Produced by international authorities in otosugery, the 2nd updated and expanded edition of Middle Ear and Mastoid Microsurgery is the based on over 30 years of experience and more than 20,000 clinical cases. The distinguishing feature of Sanna's Middle Ear and Mastoid Microsurgery is that it presents a consistent management philosophy for the complete spectrum of otologic disorders - from offering guidance for assessing the need and potential complexity of an operation to detailed, systematic descriptions of how to perform common and more complex procedures in otologic microsurgery as well as how to solve special surgical problems. This makes this book particularly valuable to both experienced and novice surgeons. The step-by-step sequences of the superb intraoperative images, in combination with excellent drawings, facilitates excellent understanding of surgical anatomy and individual surgical steps. New in the 2nd edition: - Now nearly 1800 images in total: Switching from film-based to digital cameras enabled the authors to obtain and include more detailed and instructive intraoperative images - even in severe conditions. - Remarkable advancements in cochlear implant technology now offer reliable solutions for profound hearing loss. The authors now share their experiences made in one of the most important centers in this field. - Considerable changes were made in the chapter on paraganglioma: The authors present new cases according to their modified Fisch classification and present proven surgical solutions for this difficult pathology. - Revised chapter on hemipetrosectomy followed by middle ear obliteration: This technique is very useful for treating troublesome situations such as intractable otorrhea in dead ears and severe pathologies widely infiltrating the middle ear. - Expanded anatomy chapter: Full knowledge of 3D-anatomy of the temporal bone is of prime importance in otologic microsurgery. To facilitate the understanding of 3-D relationships between important structures, this chapter was enlarged by correlating CT scans and anatomical image of normal temporal bone.
Gruppo Otologico, Casa di Cura Piacenza, Piacenza, Italy