The second edition systematically explores biomechanical measures of neurophysiologic events substantially augmenting relevance to clinical experience, while presenting newly recognized evidence of a functioning laryngeal motor plexus, an understanding potentially contributing to discoveries of physiologic compensatory behavior.
In Dr. Sasaki's own words, the book "does not contain all the answers to challenges encountered in clinical practice, nor will its perusal endow the reader with the necessary capability to justify new operative procedures or rehabilitation strategies. While it does present a selective point of view, it does not intend to exclude competing perspectives generated by systematic inquiry. Rather, it is meant to serve as a guide for the serious trainee and as a reference manual for those discerning Head and Neck Surgeons, Speech Language Pathologists, Anesthesiologists and Deglutologists who would seek to extend the boundaries of our knowledge in laryngeal physiology."
Almost all of Dr. Sasaki's career has been dedicated to stretching those boundaries himself, and the extent to which he has succeeded is reflected in his standing in the community, through the numerous awards he and his laboratory have attained, and through the content of this second edition: an outstanding contribution to the laryngology literature.
Clarence T. Sasaki, MD, a native of Honolulu, Hawaii, obtained his BA in Philosophy from Pomona College and his MD from the Yale School of Medicine, where he serves as The Charles W. Ohse Professor of Surgery. His long-standing interest and experience in physiological research of the larynx is reflected in the awards gained by The Yale Laryngology Laboratory, in which Dr. Sasaki has served as Director since 1973. These include the Triological Society's Edmund Prince Fowler Award, the American Laryngological Association's Casselberry Award, The American Broncho-Esophagological Association's Broyles-Maloney Award, The Chevalier Jackson Award of the American Broncho-Esophagological Association, The ALA Award of the American Laryngological Association and the James E. Newcomb Award of the American Laryngological Association. His clinical interest in laryngeal function is complemented by an active practice in head and neck surgical oncology. He is Past President of the Dysphagia Research Society, The American Broncho-Esophagological Association and The American Laryngological Association.
This book is especially for MBBS students who have taken medicine as their career and also for students preparing for various entrance tests to postgraduate diploma, MD/MS degree courses or Diplomate National Board or other competitive examinations.
It also serves as a foundation course for postgraduate students who have joined the speciality to pursue MS examination before taking to larger treatises on the subject and a quick revision before exam.
New and Thoroughly Updated ChaptersProptosis/Orbital Tumours Thyroid Gland and Its Disorders Surgery of Thyroid Anatomy and Physiology of Paranasal Sinuses Tumours of Nasopharynx Congenital Lesions of Larynx and Stridor Foreign Bodies of Air and Food Passages Laser Surgery, Radiofrequency Surgery and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy HIV Infection/AIDS and ENT Manifestations
Salient FeaturesSimple language, concise but comprehensive coverage of the subject, and clear and straightforward writing style with explanatory diagrams, photographs and flowcharts. Clinically oriented text and problem solving approach. Mnemonics to recall and reproduce the subject for exam going students. Nuggets for rapid review will help to solve many MCQs. A free companion website which provides more information on the subject in the form of case studies, self-assessment exercises, video clips, images, and latest updates on the subject from time to time.
The concise, outline format is useful for rapid reading during urgent clinical situations as well as a last-minute refresher before rounds. The guide has proven essential for board review and maintenance of certification exams as well as a quick source for primary care providers. The fifth edition of this bestselling reference features numerous improvements, including:Updates of all chapters featuring the latest diagnostic and treatment informationA host of new contributing authorsCoediting by residents and fellows to ensure high-yield, relevant contentA brand-new radiology appendixMnemonics to aid memorizationUpdated cancer staging23 new and updated professional illustrations