Endoscopic Color Atlas of Ear Diseases
Otology is an intriguing subdiscipline of otolaryngology—head and neck surgery. Ear disorders are one of the commonest diseases encountered in ear, nose and throat practice. The correct diagnosis of ear diseases requires a thorough knowledge of the normal anatomy and its alteration in pathological conditions. Middle ear anatomy is quite complex. Rendering a concrete picture of middle ear using only words had been always a challenging task. The constant effort to solve the doubts of the students in the best possible way was the driving force behind this atlas. With this backup in mind, this comprehensive atlas was developed with lucid and relevant text which addresses normal and diseased state of tympanic membrane, ear canal and middle ear. The atlas consists of a total of 271 colored photographs obtained by using 4 mm zero degree sinuscope. The clarity and the optics of the endoscope give greater information of the ear conditions contrary to the traditional outpatient Bull’s lamp or otoscopic examination. Before discussing the pathological conditions of the external and the middle ear, we have detailed the description of the normal tympanic membrane along with its variations. The appearance of the tympanic membrane is altered in various acute and chronic conditions affecting the middle ear. The alteration in its color, surface, intactness and position has been well illustrated in this atlas. The highlight of the atlas is unique approach of Exploration of the middle ear contents through subtotal perforation and its vast collection of pre and post operative images of Cartilage Tympanoplasty. This atlas will definitely supplement the standard ENT textbooks for a further in depth pictorial depiction of the ear disorders and thus facilitate proper diagnosis for dispensing appropriate treatment for otological disorders. We believe that this atlas will definitely be of immense help not only to the undergraduate and the postgraduate students, the ENT fraternity but also to general practitioners who also get a regular share of ENT patients. It is an update for the specialist treating otological pathologies as it is a “photogallery” of clinical findings accumulated over a period of time.
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Review of Book "Endoscopic Color Atlas of Ear Diseases" By Prof Ugo Fisch
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Dear Dr. Mubarak Kahn,
a wile ago you have sent to me your Endoscopic Colorf Atlas of Ear Diseases
for review. I apologize for having taken so much time to give my opinion on
your excellent book.
I have enjoyed very much your well printed extensive collection of
endoscopic images of the external ear.The quality (sharpness and color) of
the pictures is not always perfect but the material you have accumulated
through the years is so exentensive and complete to make it a very valid
otologic reference book.
I have had some difficulty with the text explaining the illustrations
because our classification of ear diseases differs from yours (s. our
book:Tympanoplasty,Mastoidectomy,ans Stapes Surgery U.Fisch, J.May, Th.
Linder Thieme 2008).
"Skin in the wrong place" becomes (according to H.Schuknecht) a
cholesteatoma only when there is an associated "accumulation of keratin".The
evidence of accumulated keratin is therefore essential to diagnose the
presence of a cholesteatoma on an otoscopic image.
In chronic suppurative otitis media we divide perforations of the tympanic
membrane only in "central and marginal". A postero-superior marginal
peforation carries a high risk of development of a secundary acquired
cholesteatoma.No perforation is "safe".
These are only two exemples of a different evaluation of the otoscopic
pictures due to a (well understandable) difference in the definition of ear
In the pre- and postoperative cases it would have been helpful to have some
indications on the hearing results. In general I would have also expected
some remarks on the extent of pneumatization of the temporal bones,
particularly in cases requiring open or closed cavities. Radiologic Imaging
for us is indispensable for a correct evaluation of middle ear infections.
Altogether your have produced a very valuable Atlas documenting nearly all
possible ear diseases and you deserve for this accomplishment a lot of
Thank you for having sent to me your book and very best wishes for 2012.
Prof. U. Fisch