Postgraduate Specialisation in General Surgery

Chirurgia generale 5 (discipline specifiche della tipologia) - DIDATTICA FRONTALE

Course code
Name of lecturers
Claudio Bassi, Giovanni De Manzoni, Alfredo Guglielmi, Roberto Salvia, Umberto Tedeschi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
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Learning outcomes

Aim of the course of General surgery is conveying to the students the competencies to:
Recognize signs, symptoms, the principal functional alterations and the principal differential diagnoses related to bowel obstruction, abdominal wall hernias, peritonitis, gastro-duodenal diseases, hepato-biliary diseases, pancreatic diseases, small and gross bowel diseases, paediatric gastro-intestinal malformations, and diseases of the arteries and veins.
Analyze and resolve clinical problems concerning the above mentioned diseases.
Evaluate cost/effective strategies related to the diagnosis and the treatment of the above mentioned diseases.
Add basic surgical knowledge


1. Gastric and duodenal ulcer; Gastric neoplasm
2. Pancreatic disease: acute and chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic neoplasm
3. Hepatic and biliary disease: gallstones and comorbidity, biliary neoplasm, hepatic neoplasm
4. Spleen pathology: splenomagaly and splenic trauma
5. Small-bowel, colonrectal and proctologic disease: acute appendectomy and inflammatory disease, diverticulitis, colonrectal and proctological neoplasm, rectal prolapse
6. Anorectal pathology (fistula, fissure, hemorrhoidis)
7. Hinguinal and umbilical hernia, laparocele
8. Breast pathology
9. Artery disease: aortic aneurysm, occlusive arterial disease, diabetic arteriopathy, cerebrovascular injury
10. Venous disease: primitive varices, post thrombotic syndrome: deep vein thrombosis treatment and prevention
11. Mediastinal and lung disease: pulmponary neoplasm, pneumothorax, mediastinal syndrome
12. GI hemorrhage: causes and clinical management
13. Peritonitis: causes and clinical management
14. Acute abdomen

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Renzo Dionigi Chirurgia Masson Editore 2017

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination
1) verify of knowledge based on course's objectives and program
2 verify of knowledge learned during internship
3) opportunity to take a quiz

Urology' section: written examination (possible oral addition)

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