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The amount of surgery being done in the upper abdomen on the organs which receive their blood-supply from the celiac axis makes it incumbent on the surgeon to have an accurate knowledge of these vessels, their surgical relations, anastomoses and their most common deviations from the normal. In order to be able to present this subject clearly, the author made a careful study of this region in fifty cadavers. The arteries were injected through one common iliac after ligating the opposite common iliac and the aorta just below the diaphragm. The findings in the fifty cases are well illustrated by ninety-seven figures, each of which is thoroughly described in a voluminous text of about 200 pages. The literature is also well covered and the findings of other anatomists are recorded, where these relate to deviations from the accepted normal. The work is an excellent study in descriptive and surgical anatomy
Le Tronc Cœliaque. Par Pierre Descomps, Prosecteur des Hôpitaux. Travail de l'Amphitheatre d'Anatomie des Hôpitaux. Recherches d'Anatomie Chirurgicale sur les Artères de l'Abdomen. JAMA. 1911;LVI(16):1220. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560160062040
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