Book Review: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery: A Comprehensive Review, 8th edition
Editor: Wesley S. Moore
Publisher: Elsevier Saunders, 1059 pages.

Book Review by: Nano Khilnani

With this book, you get access to a whole lot of resources on

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The material you will find on the website highlighted above can be accessed through any Internet-ready device such as a desktop computer, laptop, or even a Smart phone. The information relating to this textbook is not only mobile and searchable, but is in addition to what is found in the print version of this title.

This is a large volume on surgery of vessels in the human body with 695 illustrations, which adds immense value to it. Besides that, is a text containing material from 125 medical specialists. This is an ideal resource for certification and recertification in vascular surgery, the editor Dr. Wesley Moore states.

This book contains 63 chapters organized around seven sections, which are:
1. Introduction
2. General Principles
3. Arterial Occlusive Disease
4. Arterial Aneurysm Disease
5. Venous Disease
6. Complications in Vascular Surgery
7. Miscellaneous Topics

Four videos are also provided as part of the online resources of this book. They are:
• Video 1: Intracranial Lysis of a MCA Embolus
• Video 2: Mobile Thrombus in the Carotid Artery
• Video 3: Selective Catheterization, Placement of Protection Filter, and PTA/Stenting of the Carotid Artery
• Waternelon Seeding of the Balloon

Simple organization of material in the chapters makes this an ideal book to learn from. Following a short paragraph with an introduction to the topics covered in each chapter, detailed discussions of those topics ensue.

Charts, drawings, figures, photos, tables, x-rays and other visual aids are presented in each chapter. At the end of each chapter you will find a Bibliography for further reading and exploration. Questions are then presented, followed by Answers.

This is a well-researched, well-written and beautifully-organized book, with a vast amount of written material sent in by nearly 200 doctors and other experts.

Wesley S. Moore, MD is Professor and Chief Emeritus in the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California – Los Angeles. He is also Vascular Surgeon in the Center for the Health Sciences at UCLA in Los Angeles.