This attractive book is unique among the recent proliferation of texts concerning vascular surgery. It deals in depth with the cause, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a myriad of emergencies or complications that are so often the essence of vascular surgery. Few facets are left uncovered. The editor has organized the book into basic considerations (diagnosis and pathophysiology), aortic and peripheral arterial surgery, acute visceral syndromes, venous emergencies, and technical pitfalls, the last a brief and anecdotal overview. There are 40 chapters, 15 written by the editor himself and the rest by 28 other authors, most of whom are recognized authorities in their respective areas of interest.
The book is well balanced with its emphasis on classic diagnostic and therapeutic modalities, blended with innovative discussions of hemorrhagic and thrombotic disorders, multiple-organ failure, blood replacement, surgical shock, critical care monitoring, and prosthesis healing. It is illustrated amply with 338 figures and