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Application of paper patching in patulous eustachian tube

The condition of patulous eustachian tube, as opposed to dysfunctional eustachian tube, is less frequently diagnosed. Symptoms related to this, such as autophony, aural fullness, ‘being under water’, ‘hearing their own breathing’, and hearing sensitivity (varying in either direction) can...

Valsalva manoeuvre treatment of otitis media with effusion in adults

Otitis media with effusion (OME) is common in children but has a low prevalence in adults. There is some evidence to advocate middle ear inflation as a successful treatment for children with OME. This form of treatment is also recommended...

Lateral skull base surgery using the endoscope

Endoscopic lateral skull base surgery could be performed via less invasive techniques due to wide panoramic visualisation of the operative field. With less invasive techniques, patients have been shown to require shorter recovery time and reduced postoperative pain. In this...

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...

Otology & Neurotology in the COVID-19 Era: International Virtual Bootcamp Course on Endoscopic and Exoscopic Ear and Lateral Skull Base Surgery

By Arun Iyer, University Hospital Monklands, UK COVID-19 has brought challenges in otology. This is partly because many otological procedures are aerosol-generating. There have also been difficulties in organising conferences and teaching due to travel restrictions and social distancing. Therefore,...

In conversation with Muaaz Tarabichi

Guest Editor, Chris Coulson, speaks to Dr Muaaz Tarabichi, a pioneer of endoscopic ear surgery, about how he has seen the technique evolve during his career, what challenges early EES practitioners have faced and his predictions for the future of...

Novel method for determining BCC margins

This correspondence describes a new technique for determining basal cell carcinoma (BCC) borders, to aid in obtaining clear peripheral resection margins. Whilst this can be straightforward in small well-defined nodular BCCs, some BCC subtypes are ill-defined or morphoeic, and resection...

History of innovation in ENT

Innovation seems to have been in the strapline of every meeting, conference and course for the last few years. You would be forgiven for thinking it is a new a concept, but as Neil Weir beautifully details, innovation has been...

Office-based otology procedures

This edition of the Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America covers office-based surgery in ENT. This article discusses procedures in otology that could be performed in the outpatient setting and covers innovations in office-based otologic procedures. The endoscope features prominently in...

Temporal Bone Dissection Cadaver Course ("Moscow Ear Days")

At the beginning of July, I was privileged to participate at the Professor Sergey Kosyakov’s Temporal Bonne Dissection Cadaver course (Moscow Ear Days). This gave me an amazing hands-on experience of exploring the middle ear surgical anatomy performing a dissection...

Hearing Care Centre Ipswich relocates to new state-of-the-art clinic

Audiology & aural care experts at the Hearing Care Centre expand operations in Ipswich with the relocation of their flagship clinic.

Matthew Yung and Chris Raine Travelling Scholarship to Italy

Report by: Mr Stephen Broomfield, ENT Consultant, University Hospitals Bristol, UK. There is no doubt in my mind that endoscopic ear surgery (EES) is the most important recent innovation in otology. The prominence of EES at otological conferences highlights the...