Facial Paralysis: A Comprehensive Rehabilitative Approach
Mark K. Wax
Details: 280 pages, Full Color, Hardcover, 7" x 10"
Facial Paralysis: A Comprehensive Rehabilitative Approach provides a thorough review of facial plastic surgery techniques utilized in various subspecialties. Through contributions from a range of experts - facial plastic surgeons to head and neck oncologic reconstructive surgeons - this text addresses ways to evaluate all aspects of facial nerve paralysis: diagnosis, individual etiology and management, surgical procedures, as well as preferred reconstructive modalities. Also included is a surgical atlas that illustrates the techniques used to repair or ameliorate the effects of the paralysis.
Spanning several surgical subspecialties, Facial Paralysis: A Comprehensive Rehabilitative Approach is a one-stop resource for any surgeon performing facial plastic surgery.
"I confess that I start most reviews of any textbook by just flicking through it and scanning the pictures. The quality of the images immediately impressed me here. Despite a multi-author input, these are consistently relevant, they have much novelty and they are reproduced to a very high standard. I keep going back to Fig 5.2 which shows a facial neuroma, before and after mastoid-approach excision. Nice photography here. There are many views of the nerve in various degrees of separation or grafting, in the parotid and, again, the clarity of the illustrations is remarkable. For once, we are largely spared those black boxes over the eyes which can ruin such textbooks....
Every such book starts with the basic science, but even that shows novelty here. How many of us can associate the various facial reflexes with their respective brainstem pathways? Did you know that the facial nerve fibres occupy as much as 83% of the cross sectional area at the meatal foramen of the internal canal, but only 23% in the tympanic and 64% in the mastoid segments? The second chapter looks at various aetiologies, but gives a nice brief overview of electrophysiologic testing. Under complications of facial paralysis, we will all think about the cornea, but may overlook epiphora, nasal valve collapse and synkinesis....
Now, the rest of the book is what makes for a unique piece of work. It is a surgical manual, covering every procedure imaginable, in restoration of the paralysed face. There are chapters on Nerve repair, on grafting, management of the upper and then lower eyelid, the lips, the nasal valve. A final (and really clever) additional chapter drifts off subject, into correction or avoidance of that soft tissue defect, the hollow so prevalent after parotidectomy. Fig 13.2 is described as showing 'an acceptable' cosmetic result. Well, let's say that the scar is just visible and most of us would be pleased with this outcome.
There are several books currently in print on facial palsy. This is particularly good at showing the role of the cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon in restoration of function, or at least, cosmesis. An inspiring book and an excellent read."
—Liam M Flood, FRCS, FRCSI, in Journal of Laryngology and Otology (November 2014)
"...This text will be of primary use for otolaryngologists and facial plastic surgeons, with valuable contributions from across the otolaryngology subspecialties, including neuro-otology, highlighting a multidisciplinary approach for these patients. The book may also serve as a resource for speech language pathologists and physical therapists that work in evaluation and management of these patients, with the initial focus on etiology, identification and rehabilitation of facial nerve paralysis and paresis. The book provides a concise summary of the content matter, with accessible format for easy referencing. While not an exhaustive text at 260 pages, the work would service as a useful training tool for otolaryngologists and a practical addition to academic department libraries."
—Nicole Free, BS, BM, CCC-SLP, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Annuals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology (2015)
Chapter 1: Facial Nerve Anatomy and Mastoid Surgery in the Management of Facial Nerve Disorders
Frank M. Warren
Chapter 2: Facial Nerve Paresis and Paralysis: History, Etiology, and Testing
Steven B. Cannady and Oren Friedman
Chapter 3: Complications of Facial Paralysis
Mark K. Wax and Steven B. Cannady
Chapter 4: Medical Management of Facial Paralysis
Jessica J. Peck and Mark K. Wax
Chapter 5: Management of the Facial Nerve
Joshua D. Rosenberg and Eric M. Genden
Chapter 6: Nerve Substitutions in Facial Reconstruction
Cheryl C. Nocon and Alexander Langerman
Chapter 7: Management of the Paralyzed Brow
Fred Fedok, Parker Velargo, Frank Garritano, and Irina Chaikhoutdinov
Chapter 8: Management of the Upper Eyelid Complex
Erika McCarty Walsh and Eben L. Rosenthal
Chapter 9: Management of The Lower Eyelid
Amy L. Pittman and John D. Ng
Chapter 10: Management of the Nasal Valve
Mark K. Wax and Jessica J. Peck
Chapter 11: Management of the Midface and Lips in the Paralyzed Face
Kristine A. Smith, Melynda Barnes, and Tom D. Wang
Chapter 12: Facial Reanimation with Free Tissue Transfer
Satyen Undavia and Babak Azizzadeh
Chapter 13: Management of the Soft Tissue Defect Following Parotidectomy
Christine G. Gourin and Mark K. Wax
Shaun C. Desai
Details: 634 pages, B&W, Softcover, 4.5" x 8"
Release Date: 10/07/2016
Seth M. Brown, Kimberley J. Pollock, Michael Setzen, Abtin Tabaee
Details: 391 pages, B&W, Spiral Bound, 8.5" x 11"
Release Date: 04/27/2016
Gresham T. Richter, James Y. Suen
Details: 456 pages, Full Color, Hardcover, 8.5" x 11"
Release Date: 04/15/2015