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This well-organized volume, based on 450 consultations carried out by the author at the Hôpital des Enfants-Malades in Paris, discusses the anorectal anatomy of the child, the technique and indications for endoscopy, and the relative frequency of anorectal disorders in children. Separate chapters cover vascular disorders (angiomas and hemorrhoids), ulcerations, cryptitis, venereal infections, fissures, rectal infections, mucous prolapse, encopresis, constipation, polyps, and malignant tumors. The illustrations are very good, and the therapy recommended is sensible. Each chapter is headed by a brief summary of its contents, and there is an excellent bibliography of the world literature. This book would be a valuable addition to the library of any physician doing endoscopy or anorectal surgery in children, and would be of interest to the general pediatrician.
LEVINTHAL J. Affections non congénitales de l'annus et du rectum chez l'enfant. AMA Am J Dis Child. 1959;98(3):410. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1959.02070020412018
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