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Overview

Thoroughly revised and updated for its Fifth Edition, this handy pocket manual presents step-by-step guidelines on patient workup, differential diagnosis, and therapy for more than 40 symptoms occurring in the head and neck region. The authors outline current treatment recommendations and offer primary care physicians advice on indications for referral. Also included are chapters on anatomy and physiology, history taking, physical examination, occupational medicine, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and pediatric, adolescent, and geriatric otolaryngology, as well as an introduction to outcome analysis and office-based clinical research. This edition features several new chapters, including pain management and use of lasers in otolaryngology.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Steven Battaglia
This is the fourth edition of a slim handbook that is an introduction to common disorders of the head and neck. The editors' goal is to provide a diagnostic framework for medical students, residents, and primary practitioners in their patient encounters. Special emphasis is placed on the technique and sequence of the examination of the head and neck, and several chapters are devoted to basic anatomy and physiology. This book succeeds as a pocket reference for medical students on an outpatient otolaryngology rotation, where fundamental diagnostics are the appropriate focus. I am less certain of this book's relevance for office-based primary care practitioners, whose concerns are more directed toward therapeutics and decisions regarding subspecialty consultation. In addition, residents may also find the lack of detail inherent in a handbook limiting to practical utility. The chapters devoted to complaints such as hearing loss, facial paralysis, and nasal congestion are particularly well-organized and focused, with concise tables listing the differential diagnosis for common disorders. In addition, there are excellent chapters on broad topics (e.g., cancer of the head and neck, bony and soft tissue facial trauma) that emphasize fundamental principles and avoid the common pitfall of overwhelming the reader with detail. The text is written in simple language, and specialty-specific terminology is clearly defined. Notable shortcomings include the paucity of illustrations and the poor quality of the photographs, all of which are black-and-white. The addition of a chapter on outcome analysis and office-based clinical research, although well-intentioned, detracts from the book's primary focusas a source of current, fact-based knowledge. This is a valuable resource for medical students and practitioners seeking a basic approach to otolaryngologic problems, and is likely become a popular choice as a pocket reference now and in the future.
Booknews
After preliminary chapters on anatomy, physiology, history taking, and physical examination, organization is by symptoms. Therapeutic recommendations are limited. Intended as a summary for medical students on rotation, and as a diagnostic reference for practitioners. 4.5x7" Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Reviewer: Steven A. Battaglia, MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This is the fourth edition of a slim handbook that is an introduction to common disorders of the head and neck.
Purpose: The editors' goal is to provide a diagnostic framework for medical students, residents, and primary practitioners in their patient encounters. Special emphasis is placed on the technique and sequence of the examination of the head and neck, and several chapters are devoted to basic anatomy and physiology.
Audience: This book succeeds as a pocket reference for medical students on an outpatient otolaryngology rotation, where fundamental diagnostics are the appropriate focus. I am less certain of this book's relevance for office-based primary care practitioners, whose concerns are more directed toward therapeutics and decisions regarding subspecialty consultation. In addition, residents may also find the lack of detail inherent in a handbook limiting to practical utility.
Features: The chapters devoted to complaints such as hearing loss, facial paralysis, and nasal congestion are particularly well-organized and focused, with concise tables listing the differential diagnosis for common disorders. In addition, there are excellent chapters on broad topics (e.g., cancer of the head and neck, bony and soft tissue facial trauma) that emphasize fundamental principles and avoid the common pitfall of overwhelming the reader with detail. The text is written in simple language, and specialty-specific terminology is clearly defined. Notable shortcomings include the paucity of illustrations and the poor quality of the photographs, all of which are black-and-white. The addition of a chapter on outcome analysis and office-based clinical research, although well-intentioned, detracts from the book's primary focus as a source of current, fact-based knowledge.
Assessment: This is a valuable resource for medical students and practitioners seeking a basic approach to otolaryngologic problems, and is likely become a popular choice as a pocket reference now and in the future.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781747073
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 11/4/2003
  • Edition description: Fifth
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 542
  • Sales rank: 928,845
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributing Authors
Preface
Acknowledgments
Note to Students
1 Introduction to Otolaryngology 1
2 Anatomy and Physiology 3
3 Medical History 35
4 Physical Examination 37
5 Introduction to Otology 59
6 Hearing Loss and Hearing Testing 62
7 Hearing Rehabilitation 81
8 Ear Pain and Itching 85
9 Ear Drainage and Bleeding 95
10 Tinnitus 103
11 Dizziness and Vertigo 110
12 Foreign Body and Trauma in the Ear 120
13 Facial Paralysis 128
14 Introduction to Rhinology 139
15 Nasal Obstruction, Congestion, and Drainage 141
16 Headache and Facial Pain 153
17 Epistaxis 164
18 Nasal Foreign Body 169
19 Allergic Disorders 171
20 Sleep Disorders 180
21 Disorders of Taste and Smell 190
22 Introduction to Head and Neck Surgery 196
23 Disorders of the Tongue and Oral Cavity 198
24 Throat Pain and Reflux 211
25 Salivary Gland Enlargement 223
26 Disorders of Swallowing 231
27 Hoarseness, Dysphonia, and Voice Change 238
28 Speech-Language Pathology 249
29 Upper Airway Obstruction 257
30 Tonsils and Adenoids 262
31 Cough 268
32 Hemoptysis 274
33 Neck Masses 277
34 Thyroid Masses 290
35 Parathyroid Disorders 299
36 Cancer of the Head and Neck 305
37 Bony and Soft-Tissue Facial Trauma 314
38 Facial Aesthetic Surgery 326
39 Introduction to Lasers in Otolaryngology 339
40 Immunodeficiency Disorders 345
41 Dermatologic Disorders 355
42 Neurologic Disorders 362
43 Congenital Disorders 370
44 Pediatric Otolaryngology 384
45 Adolescent Otolaryngology 393
46 Geriatric Otolaryngology 398
47 Psychological Disorders in Otolaryngology 409
48 Head and Neck Imaging 418
49 Antimicrobial Therapy in Otolaryngology 427
50 Pain Management 438
51 Occupational Medicine 449
52 Radiation Therapy 453
53 Chemotherapy 459
54 Introduction to Outcome Analysis and Office-Based Clinical Research 464
Subject Index 479
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