This is the only textbook on this subject that comprehensively addresses patient management - from diagnosis, treatment (in all forms, including chemotherapy and radiation), and reconstruction.
This book makes preparation for actual patient care or presentations simpler and easier; currently, someone wanting to study this field would have to get articles, a head and neck surgery text, and a facial plastic/reconstruction text to gather all the information that is presented here.
This book is suitable for ENT surgeons, plastic surgeons, general surgical oncologists, dermatologists, and even radiation/medical oncologists in endemic areas who treat patients with aggressive cutaneous malignancies. Each chapter has information that will be valuable to both seasoned practitioners and residents in training.
Randall Weber, MD, FACS is an internationally recognized surgeon and expert in the treatment of patients with head and neck cancer. He currently serves as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, and is the recipient of the Hubert L. and Olive Stringer Distinguished Professorship in Cancer Research.
Dr. Weber was awarded an M.D. from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. After completing a surgery internship at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, Dr. Weber completed residencies in both surgery and otolaryngology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He then received specialized training in head and neck surgical oncology, completing a two-year fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center. After he completed his training, Dr. Weber was appointed to the faculty of the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at MD Anderson, with a joint appointment to the Department of Otolaryngology at Baylor College of Medicine. He went on to serve as the Gabriel Tucker Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of OtolaryngologyHead and Neck Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and later returned to MD Anderson to accept the post as Chairman. He holds a joint appointment as Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at MD Anderson and is an Adjunct Professor at Baylor College of Medicine.
Brian A. Moore, MD, FACS is an emerging national leader in head and neck surgery and a recognized expert in head and neck surgical oncology and reconstructive microsurgery. After serving in the United States Air Force as Chief of Surgical Services at Eglin AFB in Florida, Dr. Moore joined Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans as Chief of Head and Neck Surgery and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology.
A native of Bowling Green, Kentucky, and a graduate of Tulane University, he received his MD from Tulane University in 1998. He completed a surgical internship and residency in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery at Vanderbilt University, before becoming the first otolaryngologist to complete a combined two-year fellowship in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Reconstructive Microsurgery at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
As Chief of Surgical Services at Eglin Air Force Base, his efforts have focused on developing a multidisciplinary approach to head and neck cancer in a community setting. He remains active in medical student and resident education through his efforts as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Tulane University School of Medicine.
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.