- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Lisa M. Colletti, MD (University of Michigan Medical School)
Description: This book is a very complete study of the surgical aspects of pancreatic disease. It covers both benign and malignant, as well as acute and chronic, processes. Its main focus is on the surgical treatment of pancreatic disease, although it does cover some of the medical aspects of treatment, particularly as they pertain to malignant pancreatic disease.
Purpose: The purpose is to cover all aspects of surgical pancreatic disease. The editors do a very complete job of meeting this objective.
Audience: The book is primarily targeted at the practitioner, particularly those general surgeons with an interest and focus in pancreatic disease. It would also be an appropriate text for upper level general surgery residents. The editors and contributors are all experts in this relatively complex area of general surgery.
Features: The quality of the radiologic illustrations is quite excellent. The text could be improved with the addition of some color illustrations, particularly histological and endoscopic illustrations. The references are current and pertinent.
Assessment: This is an excellent and very complete text that covers a difficult and complex area of general surgery. It is very appropriate for practicing general surgeons with an interest in pancreatic disease, as well as for upper level general surgery residents. Since this is a highly specialized area, it will be of interest to a limited population. This would be an excellent reference for a library. Bookstores should only carry a limited quantity.