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Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of the Head and Neck: Current Techniques and Flap Atlas

Head and neck reconstruction continues to provide a challenge to surgeons, driving innovative approaches in free-flap surgery and a need to embrace developing technologies. This excellent text, written primarily by authors from the renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas,...

Handbook of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery – Second Edition

The authors and contributors of this book have done a stellar job of updating the content while maintaining the portability essential for any ‘handbook’. They begin with a sound introductory section which presents a comprehensive road map to evaluating the...

Changes in swallowing function after thyroidectomy

Evaluation of functional impact following thyroidectomy tends to be focused on voice quality. The aim of this study was to document early (seven days postoperatively) and late changes (60 days postop) in swallowing function after thyroidectomy. A preoperative naso-endoscopic evaluation...

55th South African ENT Congress - Incorporating SORSSA

Report by: Nic Goncalves, ENT Registrar, University of Cape Town. The 55th annual South African ENT congress was a great success. The congress was held at the Coastlands Hotel and Convention Center in Umhlanga, Durban. The event was organised by...

Young ESPO - calling all young paediatric otolaryngologists

Young ESPO welcomes all junior otolaryngologists with a special interest in paediatrics to become part of a community of training doctors, and share clinical and research knowledge on paediatric ENT!

Virtual and augmented reality in surgery

Virtual reality (VR) is a three-dimensional, computer generated environment which can be accessed using a virtual reality headset, allowing individuals to immerse themselves in this virtual world. Augmented reality (AR) systems layer virtual information over a live camera feed into...

ENT in this issue...The Future of ENT (Mar/Apr19)

Chris CoulsonENT Surgeon; Managing Director of endoscope-i E: chris@endoscope-i.com The future, predict it at your peril’, said me – just now. But despite this (rather late) warning, we have managed to commission five articles from futurists within our midst. The...

Ear, nose and throat surgery in children – where will it be in 15 and 50 years?

Michael Kuo, David Albert and Mike Saunders have put their collective heads together to predict the future of ENT surgery in children; will there be a rise in workload due to increasing survival of children with complex medical problems? Or...

The future of rhinology: What will come first, a radical change in rhinological management or the decimation of the world?

In this article, Simon Gane looks forward to what the future holds, on the presumption he survives. Setting aside the questions of the UK even existing, the NHS still working, or the fact we’ll be commuting to our jobs in...

4th Congress of European ORL-HNS (CEORL-HNS) 2017

News from Declan Costello, ENT & Audiology News Editor; Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon

ENT Masterclass® Sri Lanka

Report by Prof M Shahed Quraishi, Doncaster, UK. The port city of Colombo reminded us of its historical place as the key point of the maritime silk road, at the junction of the Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and the...

World Congress on Thyroid Cancer 3.5

Report by: Mr Jonathan Bernstein, Charing Cross and St Mary’s Hospitals, London, UK Dr Luigi Volpini, Ospedale Card. G. Panico, Tricase, Italy Mr Ricard Simo, Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospitals, London, UK Following three quadrennial world congresses on thyroid cancer,...