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June 1975

Vascular Malformations (Angiodysplasias)

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Brookline, Mass

 

edited by E. Malan, 213 pp, Carlo Erba Foundation, 1974.

Arch Surg. 1975;110(6):763. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1975.01360120081024

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Abstract

Emanating mainly from the University of Milan, this monograph deals with one of the most difficult problems in medicine. During the two decades the principal contributors have attempted to provide a rationale for understanding and treating vascular malformations, they have accumulated an enormous clinical experience. Moreover, they have learned from their clinical encounters to the benefit of the reader and, hopefully, his patients.

After a short introduction with a valuable perspective, there is a description of the angiodysplasias. Fortunately, a good list of references supplements this scanty survey. The morphogenesis of peripheral blood vessels is next considered. The limitations here are really those of existing knowledge: few facts, much speculation.

The strongest part of the book concerns specific types of vascular abnormalities: location, pathology, signs, symptoms, physiology of arteriovenous fistulas, pertinent angiography, and treatment. Although small in size, this book is notable for the abundance of excellent color illustrations, clear

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