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Staying safe during endoscopic ear surgery

There is growing interest in using rigid endoscopes rather than traditional operative microscopes to perform transcanal middle ear surgery. Rigid endoscopy provides a high resolution, wide-angle view of the tympanic cavity through minimally invasive surgical portals. In this article, Elliott...

In Conversation with Professor Shakeel R Saeed - EAONO

The European Academy of Otology and Neuro-otology (EAONO) will hold its 2020 meeting in London. Haroon Saeed, Specialist Trainee in ENT, asked Professor Shakeel Saeed, EAONO President, about the upcoming event. Professor Shakeel Saeed In a nutshell, what is the...

Incoming RSM Presidents share their plans for a year like no other!

It is a great honour for me to take on the Presidency of the Section of Laryngology and Rhinology at the Royal Society of Medicine. We have a very interesting, thought-provoking and educational programme ahead.

Endoscopic ear surgery in children

The benefits of endoscopes in otologic surgery, which have become increasingly widely appreciated in recent years, are very well suited to the management of paediatric middle ear disease. Although one might imagine that the smaller ear canal of a child...

Assessing dizziness-related quality of life in the paediatric population

In this article, Devin McCaslin and Gary Jacobson share their experience of assessing dizziness-related quality of life in paediatric patients, and demonstrate that the involvement of care-givers is vital in ensuring the most appropriate assessment and treatment for this particular...

Management of the ear in cleft lip and palate

The management of patients with cleft lip and palate includes a focus on effective speech and language function. Poor eustachian tube function and middle ear dysfunction mean over 90% of children suffer from otitis media with effusion. This article provides...

Microtia and Atresia – Combined Approach by Plastic and Otologic Surgery

In this textbook Kaga and Asato, both leading experts in otology and plastic surgery respectively, present over 10 years of their experience in joint reconstructive surgery for microtia and auricular atresia, combining autologous auricular reconstruction with external auricular canaloplasty and...

Across the pond: a tale of two fellowships

Where in the world is Halifax? Many outside of Canada have never heard of the Maritime Canadian town of Halifax. Before leaving to start a year-long fellowship there, we both had to answer many questions from family and friends about...

Risk of malignancy in non-diagnostic thyroid FNACs

Thyroid nodules are present in between 21-68% of the general population. The evaluation of these nodules to exclude thyroid carcinoma includes fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) and a non-diagnostic cytology result occurs between 8-20% of the time. This retrospective cohort study...

We should all use ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy when investigating salivary gland lesions

Ultrasound core needle biopsy of salivary glands is an excellent diagnostic tool in terms of accuracy (both sensitivity and specificity), technical performance, and safety profile. This paper provided an update of the previous meta-analysis of the same question, which found...

Inner Ear Disorders Therapeutics Summit

The Inner Ear Disorders Therapeutics Summit is gathering the world’s leading biopharmaceutical companies and KOLs at the only industry-focused summit dedicated to the translation and clinical development of novel gene therapy, cell therapy and small molecule-based approaches to treat inner...

2nd ENT Masterclass® South Africa

Report by: Nicholas Goncalves, Registrar Otolaryngology, University of Cape Town, South Africa. South Africa was fortunate to host a 2nd ENT Masterclass® as a flagship for the continent of Africa. The first African ENT Masterclass® was held in Cape Town...