This comprehensive atlas is unique in combining information on the embryological development of the human with detailed presentation of the congenital malformations encountered in clinical practice. As a consequence it will not only assist practitioners and trainees in recognizing and evaluating malformations, but also enable them to understand how a malformation has developed and to explain the mystery of congenital malformations to relatives and patients. The book is organized according to anatomic region, with additional chapters on hernias, tumors, lymphogenesis and lymphatic malformations. According to WHO statistics, each year congenital anomalies result in approximately 3.2 million birth defect-related disabilities worldwide. All too often, however, training in embryology is now a neglected area, and medical graduates frequently lack confidence in their knowledge of the field. Clinical Embryology: An Atlas of Congenital Malformations will help to rectify this deficit and to ensure that malformations are comprehended and managed appropriately. It will be of value for postgraduate trainees in pediatric surgery, pediatrics, and neonatology, undergraduate medical students, and general practitioners/family physicians.
• Combines information on embryological development with detailed presentation of congenital malformations
• Explains how congenital malformations develop
• Includes a wealth of illustrations, most of them in color
• Robert Carachi, MD, PhD, FRCS (Glas), FRCS (Eng), FEBPS, has been an Honorary Consultant Paediatric and Neonatal Surgeon at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children NHS Trust, Glasgow, UK since 1987. He was appointed Head of Surgical Paediatrics in 1999 and became Professor of Surgical Paediatrics at the University of Glasgow in 2004. Dr. Carachi is Chairman of the Examination Board of the European Board of Paediatric Surgery, UEMS; Editor in Chief of the Scottish Medical Journal; and Director of the Scottish Spina Bifida Association. He has been on the editorial board of the European Journal of Paediatric Surgery since 1996 (with responsibility for the UK) and is an Editorial Consultant to the Journal of Pediatric Surgery. Dr. Carachi has extensive clinical, teaching, and research experience. He has co-edited a number of previous books, including the Springer books Operative Techniques in Paediatric Surgery and The Surgery of Childhood Tumours, and is the author of 157 other publications.
• Sameh Helmi Edward Doss, MB,CH, MSc, PhD, is Professor of Anatomy and Embryology in the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt and also Professor of Anatomy and Embryology at the British University in Egypt (BUE). Dr. Doss graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, in 1976 and went on to gain his doctorate from the university in 1987 for a thesis on the anatomical and histological study of the pericardium in normal and pathological conditions. He was appointed to his present position in 2000. Dr. Doss is a member of the Egyptian Scientific Committee for Promotion of Professors and Assistant Professors of Anatomy and Embryology. He is the author of original articles in national and international journals and a series of books.