Cummings Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery Online

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  • Charles Cummings, MD, Professor, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, The Center for Laryngeal and Voice Disorders, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Bruce Haughey, MBChB, MS, FACS, FRACS, Professor and Director, Division of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • J. Regan Thomas, MD, FACS, Francis L. Lederer Professor, Department Head, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Lee Harker, MD, Deputy Director, Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, NE
  • K. Robbins, MD, FACS , Director, SimmonsCooper Cancer Institute at SIU; Professor, Division of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
  • Paul Flint, MD, Professor and Chair, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Oregon Health & Science University Portland, Oregon 97239
  • David Schuller, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Director, Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, Deputy Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Max Morehouse Chair in Cancer Research, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
  • Mark Richardson, MD, Professor, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery; Dean, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland, OR, USA

The most definitive source for otolaryngology - head and neck surgery knowledge is back in an all new package platform -- on the web! Now you can access the entire content of the multivolume textbook wherever and whenever. Quickly search for the information that you need, without having to carry (and possibly damage!) pesky CDs and DVDs. Once purchased, you will receive a web-start CD-ROM with an access code and instructions on how to register for Cummings Online. Web site bonus material includes:

  • Access to Mosby's Drug Consult
  • Image bank containing all of the images and illustrations from the book - downloadable for use in reports, presentations, and more.
  • References hyperlinked to PubMed to assist you in your research.
  • Sample questions from the companion Study Guide.
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Book information

  • Published: November 2004
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-03066-3

Table of Contents


Part 1: General Considerations in Head and Neck

1. History, Physical Examination, and the Preoperative Evaluation
2. Overview of Diagnostic Imaging of the Head and Neck
3. Biophysiology and Clinical Considerations in Radiotherapy
4. Chemotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer
5. Skin Flap Physiology and Wound Healing
6. Free Tissue Transfer
7. Laser Surgery: Basic Principles and Safety Considerations
8. General Considerations of Anesthesia and Management of the Difficult Airway
9. Allergy and Immunology of the Upper Airway
10. Head and Neck Manifestations of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection
11. Special Considerations in Managing Geriatric Patients
12. Genetics and Otolaryngology
13. Fundamentals of Molecular Biology and Gene Therapy
14. Molecular Biology of Head and Neck Cancer
15. Outcomes Research in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
16. Interpreting Medical Data
17. Pain Management in the Head and Neck Patient
18. Integrating Palliative and Curative Care Strategies in the Practice of Otolaryngology
19. Graphics and Digital Imaging for Otolaryngologists
20. Medical Informatics and Telemedicine

Part 2: Face

21. Aesthetic Facial Analysis
22. Recognition and Treatment of Skin Lesions
23. Management of Head and Neck Melanoma
24. Scar Revision and Camouflage
25. Facial Trauma: Soft Tissue Lacerations and Burns
26. Maxillofacial Trauma
27. Reconstruction of Facial Defects
28. Hair Restoration: Medical and Surgical Techniques
29. Management of Aging Skin
30. Rhytidectomy
31. Management of the Aging Brow and Forehead
32. Management of the Aging Periorbital Area
33. Suction-assisted Lipocontouring
34. Mentoplasty and Facial Implants
35. Rehabilitation of Facial Paralysis
36. Otoplasty


Part 3: Nose

37. Physiology of Olfaction
38. Evaluation of Nasal Breathing Function with Objective Airway Testing
39. Manifestations of Systemic Diseases of the Nose
40. Epistaxis
41. Nasal Fractures
42. Allergic Rhinitis
43. Non-allergic Rhinitis
44. The Nasal Septum
45. Rhinoplasty
46. Special Rhinoplasty Techniques
47. Revision Rhinoplasty
48. Reconstructive Rhinoplasty

Part 4: Paranasal Sinuses

49. Radiology of the Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinuses
50. Infectious Causes of Rhinosinusitis
51. Neoplasms
52. Medical Management of Nasosinus Infectious and Inflammatory Disease
53. Primary Sinus Surgery
54. Revision Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
55. Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea

Part 5: Salivary Glands

56. Physiology of the Salivary Glands
57. Diagnostic Imaging of Salivary Glands
58. Inflammatory Disorders of the Salivary Glands
59. Trauma of the Salivary Glands
60. Benign Neoplasms of the Salivary Glands
61. Malignant Neoplasms of the Salivary Glands

Part 6: Oral Cavity/ Pharynx/Esophagus

62. Oral Physiology
63. Mechanisms of Normal and Abnormal Swallowing
64. Oral Mucosal Lesions
65. Oral Manifestations of Systemic Diseases
66. Odontogenesis and Odontogenic Cysts and Tumors
67. Odontogenic Infections
68. Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
69. Benign Tumors and Tumor-like Lesions of the Oral Cavity
70. Malignant Neoplasms of the Oral Cavity
71. Reconstruction of the Mandible and Maxilla
72. Maxillofacial Prosthetics: Management of Acquired Head and Neck Defects and the Radiation Oncology Patient
73. Benign and Malignant Tumors of the Nasopharynx
74. Pharyngitis in Adults
75. Sleep Apnea and Sleep-disordered Breathing
76. Malignant Neoplasms of the Oropharynx
77. Reconstruction of the Oropharynx
78. Diagnostic Imaging of the Pharynx and Esophagus
79. Endoscopy of the Pharynx and Esophagus
80. The Esophagus
81. Zenker's Diverticulum
82. Neoplasms of the Hypopharynx and Cervical Esophagus
83. Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy of Squamous Cell Carcinomas of the Hypopharynx and Esophagus
84. Reconstruction of the Hypopharynx and Esophagus

Part 7: Larynx/Trachea/Bronchus

85. A. Laryngeal and Pharyngeal Function
85. B. Evaluation and Management of Hyperfunctional Disorders
86. Visual documentation of Larynx
87. Voice Analysis
88. Diagnostic Imaging of the Larynx
89. Neurologic Evaluation of the Larynx and Pharynx
90. Laryngeal and Tracheal Manifestations of Systemic Disease
91. Chronic Aspiration
92. Laryngeal and Esophageal Trauma
93. Surgical Management of Upper Airway Stenosis
94. The Professional Voice
95. Benign Vocal Fold Mucosal Disorders
96. Medialization Thyroplasty
97. Arytenoid Adduction
98. Laryngeal Reinnervation
99. Malignant Tumors of the Larynx
100. Management of Early Glottic Cancer
101. Transoral Laser Microresection of Advanced Laryngeal Tumors
102. Conservation Laryngeal Surgery
103. Total Laryngectomy and Laryngopharyngectomy
104. Radiation Therapy for the Larynx and Hypopharynx
105. Vocal Rehabilitation Following Laryngectomy
106. Management of the Impaired Airway in the Adult
107. Tracheobronchial Endoscopy
108. Diagnosis and Management of Tracheal Neoplasms
109. Upper Airway Manifestations of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease


Part 8: Neck

110. Deep Neck Infection
111. Blunt and Penetrating Trauma to the Neck
112. Differential Diagnosis of Neck Masses
113. Primary Neoplasms of the Neck
114. Lymphomas presenting in the Head and Neck
115. Radiation Therapy and Management of the Cervical Lymph Nodes
116. Neck Dissection
117. Surgical Complications of the Neck

Part 9: Thyroid/Parathyroid

118. Disorders of the Thyroid Gland
119. Management of Thyroid Neoplasms
120. Surgical Management of Parathyroid Disorders
121. Management of Thyroid Eye Disease (Graves' Ophthalmology)

Part 10: General

122. Anatomy of the Skull Base, Temporal Bone, External Ear, and Middle Ear
123. Neural Plasticity in Otology
124. Tinnitus and Hyperacusis
125. Management of Temporal Bone Trauma
126. Otologic Symptoms and Syndromes
127. Otologic Manifestations of Systemic Disease
128. Noise-induced Hearing Loss
129. Autoimmune Inner-Ear Disease
130. Vestibular and Auditory Ototoxicity
131. Pharmacologic Treatment of the Cochelea and Labyrinth

Part 11: Infectious Processes

132. Infections of the External Ear
133. Chronic Otitis Media, Mastoiditis, and Petrositis
134. Complications of Temporal Bone Infections
135. Infections of the Labyrinth
136. Tympanoplasty and Ossiculoplasty
137. Mastoidectomy

Part 12: Vestibular System

138. Anatomy of Vestibular End-organs and Neural Pathways
139. Principles of Applied Vestibular Physiology
140. Evaluation of the Patient with Dizziness
141. Imbalance and Falls in the Elderly
142. Meniere's Disease and Other Peripheral Vestibular Disorders
143. Central Vestibular Disorders
144. Surgery for Vestibular Disorders
145. Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation Therapy: Program Essentials

Part 13: Facial Nerve

146. Tests of the Facial Nerve Function
147. Clinical Disorders of the Facial Nerve
148. Intratemporal Facial Nerve Surgery


Part 14: Auditory System

149. Cochlear Anatomy and Central Auditory Pathways
150. Molecular Basis of Auditory Pathology
151. Electrophysiologic Assessment of Hearing
152. Diagnostic and Rehabilitative Audiology
153. Auditory Neuropathy
154. Evaluation and Surgical Treatment of Conductive Hearing Loss
155. Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Evaluation and Management in Adults
156. Otosclerosis
157. Surgically-implantable Hearing Aids

Part 15: Cochlear Implants

158. Patient Evaluation and Device Selection for Cochlear Implantation
159. Medical and Surgical Considerations in Cochlear Implants
160. Cochlear Implants: Results, Outcomes, and Rehabilitation

Part 16: Skull Base

161. Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology
162. Temporal Bone Neoplasms and Lateral Cranial Base Surgery
163. Extra-axial Neoplasms Involving the Anterior and Middle Cranial Fossa
164. Surgery of the Anterior and Middle Cranial Base
165. Extra-axial Neoplasms of the Posterior Fossa
166. The Multichannel Auditory Brainstem Implant
167. Transnasal Endoscopic-assisted Surgery of the Skull Base
168. Intraoperative Monitoring of Cranial Nerves in Neurotologic Surgery
169. Radiation Therapy of the Crainal (Skull) Base

Part 17: Pediatric Otolaryngology

170. General Considerations
171. Developmental Anatomy
172. Anesthesia
173. Characteristics of Normal and Abnormal Postnatal Craniofacial Growth and Development
174. Hemangiomas and Vascular Malformations of the Head and Neck
175. Craniofacial Surgery for Congenital and Acquired Deformities
176. Cleft Lip and Palate
177. Velopharyngeal Dysfunction
178. Congenital Malformations of the Nose
179. Pediatric Chronic Sinusitis
180. Salivary Gland Diseases
181. Pharyngitis and Adenotonsillar Disease
182. Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children
183. Pediatric Head and Neck Malignancies
184. Differential Diagnosis of Neck Masses
185. Congenital Disorders of the Larynx
186. Managing the Stridulous Child
187. Glottic and Subglottic Stenosis
188. Gastroesophageal Reflux and Laryngeal Disease
189. Aspiration and Swallowing Disorders
190. Voice Disorders
191. Congenital Disorders of the Trachea
192. Tracheal Stenosis
193. Caustic Ingestion
194. Foreign Bodies of the Airway and Esophagus
195. Infections of the Airway
196. Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis
197. Early Detection and Diagnosis of Infant Hearing Impairment
198. Congenital Malformations of the Inner Ear
199. Reconstruction Surgery of the Ear:
199. A. Microtia Reconstruction
199. B. Auditory Canal and Tympanuum
200. Acute Otitis Media and Otitis Media with Effusion
201. Genetic Sensorineural Hearing Loss
202. Pediatric Facial Fractures