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From The CriticsReviewer: Michael J. Buckmaster, MD(Washington University School of Medicine)
Description: This is a new monograph in which the editors and contributors review a wide range of kidney diseases, detailing the indications for, and use of, extracorporeal surgical techniques in their treatment.
Purpose: The editors' stated purpose is to summarize their institution's 20-year experience with extracorporeal renal surgery and autotransplantation. Many of the disease processes discussed in this text are difficult to treat with traditional techniques. This book helps provide the cognitive and technical tools to apply these advanced procedures to treat a variety of difficult clinical problems.
Audience: This book is intended to be used by renal transplant surgeons, urologists, and vascular surgeons. The editors detail an extensive institutional experience which is well-grounded in the current reported literature.
Features: The text is concise but thorough and is more than adequately illustrated with high quality line drawings and photographs. The text and illustrations clearly detail thoughtful technical solutions to a wide variety of difficult surgical challenges. The table of contents is adequate and the index comprehensive. The overall appearance of text is sharp and succinct.
Assessment: This important new text details the preoperative evaluation, surgical approach, and postoperative care for many challenging cases. It would be an invaluable addition to any medical library and important reading for all kidney surgeons.