Potsic WP, Cotton RT, Handler SD, Zur KB, eds. Surgical Pediatric Otolaryngology. 2nd ed. Thieme; 2016; 694 pp; 900 ill; $169.99
Surgical Pediatric Otolaryngology, edited by William P. Potsic, Robin T. Cotton, Steven D. Handler, and Karen B. Zur, is the second edition of this textbook dedicated to the surgical procedures involved it the Pediatric Otolaryngology subspecialty. The first edition, published in 1997, has been an essential tool for most pediatric otolaryngologists. This new edition helps brings updated information involving new technology that has made routine procedures more effective as well as advancements in tech, particularly in the field of hearing. The surgical procedures explained include the surgical protocols used by 24 other faculty members at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Cincinnati Children’s hospital.
The textbook is divided into 8 different sections. Each section begins with highlights regarding the disease processes covered. The first section encompasses ear surgical procedures for chronic otitis media, congenital malformations, trauma, hearing restoration with cochlear implants, and bone anchor hearing aids. An additional chapter on perilymphatic fistula management was surprising due to the rare nature of this entity. The second section deals with problems of the nose, including the management of nasal deformities and trauma, tumors of the nasal cavity, and repair of nasal stenosis, including choanal atresia. This section contrasts the endoscopic versus open approaches for the surgical management of narrowing of the nasal passages. The endoscopic portion provides key instruments that can ease the surgical process.
The next section of the atlas encompasses the surgical management of tumors in addition to structural and functional problems of the nasopharynx, oral cavity, and oropharynx, particularly the management of nasopharyngeal angiofibroma, where it provides a thorough explanation on endoscopic assisted techniques. Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy procedures are discussed using multiple surgical techniques and advancements in …