Pearls and Pitfalls in Head and Neck Surgery

Pearls and Pitfalls in Head and Neck Surgery

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In this unique volume, leading international experts share their experiences in the management of head and neck tumors, providing a guidebook for all surgeons dealing with head and neck neoplasms. Each chapter offers a concise description of useful 'pearls' and dangerous 'pitfalls' which must be avoided. Contributions cover topics from thyroid glands, neck metastases, and oral tumors to laryngeal, pharyngeal, and nasopharyngeal tumors, as well as salivary gland tumors, skull base tumors, and reconstruction surgery. In addition to frequent diseases which are encountered in everyday practice, some new therapeutic topics such as video-assisted thyroidectomy, robotic surgery, and management of the neck after organ preservation treatment are discussed. The 2nd edition has been extended by topical chapters of major practical interest including the latest findings and techniques. The new chapters are clearly indicated and can be recognized easily.In patients with normal vocal cord function, every effort should be made to preserve the functioning RLN, as long as all gross ... Despite not leading to any return in vocal cord movement, nerve repair may improve voice by preventing muscleanbsp;...

Title:Pearls and Pitfalls in Head and Neck Surgery
Author:C.R. Cernea, F.L. Dias, D. Fliss, R.A. Lima, E.N. Myers, W.I. Wei
Publisher:Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers - 2012-06-22


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