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September 1979

Acoustic Tumors

Arch Otolaryngol. 1979;105(9):567. doi:10.1001/archotol.1979.00790210065016

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This comprehensive, two-volume text on the diagnosis and management of acoustic tumors analyzes 500 consecutive patients with unilateral tumors who underwent surgery between 1968 and 1975. These volumes are arranged so that the reader can follow sequentially the history, pathologic findings, evaluation, and management of patients with acoustic tumors.

Volume 1 begins with a review of the history of acoustic tumor surgery, including the contributions of Harvey Cushing, Walter Dandy, and William F. House. The second section of this volume discusses the pathophysiology and pathology of acoustic tumors. The illustrations are excellent. The last section presents current data on the diagnosis of acoustic tumors, including the neuro-otologic evaluation, impedance audiometry, computerized cranial tomography, and brain stem response audiometry.

Volume 2 covers preoperative and postoperative management, medical management, and nursing care. Section 1 of this volume presents a wellillustrated discussion of the various approaches for removal of an acoustic tumor and

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