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Pocket Atlas of Sectional Anatomy—Volume I: Head and Neck 4th Edition

Nagia, Lina DO

Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology: March 2015 - Volume 35 - Issue 1 - p e1
doi: 10.1097/WNO.0000000000000206
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Department of Ophthalmology,University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL

Head and Neck anatomy is essential to the diagnosis of many neuro-ophthalmic conditions. The ability to localize pathology corresponding to clinical findings and corroborate that with imaging studies is central to patient care. Localizing and diagnosing conditions with the help of imaging can expedite the treatment process and allow for better prognosis.

The 333 pages of this book are divided into 3 major sections: 1) cranial computed tomography, 2) cranial magnetic resonance imaging, and 3) neck. The book is organized such as the left page has the radiologic image along with a picture representation of the level of the image and the right page has a full color diagram corresponding to the radiologic image with detailed anatomic structures presented in a numbered format with an accompanying legend. For example, great representations of cavernous sinus anatomy, with all structures labeled through different levels, are presented. Orbital anatomy is also clearly delineated. Other helpful pearls throughout the book include great representation of bony anatomy and a summary of vascular territories. Axial, coronal, and sagittal cuts are represented in each section.

This book is a concise anatomical guide with correlation between radiologic imaging and corresponding diagrams detailing different structures at various levels and cuts. There is no pathology represented, and all images are of normal anatomy. It serves as a good reference for students and physicians reviewing head and neck imaging.

© 2015 by North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society