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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’,...

Bilateral medialisation thyroplasty for presbylaryngis

This retrospective case series explores the voice outcomes for 21 patients diagnosed with presbylaryngis who underwent bilateral medialisation thyroplasty at a university medical centre in Portland, Oregon, USA. Silastic was implanted in 17 patients; hydroxyapatite in four. Significant improvements were...

Isshiki Thyroplasty Type 2

Indication Adductor spasmodic dysphonia is a neurological condition of unknown aetiology. The symptoms are believed to be caused by involuntary contraction of the adductor muscles of the vocal cord as a result of an abnormality of neurotransmitters in the basal...

In conversation with Professor N Isshiki: History of laryngeal framework

Mr Yakubu Karagama recently returned from a travelling fellowship at Isshiki Memorial Clinic Kyoto where he was delighted to interview Professor Isshiki about his groundbreaking work in laryngeal framework surgery. Professor Isshiki (left) discusses the history of thyroplasty with Mr...

DP Medical secures UK-exclusive distribution deal for new vocal implant

An innovative vocal implant system, to be exclusively distributed in the UK and Ireland by DP Medical, will help patients recover and improve their voices.

Long-term results of incus vibroplasty in patients with moderate-to-severe sensorineural hearing loss

The Vibrant Soundbridge (VSB) middle ear implant is now a well-accepted and widely utilised treatment option for patients with sensorineural hearing loss unable to use standard hearing aids. However, as a relatively recent addition to the portfolio of implants available...

Evidence for balloon eustachian tuboplasty

Balloon eustachian tuboplasty is an emerging intervention aimed at the management of eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) and its sequelae. The authors acknowledge that ETD is a common but frequently ill-defined problem, with no well-established direct treatment. They performed a systematic...

Rhinoplasty: The Expert’s Reference

This is a comprehensive rhinoplasty text book written by over 100 renowned worldwide specialists, edited by Anthony Sclafani. With some 80 chapters and close to 700 pages, it is a sizeable volume. The book aims to cover all aspects of...

Balloon Eustachian tuboplasty

Eustachian tube dysfunction is a common condition, which is unfortunately lacking an effective treatment. This small study demonstrated the effectiveness of balloon Eustachian tuboplasty in a district hospital setting. It has been in use since 2010 and is beginning to...

Soluvos Medical brings laryngology products to their customers!

Soluvos Medical is still hoping that 2021 will bring social life, travels and meetings back to normal and that they can finally meet readers again at one of the yet-to-be-scheduled meetings later in the year.