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April 1987

Complications in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, vol 2: Head and Neck

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Galveston, Tex

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1987;113(4):439-440. doi:10.1001/archotol.1987.01860040101039

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Volume 2 of Complications in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery addresses recognition and management of a broad range of complications in head and neck surgery. The 49 contributors to this text are recognized authorities on the topics about which they have written. The volume has 32 chapters, each well illustrated with line drawings, black-and-white photographs, tables, and, occasionally, color plates.

Each chapter begins with a short outline of its contents, which facilitates looking up specific complications. The scope of some chapters, such as "Postoperative Dysphagia" and "Complications of Myocutaneous Flaps," is very specific, while others, such as "Postoperative Infection," "Surgery of the Sinuses," and "Surgery of the Larynx and Hypopharynx," are more general. There are also chapters that cover nonsurgical complications such as those related to anesthesia, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy.

Users of this textbook need to have familiarity or experience with head and neck diseases and their treatments. Although diagnosis of

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