For all surgeons who manage patients with head and neck cancer, this book offers both a new approach and a new philosophy of treatment - one that rejects radical procedures except in advanced disease and focuses on a combined functional and selective approach for optimal outcome.
With a whole new approach to neck dissection, this superb book examines the differences between surgical techniques and conceptual approaches to neck dissection. It strives to connect the two points of view, beginning with a historical perspective of the procedure from both the American and Latin perspective. The book creates a better understanding of the reasons behind selective neck dissection, starting with an explanation of the fascial compartmentalization of the neck. This is a step-by-step guide to the operative technique of functional and other non-radical neck dissections. A full list of technical hints and pitfalls, along with nearly 200 color photographs and drawings, are included to enhance the learning process. The book is essential for any professional that wants to understand the rationale, indications, and results of the functional approach to the neck, including otolaryngologists, head and neck surgeons, maxillofacial surgeons, plastic surgeons, and general surgeons.