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February 1974

Angiography of Trauma.

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San Francisco


By Whei-Rung Fu, MD. Price, $11.75. Pp 105. Charles C Thomas Publisher, 301-327 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, IL 62703, 1972.

Arch Intern Med. 1974;133(2):327-328. doi:10.1001/archinte.1974.00320140165043

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Angiography of Trauma by WheiRung Fu has been written to make emergency-room physicians, surgeons, and radiologists more aware of the many uses of angiography in the evaluation of trauma. The book covers injuries to the great vessels of the thorax, abdominal vessels, liver, spleen, kidneys, and peripheral vessels. The text is brief, and there are few illustrations. Each chapter has good references, and the index is satisfactory.

There is no doubt that angiography should play a major role in the evaluation of the case of the traumatized patient. In many instances, it should replace exploratory celiotomy; in others, it will help determine the correct order of treatment of several serious injuries. Accordingly, a monograph on this subject seems in order. This particular effort, however, is unlikely to satisfy any of the physicians for whom it is written.

First, the text is very brief, dogmatic, and often unsubstantiated by references. For

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