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Textbook of Gastrointestinal Radiology

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 21 May 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1379
  1. A H Chapman

    ISBN 0-7216-3977-1 Ed Richard M Gore, Marc S Levine, Igor Laufer Saunders, £227, pp 2716,

    Despite its size the Textbook of Gastrointestinal Radiology is an easy and an enjoyable read - the sort of book one likes to browse through at home. But how does it stand up as a bench book? I kept a copy in my office for several weeks to find out, and I referred to it on several occasions.

    A patient presented with backache. Radiographs of the lumbar spine showed a ring of calcification, which I thought was likely to be caused by a splenic artery aneurysm. Computed tomography, however, showed a 4 cm solid tumour in the pancreatic body with heavy marginal calcification. What was the probable diagnosis? The textbook's answer was that it was likely to …

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