Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Lillian G. Dawes, MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This surgical atlas describes the technique for the treatment of a variety of simple and complex biliary tract diseases.
Purpose: The purpose of the atlas is to outline the surgical practice techniques of an expert in biliary tract surgery, Dr. John Cameron. Within this narrow spectrum, his goal is clearly achieved.
Audience: Due to the scope and rarity of the surgical procedures illustrated, a practitioner or surgical resident at a referral center or large medical center may benefit most by the description of complex biliary problems.
Features: Through brief narratives and eloquent black-and-white photographs, the surgical procedures are clearly and concisely illustrated. Alternative procedures or a discussion of potential complications are not presented. The layout makes the atlas very easy to read.
Assessment: The atlas is a useful reference outlining the surgical techniques of an expert biliary tract surgeon for simple and complex biliary tract surgeries. Since the scope is somewhat narrow, the best use for this text would be as a reference in a library.