May 1977

Clinical Radiology of the Pediatric Abdomen and Gastrointestinal Tract

Author Affiliations

Department of Radiology Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh 125 DeSoto St Pittsburgh, PA 15213


by Rolf L. Schapiro, with contributions by Edward T. Evans and Joanna J. Seibert, 459 pp, more than 700 illus, $45, University Park Press, 1976.

Am J Dis Child. 1977;131(5):601-602. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1977.02120180115027

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


The strength of this monograph is the over 700 illustrations, reproduced by photoprocessing, derived from representative clinical cases collected by the author, a general radiologist. The monograph is prepared for the benefit of general diagnostic radiologists and residents in radiology. The author's call to the reader to focus on illustrations and legends emphasizes the atlas-type quality of the monograph, which is dedicated to the memory of John Westgate Hope, MD, whose "little people" (infants and children) patients were afflicted with quite different types of diseases than are adult patients—"little people are not miniature adults". References are well selected but are not subindexed or otherwise referred to in the commentaries.

The author lists under most topics principle clinical manifestations, relevant radiological examinations, and cardinal radiologic signs. In the latter, "cardinal" is a poor choice of term since the radiological signs listed only occasionally merit that designation.

In the discussion of esophageal

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview