by J. Michael Dixon, MBChB, MD, FRCS, FRCS(Ed), and Monica Morrow, MD, 240 pp, with 113 illus, $52, ISBN 0-7020-2325-6, Philadelphia, Pa, WB Saunders Co, 1999.
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Why another breast text? In the words of the authors, "A woman does not present to hospital with fibroadenoma; she presents with a lump which then needs to be appropriately assessed, investigated and a specific diagnosis obtained. This is the patient-oriented approach that is missing from many texts which provides the basis and raison d'être for this text."
The reader will find this text appealing. It is 227 glossy pages, soft bound, and compact (9 × 6 inches). It is a compilation of 34 patient scenarios, which are discussed by 6 authors from the United Kingdom and 3 from the United States. The scenarios include a wide range of clinical problems covering the diagnosis and management of both benign and malignant breast conditions.
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