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Sabadini's monograph on hydatid cysts of the spleen lives up to the tradition of the French school and the publishing house of Masson & Cie. In a clear and analytic manner the author goes into the greatest detail in his discussion of a lesion that is rare even in hydatid disease and seen only in regions where the ecchinococcus is endemic. In fact, Sabadini introduced his discussion of the subject by saying that only about 2 to 4 per cent of hydatid cysts become localized in the spleen. It is rarely reported from Iceland and Australia, being more commonly seen in Algiers and Italy. The chapters are on incidence, history, pathogenesis, pathology, symptomatology and signs, diagnosis and treatment. References are numerous throughout the monograph and it closes with a complete biblioggraphy listing 288 articles and making the monograph desirable for this reason alone. The most valuable chapter by far is
Les kystes hydatiques de la rate. JAMA. 1936;107(26):2156. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770520058030
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