July 1980

Color Atlas of Gynecological Surgery: Operations for Malignant Disease

Author Affiliations

New Haven, Conn


edited by David H. Lees and Albert Singer, 346 pp, with illus, Chicago, Year Book Medical Publishers, 1979.

Arch Surg. 1980;115(7):893. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1980.01380070079027

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This is volume 3 of a six-volume series on gynecologic surgery produced by the authors from the Jessop Hospital for Women, Sheffield, England. The other five volumes concern themselves with surgery for infertility and problems of pregnancy, as well as vaginal, vulvar, and abdominal procedures for benign conditions.

The division of gynecologic surgery for benign and for malignant conditions is a somewhat artificial one. The decision as to when a mass is malignant may await the pathologist's report after the surgery has been performed. Fistulas, uterine bleeding, hematomas, relaxations, and urinary tract injuries occur with both benign and malignant disease, and oncology may be difficult to separate. The subject of gynecologic malignant disease, however, is well covered by the authors.

Approximately 75% of the pages in this 346-page volume are taken up with excellently detailed color photographs taken with a 35-mm camera and autozoom electronic flash unit, set on full

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