Foreword to First Edition

Few books present so fresh an approach and so clear an exposition as does Dynamic Radiology of the Abdomen: Normal and Pathologic Anatomy.

This well-documented, clearly written, and beautifully illustrated book details the answers not only to "what is it?" but also "how?" and "why?" Such fundamental information regarding the pathogenesis of disease within the abdomen reinforces and simplifies accurate radiologic analysis. The characteristic radiologic features of intraabdominal diseases are shown to be easily identified, expanding the practical application of the term "pattern recognition." It certainly is of practical value in daily clinical experience and will be of considerable help for further advances.

The traditional dissectional method of learning anatomy disturbs the intimate relationships of structures. The sectional anatomy presented in this book is the framework for understanding the findings in conventional radiology—in plain films and routine contrast studies—as well as in ultrasonography and computed tomography of the abdomen.

This is not just a review of others' experiences, but a crystallization of the author's contributions over the past several years. Dr. Meyers' concept of dynamic circulation within the peritoneal cavity is a breakthrough in our understanding of the spread of intraabdominal disease, particularly abscesses and malignancies. Peritoneography, the opacification of the largest lumen in the body, offers a potential yield of vast diagnostic information. The precise definition of the three extraperi-toneal spaces represents a charting of previously unexplored territory. Awareness of the renointestinal and duodenocolic relationships, the spread of pancreatitis along mesenteric planes, and the pathways of extrapelvic spread of disease again underscores the practical importance of anatomic features. The approach to the mes-enteric and antimesenteric borders of the small bowel and to the haustral pattern of the colon adds a new dimension to the interpretation of abdominal radiology.

This book confirms Dr. Meyers' reputation as one of the authorities in normal and pathologic radiologic anatomy of the abdomen.

1976 Richard H. Marshak, M.D.

Clinical Professor of Radiology Mount Sinai School of Medicine New York, New York

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