This volume, which expands and updates the first edition, is designed as a practical text to aid the radiation oncologist in the evaluation and treatment of benign diseases. An introductory chapter by an eminent malpractice lawyer clarifies the medical-legal implications of the radiation treatment of such diseases. Thereafter the various benign conditions are considered in alphabetical order; in each case a brief résumé is followed by citations of pertinent literature in both explanatory tables and reference lists. A special feature is the survey of current radiation practice in the United States. This complete update will be recognized as the standard text on radiation therapy for benign diseases.