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The scope of this book is considerably narrower than the title would suggest. The 13 British authors have mainly described their personal experiences with more than 1500 perfusions of organs of the gastrointestinal tract; namely, the liver, stomach, and pancreas. The omission of a chapter on renal perfusion was disappointing but perhaps justifiable since an extensive literature already exists on this subject.
The first seven chapters provide detailed information on selection of pumps, oxygenerators, perfusion fluids, and monitoring methods that is extremely valuable to anyone who is considering a program of organ perfusion. The information in these chapters is presented
Isolated Organ Perfusion.. Ann Intern Med. 1974;80:289. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-80-2-289_2
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