September 1958

Roentgen Diagnosis of Abdominal Tumors in Childhood.

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By Charles M. Nice Jr., M.D., Ph.D.; Alexander R. Margulis, M.D., and Leo G. Rigler, M.D. Price, $4.00. Pp. 75, with 95 illustrations. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 E. Lawrence Ave., Springfield, Ill., 1957.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1958;96(3):417. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1958.02060060419026

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This volume thoroughly covers the roentgenologic aspects of abdominal tumors in childhood. The book emphasizes the importance of the so-called plain roentgenogram of the abdomen with the variations in position of the patient that are often helpful in diagnosis. I believe that this emphasis is correctly placed.

There is a brief description of anatomy and embryology, with particular reference to the development of secondary attachments of the mesentery and peritoneal reflections, illustrated by diagrams.

The various roentgenologic procedures available to aid in diagnosis are then reviewed, with some estimation of the value of each in the demonstration of certain lesions.

The classification and incidence of abdominal masses is brief but sufficient, since the book deals primarily with roentgenologic diagnosis.

Intra-abdominal masses are divided into (1) those in the region of the liver, (2) other intraperitoneal masses, (3) renal and adrenal masses, and (4) other extraperitoneal masses. Each section is illustrated

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