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Otolaryngologyhead and neck surgery is a unique subspecialty in medicine that deals with medical and surgical management of disorders affecting the ear, nose, throat, and the neck; the care of the senses including smell, taste, balance and hearing fall under its domain. As a specialty, it interfaces with other medical and surgical subspecialties including allergy and immunology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology, neurology , neurosurgery , oncology, ophthalmology, pediatrics, plastic and reconstructive surgery, pulmonology, radiation oncology, rehabilitation medicine, rheumatology, thoracic surgery, among others. Further, the specialty encompasses the care of the young and the old, man and woman , as well as benign and malignant diseases.

Symptoms and diseases affecting the ear, nose, throat, and neck are common and commonly lead to patients seeking medical care. These include sinusitis, upper respiratory tract infections, hoarseness, balance disturbance, hearing loss, dysphagia, snoring, tonsillitis, ear infections, thyroid disorders, head and neck cancer and ear wax. In this updated second edition of Current Diagnosis & Treatment in OtolaryngologyHead & Neck Surgery, these and many other diseases are covered in crisp and concise manner. Striking just the right balance between comprehensiveness and convenience, it emphasizes the practical features of clinical diagnosis and patient management while providing a comprehensive discussion of pathophysiology and relevant basic and clinical science. With its consistent formatting chapter by chapter, this text makes it simple to locate the practical information you need on diagnosis, testing, disease processes, and up-to-date treatment and management strategies. The book will be of interest to both otolaryngologists as well as all of the medical and surgical specialties and related disciplines that treat patients with head and neck disorders.


  • Comprehensive review of basic sciences relevant to otolaryngology
  • Concise, complete, and accessible clinical information that is up-to-date
  • Discussion of both medical and surgical management of otolaryngologic disorders
  • Thorough radiology chapter with more than 150 images
  • Inclusion of the usual and the unusual diseases of the head and neck
  • More than 400 figures to better illustrate and communicate essential points
  • Organization by anatomic region to facilitate quick identification of relevant material
  • Inclusion of addition Facial Plastic and Reconstructive chapters


With its comprehensive review of the sciences and the clinical practice of Otolaryngologyhead and neck surgery, this second edition will be invaluable for medical students, house staff, physicians of all specialties, nurses, physician assistants, audiologists, speech pathologists, and ancillary health care personnel. The book has been designed to meet the clinician's need for an immediate refresher in the clinic as well as to serve as an accessible text for thorough review of the specialty for the boards . The concise presentation is ideally suited for rapid acquisition of information by the busy practitioner.

Anil K. Lalwani
New York

Current Diagnosis & Treatment in OtolaryngologyHead & Neck Surgery, 2nd Edition

Anil K. Lalwani

Preface   Contributors


I. Introduction
Chapter 1 Anatomy
Chapter 2 Antimicrobial Therapy for Head & Neck Infection
Chapter 3 Radiology
Chapter 4 Anesthesia for Head & Neck Surgery
Chapter 5 Lasers in Head & Neck Surgery

II. Face
Chapter 6 Hemangiomas of Infancy & Vascular Malformations
Chapter 7 Maxillofacial Trauma
Chapter 8 Cutaneous Malignant Neoplasms

III. Nose
Chapter 9 Olfactory Dysfunction
Chapter 10 Congenital Anomalies of the Nose
Chapter 11 Nasal Trauma
Chapter 12 Nasal Manifestations of Systemic Disease
Chapter 13 Nonallergic & Allergic Rhinitis

IV. Sinuses
Chapter 14 Acute & Chronic Sinusitis
Chapter 15 Frontal Sinus Fractures
Chapter 16 Paranasal Sinus Neoplasms

V. Salivary Glands
Chapter 17 Benign Diseases of the Salivary Glands
Chapter 18 Malignant Diseases of the Salivary Glands

VI. Oral Cavity, Oropharynx, & Nasopharynx
Chapter 19 Cleft Lip & Palate
Chapter 20 Management of Adenotonsillar Disease
Chapter 21 Parapharyngeal Space Neoplasms & Deep Neck Space Infections
Chapter 22 Benign & Malignant Lesions of the Oral Cavity, Oropharynx, & Nasopharynx
Chapter 23 Mandibular Reconstruction
Chapter 24 Jaw Cysts
Chapter 25 Temporomandibular Disorders

VII. Neck
Chapter 26 Neck Masses
Chapter 27 Neck Neoplasms & Neck Dissection

VIII. Larynx & Hypopharynx
Chapter 28 Clinical Voice Assessment: The Role & Value of the Phonatory Function Studies
Chapter 29 Benign Laryngeal Lesions
Chapter 30 Malignant Laryngeal Lesions
Chapter 31 Vocal Cord Paralysis
Chapter 32 Stridor in Children
Chapter 33 Laryngeal Trauma

IX. Trachea & Esophagus
Chapter 34 Congenital Disorders of the Trachea & Esophagus
Chapter 35 Benign & Malignant Disorders of the Esophagus
Chapter 36 Benign & Malignant Disorders of the Trachea
Chapter 37 Airway Management & Tracheotomy
Chapter 38 Foreign Bodies
Chapter 39 Airway Reconstruction
Chapter 40 Sleep Disorders

X. Thyroid & Parathyroid
Chapter 41 Disorders of the Thyroid Gland
Chapter 42 Malignant Thyroid Neoplasms
Chapter 43 Parathyroid Disorders

XI. Otology
Chapter 44 Anatomy & Physiology of the Ear
Chapter 45 Audiologic Testing
Chapter 46 Vestibular Testing

XII. External & Middle Ear
Chapter 47 Diseases of the External Ear
Chapter 48 Congenital Disorders of the Middle Ear
Chapter 49 Otitis Media
Chapter 50 Cholesteatoma
Chapter 51 Otosclerosis

XIII. Inner Ear
Chapter 52 Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Chapter 53 The Aging Inner Ear
Chapter 54 Hereditary Hearing Impairment
Chapter 55 Aural Rehabilitation & Hearing Aids
Chapter 56 Vestibular Disorders
Chapter 57 Diving Medicine
Chapter 58 Occupational Hearing Loss
Chapter 59 Temporal Bone Trauma

XIV. Skull Base
Chapter 60 Lesions of the Anterior Skull Base
Chapter 61 Vestibular Schwannoma (Acoustic Neuroma)
Chapter 62 Nonacoustic Lesions of the Cerebellopontine Angle
Chapter 63 Neurofibromatosis Type 2
Chapter 64 Osseous Dysplasias of the Temporal Bone
Chapter 65 Neoplasms of the Temporal Bone & Skull Base
Chapter 66 Neurotologic Skull Base Surgery

XV. Facial Nerve
Chapter 67 Anatomy, Physiology, & Testing of the Facial Nerve
Chapter 68 Disorders of the Facial Nerve

XVI. Implants
Chapter 69 Implantable Middle Ear Hearing Devices
Chapter 70 Cochlear Implants

XVII. Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Chapter 71 Scar Revision
Chapter 72 Rhytidectomy, Browlifts, & Midface Lifts
Chapter 73 Blepharoplasty
Chapter 74 Rhinoplasty
Chapter 75 Hair Restoration
Chapter 76 Local & Regional Flaps in Head & Neck Reconstruction
Chapter 77 Microvascular Reconstruction
Chapter 78 Otoplasty
Chapter 79 Facial Fillers & Implants