The Washington Manual(r) of Surgery, Fourth Edition, offers clear, succinct surgical guidelines to treat your adult and pediatric patients. Compiled by the residents and faculty of one of the world's top surgical training programs, this cutting-edge reference offers proven guidance to recommend appropriate diagnostic laboratory and radiographic studies, make accurate assessments with the latest algorithms and differential diagnosis tables, update your knowledge of the incidence and risk factors for diseases and disorders, and implement the most recommended medical and surgical interventions. New to the Fourth Edition... Expanded sections on endovascular surgical techniques, including application of these procedures to arterial and venous diseases, including trauma; Increased coverage to evaluate risk factors for new surgical procedures, including bariatric surgery to manage morbid obesity; Information on initiating "damage-control" surgery to minimize hemorrhage, prevent contamination, and protect patients from further injury; Increased coverage of minimally invasive surgery for pediatric patients; Updated breast cancer and breast diseases section that includes new treatments and new diagnostic techniques such as Ductoscopy and MRI. This edition is also available for PDA.