The authors' operative experience and the fundamentals of anatomy formed the basis for creation of this atlas. The practice-oriented description of the various operative techniques takes account of the principal indications for surgery, and of possible dangers and complications. The atlas is a valuable aid for the surgeon's training. Experienced surgeons are given the opportunity of gaining in a short time an overview of operative techniques that are not part of a routine, day-to-day repertoire. 1. udgave.