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April 1980

Complications of Head and Neck Surgery

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Galveston, Tex

Arch Otolaryngol. 1980;106(4):247. doi:10.1001/archotol.1980.00790280055016

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From the title of this book, one might expect that Conley has drawn from his vast experience to edit and contribute to a book primarily written for the head and neck surgeon. Certainly, this audience will be well pleased with its contents. However, surgical complications from the broad scope of modern otolaryngology are addressed by Conley and the other 34 contributors, who are well-versed authorities on their respective subjects.

Early sections deal with anesthesia and management of potential and real medical complications associated with head and neck surgery. Several chapters written by Conley discuss specific problems of bleeding and handling of vessels in the head and neck, carotid artery ligation, fistulas, dysphagia, and neurologic sequelae. The problem-oriented approach to these major surgical complications provides the reader with in-depth knowledge to help him both anticipate and treat undesired results.

Of interest to the general otolaryngologist are chapters devoted to complications of

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