September 1975

Gynecological Laparoscopy: Principles and Techniques

Author Affiliations

Brookline, Mass


edited by Jordan M. Phillips, 464 pp, $19.95, Stratton Intercontinental Medical Book Corp, 1974.

Arch Surg. 1975;110(9):1159. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1975.01360150103032

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This text is a compendium of selected papers and discussion from the first international congress of the American Association of Gynecological Laparoscopists held in New Orleans in November 1973.

The papers in this text are presented by many of the most experienced teachers and proponents of laparoscopy and hysteroscopy, who are representatives from France, Germany, England, Thailand, Japan, Austria, the Netherlands, Mexico, Canada, and the United States.

Laparoscopy is rapidly becoming one of the more important component parts of gynecologic practice. It has proved beneficial in the diagnosis and management of many disease entities relative to the female pelvis. The introduction of a diagnosistc tool, endoscopic in nature, that utilizes the invention of the fiberoptic system of light transmission, is helpful for diagnosis and for teaching medical students and residents about pelvic pathology, and it enables one to document such pathology by photography and cinematography.

This compendium of international experts

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