Eur J Plast Surg (2011) 34:319 DOI 10.1007/s00238-011-0550-9 BOOK REVIEW David Goldenberg and Bradley J. Goldstein: Handbook of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Thieme, Stuttgart, 2010, 774 pp, ISBN 978-1-60406-928-7, $100 USD Leo Clodius Received: 15 January 2011 /Accepted: 15 January 2011 /Published online: 16 February 2011 Springer-Verlag 2011 Another book? Why? Its purpose: this pocket-sized volume surgery, otology, rhinology, laryngology and the upper is produced to provide the clinician with information helpful aerodigestive tract, the head and neck including anatomy, in the care of their patients. It decreases the amount of time emergencies, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and various differ- searching for needed information, thus accelerating clinical ent skin cancers. In addition, there are 64 pages on facial plastic care. The provided information is clinically most useful. and reconstructive surgery contributed by 26 authors. There The authors, directors of otolaryngology and head and neck are three additional appendices: basic procedures and methods services in the USA, have published this handbook with what of investigation, the cranial nerves, and otolaryngologic might be too many a new publishing house in Europe: Thieme emergencies. A very helpful, detailed index of 77 pages in Stuttgart. Who is Thieme? They publish 137 peer-reviewed concludes the text. journals, including the field of plastic and reconstructive Each chapter, addressing a different clinical problem, begins surgery, and annually, over 500 new scientific books. with a list of key features and a section on epidemiology. Next, This flexible handbook, designed to fit into the readers lab signs and symptoms, differential diagnosis, explanations of coat pocket, can be carried at all times, is both a comprehensive how to conduct the physical examinations, laboratory inves- source of valuable information and a convenient portable tigations, treatment options, outcomes, and follow-up. clinical reference. The expert authors provide detailed and This user-friendly handbook enables rapid reference also concise information on rhinology, otology, audiology, the in difficult situations. The numerous cross-references and thyroid and parathyroids, head and neck tumors, and facial the extensive index allows for quick and easy finding of the plastic and reconstructive surgery. Seven sections divide the needed information. contents—general otolaryngology and perioperative care Every resident, fellow, and clinician, with patients in the (including diagnostic imaging of the head and neck, anesthe- vast field of head, neck, and facial surgery will certainly sia), TM joint disorders, robotic-assisted head and neck enjoy this clinical guide—a wonderful contribution. L. Clodius (*) Zürich, Switzerland e-mail: email@example.com
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Aug 1, 2011
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