This is the fifth edition of a masterful collection of information on dysmorphologic conditions. Originally intended by Dr. Robert Gorlin for the world of oral pathology, the scope of this book has now extended to the fields of general dysmorphology and clinical genetics and is written by a unique group of editors and contributors whose passion to continue Dr. Gorlin's work is evident. With more than 1,500 entries, this is an extremely well-planned update and revision of the 2001 edition. This is a must-have book for all professionals involved in the diagnosis and management of patients with dysmorphologic conditions.
This classic text covers over 700 different genetic syndromes affecting body structures, and has established itself as the definitive, comprehensive work on the subject. The discussion covers the phenotype spectrum, epidemiology, mode of inheritance, pathogenesis, and clinical profile of each condition, all of which is accompanied by a wealth of illustrations. The authors are recognized leaders in the field, and their vast knowledge and strong clinical judgment will help readers make sense of this complex and burgeoning field.
"I have to agree with Dr. John Opitz, who in the foreword to the fourth edition (2001), noted: "'Gorlin's Syndromes of the Head and Neck' is known throughout the world, it has become the most useful book in clinical genetics... This book is an indispensable tool for modern dysmorphologists and is based on the vision and wonderful mind of Bob Gorlin. Congratulations to the editors of this edition for a job well done."
-- Luis Escobar, MD, MS (St. Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center) Doody's Review
This book will appeal to clinical geneticists, pediatricians, neurologists, head and neck surgeons, otolaryngologists, and dentists.