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December 1974

The Esophagus

Arch Otolaryngol. 1974;100(6):481. doi:10.1001/archotol.1974.00780040495020

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This 339-page volume about the esophagus presents a readable and well-documented approach to the diagnosis and management of diseases of this structure. The experience of 14 staff members of the Mayo Clinic is clearly detailed in sections on the anatomy and embryology of the esophagus, diagnostic techniques, motor disturbances of swallowing, the management of esophageal strictures, hernia, chemical burns, webs, rings, esophagitis, foreign bodies, perforations and fistulas, as well as congenital tracheoesophageal fistula, esophageal atresia, diverticula, benign tumors and cysts, malignant tumors, vascular anomalies, varices, and pulmonary complications of esophageal disease.

The illustrations are numerous and excellent. This is a book designed for surgeons, endoscopists, gastroenterologists, medical students, and residents. Many otolaryngologists will find this an extremely handy reference to esophageal disease. The material is timely, readable, and informative: in summary, an extremely valuable reference text.

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