The first edition of Ballenger's book was published in 1908 and has since
been translated into 10 languages. The 18th edition continues the tradition
of presenting a comprehensive reference text of current knowledge in otorhinolaryngology
for the 21st century.
The 18th edition comprises 114 chapters organized into six sections, each edited by a leader in its discipline. The sections are topically arranged to address otology/neurotology, rhinology, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, pediatric otorhinolaryngology, laryngology and bronchoesophagology, and head and neck surgery.
The presentation of basic science underlying clinical otorhinolaryngology has been expanded, and molecular mechanisms and genetics of disease are presented. Disorders of smell, taste, balance and hearing, voice, speech, and language are also emphasized to provide comprehensive coverage of the discipline.
Blending state-of-the-art clinical techniques with coverage of scientific foundations, this book is designed to satisfy the informational needs of developing specialists and seasoned practitioners alike.
New chapters include Allergy Evaluation, Immunotherapy, Medical Management of Chronic Sinusitis, Otoplasty, and Cleft Lip. New chapters in an expanded section on pediatric Otorhinolaryngology include Congenital Anomalies of the Mandible and Maxilla; Drooling, Dysphagia, and Aspiration; Congenital Anomalies of the Nose and Nasal Airway, Congenital Anomalies of the Larynx and Trachea, Acquired Anomalies of the Larynx and Trachea, Aerodigestive Tract Foreign Bodies and Caustic Ingestions; Speech and Resonance Disorders in Children; Voice Disorders in Children; and Vascular Tumors and Malformations of the Head and Neck.
Senior authors were chosen not only for original contributions but also for
their intellectual leadership of the specialty.
Basic science and clinical chapters stress the role of molecular biology in the pathogenesis of disease. Throughout, the genetic basis of disease has been emphasized.
The book is a unique blend of state-of-the-art clinical techniques, methods, and outcomes together with coverage of basic mechanisms and science. It provides students, residents, fellows, and practitioners with the understanding necessary to participate fully in the use of molecular biology in therapy.
• More than 800 full-color clinical illustrations
• Stresses the role of molecular biology and genetics in the pathogenesis of disease
Section I. Otology and Neurotology
Section II. Rhinology
Section III. Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Section IV. Pediatric Otorhinolaryngoloy
Section V. Laryngology and Bronchoesophagology
Section VI. Head and Neck Surgery
P. Ashley Wackym, MD, FACS, FAAP
Vice President of Research
Legacy Research Institute
President, Ear and Skull Base Center
James B. Snow, Jr., MD, FACS
Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
University of Pennsylvania
Former Director, National Institute on Deafness and
Other Communication Disorders
National Institutes of Health