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Designed as a practical resource for rapid and accurate diagnosis in otolaryngology - head and neck surgery and facial plastic surgery, this comprehensive manual uses an innovative format that simulates what physicians experience in daily practice. Each symptom-based chapter opens with the patient's presentation followed by an easily accessible list of potential diagnoses and supplementary data on the features of the different diseases to help the user correctly identify the problem.
Chapters labeled by signs and symptoms - not by disease - enable quick clinical reference
In-depth coverage of the diagnostic evaluation, including PET/CT of the head and neck, allergy and immunologic evaluation, key information on how to assess a variety of complaints, and much more
Numerous cross-references throughout the text clearly link different symptoms and diseases to provide a solid understanding of each diagnosis
82 high-quality illustrations and clinical photographs, including 52 in full-color, demonstrate lesions and diseases
Well-organized tables of rare diseases and syndromes aid rapid review
Differential Diagnosis in Otolaryngology is a must-have reference and refresher for clinicians in otolaryngology who need to update their knowledge of their own and other subspecialties in the field of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. It is also a valuable tool for otolaryngology residents and fellows as they prepare for daily practice or study for exams.
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From simple revision adenoidectomy to the very complex revision rhinoplasty, revision tympanomastoidectomy, and revision pharyngectomy, this book is a comprehensive reference for revision surgery in all areas of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. The book presents practical guidelines for the procedures to manage recidivistic disease, the effects of unsuccessful primary surgery, and the complexities of altered anatomical structures. Extensive discussions of the problem, clinical presentation, assessment, indications for surgery, causes of surgical failure, risks, complications, timing considerations, surgical techniques, and alternative treatments provide the reader with all the essential information needed to develop an effective treatment tailored to the patient's particular situation. Detailed explanations also make this book a useful patient education tool.
Easy-to-follow decision trees in every chapter guide the practitioner through each step of management
Preoperative and postoperative photos clearly demonstrate surgical results
Recommendations for how to address such issues as scarring and physiological differences created by prior surgeries
More than 450 illustrations and diagrams of facial fractures and surgical approaches aid comprehension of critical concepts
With its broad coverage of the most common problems in revision surgery, this book is a valuable reference for both experienced and beginning otolaryngologists as well as specialists in otology, rhinology, laryngology, and head and neck, facial plastic, and reconstructive surgery.