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The pioneers of endoscopy and the sword swallowers

Adolf Kussmaul drew inspiration from an unlikely source to further the development of endoscopy… The early pioneers of airway endoscopy and oesophagoscopy were bedevilled by two major and seemingly insurmountable problems. One was the paucity of light sources, with reliance...

Soluvos Medical is looking forward to the congress season

The Soluvos team is looking forward to finally meeting readers in person. It has been such a long time! The team will be at the following events

Staying safe during endoscopic ear surgery

There is growing interest in using rigid endoscopes rather than traditional operative microscopes to perform transcanal middle ear surgery. Rigid endoscopy provides a high resolution, wide-angle view of the tympanic cavity through minimally invasive surgical portals. In this article, Elliott...

On-call ENT apps

ENT apps for trainees are few and far between. Here are a couple of them which could be useful for the on-call. ENTSHO.com Born out of the website with the same name, this app is a must-have if you work...

Are upper respiratory symptoms and macroscopic changes in children always due to gastro-oesphageal reflux?

In children, symptoms such as chronic cough, wheezing, stridor, voice changes, persistent asthma and dental erosion are often presumed to be due to gastro-oesophageal reflux and empirical treatment with PPIs is offered. Usual investigations, such as a barium meal, gastroscopy...

3rd World Congress on Endoscopic Ear Surgery

Arun Iyer, Consultant ENT Specialist, Monklands Hospital, Lanarkshire, UK. This event was attended by nearly 500 delegates from all around the world. The opening ceremony started off with a tribute to the late David Pothier, President of the International Working...

Outcomes following endoscopic vs. microscopic ossiculoplasty

Endoscopic ear surgery continues to increase in popularity with an expanding range of applications in otology. The variety of angled scopes allow for superior visualisation of the surgical field and difficult to reach areas. However, use of endoscopes reduce the...

Which technique is better for cholesteatoma surgery?

There continues to be debate over the benefits and limitations of different techniques for cholesteatoma surgery. This retrospective review of 132 cases over a 10 year period with primary cholesteatoma from Turkey tried to establish which technique [canal wall up...

Transnasal oesophagoscopy (TNO) and balloon dilatation under a local anaesthesia

Many of us are becoming more and more familiar with the use of transnasal oesophagoscopy. It has a number of well-described uses in the outpatient setting and is well tolerated by our patients. Yakubu Karagama describes taking this technique a...

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...

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...

Soluvos Medical is looking forward to the congress season 2022

The Soluvos team is preparing for the summer break. In the meantime, they can be found at the following events