cavity Chapter 5 Abdomen Chapter 6 Pelvis Chapter 7 Lower limb Applied physiology Chapter 8 Homeostasis, coagulation and bleeding Chapter 9 Temperature regulation Chapter 10 Metabolic pathways and abnormalities Chapter 11 Fluid balance Chapter 12 Sepsis and shock Chapter 13 Central nervous system Chapter 14 Cardiovascular system Chapter 15 Respiratory system Chapter 16 Gastrointestinal system Chapter 17 Genitourinary system Chapter 18 Endocrine system Chapter 19 The liver Applied pathology Chapter 20 Inflammation Chapter 21 Cellular injury and infection Chapter 22 Wounds and wound healing Chapter 23 Disorders of growth and differentiation Chapter 24 Neoplasia Chapter 25 Surgical immunology Chapter 26 Surgical microbiology Chapter 27 Surgical haematology Chapter 28 Surgical biochemistry Chapter 29 Central nervous system Chapter 30 Cardiovascular system Chapter 31 Respiratory system Chapter 32 Gastrointestinal system Chapter 33 Genitourinary system Chapter 34 Endocrine system Chapter 35 Breast disorders Chapter 36 Musculoskeletal system Chapter 37 Lymphoreticular system and liver Chapter 38 Basic orthopaedic pathology Section B PRINCIPLES OF SURGERY IN GENERAL Principles of surgery in general Chapter 39 Perioperative care Chapter 40 Postoperative management and critical care Chapter 41 Surgical technique and technology Chapter 42 Management and legal issues in surgery Chapter 43 Clinical microbiology Chapter 44 Emergency medicine and trauma management Chapter 45 Principles of surgical oncology Chapter 46 The abdomen General surgery Chapter 47 Upper gastrointestinal surgery Chapter 48 Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery Chapter 49 Surgery of small and large bowel Chapter 50 Endocrine and breast Chapter 51 Vascular surgery Chapter 52 Genitourinary surgery Chapter 53 Transplantation Chapter 54 Head and neck Chapter 55 Surgical conditions of the skin Chapter 56 Hand disorders Chapter 57 Surgical disorders of the brain Chapter 58 Differences between the paediatric and adult surgical patient Chapter 59 Upper limb trauma Chapter 60 Lower limb and spinal trauma Chapter 61 Elective orthopaedics
Pradip Datta MBE MS FRCS(Ed) FRCS (Eng) FRCS (Ire) FRCS (Glasg)
Honorary Consultant General Surgeon, Caithness General Hospital, Wick, Scotland, UK
Sherif Elsobky MSc MBChB MRCS
ýCore Surgical Trainee, Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
Sahil Chhabda BSc (Hons) BMBS
Specialist Registrar in Clinical Radiology, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK