By Harold S. Ludman, Patrick Bradley
This new version of the best-selling ABC of Otolaryngology bargains an updated review of otolaryngology, and head and neck surgical procedure (ENT). Now in its 5th variation, the ABC of Ear, nostril and Throat advises on how most sensible to regulate sufferers with the commonest ENT-related problems.Thoroughly revised and up-to-date, this re-creation comprises additional chapters on facial soreness, head and neck tumours, sleep apnoea and epistaxis, in addition to fresh advances in ENT assessment and investigations (especially CT and MRI) and minimally invasive thoughts. New fabric on voice, respiring and swallowing problems, listening to impairment and cochlear implants has been extra, with new images, illustrations and algorithms all through. The ABC of Ear, nostril and Throat deals an important creation to this primary speciality for college kids, when supplying a pragmatic reference for GPs, GP registrars, junior medical professionals and nurses.
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Anatomy The facial nerve leaves the facial nucleus in the brain stem and passes through the internal auditory meatus beside the VIIIth cranial nerve. After the geniculate ganglion, it runs across the middle ear in the Fallopian canal and then turns vertically where it supplies the stapedius muscle before leaving the temporal bone through the stylomastoid foramen. It enters the parotid gland where it divides into five main branches to the muscles of facial expression. In the middle ear, it also supplies secretomotor fibres to the submandibular and sublingual salivary glands, and taste fibres to the anterior two-thirds of the tongue via the chorda tympani.
Treatment should include in the mild to moderate symptomatic patients analgesia, topical decongestants, topical steroids, and only when symptoms are unresolving after 5 days should antibiotics be used. • In recurrent episodic attacks lasting 7 days or less, consider an allergic cause for symptoms, consider using topical steroids for protracted periods or during the seasonal periods. • When symptoms are frequent, disabling and not responding to treatments, then consider referring to a specialist.
Simple conversational tests in the office are a useful guide to help parents to understand the level of hearing loss from glue ear. Age-appropriate audiometry is important, although levels will fluctuate as glue ear is a seasonally fluctuting condition. The pattern seen on tympanometry affects the likelihood of an effusion being present. The flat line ‘B’ type trace has an 80% likelihood of effusion, whilst the ‘normal’ ‘A’ trace has less than 5% chance of an effusion. Treatment is expectant, medical or surgical.
ABC of Ear, Nose and Throat, 5th Edition (ABC Series) by Harold S. Ludman, Patrick Bradley