November 1985

Angiography of Vascular Disease

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edited by Harvey L. Neiman and James S. T. Yao, 608 pp, with illus, $97, Edinburgh, Churchill Livingstone, 1984.

Arch Surg. 1985;120(11):1325-1326. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1985.01390350101028

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Angiography of Vascular Disease is not just an outline of angiographic techniques. With the present rapid evolution in diagnosis and treatment of peripheral vascular disease, a closer union between the vascular surgeon and the interventional radiologist (angiographer) is mandatory. This text is coedited, and most chapters are coauthored, by a radiologist and a vascular surgeon. The chapters are divided into anatomical regions (cerebral, aortoiliac, and femoral-popliteal-tibial) and into special areas of interest. Although angiographic techniques are presented, well-illustrated descriptions of anatomy, embryology, pathology, and surgical considerations represent the bulk of the presentations.

The chapter "Arteriography and Reconstructive Surgery" provides the angiographer with insight into the most common surgical procedures and illustrates angiographic techniques for studying the postoperative patient. For the vascular surgeon, indications for and techniques of intraoperative arteriography are fully described. The interventional radiologist comes to the forefront in discussions of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, local thrombolytic therapy, embolization, and

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