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January 25, 1965

Polypoid Lesions of the Gastrointestinal Tract

JAMA. 1965;191(4):348. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03080040090041

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Here is a timely monograph which leads the clinician through the confusion created by opposing views on the significance of adenomatous polyps of the colon. The author has ably summarized, both succinctly and fairly, the opposing arguments and has in addition given an editorial statement of his own considered opinion. Presented in a well organized manner, the book is a valuable contribution which serves to clarify the clinical problem involved and which obviously represents a tremendous amount of review work.

In this concise volume, the reader will gain an up-to-date and clearer understanding of the possible relationships between adenomatous polyps, papillary adenomas, and polypoid carcinoma. Equally well covered are all polypoid lesions found along the gastrointestinal tract, including multiple and familial polyposis, pseudoinflammatory polyps, carcinoid polyps of the rectum, lymphoid polyps, juvenile polyps, etc.

Also of particular value, and well represented, is the surgical management of polypoid lesions of the

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