Beautifully illustrated and comprehensive, this must-have atlas guides readers through the delicate, high-risk surgical approaches they need to successfully manage pathology of the temporal bone, the most complex anatomic area in the human body.
Each consistently organized chapter addresses a different technique, beginning with a clear definition of the approach followed by a discussion of indications and key information on anatomic orientation, surgical steps, and, in many cases, surgical anatomy. Clearly labeled, full-color illustrations accompany step-by-step descriptions of common and unique operative techniques. The author, a world-renowned otorhinolaryngologist, provides detailed explanations of important anatomic landmarks and advice on how to choose the appropriate instruments at each surgical stage.
- More than 300 full-color photographs and diagrams that orient the reader to the clinical setting
- Helpful pointers appear throughout the text to help readers hone their surgical skills
- Definitions and tips are incorporated as footnotes in each chapter for quick and easy reference
- A thought-provoking section presenting surgical techniques, instruments, and prostheses that were developed and designed by the author
- Extensive glossary that contains the most frequently used terms in otology and neurotology
An ideal companion for use in both the dissection laboratory and the operating room, Atlas of Temporal Bone Surgery is an indispensable one-stop reference for otologists, neurotologists, and any specialist involved in skull base surgery or otolaryngology.
An illustrative guide...well-organized...highly informative and very useful...an organized approach to understanding the essential principles involved with temporal bone surgery...an excellent resource.--The LaryngoscopeThis book will act as useful resource to the otologist and neurotologist in training and serve as a valuable review atlas for the experienced surgeon. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology 2011 Overall I found this Atlas covers all the main techniques required for a comprehensive temporal bone atlas.The Journal of Laryngology & Otology March 2011 Precise, detailed, and clearly written and presented...outstanding atlas...contains step-by-step guidance.--SciTech Book News