Atlas of Head and Neck Surgery

Atlas of Head and Neck Surgery

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1st Edition - July 14, 2011

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  • Authors: James Cohen, Gary Clayman
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781416033684
  • eBook ISBN: 9781455728473

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Atlas of Head and Neck Surgery, by Drs. James I. Cohen and Gary L. Clayman, delivers unparalleled visual guidance and insight to help you master the most important and cutting-edge head and neck procedures. Clear, consistent black-and-white drawings and detailed text lead you through each step of all standard operations, while commentary from leading experts presents alternative techniques – complete with explanations about the differences, nuances, pearls, and pitfalls of each approach. Concise yet complete, this easily accessible text captures groundbreaking techniques such as video-assisted thyroid and parathyroid surgeries; transoral laser surgeries; and robotic surgeries. In print or online at, this surgical technique reference is an ideal resource for planning and performing successful head and neck surgery or preparing for the head and neck portion of the Otolaryngology boards.

Key Features

  • Understand how to proceed thanks to an abundance of explicit illustrations and detailed text that take you from one step to the next.
  • Quickly find the information you need to make confident decisions. Relevant indications/contraindications, pre-operative considerations, and post operative management are presented in an easily accessible format.
  • Discern the nuances and understand the differences between standard operations and alternate techniques. Experts debate each procedure offering insightful explanations, rationale, and tips for avoiding complications.
  • Master new procedures such as video-assisted thyroid and parathyroid surgeries; transoral laser surgeries; and robotic surgeries. Section editor F. Christopher Holsinger, MD, FACS, is at the forefront of many of these techniques, some of which are being illustrated for the first time here.
  • Learn from some of the very best - Experts from the MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) share their innovative approaches to the surgical techniques and complications management most frequently seen in practice.
  • Access the fully searchable text online at
  • Understand specific variations in anatomy as they apply to each procedure.

Table of Contents

  • 1 Clinical Diagnostic Nasopharyngoscopy

    2 Diagnostic Clinical Pharyngoscopy and Laryngoscopy

    3 Operative Pharyngoscopy and Laryngoscopy

    4 Operative Esophagoscopy and Percutaneous Gastrostomy

    5 Operative Bronchoscopy

    6 Tracheotomy

    7 Laryngotracheal Reconstruction for Subglottic and Proximal Tracheal Stenosis

    8 Cricotracheal Resection for Subglottic Stenosis

    9 Surgery for Unilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis

    10 Excision of Saccular Cysts and Laryngoceles

    11 Drainage of Deep Space Neck Infections

    12 Thyroglossal Duct Cyst Excision (Sistrunk Procedure)

    13 Branchial Cleft Cyst Excision

    14 Operations on the Cervical Esophagus and Cervical Spine

    15 Cricopharyngeal Myotomy and Surgical Management of Zenker’s Diverticulum

    16 Defatting Tracheotomy

    17 Radical Neck Dissection

    18 Modified Radical Neck Dissection

    19 Selective Neck Dissection, Levels I-III (Supraomohyoid Neck Dissection)

    20 Selective Neck Dissection, Levels I-IV and II-IV (Anterolateral and Lateral Neck Dissection)

    21 Posterolateral Neck Dissection

    22 Retropharyngeal Lymph Node Dissection

    23 Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

    24 Superficial Parotidectomy

    25 Submandibular Gland Excision

    26 Excision of Ranula

    27 Parapharyngeal Space Tumor

    28 Resection of Carotid Body Tumor

    29 Transoral Resections

    30 Extended Approaches to the Oropharynx: Mandibular Swing and Cheek Flap

    31 Transoral Robotic Surgery

    32 Composite Resection with Segmental Mandibulectomy

    33 Transhyoid and Lateral Pharyngotomy

    34 Exam Under Anesthesia For the Patient with Cancer: Direct Laryngopharyngoscopy and Mucosal Tatouage

    35 Horizontal Supraglottic Laryngectomy

    36 Supracricoid Partial Laryngectomy with Cricohyoidopexy or Cricohyoidoepiglottopexy

    37 Total Laryngectomy

    38 Stomaplasty for Hands-Free Voice with Tracheoesophageal Puncture

    39 Tracheoesophageal Puncture in the Clinic, via Transnasal Esophagoscopy

    40 Transoral Laser Microsurgery: Supraglottic Laryngectomy

    41 Transoral Laser Resection of Glottic Tumors

    42 Transfacial Approaches: Lateral Rhinotomy and Weber-Fergusson

    43 Maxillectomy

    44 Craniofacial Resection

    45 Lateral and Subtotal Temporal Bone Resection

    46 Thyroid Lobectomy and Isthmusectomy

    47 Subtotal and Total Thyroidectomy

    48 Video-Assisted Thyroidectomy

    49 Robotic Thyroidectomy: Surgical Technique for Lobectomy Via Axillary Incision without Carbon Dioxide Insufflation

    50 Paratracheal and Superior Mediastinal Dissection (Transcervical)

    51 Transcervical Thymectomy and Superior Mediastinal Dissection

    52 Targeted Parathyroidectomy

    53 Open Parathyroidectomy

    54 Video-Assisted Parathyroidectomy

    55 Split-Thickness Skin Graft

    56 Cervicofacial Rotation Flap

    57 Deltopectoral Flap

    58 Pectoralis Major Myocutaneous Flap

    59 Trapezius Flap

    60 Latissimus Dorsi Myocutaneous Flap

    61 Neural Reconstruction

Product details

  • No. of pages: 640
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Saunders 2011
  • Published: July 14, 2011
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781416033684
  • eBook ISBN: 9781455728473

About the Authors

James Cohen

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery; Chief Otolaryngology/Assistant Chief Surgery, Portland VA Medical Center, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon

Gary Clayman

Affiliations and Expertise

Alando J. Ballantyne Distinguished Chair of Head & Neck Surgery; Professor of Surgery and Cancer Biology, Department of Head and Neck Surgery; Chief, Section of Head & Neck Endocrine Surgery; Deputy Head Division of Surgery, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

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