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Written in a condensed, easy-to-understand style by academic clinical surgeons, this book has to be one of the best primers on practical pathophysiology of postoperative gastrointestinal problems involving the stomach (Chapter 1), small bowel (Chapter 2), and colon (Chapter 3). The absence of coverage on the other organs, such as the esophagus, gall bladder, and pancreas, is conspicuous.
Although little is given on technique, emphasis is placed on sound physiological principals necessary to correct prior, immediate, or delayed surgical complications or gastrointestinal malfunction.
Every physician dealing with the problems of abdominal surgery will be richly rewarded by reading this 204-page,
Postoperative Disorders of the Gastrointestinal Tract.. Ann Intern Med. ;80:787. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-6-787_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(6):787.
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