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ABC of Ear, Nose and Throat, 6th Edition

Harold S. Ludman (Editor), Patrick J. Bradley (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-42421-6 September 2012 BMJ Books 168 Pages


ABC of Ear, Nose and Throat is a long established best-selling guide to the management of common conditions of the Ears, Nose and Throat. It follows a symptomatic approach for evaluation and prioritisation of common presentations, and provides guidance on primary care assessment and management, and on when and why to refer for a specialist opinion.

Fully revised to reflect the current practice of oto-rhino-laryngology and head and neck surgery, new chapters address the increasing specialization and improved understanding of the likely causes and specialist treatment for symptoms such as tinnitus, nasal discharge, nasal obstruction, facial plastic surgery, head and neck trauma and foreign bodies, and non-specialist assessment and examination. There is new content on rhinoplasty, pinnaplasty, non-melanoma skin tumours, thyroid disease and head and neck cancer, with many new full colour illustrations and algorithms throughout.

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Contributors vii

Preface ix

1 Examination of the Ear Nose and Throat 1
Harold Ludman and Patrick J. Bradley

2 Pain in the Ear 8
Harold Ludman

3 Discharge from the Ear 15
Robin Youngs

4 Hearing Impairment in Adults 21
Gavin A. J. Morrison

5 Hearing Impairment in Children 27
Stephen J. Broomfield and Andrew H. Marshall

6 Acoustic Neuromas and Other Cerebellopontine Angle Tumours 33
Tony Wright

7 Tinnitus 39
Thomasina Meehan and Claudia Nogueira

8 Vertigo and Imbalance 44
Harold Ludman

9 Facial Palsy 49
Iain Swan

10 Facial Pain 53
Lisha McLelland and Nick S. Jones

11 Paranasal Sinus Disease 58
Derek Skinner

12 Nasal Discharge 65
Andrew C. Swift

13 Epistaxis 71
Gerald W. McGarry

14 Nasal Obstruction and Smell Disorders 76
Desmond A. Nunez

15 Facial Plastics 81
Patrick Walsh Julian Rowe-Jones and Simon Watts

16 Throat Pain 89
William McKerrow and Patrick J. Bradley

17 Hoarseness and Voice Disorders 94
Mered Harries

18 Airway Obstruction and Stridor 100
Vinidh Paleri and Patrick J. Bradley

19 Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea 108
Tawakir Kamani and Anshul Sama

20 Swallowing Problems 113
Vinidh Paleri and Patrick J. Bradley

21 Head and Neck Trauma 120
Paul Tierney

22 Foreign Bodies 125
Ricardo Persaud Antony Narula and Patrick J. Bradley

23 Neck Swellings 131
Nick Roland and Patrick J. Bradley

24 Head and Neck Cancer 139
Patrick J. Bradley

Index 147