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This monograph is the sixth in a series concerned with various diagnostic procedures and pathologic conditions of the spleen. The present volume, although dedicated to the surgical pathology of the spleen, covers a much wider field and considers in some detail almost all the important disease conditions which may affect that organ. The author particularly emphasizes the necessity for the clinician and surgeon to cooperate closely before surgical intervention is recommended. Ptosis of the spleen and torsion of the splenic pedicle, contusions and ruptures, as well as wounds and herniation of the spleen, are carefully considered and in most cases splenectomy rather than some other conservative operation is indicated. Splenomegaly due to various types of infections receives detailed mention, the chapter on hydatid cysts of the spleen being particularly valuable. The last half of the monograph is devoted to a consideration of the splenomegalies associated with pathologic blood conditions, changes
Pathologie chirurgicale de la rate. JAMA. 1939;113(25):2264–2265. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800500070036
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