- Y. Naito (Author)
Due to the complex anatomical structure of the temporal bone, imaging diagnosis requires a very high degree of expertise. This atlas is not only helpful to assess pediatric ear disorders accurately, but also provides a treasure trove to experts. It consists of a pediatric temporal bone imaging atlas followed by case reports of typical pediatric ear diseases. In the first part complete contiguous temporal bone CT sections of an infant and an older child are shown along with a detailed listing of anatomical names of the structures. It further presents developmental changes in size, shape, location and orientation of the primary components of the temporal bone. The second part contains case images in combination with reference illustrations of a healthy child in the same age range allowing the reader to identify the key findings of the disorder with only one reference book at hand. Further images illustrate the posttreatment follow-up. This publication which is translated from the successful Japanese edition (2011) will be essential for otorhinolaryngologists and pediatricians particularly interested in pediatric ear diseases. Its unique layout makes it also a very effective tool for students learning image diagnosis.