This book of modest size deals with the extensive field of pediatric surgery in condensed form suited to the needs of medical students, general practitioners, and pediatricians. The book covers common subjects in all fields of pediatric surgery, including orthopedic and neurosurgical areas. It offers the advantage of discussing in more detail the symptoms, methods of diagnosis, and overall treatment of the child with a wide variety of surgical problems. Many conditions are discussed under specific symptoms to guide the resident in evaluating his patient. Thus, for common clinical problems such as vomiting in the first month of life, the jaundiced newborn baby, and surgical causes of failure to thrive, this volume offers a systematic discussion and meaningful differential diagnosis.
An attempt to cover the broad field of pediatric surgery and its specialties within a reasonable volume required the exclusion of much information on a number of serious, but rare