Diseases of Ear, Nose and Throat & Head and Neck Surgery

The authors, who are all experienced medical writers and experts in their fields, have collaborated to produce a practical guide to the diagnosis and management of otolaryngologic diseases. The content is targeted for the primary care physician and the topics are well chosen. The subject material is organized into three sections—the ear (Cody), the nose (Kern), and the throat (Pearson). This Diseases of Ear, Nose and Throat & Head and Neck Surgery book emphasizes differential diagnosis and office management.

Diseases of Ear, Nose and Throat & Head and Neck Surgery

Diseases of Ear, Nose and Throat & Head and Neck Surgery

In general, the book is sparsely illustrated, and this serves the commendable purpose of limiting the size and cost of the volume, but this may detract somewhat from its usefulness. Several summary tables provide concise, practical information in a usable format.

Key Features

  • Concise presentation of ENT in the attractive ICT format – clear line diagrams, colour photos of clinical conditions, summary boxes etc.
  • Covers a topic which is important in primary care – medical students and junior doctors are motivated to buy a book in this area.
  • Basic anatomy and physiology is reviewed – useful revision for students in clinical years.
  • Comprehensive coverage of both presenting symptoms and specific diseases, with more detail on the commoner conditions.
  • Clear description of examination and investigation techniques.

Table of Contents

The ear

Basic concepts – Audiometry, vestibulometry, and radiology

Hearing loss – general introduction and childhood aetiology

Hearing loss – adult aetiology. Aids to hearing. Otalgia. Otorrhoea

Complications of middle ear infections. Facial palsy

Disorders of balance – introduction and otological causes

Disorders of balance – non-otological causes

Tinnitus. The auricle(pinna) and ear wax

Otological trauma and foreign bodies

Aural drops.

Nose and para nasal sinuses

Anatomy and physiology.

Symptoms, signs and investigations.

Allergic and vasomotor rhinitis.

Nasal polyps and foreign bodies.

Nasal infections.

Nasal septal pathologies and choanal atresia.

Facial trauma.

Complications of facial trauma.

Facial plastic surgery.

Epistaxis.

Acute and chronic sinusitis.

Head and neck pain 1

Head and neck pain 2.

The throat

Anatomy and physiology.

Symptoms, signs and examination.

Dysphonia – organic causes.

Dysphonia – non-organic causes. Stridor.

Laryngotracheal injury.

Maintenance and protection of the airway.

Postoperative care and complications of artificial airways.

Sore throats.

Tonsillectomy and adenoidal conditions.

Dysphagia.

Salivary glands.

Snoring and sleep apnoea.

Oral cavity. Foreign bodies.

ENT aspects of HIV infection.

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