Random-pattern skin flaps: part 4 - transposition flaps

In the final part of our series on local skin flaps (see Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3) in ENT, the authors describe the usefulness of the transposition-type flap and highlight some examples. Rotational advancement flap Useful for defects...

Chester-gel technique

Umesh Nagalotimath and Robert Temple describe a simple and effective technique for enhancing vision during endosheath use for flexible nasendoscopy. Endosheaths are used to complement the cleaning of flexible scopes. The advantages are time saving for clinicians as this reduces...

The ‘umbrella furling’ deflation technique for cuffed tracheostomy tube - a useful tip for an easier tracheostomy insertion

In this article, the authors describe a quick and effective technique to assist with the maximal deflation of a tracheostomy tube cuff prior to insertion, thus making the process easier with less chance of damage to the cuff and a...

Random-pattern skin flaps: part 3 - Z-plasty flaps

In this third (see Part 1 here, Part 2 here and Part 4 here) of four articles outlining, in some detail, the practical steps for some important local skin flaps, Christopher Thompson and Miles Bannister describe the Z-plasty; a very...

Aspirin desensitisation for aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD)

In this article, the authors describe the importance of identifying aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis refractory to standard medical treatment. This can then open the door to considering aspirin desensitisation treatment which, in their hands, has proven...

Random-pattern skin flaps: part 2 - rhomboid and bilobed flaps

In the second of our series on local skin flaps (see Part 1 here, Part 3 here and Part 4 here), the authors describe more techniques and examples of various skin flaps that trainees should find very interesting. Rhomboid flap...

Sialendoscopy

Recent advances in endoscopic technology allow the ENT surgeon to access the salivary gland ductal system for both diagnostic and therapeutic reasons. In this article the authors share their experiences with using this technology, both as a standalone procedure and...

Random-pattern skin flaps: part 1 – advancement flaps

In the first of a short series covering random pattern skin flaps and their use in clinical practice (see Part 2 here, Part 3 here and Part 4 here), Christopher Thompson and Miles Bannister describe in some detail their techniques...

Finding the right balance: remote dizzy patient consultation during a pandemic

During the COVID pandemic, all our working patterns have changed. One significant impact had been on the management of outpatient consultations and the increase in telephone consultations and enhanced vetting. In this article the authors share their experience of managing...

Face shield modification in ENT during COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID pandemic has caused a huge disruption to our lives, not least at work where safety restrictions and the widespread implementation of PPE have led to some challenges to carrying out routine ENT work. In this article, the authors...

Endoscopic stapes surgery

Traditionally middle ear surgery, including stapes surgery, has been performed using the operating microscope. In this article the authors describe their experience with endoscopic middle surgery and share some of its advantages. Trans-canal endoscopic ear surgery (TEES) is now a...

Retrieval of an aspirated voice prosthesis in the awake laryngectomised patient

In this article, the authors describe a simple and effective technique for extracting an aspirated voice prosthesis from within the tracheobronchial tree in the awake laryngectomised patient using the Ambu® aScopeTM 4 Broncho endoscope. Surgical voice restoration remains the dominant...