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AOICON 2010 ,Mumbai ,Breakfast Sessions

AOICON 2010 Mumbai Junior Consultant Award Papers

Hall- B1
2:00PM to 5:00PM
Dr. P.A. Shah Junior Consultant Award Papers (8 Min Each)

1. Dr Peter Rodrigues(Mumbai)
2. Dr Gautam Khound(Guwhati)
1.Dr. Prasanta Kumar Gure ( Kolkata)Management of Otogenic Brain Abscess
2.Dr. Soumitra Ghosh (Kolkata)A new technique in ossiculoplasty.
3.Dr. Sunil Srichand, Nichlani ( Thane)Reconstruction of tympanic membrane with partial tragal cartilage graft versus temporalis fascia graft.
4.Dr. Mahesh Kumar Prabhakar Nikam (Mumbai)Microbial colonisation of Bloom Singer indwelling voice prosthesis in laryngectomised patients. An Indian perspective
5.Dr. Sayed Suhail Iftekar (Pune)Tracheoesophageal party wall thickness in laryngectomised patients in /India: Implications for surgical voice restoration
6.Dr. Kiran Natrajan (Chennai)Management of Facial nerve neuroma
7.Dr. Vaishali Kashinath Shambharkar (Mumbai)Cemento ossifying fibroma causing lateral displacement and proptosis of the right eyeball –A rare case report.
1. Dr G B Kulkarni(Thane)
2.Dr. Manish Munjal (Ludhiana)
8.Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Aggarwal (Saharanpur)Review of 248 Cases of Thyroid surgery under local anesthesia
9.Dr. Vikram Bhat K. (Hubli)Middle ear atelectasis and primary acquired cholesteatoma.
10.Dr. Navneeta Gangwal (Manipal)Endoscopic sphenoidotomy-our experience
11.Dr. Renu Rai (Bhopal)Aggressive Behaviour pattern of carcinoma of oral tongue: A central India Experience.
12Dr. Renu Rai (Bhopal)Culture and antibiotic susceptibilities of oral cancer flora-New insights for perioperative antibiotic therapy.
13.Dr. Neelima Gupta (Delhi)Comparison of perceptional nasal obstruction with objective measurement of nasal conductance.
14.Dr. Sangeeta Ramadoss (Bangalore)Keratosis obturance-various presentation and its management
Chairperson:-1. Dr Bharat Johanputra(Mumbai)
2. Dr. S.K.Mahajan (Hoshiarpur)
15.Dr. Biswarup Mukhopadhyay (Kolkata)Radiation induced voice changes in upper aerodigestive tract malignancies.
16.Dr. Rohit Singh (manipal)Role of LEFORT-I Osteotomy approach in J.N.A.
17.Dr. Paramita Chakraborty (Guwahati)Migrainous vertigo
19.Dr. Bhawana Pant (Nainital)Role of frozen biopsy in morphological diagnosis of headand neck cancers
20.Dr. Neha P.Shah Obstructive sleep apnoea
21Dr. P. Vijaya Krishnan (Chennai)Silent Snoring- An Enigma
Chairperson:-1. Dr Trupti Goodkari(Mumbai)
2. Dr. Rijuneeta (Chandigarh)
22Dr. K. Karthikeyan (Chennai)Pediatric auditory brainstem implantation for cochlear nerve hypoplasia
23Dr. Sudha Maheshwari (Chennai) Pulsatile stapes in large vestibular aqueduct syndrome: A Unique entity
24.Dr. Prahlad Duggal (Amritsar) Revision endoscopic sinus surgery: What should a surgeon expect
25.Dr. Kavita Goyal (Delhi)Use of alloderm in parotid fistula

AOICON 2010 Mumbai ,PG Awards Papers

11:00AM to 5:00PM
Nisha Desa PG Award Papers (8min each) 42 papers

1.Dr. Deepti Pundle (Mumbai)Management of superior semicircular canal Dehiscence.
2.Dr. Ankur Mukehrjee (Kolkata)Total laryngectomy-our experience
3.Dr Mainak Dutta (Kolkata)Variable presentations in a case series of sinonasal polyp
4.Dr. Leena K. (Hubli)Role of diethylcarbamazine in allergic rhinitis with eosinophilia
5.Dr. Vidya Janaki R. (Hubli)Image analysis as a tool to correlate tympanic membrane perforation with audiogram
6.Dr. Sonali Jana (Kolkata)Advances in tracheostomy
7.Dr. Debabrata Biswas (Kolkata)Role of Dextran 40 in the treatment of sudden sensorineural hearing loss.
8.Dr. Arun Prabhu Ganeshan (Mumbai)E.N.T. Manifestations in head injuries
9.Dr. Ram Kumar Soni (Mumbai)Effect of microwaves on hearing
10.Dr. Avinash Uttareshwar Borade (Mumbai)Systemic high Blood pressure and inner ear dysfunction: A preliminary study
11.Dr. Sayyed Matin Chand (Mumbai) Surgical Management of juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: A study of 20 cases
12Dr. Tripti Ramchandra Chopade (Mumbai)Efficacy of topical application of mitomycin-C in prevention and treatment of head & neck fibrosis.
13.Dr. Vikram Oberoi (Mumbai)The role of functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) in patients of asthma with sinonasal disease with and without Jal Neti (Saline irrigation), a comparative study.
14.Dr. Pearl Sala George (Mumbai)A study of bacteriology of otitis media and its effective medical management
15.Dr. Aseem Mishra (Mumbai)Axillary flap technique-A minimally invasive approach for frontal sinus pathology.
16.Dr. Sonali U Londge (Mumbai)Allergen injection immunotherapy for seasonal allergic rhinitis.
17.Dr. Soumya R. Shetty (Bangalore) A case report on midline Nasal Dermoid sinus.
18.Dr. Prashanth R. Reddy (Bangalore) A case series on laryngo tracheoplasty for laryngeal stenosis.
19.Dr. Pankaj Kumar (Bangalore)A case of nasopharyngeal angiofibroma
20.Dr. Supriya Mohan Bhat (Bangalore)Superficial conservative parotidectomy under local anesthesia- A case Series
21Dr. Devinder Kumar (Amritsar)Ligation versus bipolar diathermy for hemostasis in tonsillectomy-A comparative study
22Dr. Kirti Sharaff (Delhi)To study effect of prolonged and repeated application of mitomycin-C in reducing the adhesion formation following FESS in pt. of B/L chronic rhinosinustis.
23Dr. Naveen K. (Hubli)Atrophic Rhinitis are we missing something?
24.Dr. Tripti Brar (Delhi)Comparative study of post-stapedotomy hearing results using a nitinol self-crimping Vs Teflon manually crimping prosthesis
25.Dr.Snehal Bhupest Shah (Miraj)Epulis- An overview
26Dr. Ameya Sarkar (Miraj)Tympanosclerosis-A Beginner’s worry
27.Dr. Gaurav Saxena (Mumbai) Management of Labyrinthine fistula with FN Paresis in CSOM Case.
28.Dr. Shree Harsha Thulapula (Hubli)B/L Anticoantral chronic otitis media presenting as B/L cutaneous Mastoid Fistula
29.Dr. Meenakshi (Amritsar)Role of nasal surgery in snoring.
30Dr. Kadambari C (Mumbai)Management of petrous apex cholesterol cyst by infracochlear approach
31Dr. Sri Devi K (Delhi)Impact of FESS on Pulmonary function tests of patients with chronic rhino sinusitis.
32Dr. Pallavi-Bhandarkar (Mysore)Atrophic Rhinitis
33.Dr. Gaurav Wadkar (Mumbai)Laryngotracheal stenosis reconstruction own experience
34.Dr. Sameer M Thakare (Mumbai)Placentral extract in treatment of oral submucous fibrosis.
35.Dr. Gopika Kalsotra (Chandigarh)Codon 72 P53 polymorphism and its over ex-pression in patients with laryngeal carcinoma: prognostic implications
Chairperson1. Dr Sanjay Agrawal(Indore)
2.Dr. Raman Abrol (Chandigarh)
36Dr. Ashwini V (Mysore)Waardenburg’s syndrome-A case report.
37Dr. Kayed Johan (Nagpur)Amelanotic Mucosal melanoma of nasal cavity: A Rare presentation
38.Dr. Aparna Shekhar (Chennai)Management of Pediatric Laryngotracheal stensosis
39.Dr. Ragvendra Singh Gaur (Bhopal)Lower respiratory tract infection in tracheostomized patients in hospitals.
40.Dr. Yashveer B (Bhopal)Correlation between chronic Otitis Media with Radiologically evaluated size & degree of pneumatization of mastoid.
41.Dr. Syed Kamran Asif (Bhopal)Ankyloglossia-Its effect on speech & other modalities-A case series.
42Dr. Saurav Datta (Mumbai)Olfactory rehabilitation in Post Laryngectomy patients

Online Ear, Nose & Throat Journal

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Preauricular cysts Vs first branchial cleft cysts

Simple preauricular cysts should not be confused with first branchial cleft cysts. Branchial cleft anomalies are closely associated with the external auditory canal, tympanic membrane, angle of the mandible, and/or facial nerve. Misinterpreting a first brachial abnormality for a simple sinus tract may place the unsuspecting physician at risk for damaging the facial nerve, incompletely excising the lesion, or both.

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AOICON 2010 ,Mumbai, Scientific Programme (Revised)

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AOICON 2010 ,Posters

Dr. Anoop Raj Poster Award
Hall- B-1
2.30 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.

AOICON 2010 Video Session

Hall – B
09.00 a.m. – 10.00 a.m.

Cochlear Implant:Not Made in India

As of now, there are no indigenous CIs available in the market. A few years ago, under the aegis of Dr APJ Kalam, DRDO was tasked with the development of an Indian Cochlear Implant System, but there is no news about that. The Indian team from Armed Forces did visit Cochlear Limited, Australia for guidance in this matter. Dr Kalam's vision was to bring down the cost of the implant for the common man. However, experts still doubt the quality and acceptability of such an implant in the market. There are many advanced CI systems and all are available in India today. Mainly, there are four big companies manufacturing CIs, the largest of which is Cochlear Limited, Australia and followed by in no particular order, Advanced Bionics LLC, US; Medel, Austria and Neurelec, France.

At the moment, the electrodes in the CI device are assembled by people with their hands through a microscope which is one of the reasons why implants are expensive. On the other hand, improvement in the electronic technology, the cost of the ongoing research and training programmes conducted by the manufacturing companies adds up into the cost of the implant.

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Otolaryngology Poll

As a Surgeon ,will you like to assessed by your patient on a prescribed format

1. Yes

2. No

3. May be

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Deafness in disguise

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Directory of open acess Journals in Otolaryngology

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AOICON 2010 CME Topics ,January 7,2010

CME Topics
Day 1:- 07/01/2010
1. Local Flaps in Facial Plastic Surgery (Dr. T.V. Reddy, U.K.)
2. Surgery of the Nasal Valve (Dr. Guy Kenyon, U.K)
3. Cochlear Implant-Conventional V/sVeria Dr.Mohan Kameshwaran(Chennai)and
Dr. J.M. Hans, New Delhi
4. Tympanomastoidectomy (Dr. D.S. Grewal Mumbai)
5. Periorbital Rejuvenation ( Dr. S. Bhangoo (U.S.A.)
6. Congenital Cholesteatoma (Dr. Vijendra)
7. Stapedotomy -
8. Management of Voice Disorder (Dr. Anoop Raj, New Delhi)
9. Evolving concepts in diagnosis of dysphagia- Dr. Vipul Roy Rathod, (Mumbai)
10. Early identification of deafness in Children. Dr A K Lahhiri(Delhi)
11. Congenital and acquired deformities of pinna . Introduction: Dr.Mohan Jagade
12. Technique: Dr.P S Bhandari
13. Pinnaplasty (Dr. Ashish Bhumkar (Mumbai)
14. Extended Transcanal approach to Cholesteatoma (Dr. Muazz Tarabichi)
15. CSF Rhinorrhoea- Repair by Endoscopy (Dr. Arvind Soni, New Delhi)
16. Allergy at a glance Dr. Shantanu Banerjee (Kolkata)
17. Minimally invasive thyroid surgery (Dr. Rohan Valvekar,USA)
18. Role of Laser in Larynx (Dr. K.P. Morwani, Mumbai)
19. Mentoplasty Dr V P Sood (New Delhi)

Dr Chhatbars Stapes Drill

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My dear Dr kalra,
Thanks for putting my Stapes drill on Blog. It is reusable and handy.The cells inside used ae easily available and about more than 100 ENT surgeons of India and abroad are using my drill including Dr Mariosana Italy, Dr morwani,Dr Kirtane, Dr sandra desa, Dr Kameswaran and so on....The cost is only 12K with bill.
Dr Kalra of Amritsar is using my Stapes drill and Debrider both since more than 3yrs.

Dr.Yashvant B. Chhatbar
Ear, Nose and throat specialist
Super specialist in Ear and Laser

Merry Christmas

Will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year."---Charles Dickens (1812-1870).

Hands on Temporal Bone Dissection Courses 2010 ,Hyderabad


(Every alternate month 2nd Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

2010 - February, April, June, August, October, December

Venue: Dr. Rau’s ENT Specialty Hospital,
½ RT Panjagutta housing board colony,
Behind Durga Malleswara temple,
Panjagutta, Hyderabad (India)

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OtoLam: Breakthrough Treatment for Ear Infections

(OtoLAM, which stands for otologic laser-assisted myringotomy. “Myringotomy” is a surgical
procedure in which a hole is created in the eardrum.Thus, OtoLAM enables ENT surgeon to make a controlled hole in the eardrum, using a laser. This involves the use of a Co2laser beam and flash-scanner technology to vaporize a round opening in the tympanic).

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I remember reading about OTOLAM in a US based discussion group, over 10 yrs back. Now they have kicked it out? Their worry was that the paediatricians were using it ;-)
Thomas Antony (Yemen)

Understanding Lasers,Akola February 20-21,2010

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National Registry of Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis (RRP)

Through this we invite all otolaryngologists of India who are actively involved in management of RRP, either in government or private hospital to jointly develop this on-line registry. After one time registration (free of cost), a single page patient information as per COLTRERA/DERKAY staging and severity scheme needs to be submitted on-line. The participants-registration ID (permanent) would be used further to submit further information of a followed up or upfront case. Entering information for single patient hardly takes a few minutes. Such honorary participation would be duly recognized on the website and we sincerely hope to have our colleagues' cooperation to facilitate a better management of RRP patients and subsequently develop specific health policy in future.
website : www.irrpregistry.in

Dr. Anupam Mishra
Associate Professor
Department of ENT,
CSM Medical University,
(King George’s Medical College)

Dr venkat said...
we have one child with rrp in government general hospital, guntur, a.p. we will register

Panel/Symposia AOICON 2010 : Planner

Day 2:- 08/01/2010

1. P.G. Teaching (Panel) Moderator – Dr Arun Agarwal

Day 3:- 09/01/2010

2. Panel Discussion - FESS-Basic Steps Moderator—Dr. Renuka Bradoo (Mumbai) Expert Dr M V Kirtane
3. Panel on Discharging Ear & Deafness Chairperson:- Moderator- Vijayendra(Bangalore) Expert -Dr. B.K. Roy Choudhary(Kolkata)
4. Panel on Angiofibroma Chairperson:- Hemant Ahluwalia (Agra) Expert- Dr. K.P. Morwani (Mumbai)
5. Symposia on Epistaxis (Primary to tertiary Centre)Dr.A.K. Jain (Gwalior Dr Sudhakar Vaid(Ujjain) Dr.Vijay Chauradia(Indore)Dr.Amitabh Roy Choudhary Bachi Hathiram (Mumbai)
6. Symposium- Foreign Body in air Passage & Resp. Distress(Primary to tertiary Centre care) Moderator- Dr. S.R. Agrawal (Gwalior) Expert- Dr. Vinod Shah (Mumbai)

AOICON 2010 Invited Talks:Planner

AOICON 2010 Invited Talks

Day 2:- 08/01/2010

1. Sialendoscopy – Dr Rohan Valvekar(USA)
2. Sialendoscopy – Indian prespective-Dr.P P Singh (Delhi)
3. Radiosurgery of Acoustic Tumour Dr. Jed Kwartler, U.S.A
4. Conservation Rx Ca Larynx- Dr. Suresh Sharma (Delhi )
5. Endoscopic Management of Limited Cholesteatoma- Dr. Muazz Tarabichi
6. Parotid Surgery (Dr. Anil D Cruz(Mumbai)
7. Cochlear Implants- 25yrs Dr. Sandra Desa Souza (Mumbai)
8. TMJ syndrome in ENT: Dr.Mahadeviah(Bangalore)
9. Laryngeal Framework Surgery- Col. Ramalingam(Chennai)
10. Physiology of deglutition – Dr. N.K. Apte(Mumbai)
11. Open Rhinoplasty- How to Do it- Dr.Anoop Dhir (Plastic Surgeon, Delhi)
12. Two decades of Endoscopic DCR- Prabodh Karnik(Mumbai)
13. Facial Nerve Decompression-Dr. G.V.S Rao (Hyderabad)
14. Role of Endoscopy in PNS tumours – Dr. Hetal Patel.(Mumbai)
15. Management strategies in 6Vertigenous patients- Nuri Ozgigrin
16. Powered Instruments in Sinus Surgery-Dr. Meghanadh(Hyderabad)
17. Treatment of Rhinocerebral Mucormycosis – Dr.Manish Munjal(Delhi)
18. Role of Laser in DCR- Dr.Ravi Meher(New Delhi)
19. Medicolegal aspects in ENT practice- Dr. Sanjay Sood(new Delhi)
20. Management of GERD- Dr. K.K. Handa (New Delhi)
21. Profileplasty- Dr Bhangoo(USA)
22. Radiology in Nasal Surgery- Zahoor Ahmed(New Zealand)

Day 3:- 09/01/2010

23. CO2 Laser in Laryngeal cancer:Dr. Alok Thakar(Delhi)
24. Navigation in Sinus Surgery- Dr. Devender Rai(Delhi)
25. Rehabilitation of Laryngectomy patients- Indian Perspective- Dr. Sanjeev
Golar (Nagpur)
26. Thyroid surgeries – Dr. Ashok Gupta (Udaipur)
27. Solitary Nodule of thyroid- Dr.Madan Kapre(Nagpur)
28. Endoscopic Salvage of Frontal Sinus – Dr. P. Thulsidas (Chennai)
29. Parapharyngeal space tumour-PSN Murthy (Vijaywada)
30. Recent trends of tonsillectomy - T S Anand (New Delhi)
31. Problems with current TNM Staging System in head and neck Ca- Dr. Rehan
32. Hemifacial- Dr. K.K. Tural(Mumbai)
33. Inverted Papilloma-Dr. Ranjan Iyer (Baroda)
34. Snoring – Dr. D.S.Deendayal (Hyderabad)

Day 4:- 10/01/2010
35. Cleft palate-Dr. Neelam Sathe(Mumbai)
36. Mucosal flaps in Tonsillectomy : Dr.Sunil Nichlani
37. Application of Computers in ENT Dr Dillon D’ Suza(Mumbai)

Traditional Sessions AOICON 2010:Planner

Topics Ear (4) Rhinoplasty (3) Skull Base (1) Oral cancer (1)
All sessions in Hall A except Oral cancer (Hall 3)
International Faculty 4
Total Time : 8 hours

Day 2:- 08/01/2010

Dr. S.G. Joshi Memorial Oration
Speaker -Dr. Nuri Ozgigrin, Turkey)
Treatment algorithm of iatrogenic and facial paralysis
9:00AM - 10:00AM Hall A

Dr. J.V. Desa Memorial Planery Lecture
Speaker- Dr. K.S. Bhangoo, (USA)
Cosmetic and functional uses of grafts in Rhinoplasty
10:00AM to 10:30AM HALL A

R.N. Mishra Otology Session Chairperson:
Panel Discussion- Canal Wall down V/s Canal Wall up Surgery in retraction pockets & cholesteatoma.
Moderator:- Dr. Pusalkar(Mumbai) Expert Comments- Dr S K Kacker
11:30AM to 12:30AM HALL A

S.N. Sharma Oncology Symposium
on Oral cancers
Moderator:- Dr. Suresh Sharma (AIIMS)
11:30AM to 12:30AM HALL C

Day 3:- 09/01/2010

Dr. L.H. Hiranandani Oration:-
New Classification & Surgical Strategy in Cholesteatoma-
Dr. Alain Karoutchi (France)
9:00AM - 10:00AM HAll A

Dr. G.S. Grewal Memorial Planery Lecture
Open V/s Closed rhinoplasty-
Dr. Guy Kenyon (U.K.)
10:00AM - 10:30AM HAll A

Dr. T.V. Krishna Rao otology session
Endoscopic Ear Surgery
Moderator- Dr. Dwarkanath Reddy(Hyderabad)
11:00AM - 12:00 Noon HALL A

V.P. Sood Rhinology Session:-
Moderator:- Dr.Ravi Tiwari(Baroda)
12:00 - 1:00PM HAll A

Dr. A.Mahadeviah Skull Base Session
Endoscopic Skullbase Surgery- Beyond Sphenoid
Moderator- Dr Nishit Shah(Mumbai)
2:00PM to 3:00PM HAll A

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Dr Kumaresh Krishnamoorthy Blogs

He is one of the earliest ENT professional in India to start blogging in patient interest in Feb 2005

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Me & My Cancer

caring with compassion

My Health Blog

Wish him the Best

Dr Rajesh Kalra

Top 10 health innovations of 2009

Lyrics Hearing Aid is one of them

InSound Medical has just released the Lyric hearing aid that can be worn 24 hours a day. It is meant to be inserted within millimeters of the ear drum and by virtue of its position and size, the internal battery doesn't have to work too hard and can theoretically run for up to a month before a change is required. The Lyric is surrounded by a spongy material which enables moisture to escape, hence eliminating any infection risk. Doctors also claim that it is more efficient in its workings since sounds don't need to be amplified too much. Should the Lyric's battery die, the entire device will need to be replaced

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Low cost indiginous Debrider:Dr.Yashvant B. Chhatbar

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The cost of debrider is only 80,000. The availibility is with Ritu surgical Gandhinagar only. The blades are sturdy and carbide so can be used many times after sterilisation with ETO or immerse in antiseptic solution.They supply two blades free of cost with the debrider and it lasts for at least 2-5 yrs for an average ENT surgeon. It is designed by me and is manufactured by assembling different parts some are from out side and some indiginous by one of the engineer and couple of elcronic people.I have given the name Home made debrider as all the debriders available are from differnt countries and as this debrider is made in our home country India so the name is given like this. Still feel free to contact me.


Dr.Yashvant B. Chhatbar
Ear, Nose and throat specialist
Super specialist in Ear and Laser

1st French-Indian ENT Meeting: Call for abstracts

Dear Doctor,

Thank you very much for your response. The French ENT Society would be delighted to welcome you to participate and / or speak at the 1st French-Indian ENT Meeting, to be held on Tuesday, March 22, at the LALIT Hotel in New Delhi starting at 8 am, and on Friday, March 26, at the ITC RAJPUTAN SHERATON Hotel in Jaipur, starting at 8 am.

For colleagues who wish to speak at the meeting, please find following suggested topics to be addressed:
Otology/ Implants
Rhonchopathy/sleep apnea
Patient care in India

To respond, kindly let us know the theme and the day of your choice by completing the attached form (Call for Abstracts).

We would also greatly appreciate your help in communicating information about the meeting to colleagues interested in participating. Please encourage them to do the same to ensure as wide an audience as possible.

Thank you!


Professor Frederic Chabolle

Generaly Secretary French National ENT Society

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i M E S S:international Mastercourse on Endoscopic Sinus Surgery 5-8 May 2010 Brussels, Belgium

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Controvesy :Raised by Prof Jagdish Kumar

There are many outdated & obsolete subject matters in the UG text books written by even indian authors. for eg:
1.quinine & salicylate as causes of tinnitus ( is any one using them anywhere & caused tinnitus? if so, where are the reports?)
2. congenital syphilis as the cause of deafness
3. syphilitic rhinitis.
4. hennebert's sign ( is syphilis still seen in india?
4. fenestration operation ( has any one done or doing this in india now?)
5. why should we mention thalidomide as a cause of cong deformities when it was abandoned & never even used by any one for more than 50 yrs
6.if u open the antrum in CSOM (TT) cases to see if there is any disease in mastoid- can we not term it as "antrotomy" as it is not at all even simple mastoidectomy
7. how can coffee & tea worsen menier's disease?

Dr Anita Bhandhari(Jaipur) said:
Hennebert's sign is also a feature of advanced Meniere's disease and perilymph fistula.So I think it is still important.
Dr Anita Bhandari,Jaipur

ADMIRAL[DR] V K SINGH (Agra)said :

Association of Otolaryngologists of India -Membership Form

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Congratulations to Dr. Shanthaiah. Medical equipment companies are charging ridiculously huge amount for their LED head lights. LEDs don’t cost much. It can be mass produced at a much lower price, and has the potential to replace conventional or fiber optic head lights. Since LEDs are lighter, brighter, cooler, energy efficient and probably, cheaper, I hope, some company will come out with some cool ENT gadgets soon! Thanks a lot to Dr. Shanthaiah and his team for making an effort and letting us know about their LED head light.
- Dr. Dinakar, Mysore.

Good effort but not particularly impressive considering the fact that LEd does not require external supply and its been made bulkier.using a single super brigth bulb of 2500 mcd the whole thing can be made in much more compact and cheaper way. i am using one led headlight which i picked up for 7 dollars (rs 350)
Will show u that theres whole range of cheap leds available. i am using one such for septo, tonsils, trachy and everything possible.
what would make a difference is to make hand held led fibroptic light source with strobe function. we are testing one such make and it is cheaper than rs 1000.
-Dr Shashidhar

International Course on “Sialendoscopy”- Conference Report by Dr Arun Goyal

International course on Sialendoscopy was held on Nov 20 – 21, 2009 at University College of Medical Sciences & GTB Hospital, Delhi. It was organized by Deptt of ENT keeping in mind the important advances made in the management of salivary gland pathology. 80 delegate from different parts of our country, Nepal & Thailand registered for this first ever course in this part of the world.
The course was conducted by Prof. Francis Marchal and Prof. P.P. Singh (Course Director). Eight cases of salivary gland pathology including stones, strictures & Juvenile Recurrent Parotitis were operated by this minimal invasive technique & demonstrated to delegate via live video transfer to the auditorium.

Prof. Marchal demonstrated the removal of submandibular duct stones with the sialendoscope and also demonstrated the dilatation of submandibular duct stenosis with dilating balloons. A case of parotid duct stricture was dilated with gradually increasing sized scopes with instillation of steroids to avoid recurrence. The use of stent in the Wharton’s duct was also demonstrated. On the second day combined approach for a case of large parotid duct stone was demonstrated using face lift incision & creation of a SMAS (Superficial musculo-aponeurotic system) flap.

Lectures on various aspects of Sialendoscopy like indications, anatomy, technique & complications were delivered by course faculty comprising of Francis Marchal, P.P. Singh, Arun Goyal, Alok Thakar, K.K.Handa, T.K.Hazra, Vipin Arora & Tobias Schwoy. The thrust was on paradigm Shift from gland-centric to duct-centric therapies.

During closing ceremony, delegates said that they have learnt a new technique and are quite enthused by the possibilities offered by this technique and are looking forward to start it soon in their practice.

Gustav Killian

Killian is considered the founder of bronchoscopy. In 1895 he was the first to make an exploration of the bronchi with a bronchoscope, and two years later used the instrument and a forceps to successfully remove a foreign body from the windpipe. In 1908 he devised a light-reflecting laryngoscope.

For his development of bronchoscopy, Killian was proposed as a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, but died before he was nominated.

Controversy : Stapedectomy through the postaural route?

"I have seen a few surgeons performing stapedectomy through the postaural route, it may be technically easy but is it the correct approach?standard contemporary literature does not mention this technique."


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Dr Neelam Vaid(Pune) said:
There are many ways to skin a cat.....i would guess if the surgeon is
comfortable with this approach so be it. More than wrong or correct,
better the surgeon does what he is comfortable with and gets good

Dr M P Manoj said
Since the area of interest is posterosuperior quadrant a transcanal or endaural approach would be infinitely easier. However if some one can do it well any which way it should not be a cause for grave concern.

Dr Ajit Man Singh (Delhi)said:

Stapes is the smallest bone in the human body, and stapedectomy possibly one on the most precise surgeries, with the surgeon focussing and concentrating at 2 different focal lengths( the fooplate and the incus) at the same time with the two eyes. even in CI, one only needs to concentrate at only one level: the chochleostomy: at the time of insertion.

This said,
personal experience and training is important.
Ideally stapedectomy should be only through endomeatal route, as it gives adequate access with least soft tissue work/trauma.
Some surgeons are happy with a 9-12 incision, others ar more comfortable with a 6-12.
however, the ultimate goal is a good approach to the stapest footplate and incus., how one reaches it is immaterial. In UK I have worked with consultants who either use a small end aural incisiont hat a self retaining can be easily put and both hands become free, others prefer a post aural.
I dont think there is any shame in converting an endomeatal to a end-aural or post aural.

I dont think there is any controversy. as long as one has access with least morbidity. all approaches are: after all only approaches.

Dr Jankiram(Trichy)

Dr Deepak Dalmia, Mumbai
Sir, If an ENT surgeon is not able to perform stapedotomy by Endomeatal/ Miniendaural route, first he practice performing tympanoplasty by endaural route

Post aural approach is not the correct approach for stapedectomy as it does not give direct hesd on view of posterosuperior mesotympanum, endaural or permeatal approach are the approaches for tympanotomy.

Nationwide Webcast

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The webcast sponsored by CIPLA was attended at various cities in India at designated centers and by individual loggers.
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Live demonstration of cobalation surgeries at Sir GangaRam hospital,Delhi on 22nd December 2009.

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COBLATION-A new pain free approach to ENT surgeries.

In the Era of Day Care ENT surgeries in contemporary practice, a relatively much less amount of post operative pain and swelling is much more desirable than ever before, and if the add-on in the technology is minimal blood loss, it makes a win win situation for any surgeon as well as the patient.
Coblation — A Powerful, Plasma-Based Technology, a controlled, non-heat driven process — uses radiofrequency energy to excite the electrolytes in a conductive medium, such as saline solution, creating a precisely focused plasma.

The plasma's energized particles have sufficient energy to break molecular bond within tissue, causing tissue to dissolve at relatively low temperatures (typically 40°C to 70°C). The result is volumetric removal of target tissue with minimal damage surrounding tissue. Many Coblation devices also are designed to stop blood (haemostasis) and coagulate or seal bleeding vessels.

Cooler Temperatures
Because radiofrequency current does not pass directly through tissue during the Coblation process, tissue heating is minimal. Most of the heat is consumed in the plasma layer, or in other words, by the ionization process. These ions then bombard tissue in their path, causing molecular bonds to simply break apart and tissue to dissolve.
The Minimal Access Unit ( Department Of ENT ) invites you to participate in the City’s first ever Live demonstration of cobalation surgeries at Sir GangaRam hospital on 22nd December 2009.
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AOI Haryana State Conference 2009 , Bhiwani Photographs

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Facial Fractures - Presentation

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Micro Ear Surgery & Snoring Surgery Workshop ,12-13 December 2009,Visakhapatnam


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Spot the Dx

Dr Kaur said...
Right Bell's Palsy/ Facial Palsy.
November 29, 2009 10:58 AM

Anonymous said...
Rt Temporal Bone Dysgenesis with Microtia.
November 29, 2009 4:40 PM

dr harpreet s kochar said...
right grade 2 microtia with (most likely congenital) facial paresis and adequate bells phenomenon.
November 29, 2009 10:40 PM

Dr Saumitra Kumar said...
Johnson Mcmillin syndrome.is it?
November 30, 2009 10:44 PM

case of grade ii microtia (Rt)with congenital facial palsy:Dr Nishi Sharma

Looks like cong abnormality of 1st and 2nd arch, need a HRCT temporal bone to llok for other features : Dr Karthikeyan

It is a second arch defect: Dr Sunil Katuria

4th Oman Rhinoplasty and Facial Plastic Surgery course,Muscat, January 12-13,2010

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Dear colleagues,
We are pleased to announce the 4th Oman Rhinoplasty and Facial Plastic Surgery course being conducted at Muscat, Oman on 12 and 13th Jan 2010. The seats for hands on cadaver dissection are limited, those interested may please confirm with registration at earliest. The final program with other detail is in attached file. For nonGCC delegates, visa will be arranged.

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Dr.Amar Singh
Course Director
Muscat, Oman.
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6th National Conference Association of Phonosurgeons of India,January 15-17,2010,Trivandrum


The Lion Live Broadcast-December 9,2009

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MENTCON 2009, December 11-13,Nashik

Dear Colleague,
Welcome, once again, to Grape City !!!!
We hope you have reserved the dates 11th, 12th & 13th December for MENTCON 2009. On behalf of FMSB of AOI, Nashik Branch of AOI cordially invites you to attend the Annual States ENT Conference to be held at Kavi Kalidas Kalamandir, Nashik.
We assure you, we are leaving no stone unturned in order to make the conference a memorable event................
Conference Secretary
Dr. S. T. Indorewala

Web site http://www.mentcon2009nashik.com

Conference Secretariat

Dr. S. T. Indorewala
Indorewala ENT hospital,
Behind Mahamarg bus stand,
Nashik- 422001.
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Email - mentcon2009nashik@hotmail.com

Sinus Forum Asia 2010 ,Jan 15-17,2010, Kuala Lumpur

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Rhinoplasty and cosmetic facial surgery workshop ,Indore,December 4-6,2009

Live Diode Laser Surgery Workshops

A series of Lectures and Live Surgeries on Diode Laser are being organised in 8 Cities of India by inviting a Professor from Padua University, Italy. All the details are given in Image Below

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Association of Otolaryngologists of India :Joshi Memorial Lecture

Dr Sadashiv G. Joshi ( 1910-1954)
Founder Member of AOI
Graduation 1932(Bombay University) Sandhurst Gold Medal
MS 1934

Chief Surgeon at KEM and Seth G S Medical College, since 1935
Left this World at the early age of 46.His friends and students mobilized donations to start JOSHI MEMORIAL LECTURE in ENT annual Conference of AOI each year.
Most of leading ENT Surgeons from Bombay were his students at that time, who took his work to greater heights later

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Robot-Assisted Endoscopic Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery with No Neck Incisions.

Thyroid (thyroidectomy, thyroid lobectomy) and parathyroid (parathyroidectomy) surgery has traditionally been performed through a neck incision just above the collar bone. While there have been many refinements to thyroid surgery, patients continue to be unsatisfied with having a cervical (neck) scar.(1,2) By approaching the thyroid or parathyroids through an incision in the axillary fold (under the arm) and using the daVinci Surgical System, we are able to eliminate the cervical (neck) scar and reduce post-surgical numbness of the anterior neck. The recovery time for patients is similar to traditional surgical techniques.

Potential candidates for this new procedure include: patients with thyroid nodules less than 4 cm in diameter, some papillary thyroid carcinomas, and some follicular thyroid carcinomas. Additionally, patients with a parathyroid adenoma that can be localized pre-operatively through imaging studies may be candidates.

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Combined approach technique for the management of large salivary stones.-abstract

Walvekar RR, Bomeli SR, Carrau RL, Schaitkin B.

Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 , USA.

OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To review our experience with the combined approach, which includes an internal (endoscopic) and open approach for the management of large salivary stones. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective. METHODS: Clinical data was reviewed on patients who underwent combined approach for large salivary stones from July 2005 to August 2008 under an institutional review board approved protocol. RESULTS: Of 106 patients who underwent sialendoscopy, 19 patients (18%) had 20 combined procedures. Thirteen patients (68%) were women and six men (32%) with a mean age of 52 years (range, 15-69 years). Operative times were shorter for submandibular stones (mean, 90 minutes) as compared to parotid stones (mean, 133 minutes). Stone removal was successful in 90% (18/20) with no major complications and minor complications in four patients (20%). CONCLUSIONS: The combined procedure allows complete removal of large or impacted sialoliths without the need for removal of the entire gland with acceptable complication rates. We also recommend consenting patients for this approach when a difficult endoscopic removal is anticipated. Laryngoscope, 2009.

PMID: 19358166 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

(One such live surgery for Parotid duct stone was done at a course at GTB Hospital,Delhi by Dr Francis Marchal from Geneva on 21.11.2009)

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CIGICON 2009, Photographs

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7th Annual Conference CIGICON-2009
ENT Department, Apollo Hospitals, Apollo Health City Campus
Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-500033

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International Course on "Sialendoscopy" November 20-21,2009

International Course on "Sialendoscopy"

Venue: UCMS & GTB Hospital ,Delhi
Dates : November 20-21, 2009

Course Director: Dr P P Singh
Professor & Head, Deptt of ENT,
UCMS & GTB Hospital,
Dilshad Garden, DELHI - 110 095

Guest Faculty : Dr Francis Marchal
Director (ESTC),
European Sialendoscopy Training Centre,
Geneva (Switzerland)

Course Faculty : Dr Arun Goyal

Reader, Deptt of ENT,
UCMS & GTB Hospital,
Dilshad Garden, DELHI - 110 095

Contact: arungoyal150@hotmail.com
Mobile: +91 11 9810812813

Website: www.otologyindia.blogspot.com

Frontal 2009, Kochi 2009, November 20-21,2009

Frontal 2009
( International workshop on Frontal Sinus surgery, 20th & 21st November 2009)

Welcome back to Kochi!

We are here again with an exclusive in depth demonstration of the most difficult region in the sinuses, THE FRONTAL, led by none other than the doyen of the frontal sinus, Prof.Wolfgang Draf, the person who described the Draf type I ,II,& III frontal sinus drainages.

Prof.Draf, and Dr.George Varghese will spend two days demonstrating live frontal Sinus surgeries. Well, one cannot finish the FESS by just entering the frontal Sinus alone! It goes without saying that in addition to the live demonstration of the different frontal Sinus drainages, routine FESS will also be shown.

So, gear up, join for this first of its kind course. GV ENT Centre, & ‘The Advanced Rhinology Centre’ at the Vijayalakshmi Medical Centre will not leave any stones unturned, to make every minute you spent with us worthwhile. Please note that we can accommodate only 300 delegates, & so register now, so as not to get disappointed.

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See you in November 2009.

Your’s Sincerely,

Dr.George Varghese Dr.Saju KG
Course Director Org.Secretary
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Turkish delight

Versatility of diced cartilage-fascia grafts in dorsal nasal augmentation
Authors: Martin H Kelly, Neil W Bulstrode, Norman Waterhouse
Journal: Plastic and reconstructive surgery
BACKGROUND: Augmentation of the nasal dorsum using autologous cartilage remains an exacting task in rhinoplasty. Precise, long-term control over graft contour and alignment can be difficult to achieve. In an attempt to alleviate these problems, the use of diced cartilage wrapped in a supportive sleeve has recently seen a resurgence of interest. The Turkish delight technique uses Surgicel as the sleeve material, whereas Daniel and Calvert have proposed autologous fascia. METHODS: The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy and reliability of diced cartilage-fascia grafts in the treatment of dorsal nasal volume deficiencies. RESULTS: Over a 2-year period, 20 adult patients underwent nasal augmentation using diced cartilage-fascia grafts. The indications for dorsal grafting were congenital saddling, racial refinement, or iatrogenic or posttraumatic deformities. Apart from one infection, all of the hybrid grafts retained their original volume and had not undergone resorption by a mean time of 16 months postoperatively. A critical analysis of the radix-dorsum aesthetics led to a minor modification of the original technique. CONCLUSION: This series supports the use of diced cartilage-fascia grafts for the correction of difficult dorsal nasal defects with grafting in the 3- to 5-mm range in primary and secondary rhinoplasty.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 01/12/2007; 120(6):1654-9; discussion 1654-9.
ISSN: 1529-4242
DOI: 10.1097/01.prs.0000285185.77491.ab
PS A modified technique using fascia lata instead of surgicel was demonstrated by Dr Virender Ghaisia, Pune today in country -wide teleconferencing sponsored by CIPLA Respiratory

CT evaluation of anatomical variations of osteomeatal complex:Indian Journal of Otolaryngology &HNS

The main article in July-September 2009 issue Indian Journal of Otolaryngology &HNS
Authors :AA Wani Sohit Kanotra M Latif et al
GMC Srinagar
A total of 150 patients of chronic rhino sinusitis (medical treatment failure ) who were subjected to FESS were CT scanned pre operatively to find any anatomic variation and extent of mucosal disease
Concha Bullosa was commonest anatomical variation and was seen in 45 (30%)patients. The others variations included :paradoxical middle turbinate in 9.33 %patients ,uncinate process variation in 25 % patients, agar nasi cell in 9.33 %,Haller cell in 8.66 % and posterior septal deviation in 25.33 % patients
The mucosal disease was most commonly seen in anterior ethmoids (87.33%),followed by maxillary sinus ostial area (70 %),posterior ethmoid disease (38%),frontal sinus disease (15 %)and sphenoid mucosal disease (8.66%) patients .
The authors have tabulated the prevalence of anatomical variation of other few studies ,each showing different percentages.
Another analysis has been done on involvement on one side or both sides. Where as most anatomic variations are predominantly unilateral but most mucosal disease is bilateral (except frontal and sphenoidal
The authors conclude that pre operative detection of various anatomical variations is essential as it significantly influence the selection of technique and also helps in avoiding complications .

Pemberton's sign.

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Dr Harpreet S Kochar
Dept of ENT and Head Neck Surgery
Kailash Hospital
Greater Noida
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Belly Dance of an Ant - Dr Janki Ram ,Trichy

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Novel totally implantable piezoelectric device

"A novel totally implantable piezoelectric device has been developed by Envoy Medical Corporation, USA. This device, Esteem-Hearing Implant is 100% implantable, so it is 100% invisible. Esteem has a piezoelectric transducer (Sensor) placed on the Incus bone which converts the mechanical energy into electric energy, which is the known property of a piezoelectric material. This electrical signal is then amplified, processed and converted back to vibratory signal by means of another piezoelectric transducer (Driver) placed on stapes. The piezoelectric transducer has been shown to provide output levels close to 110 dB SPL. Like a hearing aid, an Audiologist programs the implant using a device called commander and once programmed, patients have the option of adjusting volume, modify background noise filters and turn it off/on remotely".
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Hands on Workshops in India -Contribute information

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1) temporal bone dissection workshops held and conducted in India ?
2) FESS cadaveric dissection courses conducted in India ?

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Supracricoid laryngectomy

Supracricoid laryngectomy includes removal of the entire supraglottis, the false and true vocal cords, and the thyroid cartilage including the paraglottic and preepiglottic spaces. In addition, one arytenoid may be resected. The cricoid cartilage, hyoid bone, and at least one arytenoid are saved. Phonatory and swallowing function is maintained by the movement of the spared arytenoid against the tongue base. Respiratory function is dependent on the preservation of the cricoid cartilage. Preservation of these laryngeal functions form the basis of conservation(organ-preserving) surgery.Click here to read more

Botox Treatment for Vasomotor Rhinitis (Idiopathic or Non-Allergic Rhinitis)

Nasal hypersecretion due to idiopathic rhinitis can often not be treated sufficiently by conventional medication. Botulinum toxin A (BTA) has been injected into the nasal mucosa in patients with nasal hypersecretion with a reduction of rhinorrhea lasting for about 4 to 8 weeks. Since the nasal mucosa is well supplied with glands and vessels, the aim of this study was to find out if the distribution of BTA in the nasal mucosa and a reduction of nasal hypersecretion can also be reached by a minimally invasive application by sponges without an injection.More....


Greetings from www.AudiologyIndia.com . We developed a non commercial website with lots of resources and information for Audiology related professionals and general public.We want to serve as a single platform for all Audiology related information in India. Please visit the website and would be grateful if you could provide any suggestions or comments. It would be kind of you to pass it to your colleagues.

We are aware of your Blog on ENT related topics and it is one of the best regularly updated blog and with lots of infomation.

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International Pediatric Otolaryngology conference,Hyderabad ,March 13-14,2010

We at Hyderabad are coming out with International Pediatric Otolaryngology conference from March 13-14, 2010, under the banner of AOI-Hyderabad in association with Association of Pediatric otolaryngologists of India. In this regard I am attaching a conference flyer for display in the ENT update website. I shall be grateful for the favor and shall be glad to answer any queries. Look forward to seeing you in the upcoming conference at Hyderabad in March 2010.
Best regards,

Vishnu Vardhan Reddy Martha


Professor of Otolaryngology,
Osmania Medical College,
Andhra Pradesh, India.
E-mail: vishnumreddy@yahoo.co.in

Use of GV Paint in ENT

Dr Ajit Man Singh writes
GENTIAN VIOLET PAINT was reccomended to me by my teacher on one post op myryngoplasty, where the repaired drum refused to dry up, and remained congested, despite anatomical closure.
I have since used it extensively in the ear: post tympanoplasty, mastoid cavities, otitis externa, otomycosis also, one teache erccomended for apthous ulcers, where also I have used.
I find that it does wonders.
however, I do not have any evidence of adverse effects, except fot the drycleaning bills of ones shirt.
Would appreciate inputs from others.

Dr N N Mathur Writes:

It is in fact an old and trusted paint. I never used it in ear post myringoplasty/mastoidectomy, but I have extensively used it on some small fistulas/defects that remain in neck following head neck surgery. It does work vey well. Fortunately such defects are less now with better radiation/ cautery/ antibiotics and postop care. Only problem with it is difficult assessment of the site post application.

Dr Anil Safaya (Oman)Writes;

We used to use GV paint extensively in cases like apthous stomatitis and I agree, the results used to be astounding !!!...I agree, I am also keen to know more inputs!!!

Blog Author Comments:
One study has linked long term exposure to large amounts of Gentian violet with cancer. The Food and Drug Administration in the US has determined that gentian violet has not been shown by adequate scientific data to be safe for use in animal feed. Use of gentian violet in animal feed causes the feed to be adulterated and is a violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act in the US. On June 28, 2007, the US food and Drug Administration issued an "import alert" on farm raised seafood from China because unapproved antimicrobials, including gentian violet, had been consistently found in the products.Read more

Spot the Diagnosis

The cytology shows multinucleated giant cells
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venkat said...

dentigerou cyst
November 1, 2009 11:48 AM
Anonymous said...

November 1, 2009 7:07 PM
Anonymous said...

ca maxilla....bulge in maxillary sinus area besides the bulge in the hard palate
November 1, 2009 7:51 PM
Dr. Vijay Sharma said...

The nodular lesion may be because of leprosy.

Dr. Vijay K Sharma
November 1, 2009 9:29 PM
Dr. Dheeraj Mishra said...

Maxillary Fibro-Osteoma
November 2, 2009 12:38 PM
saumitra kuamr said...

tuberculous ostemyelitis of the hard palate(maxilla)
November 2, 2009 7:16 PM

ectopic salivary gland tumour[may be pleomorphic adenoma]
November 2, 2009 10:40 PM
anil said...

Multineucleated Giant cell is the typical feature of Tuberculosis.
This is a case of Tuberculosis of alveolus of tooth.
Dr Anil Jain
November 3, 2009 9:14 AM
Anonymous said...

ectopic salivary gland tumour[may be pleomorphic adenoma]
November 3, 2009 2:53 PM

Voice 2009, R & R Hospital ,Delhi November 7-8

During this conference we intend to bring out a hand Book on Phonosurgery for beginners and one CD containing operative videos of Thyroplasty which will be distributed free of cost to attending delegates.

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Thanking you,
Yours sincerely,
Col WVBS Ramalingam
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Dept of ENT and Head & Neck Surgery
Army Hospital (Research and Referral)
Delhi Cantt-110010
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Dr. Sood Nasal Research Foundation Courses,2009,New Delhi

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Ear, Nose & Throat Center:212, Aditya Arcade,
30, Community Center,Preet Vihar, Vikas Marg,
Delhi - 110092.Ph. No’s.: 011-22440011, 42420429.
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Abstract: Laryngeal sensory testing in the assessment of patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux

Laryngeal sensory testing in the assessment of patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux
The Journal of Laryngology & Otology Cambridge University Press
Copyright © JLO (1984) Limited 2009

Short Communication

O T Dalea1 c1, O Alhamarneha1, K Younga1 and S Mohana1
a1 Derby Voice Clinic, Department of ENT Surgery, Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, Derby, UK


Laryngopharyngeal reflux is commonly encountered in the ENT out-patient setting. It leads to impaired sensory capacity of the laryngeal mucosa. The sensory integrity of the laryngopharynx can be evaluated through endoscopic administration of pulsed air, which stimulates the laryngeal adductor reflex. The pressure of air needed to elicit this reflex indicates the degree of sensory impairment. Such laryngeal sensory testing gives a quantifiable means of assessment in patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux, and can be used to measure the response to treatment. Laryngeal sensory testing is safe and well tolerated by patients.

(Accepted June 29 2009)


c1 Address for correspondence: Mr Oliver T Dale, Department of ENT Surgery, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton TA1 5DA, UK. Fax: 01332347141 E-mail:otdale@doctors.net.uk

courtesy : Dr Thomas Anthony,Aden

Lasers in ENT

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Medilife Technologies
Mr Sanjay Sharma
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