Laryngology: Clinical Reference Guide

Ross, Panossian, Hawkshaw, Sataloff
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Justin Ross, Haig Panossian, Mary J. Hawkshaw, Robert T. Sataloff


Details: 534 pages, B&W, Softcover, 4.5" x 8"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-140-7

Release Date: 26/07/2019


Laryngology: Clinical Reference Guide is a portable reference guide that fills the void of an easy-to-read, concise, but comprehensive book encompassing all aspects of laryngology. Each chapter follows a uniform outline to facilitate quick review of a topic, and the comprehensive nature of each chapter provides depth. This clinically relevant resource is organized into ten sections that are broken down into their most important and fundamental parts by chapter, including the History of Laryngology; Embryology, Anatomy, and Physiology; Evaluation and Physical Examinations; Laryngologic Disorders; Neurolaryngology; Laryngologic Manifestations of Systemic Diseases; Pediatric Laryngology; Surgery; Swallowing Disorders; and Therapy. 

As a review book, it is ideal for residents and fellows in training and those preparing for board and in-service training examinations, as well as medical students looking for a "deeper dive" into the world of laryngology. However, it is also excellent for the practitioner who wants to get a succinct update on the latest, cutting-edge knowledge in all areas of laryngology. The information is authored by a collection of "who's who" in laryngology.

Formatted like the bestselling "Pasha" (Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery) pocket guide, this text provides a condensed amount of high-yield information with a multidisciplinary approach to bring a broad range of insight into complex clinical challenges.

Key Features

  • Contributions by leaders in the field
  • Tabs for each section for quick access
  • Key terms and notes in bold and italics


"The book opens with a very readable chapter on the history of laryngology, from Imhotep of Ancient Egypt, to the Sataloff of our own day. Basic Science chapters include a real pearl in “Patient History and Physical Examination”. I can now, with great authority, speak of such vocal fold abnormalities as decreased amplitude, glottic gap, mucosal wave abnormalities etc. How many readers knew that, during endoscopy you should get the patient to count 60-69 to detect abductor spastic dysphonia (SD) and 80-89 for adductor SD? As an otologist, I had long been baffled by the acronym (or maybe it is an initialism, as unpronounceable) of GRBAS, but can now even offer CAPE-V as an alternative. The text is even better on special investigations, whether stroboscopy, electromyography and all the armamentarium of the clinical voice laboratory. 

You would expect extensive coverage of trauma, tumours, inflammatory diseases and congenital abnormalities and will not be disappointed. What was particularly novel though was a collection of four chapters on Neurolaryngology, one on “Cough and the Unified Airway” and, especially thought provoking, “Care of the Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Patient”. I had always wondered why there was seemingly only a Type II Thyroplasty (for vocal cord paralysis), but have finally discovered the Type IV, a cricothyroid approximation, along with several others aiming to raise vocal pitch. Dysphagia, reflux and oesophageal dysmotilities, with the appropriate investigations, make up no fewer than 60 pages, despite the book title. Add to that a very easily understood chapters on pulmonary function tests and this proves a very comprehensive work indeed."

—Liam M. Flood, FRCS, FRCSI in Journal of Laryngology and Otology (August 2019)