Orbit Roentgenology, edited by Peter H. Arger, M.D., New York, 1977, John Wiley and Sons, 274 pages, price $48.00.
This well made and profusely illustrated volume has the appearance of an atlas, but it also offers a well-composed text. In eleven chapters, fifteen contributors offer much more than just a roentgenology of the orbit. The excellent chapters deal with Roentgen Anatomy of the Orbit, Congenital and Developmental Abnormalities of the Orbit. Fractures of the Orbit, Endocrine Orbital Disease, Tumor and Tumorlike Conditions, External Carotid Supply to the Orbit, Ophthalmic Arteriography, Orbital Venography, ComputerizedTomography of the Orbit and Orbital Lesions, Isotopes in Orbital Disease, and Echography of the Eye, Orbit, and Periorbital Region. Basic knowledge is supplied along with technical information and clinically important facts. The pediatric ophthalmologist will find discussions on congenital and developmental abnormalities, neurofibromatosis including optic nerveglioma, retinoblastoma, retinal hemangiomatosis, rhabdomyosarcoma, and arteriovenous aneurysms of special interest.
Considering the size of this volume and it's many excellent illustrations, it's price is very reasonable. The book is of practical val ue to the clinical ophthalmologist and should also be of interest tootorhinolaryngologists, neurologists, and radiologists. It is highly recommended.