Brendan Stack, Jr., M.D., FACS, FACE, and Mauricio Moreno, M.D., have published their new book, Neck Dissection, which provides expert guidance on neck dissection for a wide spectrum of head and neck pathologies.
Stack and Moreno, who are both faculty in the UAMS Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery — introduced the book at the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery annual meeting and OTO Expo, held October 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.
“This book is a guide intended to benefit everyone involved in the interdisciplinary diagnosis and treatment of head and neck pathologies,” Moreno said. “We offer in-depth — yet concise — coverage of the fundamentals and an update on the latest evidence-based advances in the field.”
A neck dissection is an essential and foundational procedure of the head and neck surgery specialty. Understanding the critical structures of the neck is key for successful cervical lymphadenopathy surgery for both benign and malignant neck masses and other diagnoses of the head, skull base and cervicothoracic junction.
“We are proud to have been able to draw on contributions from international leaders in head and neck surgery in addition to our own 33 years combined experience as head and neck surgeons,” Stack said. “It is a dynamic and evolving discipline, and we hope this book captures the spirit of that momentum.”
- The latest advances in immunology and cell signaling of neck metastatic disease, related to cervical lymph node and extracapsular spread.
- Anatomic and pathophysiologic nuances encountered in the treatment of squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma, salivary gland malignancies and thyroid carcinomas.
- Special topics such as prophylactic neck dissection, robotics, intraoperative nerve monitoring, adjuvant therapy for neck nodal disease, and histopathologic neck dissection evaluation.
- Over 200 photographs and illustrations, as well as online supplementary video material.
Stack is a professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He completed a fellowship in head and neck reconstruction at the University of Washington. His clinical interests are endocrine surgery, including thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery and parathyroid issues, specifically hyperparathyroidism. He is widely published and traveled, speaking on endocrine surgery of the neck. Stack is the co-editor of Medical and Surgical Treatment of Parathyroid Diseases — An evidence-based approach, with Donald L. Bodenner, M.D., Ph.D., Cham Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2016.
Moreno is an associate professor and vice chair of adult services in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He completed three fellowships at The University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas: head and neck surgical oncology, microvascular reconstructive surgery and surgical endocrinology. His clinical interests are in head and neck surgery and thyroid surgery. He has made numerous presentations across the country and internationally.