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Is endoscopic stapes surgery safe and are outcomes comparable to microscopic stapes surgery

Endoscopic techniques for visualisation of the middle ear were described in 1967 by Mer and colleagues, and the use of transcanal endoscopic ear surgery (TEES) has since expanded to a wider range of otologic applications including tympanoplasty and excision of...

Endoscopic excision of cholesteatoma

In this article Vikranth Visvanathan describes an exciting development on the use of endoscopic technology in complex otological practice. Transcanal endoscopic ear surgery (TEES) is rapidly evolving as a recognised method of addressing middle ear and mastoid pathology. Since its...

Microsurgical Management of Middle Ear and Petrous Bone Cholesteatoma

Several years ago, after being appointed as a consultant, my esteemed senior colleague entered my office and questioned why I was reading a textbook at that stage of my career, suggesting that I should be focusing solely on journals. Whilst...

17th Annual Meeting of the Middle East Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

Finally, after a long COVID-19 hiatus, it was refreshing to witness over 1000 attendees from across the globe engaging with the experts at the 17th Annual meeting of the Middle East Academy of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery (ME-AOHNS), one of the largest ENT gatherings in the Middle East region.

General overview of endoscopic ear surgery: advantages and principles

The philosophy of endoscopic ear surgery presents surgeons with a tricky concept – does the magnificent view make up for the fact I need to operate with one hand? In this article, Jane Lea discusses the advantages of operating transcanal...

The development of endoscopic sinus surgery – a meeting of three great minds

The story of the development of endoscopic sinus surgery is inextricably linked with the names of Stammberger, Messerklinger and Storz. Karl Storz’s daughter, Sybill Storz, tells us more. We would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation of...

Professor Heinz Stammberger’s pioneering contribution and legacy in the field of FESS

It is no exaggeration to say that functional endoscopic sinus surgery would not exist in its current form without Heinz Stammberger. Prof Valerie Lund traces the development of this relatively recent surgical technique. In the early 1980s, a happy combination...

BACO – the early years

The origins of the British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology (BACO) are indelibly intertwined in the mists of time with the foundation of the British Association of Otolaryngology (BAO). For further information on the latter I can only refer the interested...

6th Rhinocon 2023

Dr Sarfraz Latif presenting 'Nonsurgical concerns improving FESS results.' Syed Ahmed Shahzaeem Hussain, Third Year Postgraduate Trainee, ENT Department, Shaikh Zayed Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan and Syeda Anum Fatima Naqvi, Medical Student, Nishtar Medical University, Multan. The enchanting city streets of...

20th ASEAN ORL-HNS Congress

Amrita Bhattacharya, Second Year Post-Graduate Trainee, Department of ENT Head & Neck Surgery, Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan, Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences, Kolkata, India and Miss Rajini Rajagopal, Locum Consultant ENT Surgeon, UK. A pre-congress course on rhinology kicked things...

Endoscopic myringoplasty: a promising alternative to microscopic surgery

Endoscopes have revolutionised otitis media surgery in recent years and are increasingly used in the surgical management of cholesteatoma, sinus tympani pathology and facial nerve surgery. Despite this, the development of endoscopic myringoplasty and how this compares to its microscopic...

15th Asia Oceania ORL-HNS Congress hosted alongside 73rd ASOHNS Annual Scientific Meeting

Imtiaz Ather Siddiqui, Chiniot General Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan and Zahoor Ahmed, Auckland University Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. After acknowledging the traditional custodians of the Australian land, the opening ceremony of the congress began with a recital by an Aboriginal from...