About Surgery 101
'Surgery 101' was created by Dr Parveen Boora and Dr Jonathan White, and is supported by the Department of Surgery at the University of Alberta. Our 2010 series of podcasts are brought to you by the Undergrad Surgery Mobile Podcasting Studio Team which is: Jonathan, Jenni and Tracy, with the assistance of the Surgery 101 Experts of Edmonton.
Note to experts: please note that these podcasts are only intended as brief introductions for medical students - we cannot delve into the more complex nuances of advanced surgery in a 10-minute podcast. We encourage all listeners to supplement their learning by seeing patients, assisting at surgeries and reading widely!
After this episode, listeners should be able to: Understand the basic anatomy, physiology, and function of the small bowel List the types and common locations of small bowel malignancies Recognize risk factors for small bowel cancers Identify the clinical presentations for small bowel malignancies Understand the preoperative workup for diagnosis Describe the surgical treatment for small bowel malignancies
By the end of this episode, you will be able to Briefly describe the pathophysiology, risk factors of pre-eclampsia, and complications Recognize the clinical presentation including history and physical findings List and describe your work up Describe your management and treatment if possible
By the end of this episode, learners will be able to: Briefly describe the aetiologies and pathophysiology of primary and secondary amenorrhea Recognize the clinical presentation including history and physical findings List and describe your work up Describe your management and treatment if possible
After listening to this podcast you will be able to understand the following: Common causes of cranial and spinal infections that may develop into abscesses and lead to neurosurgical intervention Understand the workup used to assess patients that present with an infection that can be addressed by Neurosurgery List common differential diagnoses for these presentations Have a general knowledge of high yield surgical principles used Understand the non-surgical management of cranial and spinal abscesses
At the end of this episode, you will: Understand fundamental principles underlying various approaches to surgical treatment of the liver. Apply clinical scoring systems to decide between various treatment approaches for liver pathologies. Appreciate the interdisciplinary nature of decision making for complex liver presentations.
By the end of this episode you will be able to: List the different types of liver cancer and their epidemiology Explain how to make the diagnosis in a patient with suspected liver cancer Describe how to stage a patient with suspected liver cancer Outline the treatment options for a patient with liver cancer
By the end of this podcast, listeners will be able to: Discuss the epidemiology and natural history of benign renal masses List the most common types of benign renal masses Describe the investigations used to differentiate between a benign and malignant renal mass Describe the management of benign renal masses
At the end of this episode, you will be able to: Describe what HPV is and how it relates to cancer, in particular head and neck cancers Recognize the risk factors for HPV-related head and neck cancers Differentiate between HPV-related and non-HPV related head and neck cancers List various management and treatment options for HPV-related head and neck cancer
At the end of this episode, you will be able to: List the common etiologies of vocal fold paralysis Recognize the common presentations of vocal fold paralysis Explain the process to diagnose vocal fold paralysis Describe the management and treatment options for vocal fold paralysis
By the end of this podcast, you Outline the anatomy and physiology of the pituitary gland and the pathophysiology of pituitary tumours Describe the clinical presentation of pituitary adenomas, including endocrine and mass effect signs and symptoms Classify pituitary adenomas, based both on size and hormonal dysfunction List clinically useful investigations, including bloodwork and imaging. Build a robust differential diagnosis Describe management options, including medical, surgical and radiotherapy options and the pros and cons of each those
After listening to this podcast, learners will be able to: List the reasons for which hysterectomies are done Outline the types of hysterectomies Outlines the route of hysterectomy and factors to consider when choosing route of hysterectomy Outline the advantages and disadvantages of the various surgical approaches List the pre-operative steps taken before a hysterectomy List the potential complications of hysterectomies
After listening to this episode, learners will be able to: Describe what a composite tissue flap is. Broadly describe the different ways of categorizing flaps. Detail the main differences between a random pattern flap and axial pattern flap. Provide examples of flaps and their uses. Outline the post-operative management of flaps.
After listening to this episode, learners will be able to: Differentiate the timing of repair for nerve injuries taking into account the acuity and mechanism of injury. Describe the investigations available to help diagnose a nerve injury. List the potential management options for a neuroma. Describe the basic principles of nerve grafting and reconstruction. Outline the recovery and expected outcomes of someone who has undergone a nerve repair.