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Pinnaplasty for prominent ears

Pinnaplasty is a challenging yet rewarding procedure for which many different techniques have been described. In this article the authors describe their favoured technique, including the important postoperative care. Prominent ears can be a source of significant psychological distress in...

Manual of Allergy and Clinical Immunology for Otolaryngologists

As a first approach, the book impresses with the hardback cover and the glossy 442 pages. Published in March 2015, the book reflects an effort to deliver the main advances and updates of allergy and clinical immunology relevant to otolaryngology...

Octreotide in the medical management of chyle fistula post neck dissection

Chyle leak, although rare (1% and 2.5%), is a well-documented complication following surgical dissection of the neck. Although the left side of the neck is the most common site, chyle fistulas have been reported in the right side of the...

Is wine blocking your nose?

Salicylates are commonly found in a wide variety of foods, such as unripe fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds and spices. They play a role in growth and development of plants, photosynthesis, transpiration, ion uptake and transport. Non-steroidal exacerbated respiratory disease (N-ERD)...

Well drilling vs. subperiosteal pocket for cochlear implants – comparison of operative time, complications and cost-effectiveness

The choice of method for securing the receiver/stimulator (R/S) package during cochlear implant surgery is usually dependant on several factors, but primarily surgeon preference. The initial recommendation from manufacturers was to drill a bony well (WD technique) and use bony...

Open septorhinoplasty approach for closure of medium sized septal perforations

Septal perforations are difficult problems to treat. There are various causes described in literature such as trauma, inflammatory, cocaine abuse but most often they are due to iatrogenic cause (such as septoplasty) or due to trauma. The symptoms due to...

North of England Otolaryngology Society Spring Meeting 2022

Established a year before the creation of the NHS, the North of England Otolaryngology Society has continually adapted to meet the needs of its members, as Katherine Conroy described in her opening lecture at the society’s first face-to-face meeting in...

Preservation rhinoplasty

Hump reduction and osteotomies to close the open roof, or lowering the whole nasal dorsum? Charles East explains how preservation techniques can improve outcomes by maintaining the integral structures of the nose. What is preservation rhinoplasty? The origins of reduction...

IOS 2019: 60th Annual Meeting of the Irish Otorhinolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery Society

Report by: Michael Walsh, ENT Spr1, ORL-HNS Department, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. The 60th Annual Irish Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Heck Meeting took place in the surroundings of Lyrath Estate in county Kilkenny, on the 10-11 October 2019. The conference commenced...

Foreign object removal from the ear or nose

The range of nasal and aural foreign bodies that present to accident and emergency (A&E) departments, emergency rooms and minor injury units is limited only by the imagination. Aetiology and epidemiology statistics point to patients being predominantly children in the...

Elasticated retraction in head and neck surgery – a trainee’s perspective

The effectiveness of surgical technique and satisfactory outcome is greatly dependent on good surgical exposure. Retraction requires adequate traction and counter-traction of tissues in order to expose the tissue or organ under scrutiny for the surgeon. This is a universal...

A quick and simple approach to correcting the deviated nasal septum

Nasal septal surgery is a very common procedure that we tend to learn as junior trainees. Most of us still find that we have a lot to learn with every deviated septum that we encounter. There is a range of...