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History of photography in otorhinolaryngology in the 19th Century

In this final article of the History of ENT edition, João Clode introduces us to the history of medical photography in the 19th century, giving us some fascinating early examples of otorhinolaryngology photographs. Medical photography – the early years The...

Mastering Medical Photography of the Head and Neck

Medical photography has always been an integral part of the medical profession with benefits that span diagnosis, follow up, assessment of results and teaching. The popularisation of digital photography has made it more accessible to most doctors and other health...

Perceptions in facial ageing

A determinant of a youthful face is based on how facial aesthetic units flow together. Facial ageing results in surface and subsurface structural changes. These factors contribute to the position of bony landmarks, formation of wrinkles and lines and variability...

High definition tractography to identify cranial nerves

It has always been challenging to visualise cranial nerves on traditional imaging as the cranial nerves have a fine structure and complex anatomy. This is especially true regarding the cochlear nerve. In congenitally hearing impaired children, the visualisation of the...

Laryngology: Otorhinolaryngology – head and neck surgery series

A comprehensive and up to date textbook covering both conventional and contemporary topics in laryngology, written by authors of international repute, within 345 pages. The 39 chapters are divided into eight sections working through basic knowledge, clinical assessment and diagnostics,...

Preoperative imaging for thyroid cancer according to 2015 ATA guidelines

The 2015 American Thyroid Association (ATA) management guidelines for adult patients with thyroid nodules and differentiated thyroid cancer suggest that thyroid sonography with survey of the cervical lymph nodes should be performed in all patients with known or suspected thyroid...

In conversation with Simone Botha Welgemoed, dancer and model

In this article, Simone Botha Welgemoed shares deep insights on what it is like to have a profound hearing loss and cochlear implant as a professional ballet dancer and model, and the challenges she faced from childhood to get to...

Thyroid ultrasound elastography: does nodule stiffness predict malignancy?

Approximately 50% of the general population has a thyroid nodule while 5-15% of these are malignant [1]. A major challenge, therefore, is how to detect the malignant nodules for appropriate, timely treatment and avoid unnecessary, costly investigations for the remainder....

The art and science of acoustic ecology

Aki Pasoulas summarises the diverse forms and approaches of the relatively new and expanding area of acoustic ecology, a discipline that studies the relationship between living beings and their sonic environment. Sound Ecology emerged in the late 1960s through the...

Clinical Manual of Otolaryngology

This book aims to fill the gap that many ‘generic clinical textbooks’ fail to address; the knowledge and skills required to deal with common ear, nose and throat conditions that present to general practitioners and in emergency departments. Its scope...

Color Atlas of Oral Diseases: Diagnosis and Treatment – 4th edition

This is an excellent reference book in oral medicine which is clearly written by someone who has great experience, knowledge and passion in this field. The book is set out in a clear, concise and systematic manner where each condition...

Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma

This book was first published in 2017 in India and PJ Wormald is one of the Associate Editors. It consists of 16 chapters with exceptional surgical photographs, as well as scans of different imaging modalities and illustrations. It is a...