December 19, 1980

Head and Neck Surgery: Indications, Techniques, Pitfalls, vol 1 and 2: Face and Facial Skull

Author Affiliations

University of Illinois Medical Center Chicago


edited by H. H. Naumann (P. M. Stell, trans), 473, 475 pp; 1, 120, 901 illus, $97.50/vol, Philadelphia, WB Saunders Co, 1980.

JAMA. 1980;244(24):2770-2771. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03310240062036

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Head and Neck Surgery is a two-volume hard-cover surgical manual intended for surgeons who are seeking detailed information on special surgical techniques for the head and neck. It is assumed that the reader is familiar with the principles of general surgery and the clinical aspects of the diseases of the head and neck. It is therefore not intended for the novice surgeon.

The book is divided into 15 multiauthored chapters. The authors are from various countries and fields of specialization, and, consequently, there is overlapping of content from chapter to chapter. This, however, does provide the reader more than one approach to sometimes difficult areas. In individual chapters, the authors and editors have attempted to select operative methods and their modifications for each indication so that the less experienced reader is not overwhelmed with a multitude of choices. When necessary, backup or alternative procedures are described.

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