n South African Journal of Surgery - Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, ed. by John W L. Fielding and Michael T. Hallissey : book review

Volume 44, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0038-2361
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5151



Extracted from text ... Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery. Ed. by John W L. Fielding and Michael T. Hallissey. Pp. XII + 396. 165 illus. Hardcover. US$ 139. Heidelberg: Springer, 2005. ISBN 1- 85233 - 607 - 2. This is one of the first volumes in the Springer Specialist Surgical Series. It covers the upper gastrointestinal tract (GIT) and spleen but not the liver, biliary tract and pancreas, which will constitute a separate textbook. GIT surgery is increasingly being divided by super-specialisation (upper GIT, hepatico-pancreatico-biliary and colorectal). The lines between medical and surgical gastroenterology change with increasing complexity and invasiveness of endoscopic techniques. Transviceral endosopic ..

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