State of the Art: Atlas of Endoscopic Surgery
of the Art: Atlas of Endoscopic Surgery in Infertility and Gynaecology
edited by Nutain Jain MD
This highly claimed book is the first of its kind. The book contains 1300
colour and 75 black and white illustrations, which covers all established
and newer applications of endoscopic surgery and gynaecology. 71
internationally renowned experts have authored each one of these chapters
which make the book of internationally repute. The book is divided into 10
sections which include
51 chapters. The sections covered are:
2. Management of adnexal masses
6. Pelvic floor repair
9. Complications in endoscopic surgery
AAGL Book Review
State of the Art Atlas of Endoscopic Surgery in Infertility and Gynecology
Edited by Nutan Jain
Jaypee Brothers, New Delhi, 576 pages, $ 100.00, 2003
This wonderful work truly accomplishes what it sets out to do-that is, to provide a state-of-the-art atlas for surgeons and physicians with interests in endoscopic surgery, infertility, and gynecologic surgery.
The book is well-organized into sections and covers all the general principles of laparoscopic surgery: the management of adnexal masses, endometriosis, infertility, techniques of hysterectomy, and methods of pelvic floor repair. A special section reviews microendoscopy in gynecology, laparoscopic myomectomy, and laparoscopic microsurgical reanastomosis.
Major sections address the unique situations of the management of chronic pelvic pain, genital tuberculosis, pregnancy, creation of a neovagina, and hand-assisted laparoscopy for pelvic surgery. There is also a full section elaborating on techniques for hysteroscopy. The book is completed by a chapter on complications of endoscopic surgery.
All chapters are comprehensively illustrated with multiple excellent anatomic diagrams and operative photographs, including color plates. They are well defined, not overly elaborate, clear, and easy to comprehend.
A significant number of world-renowned surgeons from many international schools and diverse backgrounds provide in-depth insight for clinicians practicing in this field. The atlas clearly defines the clinical how-to’s, with significant emphasis on precautions regarding the practical use of these surgical techniques.
The subject matter is thoroughly reviewed with an adequate literature search in each chapter. There is minimal duplication in this well-organized update for surgeons practicing in the field of gynecologic endoscopy.
The book is a wonderful reference for gynecologic endoscopy; and with updates approximately every five years, it should become a major atlas in the field. It is extremely useful for clinical instruction and is highly recommended as a reference on the shelf of each university or clinical gynecologic surgery department.
Its overall high standard does not allow for any significant criticism, and it has my highest recommendation for all clinicians practicing in the field of gynecologic endoscopy and minimally invasive surgery.
Brain M. Cohen, M.B., Ch.B, M.D.
Journal of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
August 2004 Vol. 11, No. 3