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Globe Trotting and 62 years of ENT

Vasant Oswal was, for many years, ‘Mister ENT’ in the Northeast of England. Appointed as a consultant to the old North Riding Infirmary in 1970, he led what was a small and little-known department through a period of tumultuous change...

Laryngology: A Case-Based Approach

This unique book was written based on the novel enquiry-based teaching method particularly to illustrate laryngology conditions. It contains both adult and paediatric pathology. Each chapter starts with one or more case scenarios along with other useful subheadings to explain...

Laryngology Clinical Reference Guide

On receiving this book, it was rather reminiscent of preparing for my FRCS as it is from the series of the infamous ‘Pasha’. It is therefore laid out in the same manner i.e. thin pages and more text than pictures....

Rock Steady: Healing Vertigo or Tinnitus with Neuroplasticity

Rock Steady guides the reader through a change in attitude towards chronic tinnitus or imbalance. The premise is that changes in the human body are an inevitable part of life, through trauma, ageing and illness. These changes can produce sensations...

An overview of microsurgical reconstruction of the head and neck worldwide

Microsurgical reconstruction is an integral part of the treatment following ablation for malignancy or trauma. Currently there are no clear treatment guidelines following tumour resection. This was recognised a few years ago and in 2008 various collaborative groups were founded...

Hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia

This is a very nicely written overview of this difficult condition by two expert rhinologists with a tertiary practice. The genetic basis, pathophysiology, diagnosis, natural history and available management options are all discussed. Clearly there is a large spectrum of...

Endoscopic findings and prediction of outcome in unilateral vocal cord paralysis

Unilateral vocal cord paralysis which is not due to irreversible causes such as malignancy, systemic disease or trauma varies considerably in terms of full recovery and restoration of voice. Usually electromyography is used to make possible predictions, but this facility...

Use of tranexamic acid in ENT surgery

Postoperative bleeding in otolaryngologic procedures causes delayed discharge, requires re-admission and adds considerably to the cost of patient care. Whether the anti-fibrinolytic activity of tranexamic acid should be used routinely to prevent haemorrhagic complications after ENT operations is speculation but...

Lipofilling for scar improvement

Since Coleman et al. in 1991 reported on lipofilling, numerous applications have been reported; these include but are not limited to contour restoration, lip augmentation, and wrinkle therapy. There has also been some one off reported improvements in scars following...

Importance of nasal septal cartilage perichondrium for septum strength mechanics: a cadaveric study

This experimental cadaver study aimed to investigate the biomechanical qualities of the perichondrium and cartilage, and to determine the strength of the septal cartilage against bending forces. The nasal septal cartilages of 14 fresh cadavers (eight hours post-mortem) without nasal...

The PMFA Journal - April/May 2019 issue available

FEATURES IN THIS ISSUE: Genioplasty by Natasha Berridge and Paul Johnson. / Immediate versus delayed post mastectomy breast reconstruction by Diaa Othman, Adil Khan and Mumahhad Riaz. / Laser tattoo removal by Dana Alessa and Eric F Bernstein. AND MUCH MORE...

Complications associated with microlaryngoscopy surgery

Microlaryngoscopy procedures are often considered to be routine procedures at the straightforward end of the ENT operative spectrum. Complications associated with this surgery are thought to be infrequent and primarily related to the possibility of dental trauma and adverse voice...