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Surgery of Head and Neck Tumors

JAMA. 1958;166(5):553. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.02990050123026.
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Because of better methods of anesthesia and blood replacement and better antibiotics, surgery in all fields has made great strides and certain men have been led to explore new fields. This collection of operative procedures covers the surgical treatment of tumors of the skin of the head and neck, of the mucosa of the lip, cheeks, and alveolar ridge, hemimandibulectomy, and tumors of the floor of the mouth and palate and of the antrum and maxilla, parotid gland, tongue, larynx, and thyroid. The illustrations (all artist's drawings) portray step by step the surgical removal of nearly every conceivable type of head and neck tumor. Basic anatomic structures involved in each procedure are well shown. Each operation is followed by the author's method of plastic surgical reconstruction of the surgical defect. Most of these reconstructive procedures are sound, although an occasional one might be considered a bit old fashioned or of

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