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Latest Articles

  • Motor Neuron Disease in Otolaryngology – a Review

    Abstract

    Motor neuron disease is an incurable neurodegenerative disorder affecting both upper and lower motor neurons, resulting in progressive weakness and inevitable death due to respiratory failure. Up to 30% of patients present with bulbar symptoms and therefore may be seen first by an otolaryngologist. Furthermore, almost all patients experience bulbar symptoms in the late stages of the disease and may require the input of an otolaryngologist as part of their multidisciplinary management.

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  • The one airway concept: setting up a multi-disciplinary clinic

    Abstract

    The ‘One Airway Model’ is well recognised with established overlapping of clinico-pathological findings. Early recognition and treatment of upper airway symptoms combined with simultaneous treatment of lower airway disease may be the key to long-term airway disease control. ENT Surgeons are in a position that enables early recognition, treatment, and initiation of a multidisciplinary approach to airway disease.

    A One Airway Service is an ideal way of treating patients with upper and lower airway symptoms.

    The One Airway Clinic is a specialist multidisciplinary setting that benefits patient care and patient pathways, is financially cost effective, and opens numerous audit and research opportunities. We present our experience of successfully setting up and running a One Airway Clinic over the last 5 years.

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  • Eustachian Tube Dilation

    Abstract

    Different surgical techniques have been developed in order to dilate the cartilaginous portion of the Eustachian tube (ET), the site of most pathology, including laser tuboplasty, tissue ablation using the microdebrider and more recently balloon dilation. The osseous segment of the ET, sharing an intimate party wall with the internal carotid artery, should be treated carefully as injury to the artery is possible and dilation with a noncompressible balloon is not recommended. Balloon dilation of the cartilaginous segment of ET through a transnasal endoscopic approach has gained popularity among the other surgical techniques such as laser or microdebrider for treatment of resistant ET dilatory dysfunction (ETD). There is accumulating evidence that transnasal endoscopic balloon dilation of the cartilaginous portion is becoming the main approach for ETD. Numerous studies have shown improvement in multiple assessments of ET function after balloon dilation including: ability to perform a Valsalva, improvements in tympanograms, atelectasis, tubomanometry, mucosal inflammation scores, mean ETDQ-7 symptom scores, and other ET measurements. Likewise, there is mounting evidence that outcomes after balloon dilation are durable to at least 2.5 years in regards to being able to perform a Valsalva manoeuvre, improvement in tympanograms and by the mucosal inflammation score.

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  • Intercollegiate Exam – Viva in Rhinology/Facial Plastics – Assessment of the Nose/Assessment for Septorhinoplasty

    Introduction

    Assessment of the nose can be part of the Viva Voce in Rhinology & Facial Plastics, or the clinical short cases. You will be presented with a series of clinical photographs or a real patient, respectively. You may only have a short time to assess the nose and therefore a well-practised systematic approach is vital. This also shows the examiner of your logical approach, and that you are safe and competent to be a day 1 consultant. A useful approach to assessment for septorhinoplasty (SRP) has been covered by an earlier article.

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  • Intercollegiate Exam - Viva in Head and Neck - Benign Oral Lesions

    This is a picture of a 73-yearold female referred to ENT as an emergency unable to eat and drink with odynophagia. The patient suffered a similar episode two months ago. Describe what you can see in this picture (show figure 1 to candidate). What are your differential diagnoses?

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