Eur J Plast Surg (2005) 28: 307 DOI 10.1007/s00238-005-0758-7 BOOK REVIEW R. L. Gonda Jr. Mafee M.F., Valvasorri G.E., Becker M: Imaging of the Head and Neck, 2nd Edn Thieme, Stuttgart, New York 2005, 866 pp, 3750 Illustrations Published online: 27 August 2005 Springer-Verlag 2005 This work is a reference book of over 800 pages. It is a As evidenced by the title of the book, illustrations complete and exhaustive work by well-known neurora- would be the primary rationale behind acquiring it for a diologists Mahmood Mafee and Galdino Valvassori reference library. Patient CT, MRI, plain ﬁlm and PET from University of Illinois of Chicago and Minerva scans are plentiful and often there are corresponding Becker from Geneva University Hospital in Switzerland. gross anatomic, histopathologic and endoscopic photos. Radiologists will recognize these authors as world-re- There are also diagrams and drawings of complex head nowned experts in their ﬁeld. and neck anatomy. This book is divided systematically into anatomic It would be impossible not to recommend this text for regions. Although many of the same disease entities are any radiologist, surgeon or other physician involved in covered several times in multiple sections, the reader will or confronted with head and neck pathology. It should appreciate that the anatomical systems are respected. be considered an absolute necessity for every radiology The reader is not asked to refer to other pages or sec- residency program’s library and strongly considered for tions when seeking information about a speciﬁc every head and neck surgeon’s reference collection. All pathology in speciﬁc places. There are several helpful physicians and surgeons with specialization or interest in tables highlighted in sky blue that cover diﬀerential the head and neck would ﬁnd it a beneﬁt to have easy diagnosis, anatomy and other topics that ‘‘belong to- access to this publication. gether.’’ R. L. Gonda Jr. Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Providence Hospital, 16001 West Nine Mile Road, Southﬁeld, MI 48075, USA E-mail: Roger.Gonda@providence-stjohnhealth.org
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