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April 23, 1982

Interventional Radiology

JAMA. 1982;247(16):2295-2299. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03320410071042

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This is a large book of 806 pages that measure 21 cm × 28 cm. The book is well and lavishly illustrated and is also well indexed. The six sections include 61 chapters devoted to equipment and methods, blood flow alterations including embolization and angioplasties, renal procedures such as cyst punctures, nephrostomies, and stone dissolutions, biliary and abdominal abscess drainages, percutaneous lung biopsies, neuroradiological embolizations, breast mass localizations, bone biopsies, and reduction of intussusceptions by bariumenema. The radiologist with limited experience who wishes to embark on these procedures will receive excellent guidance from this book and will feel somewhat reinforced when he attempts for the first time to apply drugs such as tolazoline, remove an intravascular foreign body, or perform a percutaneous nephrostomy late one evening on a patient with obvious signs of severe pyohydronephrosis.

The book has been well proofread, a commendable aspect in this day of inadequate attention to printed errors.