In order to envision a three-dimensional picture of the surgical space and, ultimately, to master surgery, surgeons need thorough visual and clinical knowledge of anatomy. Ear Surgery Illustrated: A Comprehensive Atlas of Otologic Microsurgical Techniques by surgeon Robert Jackler and illustrator Christine Gralapp, reflects more than three decades of collaboration, according to a press release issued by the book’s publisher, Thieme.

The color illustrations herein communicate “a wealth of surgical anatomy and technique with exceptional clarity and precision,” according to Thieme. The “succinct, insightful text paired with the drawings delineate key landmarks, define crucial relationships, and elucidate complex concepts,” says the publisher. Fifteen chapters encompass the broad spectrum of modern otological surgery practice—from commonplace procedures to complex tertiary-quaternary operative care. The appendix features educational handouts surgeons can give to patients.

Key Features:

  • More than 1,100 precise full-color illustrations with explanatory text cover a broad range of microsurgical approaches.
  • A wide range of surgical procedures including stapes surgery, tympanoplasty, ossiculoplasty, mastoidectomy, vestibular surgery, cochlear implants, temporal bone resection, and petrous apicectomy.
  • Management of various diseases and conditions such as cholesteatoma, facial nerve issues, temporal bone fractures, hearing loss, encephaloceles, cerebrospinal fluid leaks, and pulsatile tinnitus.

Paired with Robert Jackler’s and Christine Gralapp’s Atlas of Skull Base Surgery and Neurotology: Second Edition, the two books meld visual and clinical knowledge into remarkable resources covering otological, neurotological, and lateral skull base surgery techniques.

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Robert K. Jackler, Ear Surgery Illustrated. A Comprehensive Atlas of Otologic Microsurgical Techniques

Thieme Publishers New York/Stuttgart. 2019
504 pp, 1105 illustrations


ISBN: 9781684201105

eBook – Available from, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes
eISBN: 9781684201112



Source: Thieme Publishers

Image: Thieme Publishers