The series - "A Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice" - is designed to provide trainee surgeons in higher surgical training with an excellent learning and revision resource and busy practicing surgeons with a regular update in a particular sub-specialty interest. Produced to a very tight schedule, each volume in the series gives a current and succinct summary of all the key topics within the specialty and concentrates on recent developments. To meet the increasing interest in evidence-based medicine, authors have cited whenever available, the meta analysis of randomised controlled trials and identified key references within the text which support evidence-based practice. Other titles in the series are: "Core Topics In General and Emergency Surgery, 2nd Edition"; Paterson-Brown "Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery"; Phillips "Colorectal Surgery, 2nd Edition"; Phillips "Endocrine Surgery"; Fardon "Vascular and Endovascular Surgery"; Beard and Gaines "Transplantation Surgery: Current Dilemmas, 2nd Edition"; and, Forsythe "Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, 2nd Edition".
Developmental abnormalities and benign breast disease. Breast screening and screen-detected disease. Treatment of early stage breast cancer and breast reconstruction. Treatment of advanced stage breast cancer. Hormones and chemotherapy. Palliative care in breast cancer. Breast cancer in men. Breast abscess and breast inflammation. Provision of care/guidelines and quality assurance. Litigation in breast disease.