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Otolaryngology Cases is a collection of 100 clinical scenarios curated by three professors of otolarnygology in Cincinatti, Ohio. The cases are distributed throughout the breadth of otolaryngology topics and comprise a patient history, key points for the condition, investigations and management.

There are a few multiple choice questions at the end of each section, as well as a manageable list of key papers. Each section of this book is easy to read and well-structured. Obviously not every pathology is covered, however it presents a comprehensive view of the common conditions encountered in otolaryngology. I would have liked to see more illustrations in some parts (those included were very useful, particularly the radiology images), and I had to bear in mind that some of the statistics and diagnostic pathways may not be fully relevant to the UK audience, as you would expect with a US publication.

I would recommend this book for those consolidating their revision for the FRCS Viva, as an adjunct to the more commonly used texts. Its structure lends itself to solo learning or equally use in a study group. It could also serve as a useful starting point for those delivering case-based teaching. Although not cheap, it represents value for money given its volume, and commands reasonable resale prices on Amazon once the exam has been passed!

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Katherine Conroy

MA (Cantab) MB BChir FRCS (ORL-HNS), Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, UK.

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