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May 1977


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San Francisco

Arch Otolaryngol. 1977;103(5):311. doi:10.1001/archotol.1977.00780220105024

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This book is an excellent summary of the author's comprehensive expertise in the plastic surgical treatment of ptosis. The book reviews history, anatomy, physiology, and classification of ptosis, and includes a helpful review of all surgical procedures used in its treatment. The book is written with clarity, conciseness, and strict attention to detail. It is well illustrated with anatomic surgical diagrams as well as preoperative and postoperative photographs. Many techniques are reviewed for various palpebral deformities (15 different procedures for ptosis).

For the practicing otolaryngologist, the surgical techniques for ptosis are not generally pertinent. For those interested in facial plastic surgery, however, the chapters on anatomy, physiology, examination of the ptosis patient, and related operations are all of considerable interest. In chapter 12, the author discusses the problem of the epicanthal fold as well as traumatic telecanthus, two complications of fractures and soft tissue injuries of the mid-face and interorbital

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