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New York/Stuttgart - Thieme Publishers today released the highly anticipated second edition of Endoscopic Surgery of the Paranasal Sinuses and Anterior Skull Base. This completely revised book, by Malte Erik Wigand, MD, is a comprehensive visual guide to endoscopic sinus surgery.

According to Dr. Wigand, at the time the first edition was introduced, the technique, also known as ESS, was fairly new and controversial. "Seventeen years have passed since the publication of the first edition of this monograph on endoscopic sinus surgery. Today, it is the worldwide method of choice for surgical treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis," states the author.

Both editions were written by the doctor, who is widely considered a pioneer in the field. His updated book provides the most current information regarding diagnosis, instrumentation, and anesthesia. Highlights include four new chapters that focus on the management of complications due to rhinosinusitis, trauma, malformation, and neoplasia.

Endoscopic Surgery of the Paranasal Sinuses and Anterior Skull Base is enhanced by more than 580 illustrations. The inclusion of multiple new images, rounded out with schematic drawings, has reinvigorated the book. Now readers have a more intimate view of the nasal and paranasal cavities. Such a perspective effectively assists surgeons in locating their targets. Undoubtedly, it is an indispensable companion for medical professionals working in this field.

About the Author

Author Malte Erik Wigand, MD, is a professor emeritus and former director of the department of otorhinolaryngology at Friedrich Alexander University Hospital in Erlangen, Germany.

About Thieme
Thieme Publishers is part of the privately held Thieme Publishing Group. Thieme employs 900 people and maintains offices in seven cities, including New York, Beijing, Delhi, Stuttgart and three other locations in Germany. For 120 years, Thieme's high-quality books and journals have been a vital resource for students, physicians, researchers and academics. Thieme publishes 130 peer-reviewed journals and over 500 new books annually. All scientific and an increasing number of medical publications are also available online. Please visit www.thieme.com for additional information.

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