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February 1974

Atlas of Orbital Radiography.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1974;91(2):167. doi:10.1001/archopht.1974.03900060173017

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Ophthalmologists dealing with orbital trauma and proptosis need a handy reference on orbital radiography to indicate its uses, the significance of various signs, and its limitations. This book serves admirably as a basic comprehensive atlas to fill that need.

The book is divided into two large sections. The first, written by Dr. Zizmor, covers conventional radiography and tomography; the second, by Dr. Lombardi, covers orbital contrast radiography and angiography. The initial chapters of Section One, presenting normal orbital anatomy and routine radiographic techniques and findings, are brief and sparsely illustrated. Interesting comparisons on the incidence of various causes of proptosis as compiled separately by radiologists, ophthalmologists, and otolaryngologists illustrate how such figures are influenced by specialty orientation. The usefulness of radiographic signs in diagnosing the commoner causes is given quantitatively for one series (Pfeiffer, 1943) but not elaborated on by the author. Each of the following 12 chapters deals with

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