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August 3, 1970

Symposium on Cancer of the Head and Neck: Total Treatment and Reconstructive Rehabilitation

Author Affiliations

University of Utah Salt Lake City

JAMA. 1970;213(5):877-878. doi:10.1001/jama.1970.03170310155072

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This compilation of 54 contributions brings the reader medical and surgical information on neoplastic disease involving the head and neck region. The Educational Foundation of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons is responsible for this text, which will be a valuable contribution to the practitioner and academician alike. The editor gathered the material into ten parts, subdivided into 40 chapters.

The initial five chapters are directed toward general considerations in head and neck surgery, and take up epidemiology, medical evaluation, anesthesia, preoperative, and postoperative care and pathology. The succeeding nine chapters are devoted to ways of destroying the disease and reconstructing the surgical defect. The radical neck operation is afforded detailed attention, including indications and technique. Surgical reconstruction of the operative defect is considered an immediate therapy, and the authors illustrate specific steps with photographs and drawings. Fourteen authors present current concepts involving neoplastic disease of particular anatomical