This new edition has been fully revised to present recent advances in the understanding of facial nerve development and the diagnosis and surgical management of structural, congenital or hereditary abnormalities that may occur.
Beginning with a description of the development of the facial nerve and correlating ear structures, the following chapters discuss various disorders. A chapter on `isolated anomalies' emphasises the importance of understanding the many variations of facial nerve configuration. Eleven case studies based on the authors' own experiences are presented to help understanding.
Written by highly experienced otolaryngologists from Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, the second edition includes clinical photographs and illustrations to enhance learning.
Guide to development of the facial nerve and management of related abnormalities
Includes eleven case studies based on authors' experiences
Authored by highly experienced, Philadelphia-based specialists
Previous edition published in 1991
Robert Thayer Sataloff MD DMA FACS Professor and Chairman; Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Academic Specialties Johnathan Brandon Sataloff Research Associate, American Institute for Voice and Ear Research Both at Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Introduction Phylogeny of the Facial Nerve Embryology of the Facial Nerve Clinical Application Isolated Anomalies of the Facial Nerve Structural, Congenital, and Hereditary Abnormalities