by Larry P. Elliott and Gerold L. Schiebler, ed 2; 406 pp, with illus, $46.50, Springfield, III, Charles C Thomas Publisher, 1979.
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The second edition of The X-ray Diagnosis of Congenital Heart Disease in Infants, Children, and Adults comes after an 11-year hiatus. Happily the authors have maintained their premise of providing a text to be used primarily as a basic introductory working volume. The book's outstanding feature, which made the original edition so valuable and has been carried over and amplified in the second edition, is the emphasis on approach to the plain film and simple format for arriving at a differential diagnosis. The book is handsomely illustrated with quality pictures, instructive diagrams, and valuable charts.
The authors have expanded the material to include congenital heart disease as it manifests itself in the adult patient. All other chapters have also been extensively updated, and two new chapters on cyanotic congenital heart disease and complex congenital heart disease have been added. The chapter on complex congenital heart disease is particularly notable, since
Maravilla A. The X-ray Diagnosis of Congenital Heart Disease in Infants, Children, and Adults: Pathologic, Hemodynamic and Clinical Correlations as Related to Chest Film. JAMA. 1980;243(22):2342. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03300480060037