April 1977

Principles of Surgery in the First Six Months of Life

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Los Angeles


by S. Frank Redo, 180 pp, with illus, $22.50, Harper & Row, 1976.

Arch Surg. 1977;112(4):540. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1977.01370040192038

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The author has provided an extensive compendium of a wide variety of congenital anomalies encountered primarily in general pediatric surgery, based on the personal experience of the author. The volume covers the congenital anomalies and problems effecting the head and neck, chest, and abdomen during the first six months of life that require surgical management. Each topic is presented with a description of the condition, discussion of the clinical manifestations, suggested diagnostic procedures, and sequential outline of the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative management. A nice collection of clinical photographs and roentgenograms are provided that supplement the text very well. Although illustrations of operative techniques are presented, the author indicates that a companion volume that will serve as an atlas of surgery in the first six months of life will be published shortly.

Although none of the subjects are covered in great depth, the major points in the diagnosis and management

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