by David E. E. Holck, MD, and John D. Ng, MD, FACS, 544 pp, with illus, $125, ISBN 0-7216-8756-3, Philadelphia, Pa, Elsevier Saunders, 2006.
The orbit is anatomic territory into which many surgical subspecialists venture in patient care, including trauma. For years, the lack of communication between surgical disciplines allowed surgical pearls to remain isolated and hidden, and this consistently limited clinical outcomes. The title says it all about this wonderful new resource for teaching and patient care in the field of orbital surgery. Dr Holck and Dr Ng have strung a complete necklace of ophthalmology, oculoplastic surgery, otorhinolaryngology, radiology, craniofacial surgery, maxillofacial surgery, neurosurgery, and plastic surgery “pearls” in this work.
Evaluation and Treatment of Orbital Fractures: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Arch Ophthalmol. 2006;124(12):1803. doi:10.1001/archopht.124.12.1803-a