Stell & Maran's Textbook of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology: 5th Edition (Pack - Book and Ebook) book cover

Stell & Maran's Textbook of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology

5th Edition

By John Watkinson, Ralph W Gilbert

CRC Press

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First written by Philip Stell and Arnold Maran in 1972, Stell & Maran's Textbook of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology has been revised in both content and approach over the years to reflect the enormous progress made in the area. Now in its fifth edition, the book remains a key textbook for trainees in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery.

Written with a strong multidisciplinary approach, the book has expanded considerably to include the expertise of international editors and contributing authors from a wide variety of backgrounds, including ENT, radiotherapy, plastic surgery, and maxillofacial surgery.

Key Features:

  • An international team of editors and contributors from a variety of different specialties
  • Thoroughly updated to include recent advances in molecular biology and diagnostic imaging
  • A greatly expanded section on reconstruction to reflect the importance of this area
  • An improved balance of content to enhance the multidisciplinary approach
  • Full-colour photos and illustrations throughout

As a first text for trainee head and neck and ENT surgeons or as a reference source for practitioners in a variety of related fields, Stell & Maran's Textbook of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology remains the best-illustrated and most up-to-date volume in its field.


"It is a bigger and better book than its predecessor… the entire book is well organized … plenty of colourful pictures, diagrams, tables, summary, and key point boxes."

The Journal of Laryngology & Otology

"The fifth edition has been worth the wait and shall remain an essential first text and reference book for trainee head and neck surgeons the world over. It is clearly written and is an excellent resource for every trainee's library."

ENT News

" … beautifully illustrated throughout with colour clinical photographs, excellent line diagrams, and appropriate imaging. … The section on non surgical treatments such as chemo and radiotherapy and biological targeting was particularly good and relatively easy to read!"

—P.A. Brennan, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, UK, British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Table of Contents

The History of Head and Neck Surgery

Introduction to Head and Neck Surgery

Epidemiology and Prevention of Head and Neck Cancer

Molecular Biology as Applied To Head and Neck Oncology

Assessment and Staging


Head and Neck Pathology

Treatment Options In Head and Neck Cancer

Principles of Conservation Surgery

Measures of Treatment Outcomes

Quality of Life

Complications and Their Management

Benign Disease

Benign Neck Disease

Benign Tumors of the Mouth and Jaw



Trauma of the Larynx and Cervical Trachea

Penetrating Neck Injuries

Endocrine Disease

Molecular Biology and Genetic Testing of Endocrine Head and Neck Tumours

Thyroid and Parathyroid Gland Pathology

Imaging the Thyroid

Benign Thyroid Disease

Surgery For Benign Thyroid Disease

Surgical Management of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

Medullary Thyroid Cancer

Avoiding Complications In Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

Non-Surgical Management of Thyroid Cancer

Parathyroid Tumors

Pituitary Tumors

Malignant Disease

Lip and Oral Cavity



Metastatic Neck Disease

Management of An Unknown Primary Carcinoma

Neck Dissection

Salivary Gland Tumors

Non-Melanoma and Melanoma Skin Cancer

Nose and Sinuses

Lateral Skull Base Surgery

Rare Cancers of the Head and Neck

40 Principles of Radiotherapy

Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinomas: Radical Radiotherapy

Postoperative Radiotherapy In Head and Neck Cancer

Chemoradiation In Head and Neck Cancer

Biologically Targeted Agents

Multidisciplinary Team Working


Basic Principles of Head and Neck Plastic Surgery

Local Flaps

Specific Local and Distant Axial and Myocutaneous Flaps

Defect-Based Reconstruction

The Management of the Paralysed Face

Principles of Osseointegration

A Combined Prosthetic and Surgical Approach to Head and Neck Reconstruction

Voice Restoration

Directions For Future Research and Developments In Head and Neck Cancer Surgery

Robotics, Laryngeal Transplantation, Gene Therapy, Growth Factors and Facial Transplantation

About the Authors

John C Watkinson MSc MS FRCS DLO
Consultant Head and Neck and Thyroid Surgeon, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University of Birmingham NHS Trust. One-time Hunterian Professor, Royal College of Surgeons of England, UK
Ralph W Gilbert MD FRCSC
Deputy Chief, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University Health Network; and Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Oncology
MEDICAL / Surgery / General