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Head and Neck Cancer

Management and Reconstruction


Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781626232310
Publication Date: September 2019

Edited by
Eric M. Genden

Thieme congratulates Dr. Eric M. Genden on being chosen by New York magazine for its prestigious 'Best Doctors 2018' list!

Head and Neck Cancer: Management and Reconstruction, 2nd Edition by Eric M. Genden masterfully blends two lauded Thieme books, Reconstruction of the Head and Neck, focusing on defect repair, and Head and Neck Cancer, a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach to treatment. A significant increase in the incidence of oropharyngeal cancer in the U.S. and other countries, especially among men, is attributed to high-risk subtypes of the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV associated tonsillar cancer and base of tongue cancer account for 90% of all oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Internationally renowned authors share the latest knowledge on HPV and other causes of head and neck cancers, from diagnosis to cutting-edge treatments.

Thirty richly illustrated chapters feature open and endoscopic ablative techniques for treating a full spectrum of carcinomas and associated defects of the buccal, mandible and composite, laryngeal, hypopharyngeal, and parotid. The book encompasses the nuances of each pathology, step-by-step procedural guidance, clinical pearls, and the latest reconstructive techniques such as 3-D. For each disease, the authors discuss management concepts followed by principles of reconstruction and functional rehabilitation. Special topics include patient surveillance, monoclonal antibodies and immunotherapy, microvascular reconstruction, and minimizing wound complications.

Key Features

  • State-of-the-art management of carcinomas impacting the oral and nasal cavities, salivary glands, oropharynx, hypopharynx, larynx, thyroid, anterior skull base, skin, and more
  • A chapter devoted to transoral robotic management of the oropharynx includes epidemiology, etiology, anatomy, staging, clinical presentation, diagnosis, work-up, and case studies
  • More than 300 high-quality illustrations and photos elucidate complex anatomy and surgical approaches
  • Concise videos posted online in the Thieme MediaCenter provide insightful hands-on surgical guidance

This is the definitive, one-stop resource on the use of ablative and reconstructive approaches for head and neck cancers. Residents, fellows, and veteran practitioners in otolaryngology—head and neck surgery, radiation oncology, and medical oncology will benefit from this comprehensive reference.

This book includes complimentary access to a digital copy on

1 Carcinoma of the Oral Tongue and Floor of Mouth
2 Reconstruction of the Oral Tongue and Floor of Mouth
3 Carcinoma of the Buccal Mucosa
4 Reconstruction of Buccal Defects
5 Carcinoma of the Palate and Maxilla
6 Reconstruction of the Palate and Maxilla
7 Management of Carcinoma of the Lateral Pharynx and Soft Palate
8 Reconstruction of the Lateral Pharynx and Soft Palate
9 Carcinoma Involving the Mandibular Alveolus and Retromolar Trigone
10 Reconstruction of the Mandible and Composite Defect
11 Open Management of Carcinoma of the Oropharynx
12 Transoral Robotic Management of the Oropharynx
13 Reconstruction of the Oropharynx
14 Carcinoma of the Hypopharynx
15 Carcinoma of the Larynx
16 Reconstruction of Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Defects
17 Carcinoma of the Thyroid
18 Carcinoma of the Salivary Glands
19 Reconstruction of the Parotid Defect
20 Carcinoma of the Nasal Cavity and Anterior Skull Base
21 Reconstruction of the Anterior Skull Base
22 Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx
23 Carcinoma of the Skin of the Head, Face, and Neck
24 Scalp Reconstruction
25 Reconstruction of the Cheek and Face
26 Carcinoma of Unknown Primary
27 Surveillance of the Patient
28 Drug Development in the 21st Century: Monoclonal Antibodies and Immunotherapy
29 The Vessel-Depleted Neck: Microvascular Reconstruction
30 Salvage Surgery: Minimizing Wound Complications

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