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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: John C. Byrn, MD (University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics)
Description: This update of a book on intestinal stomas continues the long history of excellence established by the first edition in 1967, supplying a comprehensive account of the indications, techniques, and complications of stoma care, creation, and takedown.
Purpose: The very worthy goal is to provide a comprehensive book on not only the creation of intestinal stomas but their maintenance, trouble-shooting, takedown, and general anatomical and physiological concerns.
Audience: It is written for practicing surgeons by leaders in their fields.
Features: This comprehensive book addresses all things pertaining to the indications and technical considerations of creation, maintenance, takedown, and stoma anatomy and physiology. The multiauthored format allows fresh perspectives and well-written, concise text. The illustrations are outstanding.
Assessment: The easy-to-read format and breathtaking illustrations make this a quality book second to none.