Taking a practical, ''in the trenches approach'' to diagnosing and treating nasal and sinus disorders, this book offers the expertise of world-renowned otolaryngologists-head and neck surgeons. From physiology and immunology of the sinuses to anatomic considerations and new radiologic techniques, the book covers all the topics the specialist must master in everyday practice. It includes more than 450 clear illustrations for easy visualization of complex sinus anatomy. In-depth discussions of minimally invasive, laser, stereotactic, and combined endoscopic and microscopic techniques make this text a complete, ''how-to'' guide to endoscopic sinus surgery. You will also find guidelines for acquiring the technical skills for handling endoscopes and other instrumentation in the nose.
Carefully organized to provide you easy access to the information you need, this resource is essential for accurate diagnosis, presurgical planning, choice of surgical procedure, and best outcomes. Especially useful for beginners, it is the reference all practitioners will reach for before undertaking a procedure.Among this volume's strengths is the amount of color clinical photographs, color schematic and explanatory diagrams, and radiographic images. Of the many published texts available, the images in this book are among the sharpest and of the highest clarity. The uniformly high quality of the drawings and images complements and clarifies the written text to a degree not found in many other texts. The text itself is written in a clear, concise, and easy-to-read format. The chapters are short, allowing the practitioner to glean a substantial amount of information in a short and productive time, and flow in a logical fashion. Each chapter is well referenced, and many are written by well-known experts in the field. This volume would serve more than adequately as a reference text, because the subjects and information it presents are thorough, information, and easily accessible. ..<i>Sinus Surgery</i> would be a valuable addition to the library of a resident, fellow, or beginning nonacademic sinus surgeon, given its beautiful pictures, clear descriptions, and outlines of operative techniques.--Head and Neck''Extremely clear and didactic...readers are sure to appreciate the synthesis of the challenges of surgery...chapters give practical, comparative information on appropriate instrumentation. ...Richly illustrated...a step-by-step guide to anyone interested in current endoscopic techniques...a reference text and...a practical manual for surgical intervention in the sinus.'' -- B-ENT (formerly Acta Oto-Rhino-Laryngologica Belgica)Well-written and nicely illustrated...A whole chapter is devoted to combined microscopic and endoscopic technique...worth reading. Trainees new to nasal and sinus surgery will find this book interesting and useful as a reference. --The Journal of Laryngology & OtologyWell illustrated...excellently written.--ENT News