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September 16, 1983

Anatomical Complications in General Surgery

Author Affiliations

University of Michigan Medical Center Ann Arbor

JAMA. 1983;250(11):1471. doi:10.1001/jama.1983.03340110073049

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This book has 323 pages of text and ten pages of index and is divided into 17 chapters covering the neck, breast, stomach, duodenum, liver, biliary tract, pancreas, spleen, adrenal glands, small intestine, appendix, colon, rectum and anus, hernias, testis and epididymis, anterior abdominal wall incisions, peritoneum, and veins of the lower extremity. Included are 340 diagrams and illustrations along with 50 tables covering the aforementioned structures and areas. Attractive features are the schematic line illustrations, which serve to amplify and clarify the text, and a substantial number of references from the literature, which are listed at the end of each chapter.

The text reviews the didactic regional anatomy of the organs and adjacent structures, the blood supply, nerves, and lymphatics and includes a brief summary of the embryology. The anatomic complications are related, as one would expect, to adjacent structures and developmental anomalies. These are presented by lists and