Management of patients with laryngeal and tracheobronchial stenosis is extremely challenging and complex and truly requires a multidisciplinary approach in its management. This book, written by experts in their respective fields, provides a detailed and up-to-date overview of the subject along with references.
The book contains 30 chapters and it covers the history of airway surgery, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, investigations, assessment and management of patients presenting with various pathologies. This includes management of both adults and paediatric pathologies including emergency scenarios. It provides up-to-date and practical indicators in managing certain conditions including providing management algorithms wherever possible and is very well-illustrated, including high-quality colour photographs. As a surgeon, I appreciated descriptions of surgical procedures which are accompanied by excellent illustrations and photographs.
The chapters are set out in a way that makes the book flow naturally and is comprehensible. It takes the reader through a journey that begins with history of airway surgery and ends with transplantation and regeneration of the trachea and it is an enlightening journey. In addition to detailed chapters the various conditions, it also covers assessment of patients and outcomes, imaging techniques, prevention and screening for laryngotracheal stenosis, anaesthetic techniques and setting up an airway service.
Laryngeal and Tracheobronchial Stenosis is an excellent reference book and I found it a fascinating read. Having managed patients with difficult airways over the last four years and developed an airway service for such conditions in my hospital, I will recommend this book to my colleagues and trainees in ENT and head and neck surgery, anaesthetists and those involved in managing tracheostomies.