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Mirror image orbital implants in enopthalmus

This is a review from Chile of five patients who underwent surgery utilising customised implants. Two methods to make the titanium implants were used between the five patients. All patients had diplopia in the gaze position prior to implant placement....

Transorbital neuroendoscopic surgery (TONES)

If you thought reaching the brain through the nose was extreme, Darlene Lubbe describes transorbital neuroendoscopic surgery (TONES) in which she uses the orbit as a surgical pathway to reach previously inaccessible areas allowing multiple trajectories of approach, improving visualisation...

Classification and assessment of midfacial fractures; no more Le Fort facial fractures

There is some evidence that severe or complex midfacial or orbital fractures have declined over the last decade. Interestingly there is also evidence of an increase in road traffic accidents but a decrease in facial injuries. This is possibly attributed...

Modified subciliary approach to the orbital floor

Fractures involving the lateral midface and orbital floor are routinely treated by maxillofacial surgeons. The surgical management requires access to the facial skeleton to reposition and free the soft tissues. There are three main approaches to the orbital floor: infraorbital;...

Guidelines for management of orbital infections

Orbital infections predominantly affect the paediatric population and complications can be very serious. The cellulitis can be preseptal or orbital and the abscess can be confined within the periosteum or extend into the orbit. Cavernous sinus thrombosis can complicate the...

Is combined two wall decompression approach a better surgical outcome for Grave’s orbitopathy?

This retrospective study looked at the outcome of endoscopic medial wall combined with transcutaneous lateral orbital wall decompression in Graves’ orbitopathy. The following parameters were studied: reduction in proptosis; change in visual acuity and diplopia. A total of 36 orbits...

Endoscopic Sinonasal Dissection Guide: Second Edition

Unlike many endoscopic dissection books, this dissection manual focuses exclusively on surgery without reference to the physiology or medical treatment of sinus disease. For trainee surgeons that are keen to improve on surgical skills alone, this definitely fits the brief....

RadCases Head and Neck Imaging

This is one of a series of books published by Thieme which are written for trainees in radiology. The depth and breadth would suit a higher-level trainee with an interest in head and neck imaging coming up to exit examinations...

Mucormycosis: In conversation with Dr Deepak Haldipur and Dr Aditya Moorthy

COVID-19 has ravaged the world in the past 18 months. The second wave in many countries was deadlier than the first. Mucormycosis, infamously labelled ‘the black fungus’ has affected some countries, such as India, in epidemic proportions within this COVID...

OBITUARY: Bernard Colman (1924-2020)

Bernard Colman at his leaving party at the old Radcliffe infirmary in 1989, which was his retirement year. Born above a corner shop in Wolverhampton on 17 October 1924, Bernard Colman entered Wolverhampton Grammar School in 1933 but left early...

North of England Otolaryngology Society: Innovation Prize Award

By Robin Sebastian (University of Manchester), Joe Yapp (University of Manchester), Sadie Khwaja (University Hospital South Manchester) Surgical simulation provides an opportunity for trainees to practise procedures in a safe, controlled environment without risk to patients. Anatomical simulation is most...

ENT Masterclass® Bahrain

Report by: Dr Hiba Alreefy, Consultant ENT Surgeon, King Hamad University Hospital, Bahrain The pearl of the Arabian Gulf, Bahrain, hosted the ENT Masterclass® on Feb 14 2019 at The King Hamad University Hospital at the King Hamad University Hospital...