This section is devoted to reviewing the latest books in the fields of ENT and audiology. Our reviews are intended to provide useful guidance for end users who will find the books helpful in their day-to-day practice.
Authors who would like their books reviewed in this section or publishers interested in having their books reviewed should contact Francesca McCabe by email on francesca@pinpoint-scotland.com
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Oxford Handbook of Head and Neck Anatomy

Most of us are familiar with the Oxford handbooks and I certainly have fond memories of the ‘cheese and onion’ from my medical student days, so I was intrigued to see what this anatomy focused, rather than clinical, book from...

Endoscopic Transnasal Anatomy of the Skull Base and Adjacent Areas

This book is a well-designed colour atlas of sinus surgery which is up to date with all the modern techniques used in endoscopic sinus surgery. The multiple authors include well-established and renowned surgeons. It is divided into distinct chapters, with...

Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery: Clinical Reference Guide – Sixth Edition

When I began my ENT training, the revered ‘Pasha’ textbook was one of the first recommendations given to me by senior colleagues who were in the throes of FRCS revision. This revamped edition serves to improve a book which was...

Cummings Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery: Seventh Edition - Volumes 1-3

It’s no secret Cummings Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery is amongst the most widely recognised international texts on the subject. This edition does not disappoint, and provides a truly comprehensive evidence-based evaluation of topics in general otolaryngology, facial plastic and...

Rhoton’s Atlas of Head, Neck, and Brain

Albert Rhoton was a renowned American neurosurgeon with an intense interest in anatomy. This book was published after his death in 2016 and aims to continue Rhoton’s philosophy of patients benefit deriving from surgeons’ knowledge and understanding of complex anatomy....

Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery – Fourth Edition

I was quite intrigued to receive this book, as the third edition was a book I had read cover to cover whilst a trainee, and was one of my core books. Initially, having a quick glance through, I could immediately...

ENT Medicine and Surgery: Illustrated Clinical Cases

“My mom always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” Forrest Gump may not have been an otolaryngologist, but he certainly nailed the day-to-day experiences of doctors, as does this textbook of...

RadCases Head and Neck Imaging

This is one of a series of books published by Thieme which are written for trainees in radiology. The depth and breadth would suit a higher-level trainee with an interest in head and neck imaging coming up to exit examinations...

Robotic Head and Neck Surgery: An Anatomical and Surgical Atlas

I was excited to receive and review this book. Unfortunately I was disappointed to discover the strange paperback spirally bound exterior, which the publisher’s website states makes it robust. It looks anything but robust and, as an intended textbook to...

Handbook of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery – Second Edition

The authors and contributors of this book have done a stellar job of updating the content while maintaining the portability essential for any ‘handbook’. They begin with a sound introductory section which presents a comprehensive road map to evaluating the...

Atlas of the Facial Nerve and Related Structures

Although we all know the course of the facial nerve is pretty complex, I was surprised that a whole book and 104 pages had been dedicated to describing it. However, on reading through the book, it is apparent that although...

Symptom Oriented Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery – Three Volume Set

Symptom Oriented Otolaryngology is a three-volume set covering an extensive range of symptoms in otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery. The editorial team of Randal Morton, Zahoor Ahmad and Malcolm Giles from New Zealand, have been supported by an illustrious team...