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Principles of Head and Neck Surgery

Edward L. Felix, MD
JAMA. 1980;244(14):1624. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03310140082049.
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Head and neck surgery is a well-defined discipline studied by general surgeons, otolaryngologists, plastic surgeons, and surgical oncologists, but there are few books designed to teach the basic principles of this discipline. One of these books appeared 13 years ago, Freund's Principles of Head and Neck Surgery. The author has now completely revised and updated the text in this second edition to incorporate new ideas and approaches to head and neck operations.

The book's 12 chapters include the topics of diagnosis and methods of examination, behavior of head and neck tumors, technique of radical neck dissection, postoperative care, and reconstruction and rehabilitation. In addition, individual chapters are devoted to the oral cavity, larynx, salivary glands, thyroid, and maxilla.

The highlight of the book is chapter four, a description of the technique of performing a radical neck dissection. It is one of the most detailed and well illustrated approaches in this

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