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March 10, 1989

Dynamic Radiology of the Abdomen: Normal and Pathologic Anatomy

Author Affiliations

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Chicago

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Chicago

JAMA. 1989;261(10):1498-1499. doi:10.1001/jama.1989.03420100140041

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This is the third edition of Dr Meyers' now classic textbook on regional abdominal anatomy. The unique approach of this work is its emphasis on conceptualizing the abdomen and pelvis as a dynamic, interacting place where pathology in one region may have dramatic local and distal repercussions. These interactions are guided by various mesenteries, ligaments, and peritoneal reflections that enable us to predict their outcome. According to Dr Meyers, the organs of the belly do not lie in isolation but are part of an ensemble, with seams.

As in prior editions, the text is divided into 12 chapters dealing with normal anatomic relationships and variants, intraperitoneal spread of infections and malignancies, normal and pathological anatomy of the extraperitoneal spaces, renointestinal and duodenocolic relationships, the intestinal effects of pancreatitis, normal and pathological anatomy of the small bowel and colon, internal abdominal hernias, pathways of extrapelvic spread of disease, and the dynamics