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From The CriticsReviewer: Alan Micco, M.D.(Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This multiauthored otologic surgical atlas covers all aspects of otologic and neurotologic surgery. This textbook contains significant updates since the first edition was published in 1994.
Purpose: This is intended to be a surgical atlas for otologic and neurotologic surgery. This is a worthy objective, which has been met by the authors.
Audience: The intended audience is the otologic surgeon. his is also a good reference for residents and fellows in otolaryngology. The editors and the contributing authors are recognized authorities in the field of otology/neurotology.
Features: This book covers all aspects of otologic and neurotologic surgery. There have been significant advances since the publication of the first edition, including implantable devices and cranial nerve rehabilitation. Each chapter provides an in-depth review of each procedure. The authors also include different surgical techniques for any given procedure. The chapters cover the preoperative assessment as well as postoperative management tips. The illustrations are artist drawings similar to the ones in the first edition. The glossary and index are helpful.
Assessment: The first edition set the pace for other otologic atlases. It was a landmark book, and this book picks up where the first edition left off. It is a good complement to the first edition.