Sanno M, Russo A, Caruso A, et al. Color Atlas of Endo-Otoscopy Examination-Diagnosis-Treatment;Thieme 2017; 348 pp; 1,007 ill; $109.99.
In this first edition text, the authors have assembled an image-rich reference of the various manifestations of both common and rare pathologies of the external auditory canal, middle ear, and temporal bone. While the undoubted focus of the book remains the otoscopic evaluation of these entities, many of the otoscopic photographs are complemented with radiologic images, thereby including radiologists as potential beneficiaries of this work, in addition to the otolaryngologists, pediatricians, and audiologists who will all assuredly solidify their otoscopic examination.
The book is divided into 14 chapters, and generally follows a progression from superficial to deep, with early chapters devoted to diseases of the external ear and middle ear, with middle chapters focused on cholesteatomas, and the later chapters addressing rare lesions of the temporal bone and skull base.
Unsurprisingly, with over 1,000 images throughout this work, a majority of each chapter is devoted to showcasing the high-resolution otoscopic pictures, and when relevant, accompanying radiologic cross sectional images. All images are independently captioned, though many of the radiologic images require reading the preceding passage of text to acquire full understanding. All chapters offer a brief discussion on surgical management of these conditions as well, often with accompanying postoperative images. The book is concluded with a generous references section. Chapters 1 and 2 offer a brief description of otoscopic technique as well as a short discussion on the normal appearance of the tympanic membrane, and are of little relevance to the radiologist.
Chapter 3 focuses on various disease entities of the external auditory canal, ranging from otitis externa and myringitis, to mass lesions such as EAC cholesteatoma, as well as uncommon tumors that may involve this site. While a representative …