Pocket Atlas of Sectional Anatomy, Volume I: Head and Neck, currently in its 4th edition, gives a thorough account of imaging of the head and neck in this single volume. Across its 792 illustrations, this edition has revised and expanded on its previous versions with better spatial resolution images to reflect the recent technology advancements. It divides itself broadly into cranial CT, cranial MRI and neck sections.

This book tackles the intricate anatomy of the head and neck in a compact pocket-sized version. Despite its small size, this text provides an in-depth overview of the minute structures of the neurocranium and neck. As a surgical trainee with an interest in head and neck, I became immediately immersed in the very well laid out and easy to read book. The labelled radio images beside each illustration helped me visualise the anatomy while moving down the sectional planes of the head and neck. Due to the intricacy of structures of the ear, nose and neck, it is a requirement for otolaryngologists to able to read the different imaging modalities of the head and neck. These modalities are paramount when making a decision to operate, and are also used as navigational tools to assess extent of surgery i.e. during a mastoid or endoscopic sinus surgery.

I found Pocket Atlas of Sectional Anatomy, Volume I: Head and Neck successfully managed to deliver an extensive account of the head and neck anatomy in a concise, pocket-sized version. I would certainly recommend this book to both senior and junior colleagues and I will definitely be revisiting it in the near future.

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Gopiraj Krishnasamy

Doncaster Royal 
Infirmary, UK.

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