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Book Review
December 2002

Esophageal Surgery Thoracic Surgery

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Arch Surg. 2002;137(12):1445. doi:

This second edition of Esophageal Surgery is edited by 7 prominent Canadian and US thoracic surgeons and published by Churchill Livingstone. It is a comprehensive 990-page volume divided into 8 sections and 68 chapters. The contributors are "who's who" in the field of esophageal surgery. There are several interesting features to this edition, including the "Consents and Controversy" section at the end of each chapter and recent original contributions by such pioneers as Drs Joel Cooper, Tom DeMeester, Lucius Hill, and Mark Orringer. The photographs and color plates are excellent, as is the videoscopy. The schematic diagrams are clear and feature pertinent legends. Key references at the end of each chapter are relevant to the chapter subject. Helpful algorithms deal with the major symptoms and signs of esophageal disease.

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