Cummings Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Cummings Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery – Seventh Edition
As with all specialties, otolaryngology–head and neck surgery continues to evolve as the result of evidence-based medicine, our ability to understand the immune response to cancer and introduction of targeted therapies, unlocking the genetic basis of disease, and advances in technology across the spectrum of surgical procedures. In response, the seventh edition of Cummings Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery has added 12 new chapters in addition to expanding the archive of narrated video clips. Video clips, now totaling 73 (up from 49), are cited in the text with live links to eBook and Expert Consult.
New chapters in the otology and skull base section reflect the growing acceptance of middle ear endoscopy and eustachian tube surgery in daily clinical practice and the increasing recognition of the public health importance of hearing, vestibular disorders, and geriatric otology. New insights into allergy, chronic rhinosinusitis, and facial pain are highlighted. New chapters in pediatric diseases include pediatric cochlear implantation, advances in otologic surgery, vestibular disorders, and pediatric speech disorders.
Pediatric airway management includes new chapters on laryngeal cleft surgery and management of pediatric tracheostomy. Changes in the epidemiology, science, novel staging, and treatment of HPV-related head and neck cancer are detailed in updated chapters.
In addition, new chapters highlight computer-simulated and modeled dentomandibular reconstruction and advances in the technology and approaches to transoral surgery for upper aerodigestive tract tumors.
Measuring Outcomes and Performance
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
New material is now available on our digital platform, Expert Consult, to complement several otology and neurotology chapters in the text. This content includes a 29-slide deck of labeled temporal bone sections arranged in series, providing a valuable educational resource for understanding ear anatomy and associated function.
We continue to keep the text concise, yet representative of the major and notable developments in the field. As with the last edition, the seventh features access to an eBook and the Expert Consult website, which includes enhanced text and images from the book, a full reference list for each chapter, as well as videos demonstrating ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) Key Indicator Procedures, and more.
The video component provides residents and practitioners the opportunity to visualize and better understand the critical elements of these core procedures.
Our goal is to further the education of those now associated with otolaryngology and head and neck surgery and provide a foundation for the next generation to follow.
Our editors and contributors, by tradition, have worldwide representation, thus reflecting the global contributions to the field. Through the combined effort of all contributors, the seventh edition will continue to be the definitive resource of our specialty.