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This book is the product of a symposium on cryosurgery held at the Neuropsychiatric Institute of the University of California in March 1967. For the clinically oriented otolaryngologist, sections by House on the cryo otic-periotic shunt and by von Leden on cryosurgery of the head and neck diseases offer no more than can be found in past specialty journals. For the few otolaryngologists working in pituitary surgery, Rand's section on stereotaxic hypophysectomy and Patlia's chapter entitled "Mechanics of Cryogenic Injury in the Pituitary" are worth reading. Informative chapters on development, cryobiology, physical-chemical factors enzymehistochemistry, and cryoimmunology are somewhat sophisticated reading for those of us not actively involved with cryosurgery.
While the book will have most value to those contemplating utilization of this modality of therapy, the information it contains is already two years old and cryogenics has been a rapidly moving field.
CLEMIS JD. Cryosurgery. Arch Otolaryngol. 1969;89(3):560–561. doi:10.1001/archotol.1969.00770020562033
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