Taking a practical, ''in the trenches approach'' to diagnosing and treating nasal and sinus disorders, this book offers the expertise of world-renowned otolaryngologists-head and neck surgeons. From physiology and immunology of the sinuses to anatomic considerations and new radiologic techniques, the book covers all the topics the specialist must master in everyday practice. It includes more than 450 clear illustrations for easy visualization of complex sinus anatomy. In-depth discussions of minimally invasive, laser, stereotactic, and combined endoscopic and microscopic techniques make this text a complete, ''how-to'' guide to endoscopic sinus surgery. You will also find guidelines for acquiring the technical skills for handling endoscopes and other instrumentation in the nose. Carefully organized to provide you easy access to the information you need, this resource is essential for accurate diagnosis, presurgical planning, choice of surgical procedure, and best outcomes. Especially useful for beginners, it is the reference all practitioners will reach for before undertaking a procedure.