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Healthcare economics and device approvals

We use several FDA-approved devices in our clinical practice but are rarely aware about the stringent procedures followed by manufacturers, as well as the FDA, before the devices become commercially available. The authors of this paper undertook a comprehensive review...

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 new hydrogel dural sealant for CSF repair

This paper reports the findings of a multicentre prospective randomised trial conducted to demonstrate the efficacy of the Adherus Dural Sealant for FDA approval. The Adherus Dural Sealant was compared with the control, DuraSeal Dural Sealant. It was applied to...

An overview of cranioplasty

This article provides a summary of the indications, materials and current techniques available in cranioplasty. Cranioplasty is performed to restore the normal architecture of the skull following craniectomy for many reasons including intracranial infection, trauma and neoplasm. The timing of...

Therapeutic ultrasound for tumours

This review article provides details about the potential applications of transcranial focused ultrasound (FUS), its mechanism of action and the studies that have set the basis for its use in neuro-oncology. FUS is an emerging modality of therapy for various...

Gamma Knife surgery for persistent or recurrent trigeminal neuralgia

Treatment of trigeminal neuralgia continues to be challenging. The treatment options include pharmacotherapy, or failing this, surgical options like microvascular decompression (MVD), radiofrequency ablation, pencil beam convolution and Gamma Knife surgery. The authors of this article have presented a series...

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...

Preserving hearing in NF2 patients

Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) is known to result in bilateral hearing loss, even when there is no significant tumour growth. The cause is postulated to be multifactorial: stretching and compression of the cochlear nerve by the tumour, impairment of labyrinthine...

Complications in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, First Edition

This is a volume compiled into a ‘handy reading’ format on Complications in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, which cites as its special features: 1) the first complete, one-volume source on risks and complications in otology, rhinology, and head...

Intraoperative identification of primary tumours in unknown primary head and neck cancer using transoral laser microsurgery with frozen sections

The aim of the study was to compare the sensitivity and specificity of intraoperative identification of primary tumours in patients with unknown primary head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (UP HNSCC) using transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) with frozen sections, with...

Outcomes of larger glottic cancer volumes treated with radiotherapy

T3 glottic cancer is characterised as vocal cord fixation and/or invasion into pre-epiglottic, post-cricoid, paraglottic spaces and/or within the inner cortex of thyroid cartilage. Traditionally, laryngectomy was considered the primary option to treat T3 laryngeal glottic cancers until other options...

Head, Neck, and Neuroanatomy (THIEME Atlas of Anatomy)

This is the second edition of Thieme’s popular head, neck and neuroanatomy atlas. There are 22 chapters on 530+ pages, with over 1300 full colour illustrations covering the full breadth of head, neck and neuroanatomy. It retails at £62.50 for...