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January 1980

Clinical Radiology of the Ear, Nose and Throat

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Concord, NH

Arch Otolaryngol. 1980;106(1):66. doi:10.1001/archotol.1980.00790250068016

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This monograph, edited by two eminent British radiologists, is a well-indexed, well-referenced guide to clinical otolaryngologic radiology. Unfortunately, it is difficult to find a niche for this book among texts already in print. It lacks the completeness of Pendergrass' The Head and Neck in Roentgen Diagnosis, and the succinctness of Fletcher's The Head and Neck. The June 1973 edition of Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America on Radiology in Otolaryngology is perhaps a more useful reference to the otolaryngologist because of its otolaryngology orientation.

The book is organized by disease process. Much of the text describes clinical signs and symptoms and pathophysiology, a format the reader may find cumbersome if he wants a ready reference to the radiologic characteristics of a clinical entity. The book is amply illustrated but the radiographs are not consistently good.

Although the temporal bone, facial bones, paranasal sinuses, pharynx, and larynx are amply covered, the book

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