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Is flexible nasendoscopy really aerosol generating?

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety of office-based laryngoscopy has been a source of considerable concern, speculation and debate. Flexible nasendoscopy is a key diagnostic tool in the assessment of the ENT patient, however most healthcare providers consider this to...

The Performer’s Voice – Second Edition

The editors of this 450-page book are amongst the most respected laryngologists in the world, with a vast amount of experience between them. It is therefore no surprise that they have put together a very comprehensive and well thought-out book....

ELS 2021

On 28 May 2021, the laryngological community gathered for the virtual 13th Congress of the European Laryngological Society, chaired by Christian Sittel, Stuttgart. In a year where the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically impacted our way of working, BLA President, Guri...

In honour of Sir Morell Mackenzie

We were indeed blessed with a beautiful summer’s day as we congregated close to Sir Morell Mackenzie’s grave in the churchyard of St Mary’s Church, Wargrave, on Saturday 5 June. Led by Mr Guri Sandhu, the President of the RSM...

BLA Position Statement - Interview with Mark Watson

Author and interviewer: Stefan Linton, ENT Registrar, Manchester Royal Infirmary. We caught up with Mark Watson, President of the British Laryngology Association, to find out his thoughts on the BLA’s position statement on the use of Gardasil vaccination in the...

The British Laryngological Association and Industry

In 2011 British laryngologists Martin Birchall and Guri Sandhu, assisted by ENT SpR Chad Al Yagachi, organised the first highly successful three-day international ‘Cutting-Edge Laryngology for the 21st Century’ conference at the Royal College of Surgeons in London. The Kenes...

Diagnosis and Treatment of Voice Disorders – Fourth Edition

This is one of a very few large comprehensive laryngology texts, now in its fourth edition. The editors and the various authors of the chapters are specialists with international reputations in their respective fields. In this edition, the text has...

Outpatient injection laryngoplasty

The benefits of a local anaesthetic centred laryngoplasty service in the outpatient environment may interest surgeons and hospital managers alike. This case series looked at patients over a two-year period undergoing local anaesthetic injection laryngoplasty in outpatients. Patient-rated (Voice Performance...

Medialisation laryngoplasty can relieve pain related to voice use

Odynophonia, or pain associated with voice use, is a relatively uncommon manifestation of glottal insufficiency related to vocal fold motion impairment (VFMI). Its incidence is approximately 15% in patients with vocal fold paresis. Medialisation laryngoplasty (ML) was popularised by Isshiki...

BLA Presidency transfers from Mark Watson to Guri Sandhu

The BLA welcomed Guri Sandhu as incoming President from 1 May 2021. Guri Sandhu is a founding member of the BLA and current President of the Laryngology & Rhinology section at the RSM. He is a Consultant Otolaryngologist and Head...

European Laryngological Society (ELS) meets British Laryngological Association (BLA)

The meeting of the European Laryngological Society in May is being held in London, and is co-hosted by the British Laryngological Association. The President of the ELS, Ricard Simo, and the Secretary of the BLA, Declan Costello, exchanged thoughts about...