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Reduction thyroplasty

Introduction Male to female transgendered patients are referred to ENT for reduction thyroplasty – a procedure to reduce the external appearance of the thyroid cartilage of the larynx, and feminisation of the voice. Reduction thyroplasty, often erroneously called ‘tracheal shave’,...

Training Devices to help volunteers do correct nasal swabs for COVID-19

Fusetec, an Australian company, manufactures fully operable, soft tissue surgical training devices that are used in FESS courses for surgical training. These devices are recommended by Professor PJ Wormald.

Murder most foul, strange and unnatural

Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare at the very beginning of the 17th century has definite otological interest. The whole play is about young Prince Hamlet’s revenge for his father’s murder. The king is killed by Hamlet’s wicked uncle, who then...

Introducing Otinova – A unique formula for Otitis Externa

Otinova Ear Spray is a medical device that treats ear canal inflammation/otitis externa, sometimes known as ‘swimmers ear’.

Quick & Efficient Procedures with DTR Medical’s Sterile Single-use Audiology Range of Instruments

DTR Medical are able to offer a plethora of effective Single-use Audiology Instruments that assist in the restoration of hearing through a Hearing Aid when the mechanism becomes sclerosed or fused together.

Hydrogen peroxide and its uses in healthcare

This is an interesting review about the origin and uses of hydrogen peroxide, especially in neurosurgery. However, its uses are ubiquitous and applicable to several medical specialties. When hydrogen peroxide was first discovered in 1818 by Louis Thenard, it had...

Assessment of genetic disorders: congenital sensorineural hearing loss

Severe or profound sensorineural hearing impairment (SNHI) is a common birth defect, affecting approximately 1 in 1000 newborns [1]. SNHI may result from environmental causes or have a genetic basis. The genetic causes can be further subdivided into non-syndromic (isolated...

Semi implantable bone conduction devices: challenges and developments

Bone conduction mechanisms and history of bone conduction aids Bone conduction hearing devices work by stimulating hair cells via the bone conduction hearing pathways. These pathways are less well understood than the air conduction pathways, but recent research has shown...

Microtia and Atresia – Combined Approach by Plastic and Otologic Surgery

In this textbook Kaga and Asato, both leading experts in otology and plastic surgery respectively, present over 10 years of their experience in joint reconstructive surgery for microtia and auricular atresia, combining autologous auricular reconstruction with external auricular canaloplasty and...

Cutting burr otoplasty and conchal setback to correct prominent pinna: a ‘step by step approach’

Prominent ears can cause significant social and psychological effects on an individual. The two most common anatomical defects for a prominent pinna are an underdeveloped anti-helical fold and / or enlarged conchal bowl. In the senior author’s practice over the...

Imaging and management of head and neck vascular anomalies

Vascular anomalies are a diffuse spectrum of abnormalities which often involve the head, neck and oral cavity. They are frequently misnamed, often being generically labelled as haemangiomas. This lack of basic understanding can cause confusion leading to a cascade of...

Nasal nitric oxide – an inflammatory marker in paediatric allergic rhinitis?

Nasal nitric oxide (nNO) is mainly produced in the paranasal sinus mucosa and was shown in some studies to have increased expression in allergic rhinitis (AR). Although it represents a potential non-invasive tool for AR measurement, there remains no consensus...