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Pediatric Ultrasonography

Beverly P. Wood, MD
Am J Dis Child. 1987;141(6):685. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1987.04460060101045.
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A wealth of information is contained in this 400-page book. The basic organization is that of a systems-oriented atlas dealing with virtually all commonly seen pediatric abnormalities. Chapters deal with the brain and spine; thorax; gastrointestinal tract; liver, gallbladder, and bile ducts; spleen, pancreas, and retroperitoneal structures; urinary tract; reproductive system; and soft tissues, joints, and miscellaneous structures. The chapters are generally organized with a short section on the normal state followed by a variety of well-illustrated abnormal situations. Throughout, imaging of the pathologic findings is of good quality, and ultrasound images are supplemented by roentgenograms, computed tomograms, scintigrams, and occasional magnetic resonance images. The ultrasound images are labeled on the figures, considerably enhancing their value to the reader. In rare instances, line drawings supplement the studies. I wish there were more, as these are Wonderfully illustrative of the imaging planes being used and the structure visualized.

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