Middle Ear Surgery
During the past 20 years, the ENT Department of the Ruhr University, Bochum, has been, under the leadership of Professor Henning Hildmann, an important centre for the teaching of otosurgery. Furthermore, during this time Bochum Clinic has become, mainly due to the efforts of Holger Sudhoff, a major focal point for otological research. A combination of two such eminent ear surgeons and their colleagues is a guarantee for an informative and insp- ing book on ear surgery. In Bochum Clinic, 17 Ear and Temporal Bone Surgery Courses have taken place over the years, each course with an attendance of 60 – 80 pupils from over the world. I had the privilege to be one of the teachers on these courses and was able to follow the outstanding surgery of the course leaders, Henning Hildmann and Jan Helms, both pupils of Dietrich Plester. It is therefore fitting that the book is mainly based on the ideas and techniques of this pioneering ear surgeon. The book is divided into 34 chapters, most of which are written by Henning Hildmann or Holger Sudhoff. The remaining chapters are written by the tea- ers of the course at Bochum – all experts in their specialist topics: Alexander Rauchfuss, Jürgen Lautermann, Martin Scholz, Sergije Jovanovic, Matthew Yung and, finally, Stefan Dazert, who is the new chairman of Bochum Clinic and the new Director of the Bochum Ear and Temporal Bone Surgery Courses.
Unique clinical comprehensive textbook with systematic approach to frequent otological operationsLavishly illustrated with superb full colour artworkReader-friendly, step-by-step guide through all surgical proceduresWritten by two famous experts