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The Surgical Manual of Common Otological Implants

This surgical manual provides a basic overview of the indications, devices and surgical steps for cochlear implants, vibrant soundbridge, bonebridge and bone anchored hearing aids. The text is concise and easy to follow and includes high-quality annotated clinical photographs accompanying...

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...

138th Skull Base Course with Professor Mario Sanna, Gruppo Otologico

News update from Peter Monksfield, Consultant ENT Surgeon, University, Birmingham, UK “Professor Sanna is a very inspiring person. In the short time I spent in his company I have learnt a number of helpful techniques and tips to improve my...

Endoscopic Ear Surgery

This book, published in March 2014, aims to explore the emerging role of endoscopy in the evolution of otological surgery, and details both basic and advanced endoscopic ear surgery techniques in clear text supplemented by beautiful images. It opens with...

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...

Human immunodeficiency virus and hearing impairment

With an estimated 36.7 million individuals living with HIV / AIDS and literature reporting that these conditions contribute to hearing loss, it is surprising that more focus and resources are not employed to tackle this major hearing health concern. Yolandé...

Expanding the role of FNA in thyroid nodule decision-making

Papillary thyroid cancer, the commonest histological type, has been extensively reported as having BRAF proto-oncogene mutations (most commonly the V600E mutation). There is great interest in BRAF as a molecular marker, particularly as a prognostic factor that may guide the...

Charles Skinner Hallpike and the Hallpike Prize

The British Association of Audiovestibular Physicians introduced the Hallpike Prize in 2009 as an award to stimulate the pursuit of knowledge in relation to the field of audiovestibular medicine. Julian Ahmed celebrates the history of the great man the award...

Role of fine needle aspiration cytology in the management of thyroid neoplasm

Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is a useful procedure in the assessment of thyroid swellings. This retrospective study was done at King Abdul-Aziz University hospital, King Saud University, Riyadh. The objectives of this study were: to determine the cytological pattern...

Do nasal septal deviation and septoplasy affect Eustachian tube function?

The authors suggest that nasal septal deviation (NSD) or septoplasty possibly affect Eustachian tube (ET) function. They conclude this from their prospective study on 25 patients who underwent septoplasty for NSD. These patients aged above 14 years had no other...