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Article
April 1976

Surgical Disorders of the Adrenal Gland: Physiologic Background and Treatment

Author Affiliations

1101 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02146
Richmond, Va

 

by Timothy S. Harrison, Donald S. Gann, Anthony John Edis, et al, 150 pp, with illus, $14.50, Grune & Stratton, Inc, 1975.

Arch Surg. 1976;111(4):501. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1976.01360220197039

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Abstract

This monograph is clearly the best yet produced on the investigational and clinical aspects of surgical disorders of the adrenal gland. Since the authors are eminent in this field, both in terms of basic physiologic discoveries and of innovative contributions to endocrine surgery, it is not surprising that a sense of immediacy, authenticity, even excitement comes across to the reader. An excellent foundation concerning the normal mechanisms of endocrine control, the pharmacologic actions of the hormones, and the underlying pathophysiologic processes involved is provided as an introduction to the surgical aspects of each of the diseases. The thorough discussions of the surgical management of Cushing syndrome, primary aldosteronism, and pheochromocytoma are up to date and well grounded in investigational fact. A separate, well-illustrated chapter is devoted to surgical approaches to the adrenal gland. This chapter reflects, as evidenced both by the opinions expressed and by the styles of writing, contributions

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