July 1968

Roentgenology of the Spleen and Pancreas.

Author Affiliations

Ann Arbor, Mich


By Josef Rosch, MD. Price, $29.75. Pp 360, with 301 roentgenogram figures. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, Ill 62703, 1967.

Arch Intern Med. 1968;122(1):89-90. doi:10.1001/archinte.1968.00300060091035

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This book is a comprehensive review of the radiological approach to the spleen and pancreas. It is naturally divided into two sections. After a short introduction, each division has a short, concise chapter on embryology, anatomy, and physiology, which provides helpful orientation for the subsequent discussion. The following two chapters deal with the radiological methods applicable to each organ and the roentgen diagnosis of diseases of each organ.

The chapter on radiological methods begins with a discussion of routine radiological procedures, including plain films, barium sulfate contrast studies, intravenous pyelography, and cholecystography. Gas insufflation studies of the gastrointestinal tract, peritoneal cavity, and retroperitoneum are fully discussed. These procedures are relatively simple and harmless. Hypotonic duodenography, a technique not used generally in this country, is well described and illustrated. This is a simple procedure, with low morbidity, which should become part of the radiographic evaluation of the duodenal loop. Operative techniques

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