Advanced Therapy in Minimally Invasive Surgery, 1st Edition
Neurosurgical Operative Atlas: Neuro-Oncology, 2nd Edition
Bibliographic Data: BC Decker, Inc, 2006, $159.00 ISBN: 978-1-55009-238-7, 366 pages, hard cover. ISBN10: 1550092383 Editor: Talamini, Mark A., MD Description: A CD-ROM comes with the book. This comprehensive book covers a broad range of minimally invasive surgical techniques. Purpose: The purpose is to present an up-to-date monograph on the advances in minimally invasive surgery. Audience: Practicing surgeons and residents training in surgery are the intended audience. Features: The book’s 42 chapters are grouped into broad sections on surgical principles and fundamental surgical techniques; upper GI surgery; surgery on the liver and pancreas; lower GI surgery; and retroperitoneal organ surgery. The first section on principles and techniques is a broad discussion about this rapidly evolving specialty, the different techniques it employs, the important physiologic considerations specific to minimally invasive surgery, and its future directions. Organ-specific discussions of minimally invasive procedures follow. The laparoscopic anatomy is displayed, the particular techniques and the reconstruction, if required, are discussed, and the use of drains, etc, is included. This is followed by a discussion of results from published studies. Each chapter has many line drawings and color photographs demonstrating anatomy, radiographs, and occasional tables. Where appropriate, general guidelines, called Rules of Thumb, are given. Assessment: This is a well constructed book with beautiful hand drawings in black-and-white and color as well as excellent pictures and operative photographs. The content of the tables is well thought out and useful to the surgeon. The procedures are particularly well described and presented in a very logical, educational, and useful way. The first part of the book is exceptionally helpful, relating important laparoscopic-related physiology and what the resident and surgeon should know. The book is an excellent compendium of laparoscopic procedures. It should be reviewed by every resident with an interest in minimally invasive surgery as well as by any surgeon trying to keep his or her skills at the peak. I highly recommend it. Score: Weighted Numerical Score: 96 Reviewed by: Bruce E Jarrell, MD (University of Maryland School of Medicine)
Editor: Badie, Behnam, MD, FACS Bibliographic Data: Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., 2007, $249.95 ISBN: 978-1-58890-340-2, 337 pages, hard cover. ISBN-10: 1588903400. Publication of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Description: Since the publication of the first edition of this book in 1991, much has changed in the neurosurgical management of intracranial tumors, including the use of sophisticated neuronavigation modalities and neuroendoscopy. This updated edition was not only necessary but expected by the neurosurgical community. Purpose: The purpose is to update neurosurgeons and trainees in the techniques and approaches to brain tumors. The book remains focused on the incorporation of new technology into the operative arsenal. Audience: Neurosurgeons are the target audience. The authors are well known experts in the field of surgical neuro-oncology. Features: This well organized book directs the reader from craniotomies to different approaches for specific cerebral, spinal cord, and peripheral nerve neoplasms. An overview of the most common skull base approaches is elegantly presented in the last few chapters. As peculiar to this neurosurgical series, personal clinical insight is offered in addition to the art work and well written text. Some 80 authors contribute the 36 chapters in this book. Assessment: This is a superb work on the neurosurgical management of central nervous system neoplasms. I highly recommend it for all neurosurgical libraries, since it is a reference for most neurosurgeons and trainees. Score: Weighted Numerical Score: 96 Reviewed by: Celso Agner, MD, MSc (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
© 2007 by the American College of Surgeons Published by Elsevier Inc.
Diabetic Foot: Lower Extremity Arterial Disease and Limb Salvage, 1st Edition Editor: Sidawy, Anton N, MD, MPH, FACS Bibliographic Data: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006, $159.00 ISBN: 978-0-7817-6068-3, 364 pages, hard cover. ISBN-10: 0781760682 Description: This is the most comprehensive book on the management of diabetic foot and limb salvage; it discuses the multimodal approaches necessary for successful out-
ISSN 1072-7515/07/$32.00 doi:10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2007.04.021