Handbook of the Tympanic Cavity
|ISBN: 963 87021 0 9||Pages: 276||Publisher: Remedium|
illustrated with 407 color photos, slides, drawings (600x600dpi)
|Size: 17,2 x 24,2cm||Weight: 61 dkg|
|Year of publication: 2006||Price in HUF: 25000.-
(cca. 80 EUR)
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About the book:
The temporal bone is a very complicated part of
the human body that’s why the ear surgery requires many
anatomical details. The
‘Handbook of the Tympanic Cavity’,
explored in great depth the bony anatomy of the tympanic cavity. It
macroscopic photos, histological slides, histological drawings and
illustrations. The author studied the various structures of the
cavity, one by one, and presented these findings in individual
goal of this work was to be of help in getting to know and understand
different variations of the bony structures in the middle ear. To do
chapters all include a detailed explanation of the embryology regarding
relevant structures. As the temporal bone continues to develop after
author has followed the development and growth of these structures from
fetal month to the elderly, describing the morphological signs typical
given period. Emphasis has been placed throughout onto the embryology
particularly relevant to ear surgeons.
Anatomy is rarely the centre of interest as,
like in all disciplines dealing with morphology, it is often considered
to be a
complete mess of boring data. One can only expect readers to be
they are presented with interesting and stimulating material. This is
of the rich illustrations found throughout the book. In most of the
there are schemes that help the reader to understand the general
of the given structure. Directly next to these schemes there are photos
show the actual structure and at the same time the histological slides
presented which show even greater detail.
The book has been written with the intention of
being used by ear surgeon and the physicians of all levels can find the
necessary information regarding the anatomy of the tympanic cavity. All
main structures are discussed in separate chapters, which have been
further into 4 subsections. The first contains a general description,
many cases the characteristics of the structure are detailed with
each in the form of macroscopic anatomy.
Further detailed information is provided in the submacroscopic
anatomy section. Following this the changes in the
temporal bone from the 4th fetal month through to the
examined (embryology) in order to
better understand the submacroscopic
The author hopes that this book will be of great help to ear surgeons, both when planning operations and when interpreting unusual anatomical situations. Several experts were consulted during the writing of this book and the invaluable information gleaned from these individuals that have enabled further depth to be added to the book.
Preface of the book by Prof. Ugo Fisch
Miklós Tóth has written a book of basic importance to the Otologist since the precise knowledge of the anatomy of the Tympanic Cavity is the prerequisite for any successful surgical action in this field.
The book is special because the Author does not introduce the reader to practical anatomical landmarks aimed to reach safely and quickly a surgical goal but leads him to discover the beauty and perfection of the anatomical structures forming the Tympanic Cavity.
If we embark in Miklós Tóth’s Book we have not to expect to be carried through a quick guided tour of the Tympanic Cavity aimed on how to reach safely a surgical goal. What we find is, on the contrary, a collection of superb descriptions and admirable illustrations of the details of one of the most complex anatomical regions of the human body.
The main idea of the author was to provide the reader with all the descriptive information needed to recreate at will, “like with a Lego game”, his own, personalized vision of any special region within the tympanic cavity.
The reconstruction of a practically oriented from a merely descriptive anatomical view is left to the reader and this exercise may be considered by some difficult and tedious. However, it still remains one of the best ways to learn the surgical topography of the Tympanic Cavity particularly if the available descriptive data are so well exposed and illustrated as in this book.
The experience gained with the dissection of hundreds of temporal bones enables Miklós Tóth to take us by hand through an unusual journey from the Protympanum to the Mastoid Cavity and to explain us with heartbreaking precision the submicroscopic, microscopic and macroscopic features of the surrounding anatomical landscapes. The embryologic information given for each chapter is a most original and valuable contribution because it is very helpful for the understanding of the many variations observed among the structures of the Tympanic cavity.
difference is exemplified
by the description of the surface of the Promontory, which is compared
book to an “arid desert giving the impression of an area of
desolation where a
stranger would be completely lost while natives make use of the
to orient themselves with confidence and ease and navigate the area
within an accuracy of
The divergence between practical and descriptive views may also have some drawbacks. For instance, the definition of “stapedial fossa” instead of “oval window niche” my be anatomically correct but may create some confusion because it defies the current clinical nomenclature.
Nevertheless, one cannot avoid to be captivated by the enthusiasm emanating from the precise anatomical descriptions and beautiful illustrations contained in this book, which convey the magic attraction and the incomparable beauty of nature’s perfection.
All those having anatomical or surgical interest in the Tympanic Cavity will read with great pleasure and enormous profit this passionate, exceptionally well-written and illustrated book.
About the Author:
Tóth was born in
- Endoscopy of the Tympanic Cavity
From 1997 on, he worked in several hospitals as follows:
1997: Krems, Austria
Besides researching, teaching and working as a full-time medical doctor, his hobbies are woodcarving, photography and studying religion history.