Surgical Anatomy of the Head and Neck

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Surgical Anatomy of the Head and Neck was immediately hailed as indispensable when it was first published in 2001. In demand ever since, this classic surgical atlas — packed with more than 700 exceptional drawings, 537 of them in full color, by an internationally noted medical illustrator — is now available again, with an extensive new index, after years of being out of print. Here is a surgeon's-eye view of all anatomic details, from the upper thorax to the crown. Ideal for both surgery and test preparation, this volume features special boxed sections that focus on the surgical significance of each anatomical structure. Every illustration is clearly labeled with key anatomic landmarks, and a user-friendly design allows quick reference. This volume is an invaluable resource for surgeons, residents, and medical students.

The book contains both black-and-white and color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Guy J. Petruzzelli
Surgical Anatomy of the Head and Neck is a comprehensive, detailed gross anatomy textbook of the head and neck and related structures of the upper aerodigestive tract and chest. The text is organized and illustrated well. The desired readership for this text is mainly surgeons involved in the care of patients with head and neck disorders, primarily otolaryngologists; head and neck surgeons; facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons; cranial base surgeons; and clinicians in similar specialties. This text is a welcome addition to the armamentarium of the advanced head and neck and cranial base surgeon and will provide helpful understanding to all those who study and work in this field.
Murad Alam
The organization of the book makes it easy to use. A surgeon interested in a particular topic can easily find the relevant section or subsection, and if specific data are required, the index can pinpoint these. While not a small book, Surgical Anatomy of the Head and Neck delivers an enormous amount of information in an uncluttered manner by virtue of an economy of language and disciplined presentation.
Edited by Parviz Janfaza, Joseph B. Nadol, Richard L. Fabian, and William W. Montgomery (otology and laryngology, Harvard Medical School), and Robert Galla (medical illustrator, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary). Throughout the text, surgical implications are set apart in a boxed format, and the volume is extensively illustrated with color and b&w drawings. Eighteen contributions cover the superficial structures of the face, head, and parotid region; scalp, cranium, and brain; orbit; temporalis and intratemporal fossae; nasal and oral cavities and paranasal sinuses; pharynx; pterygomaxillary fossa and the autonomic nervous system; temporal bone and ear; surgical anatomy of the cranial base; anatomy of the neck; lateral and anterior regions of the neck; fascia and fasicla spaces of the head and neck; thoracocervical region; the back and posterior region of the neck; the thorax; and regional and free flaps and grafts for reconstruction. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674058033
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Pages: 932
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Parviz Janfaza, M.D., is retired as an Assistant Professor of Otology and Laryngology at Harvard Medical School.

Joseph B. Nadol, Jr., M.D., is Chief of Otolaryngology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Robert Galla is Senior Medical Illustrator at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Richard L. Fabian, M.D. is Chief Emeritus of the Division of Head and Neck Surgery at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Massachusetts General Hospital.

William W. Montgomery, M.D., was a Professor in the Department of Otology and Laryngology at Harvard Medical School.

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Table of Contents

Contributing Authors
1 Superficial Structures of the Face, Head, and Parotid Region 1
2 Scalp, Cranium, and Brain 49
3 Orbit 149
4 Temporalis and Infratemporal Fossae 223
5 Nasal Cavities and Paranasal Sinuses 259
6 Oral Cavity 319
7 Pharynx 367
8 Pterygomaxillary (Pterygopalatine) Fossa and the Autonomic Nervous System 393
9 Temporal Bone and Ear 419
10 Surgical Anatomy of the Cranial Base 481
11 Anatomy of the Neck: General Considerations 507
12 Lateral Regions of the Neck: Clinical Considerations 579
13 Anterior Regions of the Neck 629
14 Fasciae and Fascial Spaces of the Head and Neck 675
15 Thoracocervical Region: Root of the Neck 705
16 The Back and Posterior Region of the Neck 715
17 Thorax 745
18 Regional and Free Flaps and Grafts for Reconstruction in the Head and Neck 825
Bibliography 885
Index 891
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