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January 1989

Surgery of the Liver and Biliary Tract

Arch Surg. 1989;124(1):134-135. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1989.01410010144032

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Surgery of the Liver and Biliary Tract is destined to become the classic reference for surgeons and students of surgical disease of the right upper quadrant. Professor Blumgart has assembled a host of Western authorities on a wide range of subjects germane to the surgical treatment of diseases of the liver, gallbladder, and bile ducts. The range of this work far surpasses other contemporary works on this subject as witnessed by the sheer mass of this two-volume endeavor.

Divided into 18 major sections, this book encompasses the entire gamut of surgical liver disease beginning with anatomy and pathophysiology and including diagnostic techniques, both radiology and endoscopy, as well as a section on preoperative and postoperative anesthetic and metabolic considerations for the patient with a diseased liver. More mundane problems are also addressed, with more than 150 pages devoted to stone disease of the gallbladder and biliary ducts. Extensive sections on

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