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Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery is a unique subspecialty in medicine that deals with medical and surgical management of disorders affecting the ear, nose, throat, and the neck; the care of the senses including smell, taste, balance and hearing fall under its domain. As a specialty, it interfaces with other medical and surgical subspecialties including allergy and immunology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology, neurology, neurosurgery, oncology, ophthalmology, pediatrics, plastic and reconstructive surgery, pulmonology, radiation oncology, rehabilitation medicine, rheumatology, thoracic surgery, among others. Further, the specialty encompasses the care of the young and the old, man and woman, as well as benign and malignant diseases.

Symptoms and diseases affecting the ear, nose, throat, and neck are common and commonly lead to patients seeking medical care. These include sinusitis, upper respiratory tract infections, hoarseness, balance disturbance, hearing loss, dysphagia, snoring, tonsillitis, ear infections, thyroid disorders, head and neck cancer and ear wax. In this updated third edition of Current Diagnosis & Treatment in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, these and many other diseases are covered in crisp and concise manner. Striking just the right balance between comprehensiveness and convenience, it emphasizes the practical features of clinical diagnosis and patient management while providing a comprehensive discussion of pathophysiology and relevant basic and clinical science. With its consistent formatting chapter by chapter, this text makes it simple to locate the practical information you need on diagnosis, testing, disease processes, and up-to-date treatment and management strategies. The book will be of interest to both otolaryngologists as well as all of the medical and surgical specialties and related disciplines that treat patients with head and neck disorders.

Outstanding Features

• Comprehensive review of basic sciences relevant to otolaryngology
• Concise, complete, and accessible clinical information that is up-to-date
• Discussion of both medical and surgical management of otolaryngologic disorders
• Thorough radiology chapter with more than 150 images
• Inclusion of the usual and the unusual diseases of the head and neck
• More than 400 figures to better illustrate and communicate essential points
• Organization by anatomic region to facilitate quick identification of relevant material

Intended Audience

With its comprehensive review of the sciences and the clinical practice of otolaryngology-head & neck surgery, this second edition will be invaluable for medical students, housestaff, physicians of all specialties, nurses, physician assistants and ancillary health care personnel. The book has been designed to meet the clinician's need for an immediate refresher in the clinic as well as to serve as an accessible text for thorough review of the specialty for the boards. The concise presentation is ideally suited for rapid acquisition of information by the busy practitioner.

Anil K. Lalwani, MD

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