August 1988

Techniques in Therapeutic Endoscopy

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by J. Waye, J. Geenen, D. Fleischer, et al, 141 pp, with illus, $75, New York, Gower Medical Publishing Ltd, 1987.

Arch Surg. 1988;123(8):1025. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1988.01400320111029

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Techniques in Therapeutic Endoscopy is a collection of detailed technical descriptions of seven commonly performed therapeutic endoscopic procedures. The goal of this book is to convey the practical details and "tricks of the trade" as distilled by the four expert contributors. This work is designed as a practical reference for the skilled endoscopist who may be considering performing a new procedure and for the "occasional" therapeutic endoscopist who may require an in-depth refresher on a given endoscopic undertaking. The authors and publisher have combined to produce a superbly illustrated manual. Detailed photographs and exquisite color drawings abound, and, as a bonus, the illustrations are available from the publisher as a slide set ($300).

Techniques in Therapeutic Endoscopy treats even the most minute details of procedures such as sclerotherapy, management of nonvariceal hemorrhage, percutaneous gastrostomy, sphincterotomy, and polypectomy. There is, however, no coverage of the results of these techniques and

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