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Genetics for Surgeons

Remedica Genetics Series


University of Ulster, Queen's University Belfast and Belfast City Hospital Trust
London: Remedica; .
ISBN-10: 1-901-34669-2


This text is written in non technical language in three main sections: a general overview of the principles in genetics, a section on common genetic disorders that surgeons will encounter, a third section on familial cancers, which, in the case of breast, bowel, and ovarian cancers, account for around 10% of the cancers that surgeons encounter. A fourth section deals with the topics that surgeons and anesthetists should both know, while the glossary at the end of the book allows a quick reference to increasingly common genetics terms.


  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction to the Genetics for… series
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. Principles of Genetics for Surgeons
    • Changing Times in Modern Surgical Practice
    • Investigation of Familial Disease
    • Genetic Counseling
    • Penetrance
    • Expression
    • Diagnostic and Presymptomatic Testing
    • Practical Approaches to Genetic Testing
  • Chapter 2. Common Surgical Conditions with a Hereditary Tendency
    • Gastrointestinal Tract
    • Skin
    • Cardiac
    • Respiratory
    • Hematologic
    • Neurologic
  • Chapter 3. Systemic Cancers (Benign and Malignant Tumors)
    • Endocrine
    • Breast
    • Colon
    • Urogenital
    • Skin
    • Brain
  • Chapter 4. Topics Surgeons and Anesthetists Should Both Know
    • Pheochromocytomas
    • Malignant Hyperthermia
    • Muscle Diseases (include: Duchenne muscular dystrophy [DMD], central core disease)
    • Chloride Ion Channel Disease (includes: myotonia congenita, Thomsen's disease)
    • Sodium Ion Channel Disease (includes: paramyotonia congenita, hyperkalemic periodic paralysis [HPP])
    • Inherited C1 Esterase Inhibitor Deficiency (includes: hereditary angioneurotic edema)
  • Appendices
    • Further reading
    • Glossary
    • Abbreviations

Series Editor: Eli Hatchwell, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

While every effort is made by the publisher to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions, or statements appear in this book, they wish to make it clear that the material contained in the publication represents a summary of the independent evaluations and opinions of the authors. As a consequence, the authors, publisher, and any sponsoring company accept no responsibility for the consequences of any inaccurate or misleading data or statements. Neither do they endorse the content of the publication or the use of any drug or device in a way that lies outside its current licensed application in any territority.

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Copyright © 2005, Remedica.
Bookshelf ID: NBK7532


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