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In the future there will be robots

This edition of review articles encompasses the emerging techniques of robotic surgery, written by international experts from centres that are increasing their repertoire of procedures. The treatment of oropharyngeal cancer is challenging irrespective of modality, as oncological and functional outcomes...

What’s new in laryngology: the next 10 years!

At a time of unprecedented technological advances, Taran Tatla and Jonathan Fishman gaze into the laryngological crystal ball… Introduction The recent explosion in science, technology and innovation takes us into a new era, with the opportunity and capability to transform...

Transoral Laser Microsurgery of Benign and Malignant Lesions

Published in 2016, this is a textbook that I have cited and recommended in a number of talks on transoral laser microsurgery (TLM). The content and layout is very similar to that of Steiner and Ambrosch’s Endoscopic Laser Surgery of...

Risk factors for TORS treatment failure in HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers

HPV-related squamous cell cancers are an increasingly common cause of malignancy in the oropharynx. There is evidence that these cancers are associated with a significantly improved overall survival compared to conventional HPV-negative tumours. The optimal treatment for such cancers is...

Quo vadis FESS? Future directions in functional endoscopic sinus surgery

Endoscopic sinus surgery is now so ubiquitous that it is hard to imagine a time when it was not part of our clinical practice. Valentin Tomazic takes a look at its early development and looks ahead to endoscopic sinus surgery...

Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery: Clinical reference guide - Fourth Edition

This textbook, well known to North American residents, is now in its fourth edition. It has been extensively revised to include more up-to-date topics, such as robotic surgery, sleep medicine and paediatric otolaryngology. Authors Raza Pasha and Justin Golab aim...

What is the evidence for contralateral tonsillectomy in TORS for known unilateral tonsil malignancy?

The concept of field changes by carcinogens within the upper aerodigestive tract is well established with reported rates of synchronous tumours of 4% and second primaries of 36%. The tonsil in particular has the highest rate of synchronous tumours, postulated...

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,...

The future of rhinology

Over the last few decades, rhinology has been one of the most dynamic and progressive areas of ENT. Professor Fokkens is perfectly placed to offer insight into the future possibilities that could transform our patients’ care, many of which are...

Robot controlled mastoid surgery!

This is a fascinating piece of work by a Korean team developing a human-robot collaborative control. Their model uses image guidance surgery to locate the drill tip’s position. Important structures can be highlighted – in this case the facial nerve....

ENT Endoscopy 2018

Report by: Arunachalam Iyer, Consultant ENT Surgeon, Monklands Hospital, Lanarkshire, UK. The fourth ENT Endoscopy meeting was held at the Le Meridien hotel in wonderful French Riviera town of Nice. This was a futuristic ENT meeting with a difference, focusing...

RSM: Recent advances and updates in head and neck cancer management

Join an international faculty of renowned experts to receive a complete update on the recent advances in the surgical management of head and neck cancer. Meeting topics: Current variations in outcome in head and neck cancer National coding strategies Refinements...