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Slowly and surely the role of the surgeon in the management of cancer is changing. He is less and less the primary therapist and, instead, is more and more finding his place as a member of a team that needs his skills for staging and management of complications. Nowhere is this change as obvious as in malignant lymphoma where in a little more than a decade radical neck dissection for cure of Hodgkin disease has been replaced by staging laparotomy as a respectable maneuver for the surgeon. Thus, a monograph written about these diseases by surgeons makes sense.
This book attempts to bring the surgeon up to date by reviewing the literature and the experience with 527 cases seen over more than 30 years at the Ellis Fischel Hospital in Columbia, Mo. Each of the 12 chapters contains an up-to-date and ample bibliography. As the title suggests, there is considerable
Durant JR. Malignant Lymphoma: Nodal and Extranodal Diseases. JAMA. 1974;229(12):1663. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03230500077043
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