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November 15, 1965

Surgery of the Parotid Gland

Author Affiliations

Rochester, Minn


by Robin Anderson and Louis T. Byars, 177 pp, 127 illus, $12.75, St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Co., 1965.

JAMA. 1965;194(7):835. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03090200143044

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Surgery of the Parotid Gland presents an orderly review of the anatomy and pathology of the parotid gland and describes the important etiologic, diagnostic, and therapeutic aspects of diseases of the parotid gland. The objective of this lucidly written and well-illustrated volume—dissipation of some of the confusion and chaos on the subject—is commendable for this subject receives scant attention in most popular textbooks on surgery.

The text material is based on the authors' experience in treating 600 cases of tumors and other abnormalities of the parotid gland. Appropriate emphasis is given to the pitfalls that may be encountered in dealing with the facial nerve; somewhat lengthy descriptions of methods of reconstruction are given. They recommend identification of a branch of the facial nerve (marginalis) as the approach to parotidectomy and emphasize the use of a stimulator as an aid in the dissection. This is contrary to the thoughts of others

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