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April 1981

Tumors of the Ocular Adnexa and Orbit

Arch Ophthalmol. 1981;99(4):704. doi:10.1001/archopht.1981.03930010704033

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This book presents the transactions of a symposium conducted in October 1977 at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. There are 30 contributors, with the majority of them being from the East Coast and many from New York City. The asset of this book is that a number of the contributors are not ophthalmologists, but are from other specialties such as radiology, radiotherapy, plastic surgery, otolaryngology, neurosurgery, dermatology, and anesthesiology. These participants add a great deal to the value of the book and especially to the discussions following each chapter. They bring a somewhat unorthodox and frequently controversial aspect to the diagnosis and management of orbital and lid tumors. While ophthalmologists frequently will disagree with their approach, nevertheless, it is interesting to hear another side.

The ophthalmic contributions vary in quality. A number of the chapters are excellent summary statements, while others are too short to be of much

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