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Textbook of Laparoscopy

Galen V. Poole, MD, Reviewer
Arch Surg. 1998;133(7):779. doi:.
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I must confess that I was not familiar with the first 2 editions of this textbook. The exponential increase of interest in laparoscopy among general surgeons has generated many new and sometimes forgettable textbooks. The fact that this textbook has survived to a third edition should be testimony that it has served a need and served it well.

The chapters are well organized into sections on basic clinical sciences, basic clinical aspects, basic clinical problems in gynecology, basic and advanced gynecologic laparoscopic surgery, controversial issues in gynecologic laparoscopy, laparoscopic procedures in general surgery, and a final section on laparoscopic complications. Although there is some overlap in several chapters, this is not a serious issue and is typical of multiauthored texts. Chapter 2 on optics and basic principles of television is quite useful, and the third chapter on principles of electricity and laser energy is especially well written. Easily understood analogies are used to help clinicians understand difficult principles, and these are quite effective. Another useful chapter describes methods of abdominal entry. Several options are provided for accessing the abdomen for laparoscopic procedures.


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