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In their preface the authors indicate that the purpose of this book is to present the anatomy and function of structures pertinent to abdominal and pelvic operations, and in some instances to state briefly the aims of a procedure, what structures are available for its accomplishment, what anomalies may be encountered, what and where the structures are that must be identified or avoided, and the availability of several different techniques from which to choose for achieving the desired results. They have accomplished this superbly in one 418-page volume that is concisely but clearly written, meticulously indexed, and profusely illustrated with 224 appropriate, informative, and well-chosen illustrations. Seldom has so much valuable and pertinent information been provided on so few pages.
The book is divided into seven general sections; each section contains chapters that focus on the anatomy and functions of the structures pertinent to that area and techniques of operations
SHACKLEFORD RT. Operative Anatomy of Abdomen and Pelvis. Arch Surg. 1976;111(7):834. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1976.01360250110034