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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Alan Micco, MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This multiauthored textbook presents a complete overview of all pediatric ear diseases that affect the temporal bone or skull base.
Purpose: The purpose is to create a fairly complete review of pediatric ear disease. It is also intended to highlight the differences in ear disease between the pediatric and adult patient populations.
Audience: It is primarily written for pediatric otologists and otolaryngologists. This book may also serve as an excellent reference for pediatricians and residents in otolaryngology.
Features: The editors collaborated with the top experts in pediatric otology, and all of the contributors are recognized authorities in this area. The graphics are good, and the reference for every chapter is current and complete. There is also an excellent review of basic science and genetics as they relate to ear disease.
Assessment: This is an excellent book. It is a complete review of all aspects of pediatric otology and neurotology. It has wonderful features, including a basic science and genetics review. It does an outstanding job of describing how to treat each of these illnesses. Also there is a strong emphasis on the differences between the adult and pediatric ear patient.