February 1988

Liver Surgery

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edited by S. Bengmark and L. H. Blumgart, 187 pp, with illus, New York, Churchill Livingstone Inc, 1986.

Arch Surg. 1988;123(2):264. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1988.01400260152026

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This book, the 12th volume in the Clinical Surgery International series, is a collection of 15 articles by 21 authors on issues relevant to surgical conditions of the liver. It is not a "how I do it" atlas. Each article is well referenced with both historically pertinent as well as recent contributions. The introductory chapters cover a brief summary of surgical anatomy of the liver, laboratory tests in the diagnosis of liver disease, and noninvasive imaging. Three separate chapters are devoted to the role of chemotherapy (systemic and infusion), hepatic dearterialization and embolization, and liver resection in primary and metastatic cancers. High bile duct tumors, intrahepatic stones, hydatid disease, and benign conditions (focal nodular hyperplasia, benign tumors, and cysts) each receive individual discussion. The remaining topics are early and late liver injuries, histopathologic assessment of primary and secondary tumors, problems of hemostasis during liver surgery, and nutritional considerations in the

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