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February 1987

Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery

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Galveston, Tex

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1987;113(2):210-211. doi:10.1001/archotol.1987.01860020102025

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Volume 4 of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery covers the ear and skull base in a very thorough manner. This volume is divided into six parts, beginning with "Basic Science," which covers the anatomy and physiology of the auditory and vestibular systems. The anatomy and physiology of the eustachian tubes is also covered under this heading. Part 2 is entitled "Diagnostic Assessment" and begins appropriately with the otologic and neurootologic history and physical examination. The functional evaluation of the auditory and vestibular systems are covered next, followed by electriccal and topognostic tests of the facial nerve. This part concludes with a section on conventional radiography and neuroradiography.

Part 3 is concerned with trauma, infections, and neoplasms of the external ear. Dr Bardach's chapter, entitled "Surgery for Congenital and

Acquired Malformation of the Auricle," has some very interesting photographs and illustrations. Part 4 deals with the middle ear and temporal bone

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