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Otolaryngology Board Review: Pearls of Wisdom, Third Edition
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This quick-hit question and answer review for the Otolaryngology in-service and board exams provides intense, streamlined review and is a comprehensive last minute review.

Pearls of Wisdom: Otolaryngology Board Review, 3rd edition is a quick-hit question and answer review for the otolaryngology boards.The unique question and correct-answer-only format eliminates the guesswork associated with traditional multiple-choice Q&A reviews and eliminates the possibility of an incorrect answer staying in your mind.


  • Emphasizes distilling key facts and clinical pearls essential for exam success
  • NEW more than 3800 questions
  • NEW chapter organization allows you to easily focus on specific topics relevant to the boards
  • NEW surgical and clinical images
  • Covers core content relevant to the American Board of Otolaryngology exam outline


Section I: Anatomy and Basic Science
1. Ear
2. Nose and Paranasal Sinuses
3. Oral Cavity and Oropharynx
4. Salivary Glands
5. Pharynx and Esophagus
6. Larynx/Trachea
7. Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands
8. Face, Neck, Integument, and Muscles
9. Facial Skeleton and Skull Base
10. Nervous System Structures
11. Orbit
12. Basic Science

Section II: Diagnostic and Assessment Procedures
13. Face
14. Ear
15. Nose and Paranasal Sinuses
16. Oral Cavity
17. Hypopharynx/Larynx
18. Neck
19. Neurological
20. Imaging Studies
21. Histopathology
22. Laboratory Studies
23. Psychological, Social, and Occupational Assessment

Section III: Diseases, Disorders, and Conditions
24. Neoplastic
25. Trauma and Foreign Bodies
26. Idiopathic
27. Congenital
28. Degenerative
29. Infectious
30. Inflammatory
31. Iatrogenic
32. Cosmetic and Reconstructive
33. Metabolic

Section IV: Pharmacology
34. Anaphylaxis
35. Antibiotics
36. Pain Medications
37. Antineoplastic Agents
38. Skin Modifying Agents
39. Miscellaneous Drugs

Section V: Basic Surgical Concepts
40. Preoperative and Posoperative Care
41. Anesthesia and Intraoperative Fluids and Medications
42. Airway Management
43. Wound Care
44. Grafts (Autografts, Homografts, and Alloplasts)
45. Flaps and Prosthetics
46. Endoscopic and Laser Surgery
47. Common Surgical Complications

Section VI: Specific Surgical Procedures
48. Head and Neck
49. Laryngology
50. Paranasal Sinuses
51. Otology
52. Pediatric Otolaryngology
53. Plastic and Reconstructive

Section VII: Gerneral Topics
54. Rehabilitation
55. Syndromes
56. Bullet Review



ISBN-13: 9780071769686
Publisher: McGraw-Hill (BMP)
Publication date: June, 2012
Pages: 407
Weight: 961g
Availability: Available
Subcategories: Medical Study and Teaching Aids, Ophthalmology and Optometry, Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)


Mary Talley Bowden, MD, currently practices at Memorial Northwest Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Associates. She received her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and was certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery after completing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. She has a particular interest in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, nasal and sinus disease and pediatric ENT disorders.


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