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In conversation with Professor Seiji Kakehata

Endoscopic ear surgery has been a rapidly evolving area of clinical practice in recent years. Our Global Ambassador in the Far East/ASEAN Region, Professor Tatsuya Yamasoba talks to one of the main exponents of this technique, and about the next...

Tongue twisters to evaluate speech disorders

This interesting study compared errors in tongue twisters produced by adult patients with dysarthria with those produced by age-matched healthy controls. Audio recordings of all patients while they were vocalising tongue twisters were studied. The authors marked one word prominently...

Royal Society Medicine Otology Section Review 2018/19

Report by: Aileen Lambert, RSM Otology AOT Trainee Rep It has been another fascinating year of stimulating presentations at the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) Otology section meetings. A wide-reaching programme of current issues within the subspecialty was presented by...

North of England Otolaryngology Society Autumn Meeting 2019

Report by: Jessica Watson, SHO Otolaryngology, Leeds General Infirmary The North of England Otolaryngology society welcomed guests to its annual autumn conference, held at the National Coal Mining Museum for England. The day celebrated the knowledge and success of society...

Work and the risk and carcinoma of the larynx

This is a census on the national cancer registry in France to detect professions at a higher risk of squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx. During the period 2001-2016 there were 244 registered cases of cancer of the larynx. Amongst...

AAO-HNSF (American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery) 2019

Report by: Mona Mozaffari, ST4 ENT registrar and MRC Clinical Training Research Fellow, Oxford Deanery Having visited New Orleans as a fresh-faced backpacker not long after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina 13 years ago, I was eager to revisit this...

In conversation with Professor Jatin Shah

We are honoured to welcome renowned head and neck surgeon, Professor Jatin Shah as Guest Editor of this edition of ENT and Audiology News. Here he speaks to Section Editor, Charlie Giddings, about his career, memorable achievements and advice for...

CEORL-HNS 2019 - 5th Congress of European Orl Head and Neck Surgery

Reports from Chris Potter and R Daniele De Siati. Chris Potter, Consultant at Torbay Hospital. The Grand Départ of the Tour de France may have attracted the bulk of the world’s press (and a fair quantity of hefty thighs) to...

A one-stop state of the art, non-profit healthcare facility in Pune, India

In 2001, a non-profit healthcare facility was founded in Pune India, providing low and middle income group patients with treatment, not only at a minimum cost, but of a quality which bears the stamp of approval by the Royal College...

Does albumin have an effect on nasal polyposis?

Sometimes a short paper catches your eye! What causes chronic rhinosinusitis? What causes polyps? Fungi? Biofilms? Allergy? Maybe the lack of albumin? The two authors of this short paper present data that may suggest that the lack of albumin can...

Preoperative tumour embolisation

This review article analyses the role of preoperative endovascular tumour embolisation in the treatment of a variety of hypervascular head and neck lesions including juvenile nasal angiofibroma, glomus tumour, carotid body tumours, and meningioma. Although the concept of tumour embolisation...