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March 21, 1977

Clinical Radiology of the Pediatric Abdomen and Gastrointestinal Tract

Author Affiliations

Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore

JAMA. 1977;237(12):1266-1267. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03270390082038

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Gastrointestinal disorders affecting children differ from conditions observed in the adult population. Of particular importance in pediatric radiology are congenital and developmental anomalies, such as esophageal atresia with tracheoesophageal fistulas, chalasia, microgastria, hypertrophic pyloric stenosis, meconium peritonitis, and abdominal masses.

In this book, the material is organized according to the various segments of the gastrointestinal tract, with additional chapters on abdominal masses, defects in parietes, indwelling vascular catheters, and, as an appendix, some helpful hints pertaining to techniques of radiological examinations of infants and toddlers. There are many illustrations presented in an atlas format with relatively detailed legends and preceded by short statements as to principal clinical manifestations, relevant radiologic examinations, and cardinal radiological signs. To this are added short commentaries and a number of references.

This mode of presentation will appeal to readers who seek quick information on a particular topic, but because of the brevity of the