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March 1987

Atlas of Head and Neck Surgery

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Galveston, Tex

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1987;113(3):330. doi:10.1001/archotol.1987.01860030106024

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The author's stated purpose in preparing this volume is "to present an illustrated survey of many technical aspects of current head and neck tumor surgery." This has been accomplished admirably, and even though the work is confined to a single volume, each procedure selected for review is presented in a reasonably comprehensive fashion.

The material is organized into nine sections or chapters as follows: "Reconstruction"; "Neck"; "Oral Cavity and Oropharynx"; "Maxilla, Nasal Cavity, and Nasopharynx"; "Thyroid Surgery"; "Surgical Treatment of Hyperparathyroidism"; and "Parotid and Submandibular Glands." The book is just over 300 pages, and the sections range from 20 to 40 pages in length.

Each of the chapters is developed around a narrative portion that deals with regional anatomy, embryology, differential diagnosis, historical evolution of surgical procedures, and step-by-step descriptions of operations. The text is illustrated by an assortment of line drawings, half-tone drawings, color art work, and photographs. The

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