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Reducing nasal changes in SARPE

This paper from Belgium highlights completing a sub-spinal cortectomy of the anterior nasal spine during the procedure of surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion (SARPE) as a means of reducing the alar and columella width as well as the nasolabial angle....

Effect of age-related changes in voice production and hearing on Voice Handicap Index and Geriatric Depression Scores

The ageing process affects hearing and production of voice. It is not unknown that impairment of these faculties can affect quality of life and also cause depression. The authors have presented an array of actual anatomical and functional changes that...

Narrow band imaging improves diagnosis of malignant laryngeal lesions

The manufacturers of narrow band imaging (NBI) claim better visualisation of mucosal abnormalities when compared with simple white light. The primary aim of the study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of NBI and white light to diagnose malignant laryngeal...

Head, Neck and Thyroid Surgery: An introduction and practical guide

This is an outstanding practical guide to head, neck, thyroid and parathyroid surgery for the trainee starting in the head and neck rotations but also preparing for board college exams such as the MRCS, FRCS or the EBEORL. The authors...

Superior semicircular canal dehiscence volumetry

Superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SSCD) syndromes is a well-known entity in neurotology. Currently the size of the bony dehiscence is measured using two dimensional lengths. The authors present a novel method to measure the volume of the dehiscence and its...

Laryngeal Function and Voice Disorders

This is a detailed, 323-page resource covering laryngeal function and voice disorders, basic science and clinical assessment. Spanning nine chapters, the authors cover the anatomy and physiology of phonation, survey of voice disorders, voice diagnostics, acoustic analysis, aerodynamic analyses, endoscopy...

Skull Base Cancer Imaging: The Practical Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

This book was written to enhance knowledge of imaging, diagnosis, and treatment planning in skull base pathologies. It is broadly divided into anterior cranial fossae, nasal cavity, sellar and clival region, and CP angle. It is written in a manner...

Medical Speech-Language Pathology: A Practitioner’s Guide

Medical Speech-Language Pathology: A Practitioner’s Guide is an informative and comprehensive guide to differential diagnosis, assessment and management of communication and swallowing disorders in the medical setting, which includes consideration of adult patients from early diagnosis to end of life....

Options for the endoscope and acquired cholesteatoma

This was a thought-provoking article examining the reasons why the authors believe that the endoscope is enabling an improved understanding of acquired cholesteatoma and its management. They describe in depth the ventilation pathways of the middle ear, and how they...

Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea: Comprehensive Guide to Evaluation and Management

Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea: A Comprehensive Guide to Evaluation and Management stands out as a vital resource for professionals in otolaryngology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, neurology, and radiology. This comprehensive guide covers an array of CSF leak causes, offering in-depth insight into their...

A beginner’s guide to endoscopic ear surgery (EES)

For some, this article will not provide them with anything new with respect to EES – in particular, the advantages of the technique and how to achieve them. However, for those surgeons who are debating whether to embark on the...

Surgery of vestibular schwannomas with peritumoral oedema

This is an interesting retrospective study evaluating peritumoral oedema on magnetic resonance images and correlating it with the intra-operative tumour characteristics and outcome. The study results found that vestibular schwannomas with peritumoral oedema were associated with greater incidence of hypervascularity...