Reviewer: Evanthia Omoscharka, MD (University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: This book covers the applied surgical anatomy, clinical presentations, and management of different salivary gland pathologies.
Purpose: It incorporates the latest ancillary diagnostic and prognostic techniques to help evaluate and confidently interpret suspected tumor specimens.
Audience: The broad audience includes medical and dental students, pathology, surgery, and ENT residents and fellows, and experienced practicing physicians.
Features: The book starts with the embryology, anatomy, and physiology of the salivary glands and radiographic imaging and moves to infections, cystic conditions, sialadenitis, sialolithiasis and systemic diseases, benign and malignant tumors, ancillary diagnostic and prognostic techniques, and applied surgical anatomy and its correlation with clinical findings and management. There are numerous illustrations, but, unfortunately, the histopathology images are of poor quality and some of the gross images are out of focus.
Assessment: This is a quality book that deals with all aspects of salivary gland pathology and can be a great tool in the hands of medical/dental students, residents, fellows, and practicing physicians.