Treatise on Oesophageal Pathology and SurgerySilviu Constantinoiu
Book review, no. 5, 2017
This year, the Romanian Academy Publishing House (Editura Academiei RomÃƒÂ¢ne) published a treatise on oesophageal pathology and surgery, under the coordination of Professor S. Constantinoiu and the editorial staff comprised of I. CordoÃ…ÂŸ, C. Ciuce, V. Scripcariu, a remarkable editorial event for the Romanian medical literature. The conception, organization and publication of such a treatise covering all aspects of the oesophageal surgical pathology demonstrates the strength of the contemporary Romanian surgical community, which the publisher managed to mobilize, and the continuation of an internationally recognized tradition through the graces of Professor Dan Gavriliu, who published about oesophageal surgery in 1957. This work is a reflection of the achievements of Romanian surgery and a synthesis of the progresses that oesophageal surgery has seen over recent years. Throughout its 803 pages, the treatise, well-structured in 17 chapters, brings together a wide range of national and international collaborations (47 authors) and provides specialists with the latest data on oesophageal surgical pathology. The first chapter, signed by Professor S. Constantinoiu, also passionate about the history of medicine, describes in detail the history of oesophageal surgery. The following 4 chapters address the surgical anatomy and the physiology of the oesophagus (D. Predescu, S. Constantinoiu), superior digestive endoscopy in oesophageal pathology (Daniela Dinu, P. HoarÃ„Âƒ, Irina Predescu, D. Predescu), oesophageal imaging (D. Predescu, S. Constantinoiu) and functional investigations (P. HoarÃ„Âƒ, Rodica BÃƒÂ¢rlÃ„Âƒ).