by John J. Bergan and James S. T. Yao, 655 pp, with illus, $54.50, New York, Grune & Stratton Inc, 1982.
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This book is a compendium of the proceedings of the Northwestern Surgical Symposium of December 1981. As advertised, it truly is a "comprehensive look at aneurysms" with the exception of those intracranial. It consists of eight general sections: history, basic considerations, thoracoabdominal aneurysms, diagnosis and evaluation, visceral artery aneurysms, peripheral aneurysms, false aneurysms, and management of complications. The 42 chapters generally are concise, readable, authoritative, and topically proportioned to satisfy the practicing vascular surgeon as well as the trainee. Quality of material does vary, as is expected with 86 contributing authors. Duplication of material and contradictory information do exist in the sections on aneurysm pathology and thoracoabdominal aneurysms. However, this detracts little from the reference value of the book and occurs mainly in conjunction with the presentation of opposing views. Detailed operative techniques are included where considered appropriate, including Dr Crawford's approach to thoracoabdominal aneurysms, retroperitoneal approach to abdominal aneurysms,
STEVICK CA. Aneurysms: Diagnosis and Treatment. Arch Surg. 1982;117(11):1503. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1982.01380350087014