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Book Review: Neurologic Disorders of the Larynx, 2nd edition

Editors: Andrew Blitzer, MD; Mitchell F. Brin, MD; and Lorraine O. Ramig, PhD Publisher: Thieme – 240 pages Book Review by: Nano Khilnani Our nerves affect virtually every organ and structure of our bodies, including the larynx. While the established specialties – neurology and otolaryngology – cover our nervous, hearing, speech and related systems, neurolaryngology, the focus of this book, is about the interaction between them, and the disorders that occur sometimes. Neurolaryngology is a relatively young subspecialty that sprung about 30 years ago. We could probably mark its beginning in 1989, the year when the Neurolaryngology Study Group...

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Book Review: Teaching Atlas of Urologic Imaging

Editors: Robert A. Older, MD; and Matthew J. Bassignani, MD Publisher: Thieme – 350 pages, with nearly 400 high-quality illustrations, 47 in full-color Book Review by: Nano Khilnani The format of this book is vastly different from others. Instead of chapters, the contents are presented in the form of cases. A brief clinical history is given in each case, along with an image or series of images. This is similar to learning in hospitals where residents make the rounds visiting patients, and are asked questions by attending physicians. Here are some steps the editors present in the learning process:...

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Book Review: Chordomas – Technologies, Techniques, and Treatment Strategies

Editors: M. Necmettin Pamir, MD: Ossama Al-Mefty, MD; and Luis A.B. Borba, MD Publisher: Thieme Book Review by: Nano Khilnani Chordomas are very rare tumors. Because neurosurgeons encounter chordoma cases very infrequently, progress in understanding them cannot be made rapidly. They occur anywhere along the midline skull base and the spine. They are classified as pathologically benign but clinically malignant. These types of tumors have historically and even up to today, not been very well understood because of their rare occurrence. Various surgical approaches for clival chordomas have been developed over the last 30 years or so. Recently the...

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Book Review: Essentials of Septorhinoplasty – Philosophy, Approaches, Techniques, 2nd edition

Editors: Hans Behrbohm, MD; and M. Eugene Tardy, Jr., MD Publisher: Thieme – 262 pages Book Review by: Nano Khilnani Rhinoplasty has become more common in the modern world, with people wanting to have a better-looking nose. However, there are other reasons when this procedure is not optional but necessary: congenital defects, correcting a failed previous plastic surgery, injury, or respiratory impediment. Septoplasty meanwhile is a reconstruction of the septum, the partition between the two nasal cavities. The septum normally runs straight in the center, but in some cases, such as a birth defect, it deviates and is crooked,...

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Book Review: Neurosonology and Neuroimaging of Stroke – A Comprehensive Reference, 2nd edition, plus videos

Authors: Jose M. Valdueza, MD; Stephen J. Schreiber, MD; Jens-Eric Roehl, MD; Florian Connolly, MD; and Randolf Klingebiel, MD Publisher: Thieme – 619 pages Book Review by: Nano Khilnani Stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked, but the exact and detailed causes of the blockage cannot be easily determined until a thorough examination is conducted, the authors of this book point out in the Preface. The machines used since the 1970s to look at the extent and other characteristics of blood constriction have been of several types, with varying capabilities. One of the first technologies...

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