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Impact of delaying otologic surgery

In this Belgian study, the authors looked at the impact of delaying otologic surgery by sending an online survey to 44 adult patients diagnosed with benign ear pathology whose surgery was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The questionnaire was...

Simulation and otologic surgery

Ensuring adequate exposure and developing surgical skills for trainees has been an ongoing challenge. In this article, the authors reviewed the role of simulation and its role in developing skills in otologic surgery for trainees. Virtual-reality (VR) simulation models have...

Otologic Surgery 
– 4th Edition

An otology textbook dedicated to Howard House, William House and James Sheehy, and in memory of Harold Schucknecht, Mendell Robinson and Antonio De la Cruz, has an awful lot to live up to. I am very glad to say that...

Atlas of Otologic Surgery and Magic Otology, Second Edition

After having read a variety of books that focus on otology, the Atlas of Otologic Surgery and Magic Otology provides a complete and holistic perspective on the field of otology, including a wide range of topics such as structure and...

Microtia and Atresia – Combined Approach by Plastic and Otologic Surgery

In this textbook Kaga and Asato, both leading experts in otology and plastic surgery respectively, present over 10 years of their experience in joint reconstructive surgery for microtia and auricular atresia, combining autologous auricular reconstruction with external auricular canaloplasty and...

Biodesign® Otologic Repair Graft

The Biodesign® Otologic Repair Graft is a grafting biomaterial for tympanic membrane perforation closure that remodels into natural host tissue. Placed in a minimally invasive procedure, the graft offers a repair option that reduces the need to harvest patient tissue....

Clinicopathological features of follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma

The follicular variant (FV) of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is characterised by the presence of nuclear features of PTC together with a follicular growth pattern. It is currently reported to make up 11.8% to 53.3% of all PTC cases. It...

Neuromod launches Ótologie specialist tinnitus care service

Medical device company, Neuromod Devices Ltd, has launched a specialist tinnitus care service, Ótologie.

Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery Book Review

This concise pocket-sized textbook aims to provide a practical reference that clinicians can use in every day otological and skull base practice. The senior author, Derald Brackmann, is one of the leading neurotologists of the modern era and, together with...

Antiseptics to combat otorrhea in the era of antibiotic resistance

This nice scientific paper pits various antiseptic solutions against each other to determine which has the most bactericidal properties. Five different antiseptics were applied to MRSA and quinolone-resistant pseudomonas species, which are both difficult to treat with conventional ototoxic medications....

A Treatise on Otosclerosis and its Treatment

Rinze Tange and I were co-authors for the otosclerosis chapters of both the seventh and eighth editions of Scott-Brown’s Otorhinolaryngology which he references in his book. It was particularly exciting therefore to receive this beautiful 363-page treatise on all that...

Multisystem pathology in refractory otitis media with effusion

Recurrent middle ear effusion is a common problem and so is rhinosinusitis with polyposis. It is not often thought that the problem could be linked to multisystem pathology, such as eosinophilic granulomatous with polyposis. Therefore, repeated grommet insertions and surgical...