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Sulcus vocalis in patients attending voice clinics: A retrospective study

Sulcus vocalis was first described by Giacomini. This includes a variety of anatomic indentations of the vocal fold, ranging from shallow longitudinal furrows to deep vocal cord pits. This retrospective study was conducted at King Saud University between 2006 and...

A higher aspiration for fine needles

Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) has aided in the diagnosis and management of thyroid nodules for decades. Now a rapid evolution is hoped to benefit an increasing cohort of patients with small nodules and non-diagnostic investigations. This review discusses the...

Surviving oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma – does subsite matter?

Human papilloma virus (HPV) status is a known prognostic factor in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC). The eighth edition of American Joint Cancer Committee (AJCC) has modified the TNM staging to reflect this. However, subsite as an independent prognostic factor...

The Royal Society of Medicine: Otology Section (2018-19)

The forthcoming RSM Otology section programme promises to deliver a series of forward-looking and thought-provoking meetings. The year begins in November with personal insights from incoming Section President, Richard Irving, about the influences on his practice and his career in...

Oral Cancer: Symptoms, Management and Risk Factors

This publication is edited by internationally renowned Professor of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Sheng-Po Hao, in the School of Medicine, Fu-Jen University, Taipei, Taiwan. He has organised contributors from many countries, many of whom also work in Taiwan, where...

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...

World Laryngology Summit 2017

Report by Mr Vasant Oswal, MB, MS, FRCS (Eng.), FRCS (Ed), DLO, DORL, Emeritus Consultant Otol. Head and Neck Surgeon, James Cook University Hospital, Cleveland, UK

Plasticity with cochlear implants: individual factors in the outcomes

Andrej Kral gives us an overview of neuronal plasticity in congenital hearing loss, and discusses why it is core to our clinical interventions in hearing loss and rehabilitation. The brain is born immature and undergoes extensive shaping during early development....

In conversation with Professor Gao Zhiqiang

Prof Zhiqiang, President of the Chinese Society of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck surgery takes us on a journey spanning over a hundred years of ENT in China: A story of an amazing achievement in a country with a population over...

RhinoForum 2017

Róbert Késmárszky MD, Adult and pediatric head and neck surgeon, ENT specialist, Vice Chair, Networking Committee, YO-IFOS, EIUD Medical LASERS, IUD Rhinology, IUD Implantable Hearing Aids, IUD Tropical Diseases The 15th RhinoForum 2017 was held in Warsaw, Poland. It was...

Hearing Health Showcase

Report by: Melanie Lough (Research Audiologist, University of Manchester) The Manchester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Hearing Health Showcase was somewhat of a joint celebration, with 2019 marking the 100-year anniversary of audiology and deaf education. The day began with introductions...

Clinical Manual of Otolaryngology

This book aims to fill the gap that many ‘generic clinical textbooks’ fail to address; the knowledge and skills required to deal with common ear, nose and throat conditions that present to general practitioners and in emergency departments. Its scope...