by Ramon Ruenes and Antonio De la Cruz, 183 pp, with illus, $49.95, New York, Macmillan Publishing Co Inc, 1986.
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Otologic Radiology begins with an overview of roentgenographic and imaging techniques, from standard conventional roentgenography to magnetic resonance imaging. The rest of the chapters are devoted to clinical entities, beginning with congenital malformations. Polytomography is the roentgenographic approach emphasized in the chapter on congenital malformations, although computed tomography (CT) is mentioned. A clinical management summary, which is present at the beginning of each of the remaining chapters in the book, serves as a useful introduction to the roentgenograms that follow.
The chapter on middle and external ear infections concentrates on the diagnosis of cholesteatoma using conventional roentgenography, polytomography, and CT scanning techniques. The most clinically relevant part of the chapter on otosclerosis has to do with the diagnosis of cochlear otosclerosis using densitometric changes on CT scanning.
The fifth and sixth chapters cover temporal bone fractures and lesions involving the facial nerve, respectively. The seventh chapter concentrates on tumors of
STRUNK CL. Otologic Radiology With Clinical Correlations. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1987;113(1):94. doi:10.1001/archotol.1987.01860010098025
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