n South African Journal of Surgery - Laparoscopic Surgery of the Abdomen, edited by Bruce V. MacFayden, Maurice E. Arregui, Steve Eubanks, et al. : book review

Volume 43, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0038-2361
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5151



Extracted from text ... Laparoscopic Surgery of the Abdomen. Ed. by Bruce V. MacFayden, Maurice E. Arregui, Steve Eubanks, et al. Pp. XIX + 535. 252 illus. Hardcover. US$150. Heidelberg: Springer, 2004. ISBN 0-387-98468-2. This single-volume text was published in 2004. It is divided into seven sections, each edited by a section editor hailing form the USA. Chapter authors are respected experts in their field of laparoscopic surgery and have a more international distribution. I am not sure where the value of this text lies. A textbook on laparoscopic surgery should provide detailed explanations of various available techniques and/or a comprehensive overview of the available literature (including evidence-based data). This text provides neither adequately. Some areas are ..

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