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Edited by Fethi Derbel .

168 pages .
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Most radiologists are frequently confronted with trauma patients in their everyday practice. It is of vital importance that the radiologist should assume full responsibility with the trauma team responsible for managing the patient to ensure that a rapid and optimal diagnosis is made.
The chapter about the abdominal trauma imaging provides a very comprehensive and integrated overview on modern imaging protocols and minimally invasive treatment options in the pelvic trauma. It also underlines the importance of computed tomography imaging in blunt abdominal trauma and the role of interventional radiology in acute haemorrhage. The chapter will be a useful aid to medical students, radiologists, surgical trainees, physicians and emergency doctors who wish to gain a greater understanding of abdominal and pelvic imaging and how it can improve their clinical practice. Radiology trainees will also find this a helpful ”aide-mémoire” to consolidate their knowledge.
I would like to congratulate professor Hela Gharbi Jemni, Nadia Mama Larbi, Nadia Arifa Achour, khaled Kadri, Kalthoum Graiess Tlili and the team of Radiology at Sahloul Hospital on the superb work and illustrations of this chapter.
I highly recommend this chapter to all radiologists involved in the management of abdominal trauma patients and to trauma surgeons and intensive care physicians. Anesthesia is a medical treatment which leads human body to abnormal condition. This means that anesthetic management is always accompanied by risks of accidental events, and "vigilance" is considered as the most important duty of anesthesiologists.
The importance of the anesthetist in perioperative care cannot be too greatly emphasized. Correct patient selection and procedure planning can only be optimized by a team approach and together with the surgeon; the anesthetist forms the core of the team. A thorough understanding of the underlying physiology of the gastrointestinal tract is important and a logical starting place for this book.
Two chapters in this book “Anesthetic Management of Abdominal Surgery” and “Advances in the Use of Ultrasound-Guided Truncal Blocks for Perioperative Pain Management” give answers to different questions concerning the field of anesthesiology and the treatment of the perioperative pain in abdominal surgery. A very interesting prospective study about vitamin C administration effect on postoperative plasma IL-6 concentrations in septic patients after abdominal surgery was carried out and shows very interesting results.
Surgery continues to evolve as new technology, techniques, and knowledge are incorporated into the care of surgical patients. There are two surgical chapters in the book - the first concerns the hydatid disease of the liver, and the second concerns the Abdominal advanced oncologic surgery. Although this book does not cover all the aspects related to the abdominal surgery, it is intended for at least two kinds of readers:

a. Residents of intermediate and advanced courses in medicine;
b. Anesthesiologists, oncologists, surgeons, radiologists and all doctors whatever the specialty.

As editor in chief of this book, I would like to acknowledge the efforts made by all of the contributing authors and the entire editorial team in the publishing of this book especially Ms Romina Skomersic for her very precious collaboration. Their dedication to the publication of the most contemporary and comprehensive scientific data has resulted with this excellent work. I would like to dedicate this book to all my colleagues - surgeons, pathologists, oncologists, radiologists and anethesists at Sahloul hospital. I also dedicate it especially to Professor Ridha Ben Hadj Hamida, surgeon at the department of surgery in Sousse. A special dedication to my colleagues Jaafar Mazhoud, Mohamed Ben Mabrouk, Mahdi Ben Haj Hamida , Sabri Youssef, Ibtissam Hasni and Moncef Mokni for their contribution in this book, and Mr Fayçal Mansouri, the president of the university of Sousse.
I would also acknowledge Mr Bouraoui El Weslati professor of English at Tark Ibn Zied School in Sousse for his great help in revising the manuscript. The main person I want to thank is my wonderful wife, Elhem, who regularly reassured me that I could pull this off. I also thank my daughter Rania, and sons Raed and Nader who were always proud. All my best wishes go to my mother Jamila to whom I wish a quick recovery.
Finally, I thank the authors of these excellent articles. They were willing to share their knowledge with a wider audience and to do so for no fee. I enjoyed working with them, getting to know them, and learning from them. I apologize to those friends whose names I may have overlooked.

Fethi Derbel
Professor of General and Digestive Surgery
University Hospital Sahloul


Section 1 Role of Imaging in Exploration of the Abdomen .

 1 Abdominal Trauma Imaging 3 Nadia Mama, Hela Jemni, Nadia Arifa Achour, Ould Chavey Sidiya, Kaled Kadri, Mehdi Gaha, Ibtisem Hasni and Kalthoum Tlili

Section 2 Techniques of Anesthesia in Abdominal Surgery .

 2 Anesthetic Management of Abdominal Surgery 55 Aysin Alagol

 3 Abdominal Surgery: Advances in the Use of Ultrasound-Guided Truncal Blocks for Perioperative Pain Management 69 Jens Børglum and Kenneth Jensen

 4 Study of Vitamin C Administration Effect on Postoperative Plasma IL-6 Concentrations in Septic Patients After Abdominal Surgery 95 Ignacio Ferrón-Celma, Carmen Olmedo, Alfonso Mansilla, Ana Garcia-Navarro, Karim Muffak, Pablo Bueno and Jose-Antonio Ferrón

Section 3 Contribution of Surgery for Benign Diseases of the Liver and the Digestive Carcinology .

 5 Hydatid Cysts of the Liver – Diagnosis, Complications and Treatment 105 Fethi Derbel, Mohamed Ben Mabrouk, Mehdi Ben Hadj Hamida, Jaafar Mazhoud, Sabri Youssef, Ali Ben Ali, Hela Jemni, Nadia Mama, Hasni Ibtissem, Arifa Nadia, Chedia El Ouni, Walid Naija, Moncef Mokni and Ridha Ben Hadj Hamida

 6 Abdominal Advanced Oncologic Surgery 139 Enrico Maria Pasqual and Serena Bertozzi .

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