PG Teaching and Head & Neck Dissection Workshop,Jan 21-23,2011,

Dept of ENT— HNS, Base Hospital Delhi Cantt Army College of Medical Sciences
Announce "Post Graduate Teaching & Cadaveric Dissection Workshop in Head Neck Surgery - 2011"
• Unique format workshop including theoretical and practical aspects of Head Neck Surgery.
• Comprehensive coverage of clinical protocols in management of Head Neck Malignancies.
• Improve surgical skills by supervised hands on training on cadavers • Reputed National Faculty

Registration - Hands on : Rs 4000/-; Observer : Rs 1000/-• Hurry — Limited Seats only. Please confirm availability of vacancy before making payment. Contact Organising Secretary for details.
We invite colleagues and students to avail this opportunity to sharpen skills in Head Neck Surgery.

Col Ajith Nilakantan Prof & HOD (ENT) Base Hospital & ACMS, Delhi Cantt

For Details Please Contact Organising Secretary — Lt Col AK Mishra
(+91-9560111766) Tel : Office - 011-23337118;
Email :
Department of ENT— Head Neck Surgery, BHDC & ACMS— 110 010

Differential diagnosis of pediatric tumors of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses: a 45-year multi-institutional review.

Ear Nose Throat J. 2010 Nov;89(11):534-40.

Differential diagnosis of pediatric tumors of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses: a 45-year multi-institutional review.
Holsinger FC, Hafemeister AC, Hicks MJ, Sulek M, Huh WW, Friedman EM.

Department of Head and Neck Surgery, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA.

We conducted a retrospective case-series review to identify the various diagnoses of neoplasms of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses in a pediatric population. Our study group was made up of 54 children-23 boys and 31 girls, aged 8 months to 16 years (mean: 9 yr). All patients had been diagnosed with a tumor of the nasal cavity or paranasal sinuses between Jan. 1, 1955, and Dec. 31, 1999, at one of four university-based, tertiary care referral centers. We compiled data on tumoral characteristics (location, size, and histopathology), morbidity and mortality, and rates of recurrence. Lesions included adnexal neoplasm, ameloblastic fibro-odontoma, basal cell carcinoma, benign fibrous histiocytoma, blue nevus, chondrosarcoma, compound nevus, epithelioma adenoides cysticum, esthesioneuroblastoma, Ewing sarcoma, fibrosarcoma, giant cell granuloma, granulocytic sarcoma, hemangioma, hemangiopericytoma, Langerhans cell histiocytosis, lymphangioma, lymphoma, melanoma, neuroblastoma, neurofibroma, ossifying osteofibroma, osteochondroma, osteosarcoma, port wine stain, rhabdomyosarcoma, Spitz nevus, and xanthogranuloma. To the best of our knowledge, this is the largest such study of its kind to date. We believe that the large size of this study and the data on disease incidence will allow clinicians to be better informed of the differential diagnosis of neoplasms of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses in the pediatric population.

PMID: 21086277 [PubMed - in process]

14th ASEAN ORL Head & Neck Congress

Title:14th ASEAN ORL Head & Neck Congress
Date:May 12, 2011 - May 14, 2011
Contact:Cyril Jonas

Long Term Fellowship Training Program in Otolaryngology

Long Term Fellowship Training program in various specific areas of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery and Skull Base Surgery. This hands-on intensive training program is of one to two year duration and is offered in Specific areas of our specialty and these are: 1. Otology & Neurotology, 2. Rhinology and ESS, 3. Laryngology and Phonosurgery, 4. General Otolaryngology and 5. Skull Base Surgery (Endoskull Base and Lateral Skull Base). One year term involves rotation between three different settings at a Private Hospital, Medical College and Corporate Hospital to give wider exposure in different scenarios. A moderate stipend is paid to the aspiring candidates to sustain themselves during this training program. DLO - Rs. 15,000/-, DNB - Rs. 16,000 and MS - Rs. 20,000/-. Candidates have to arrange their own accommodation, however we can help them in finding the same. Interested may apply to along with their CV, Photograph and names of two referees.

Dr. Prahlada N.B
Senior Consultant,
ENT, Head & Neck Surgery and Skull Base Surgery,
BGS Global Hospital, Kengeri, Bangalore-560080
Phone: +91-26255555
Mobile: +91-9342310854

An older Version of Otoscope

This Otoscope was aquired by Dr Atul Jain (Delhi)from an scrape market in China recently.The performance of otoscope is fairly good with magnifyning lens incorporated in it.The side funnel is used for light (May be sunlight).The Otoscope has no markings and the year of manufacturing can not be ascertained.

Simultaneous involvement of larynx and middle ear in pulmonary tuberculosis

Laryngoscope. 2010 Sep;120(9):1892-4.

Simultaneous involvement of larynx and middle ear in pulmonary tuberculosis.
Parab SR, Khan MM, Ghaisas VS.

Department of OtoRhinoLaryngology, M.I.M.E.R. Medical College, Pune, India.

We present a rare case of simultaneous involvement of larynx and ear in a patient with pulmonary tuberculosis. The aim of this article is to create an awareness of Ear Nose Throat tuberculosis, and to consider tuberculosis in the differential diagnosis of ear and laryngeal diseases.


We are publishing an indexed ENT Journal ,which comes out twice in a year.

We want it to be displayed in Otolaryngology update.

Name of the journal--"ORISSA JOURNAL OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY AND HEAD & NECK SURGERY"The recent issue will come out in next week.

Thanking you
Yours sincerely
Dr. D. Panigrahi.
Assoc. Editor, OJOL & HNS
Bhubaneswar , Orissa
Tel. (0) 9937406635


Dear Colleague:
With this e-mail I am pleased to invite you to the "9th ASAN RHINOPLASTY SYMPOSIUM"
The 2011 Course will take place in Seoul, South Korea, in the next May, from 7 to 8.
Please find attached the pdf version for your consideration.
Please visit the website www.ars2011.comfor registration, to view the details about the
program, and hotel accommodation.
You are welcome to join us for advanced learning opportunities on basic and
cutting-edge techniques of Asian rhinoplasty. This two-day international gathering in
rhinoplasty features three live surgeries and a number of lectures by experts in
Asian rhinoplasty from Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. This symposium could
serve as a unique opportunity for you to deepen your understanding of rhinoplasty for
Asian patients.
Please share this mail with your colleagues interested in this field.
I am very much looking forward to welcome you in Seoul on May, 7-8, 2011.

Sincerely yours,

Prof. Yong Ju Jang, MD.PhD.
Course Director
Department of Otolaryngology
Asan Medical Center
University of Ulsan Colllege of Medicine
Seoul, Korea

René Le Fort (1869-1951)

René Le Fort (1869-1951) was a French army surgeon who conducted a series of thorough, if somewhat macabre, experiments on the heads of cadavers. The results of his work gave rise to a system of classifying facial fractures, now known as Le Fort types I, II and III. Le Fort had a distinguished career in surgery and teaching and served in both world wars.

Maxillary Fractures :Physical Examination

Le Fort I fractures: Physical findings include facial edema and mobility of the hard palate. This is evaluated by grasping the incisors and hard palate and gently pushing in and out.

Le Fort II fractures: Findings include marked facial edema with telecanthus, bilateral subconjunctival hemorrhages, and mobility of the maxilla. Epistaxis or CSF rhinorrhea may be noted.

Le Fort III fractures: Findings include the appearance of facial elongation and flattening (ie, dishface deformity). Maxilla often is displaced posteriorly, causing an anterior open bite. Grasping the teeth and hard palate and gently moving them results in movement of all facial bones in relation to the cranium. CSF rhinorrhea is almost always present but may be obscured by epistaxis.

In some instances, maxillary fractures are a combination of two or three Le Fort types. Although this system of classification is considered somewhat simplistic

Bones of Orbit

Seven bones make up the bony orbit:

Frontal bone (Pars orbitalis)
Lacrimal bone
Ethmoid bone (Lamina papyracea)
Zygomatic bone (Orbital process of the zygomatic bone)
Maxillary bone (Orbital surface of the body of the maxilla)
Palatine bone (Orbital process of palatine bone)
Sphenoid bone (Greater and lesser wings)
Foramina and openings

Otolaryngology Update,December 19,2010, Delhi

Dr Rajesh Kalra

AOICON 2011 Chennai Faculty

Mazen Alkhobari
Head of ENT department, Al-Nahdha Hospital, Ministry of Health, Sultanate of Oman - General ENT / Otology
Sivakumar Annamalai
Consultant Otolaryngologist, Fellow in Otolaryngology in
Dalhousie University at Halifax - General ENT / Rhinology
Manohar Bance
Professor and Acting Head at Division of Otolaryngology, Dept of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University at Halifax - Otology / Basic Research
Nikhil Bhat
Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA - Rhinology / ESS
Abir Bhattacharya
Consultant Otolaryngologist, Whipps Cross Hospital, London,
UK - General ENT / Phonosurgery
Peter J Catalano
Chairman of the Lahey Clinic’s Department of Otolaryngology and concurrently serves as an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at Boston University Rhinologist & Otologist, USA.
Thomas Roland
Associate Professor Otolaryngology, Mount Sinai Medical Centre,
New York, USA
Claussen C F
Former Professor Neurotology, Wurzburg University, President, Intl. Neurotological
Equilibrium Society, Germany

AOICON 2011 Chennai Faculty II

Gerard O'Donoghue:
Professor of Otolaryngology, Nottingham University, UK - Otology & Neurobiology
Ashutosh Kacker:
Consultant Otolaryngologist, Weill College of Medicine of Cornell University, New York
Deepak Rajender Kumar:
Consultant AudioVestibular Medicine, University Hospital, Cardiff, United Kingdom - Otology/ Audio-Vestibular Medicine.
Nirmal Kumar:
Consultant Otolaryngologist-Head & Neck Surgeon Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust- Rhinology/
Andreas Leunig:
Professor (APL) at the Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich - Rhinology/Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Francis Marshal:
Director, European Sialendoscopy Training Centre,Geneva, Switzerland
Emad Massoud:
Professor and Program Director in the Department of Otolaryngology at Dalhousie University - Rhinology / Medical Reseach
John Mathews:
Consultant ENT Surgeon in Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust & Russells Hall Hospital, Dudley and Hon. Sr. Lecturer in ENT in University of Birmingham - General ENT / Otology Basis Research
Joachim Muller:
Professor of Otolaryngology, University of Wurzberg, Germany - Otologist/ Neurotologist
Joseph Paydarfar:
Assistant Professor of Surgery – Otolaryngology, Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH - Head and Neck Surgery
Krishna Reddy:
Consultant ENT Surgeon, North Cheshire Hospitals, Member of AAC Royal College of Surgeons England - Rhinology/ Rhinoplasty/ Facial Plastic
Lokmann Saim :
Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Director, University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Medical Centre, Professor of Otorhinolaryngology, Kula Lumpur - General ENT / Otology / Tissue Engineering in ENT.
Dr. Magne Tvinnereim:
Consultant Otolaryngologist, EuroSleep Clinic, Bergen, Norway
Prof. Giorgio Guidetti:
Professor of Therapy and Vestibular Rehabilitation
The School of Specialization in Audiology and Phoniatry, University of Ferrara,Italy.

The 8th Otolaryngology Exhibition and Conference,Dubai, 8 - 10 May 2011

The 8th Otolaryngology Exhibition and Conference, organised by the Life Sciences Division of IIR Middle East, will take place form 8 - 10 May 2011at the Madinat Jumeirah, Joharah Ballroom in Dubai and is the key otolaryngology platform providing international and regional suppliers with a dedicated opportunity to meet and do business with key industry players and decision makers from the Middle Eastern healthcare sector.

With new advances being made in the field of otolaryngology on an almost daily basis keeping abreast of the latest research findings and state of the art treatments can be challenging. The specialism contains many facets, and the need to focus on specific areas, while encompassing all relevant issues to enhance the knowledge of health professionals is essential.

Meet and do business with the key decision-makers in this important industry by being part of the Middle East Update in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.

Bookings are currently well underway for OTO 2011 with prime spaces already being reserved by many of our exhibitors. To ensure you receive a space of your choice, please call +971 4 3365161 or email to discuss exhibiting opportunities.
Website :

Primary cartilage tympanoplasty: our technique and results.(Dr Mubarak Khan,Pune)

Am J Otolaryngol. 2010 Sep 9. [Epub ahead of print]

Primary cartilage tympanoplasty: our technique and results.
Khan MM, Parab SR.

Cartilage has shown to be a promising graft material to close tympanic membrane perforations. However, due to its rigid quality, doubts are raised regarding its sound conduction properties. It has been suggested that acoustic benefit may be obtained by thinning the cartilage. We describe our innovative method for harvesting tragal cartilage from the same endaural incision and also describe preparation of the graft by slicing it. We present our 3-year experience of shield cartilage type 1 tympanoplasty using sliced tragal cartilage-perichondrium composite graft.

AIM: The aim of this study was to prove the success rate of our technique of shield cartilage tympanoplasty using sliced tragal cartilage graft in terms of functional and anatomic results.

STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of type 1 cartilage tympanoplasties using sliced tragal cartilage was carried out in MIMER Medical College and Sushrut ENT Hospital during May 2005 to January 2008 with a minimum follow-up of 2 years.

METHOD AND MATERIALS: A total of 223 ears were operated by our technique.

RESULTS: The overall success rate of our technique was 98.20% in terms of perforation closure and air bone gap closure within 7.06 ± 3.39 dB. The success rates in the various age group are as follows: 11 to 20 years, 97.67%; 21 to 40 years, 99.12%; and 41 to 60 years, 96.96%.

CONCLUSION: Our technique of type 1 cartilage tympanoplasty achieves good anatomic and functional results.

57th workshop at HERF, Hyderabad :Conference Report

The Cadaver Fest, 57th workshop at HERF, Hyderabad was conducted from 2nd – 5th of December 2010. Dr.G.V.S Rau, director and senior consultant, HERF conducted the workshop. Dr.Krishna Kishore, professor (ENT) Andhra medical college, Vishakapatnam was invited as guest faculty, It included hands on cadaver FESS, hands on cadaver temporal bone dissection and live surgeries. It had 32 delegates in attending from all over the world. Dr.Hadi sharouny, Dr. Amir Vashegani residents, Dept. of ENT, university of Malaysia, Dr. Ghafoor, private practitioner from Afghanistan and Dr.Saji Paul, private practitioner from Saudi Arabia participated in the programme as delegates

During this four-day cadaver Fest, the first two days were allotted for cadaver FESS. Following demonstration of anatomy of lateral wall of nose and FESS on a cadaver, Delegates did hands on FESS on fresh cadavers in two batches. The next two days were allotted for temporal bone dissection during which following cadaver temporal bone dissection demonstration and live surgeries, a whole day was allotted for hands on cadaver temporal bone dissection.

For further details on upcoming workshops please visit, also visit for the workshop demonstration videos. Please contact us at if you interested to take part in future workshops.

Management of nontuberculous mycobacteria-induced cervical lymphadenitis with observation alon

Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2008 Oct;27(10):920-2.

Management of nontuberculous mycobacteria-induced cervical lymphadenitis with observation alone.

Zeharia A, Eidlitz-Markus T, Haimi-Cohen Y, Samra Z, Kaufman L, Amir J.

Day Hospitalization Unit, Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel, Petah Tiqwa, Israel.

Comment in:


BACKGROUND: Nontuberculous mycobacteria can cause a chronic localized cervicofacial lymphadenitis in immunocompetent children. The recommended treatment is total excision of the affected lymph node. The aim of this study was to describe our experience with an observational approach.

METHODS: Children with chronic nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) cervical lymphadenitis, whose parents opted for conservative treatment, were followed at our center from 1990 to 2004. The diagnosis of NTM was based on mycobacterial culture of lymph node specimens obtained by fine needle aspiration. The clinical laboratory and follow-up data were documented.

RESULTS: Ninety-two children with lymph node positive cultures of nontuberculous mycobacterium were included in the study. Mycobacterium avium complex and Mycobacterium hemophilum were isolated in 90% of the cultures. In most cases, the affected lymph nodes underwent violaceous changes with discharge of purulent material for 3-8 weeks. Total resolution was achieved within 6 months in 71% of patients and within 9-12 months in the remainder. At the 2-year follow-up, a skin-colored, flat scar in the region of the drainage was noted. There were no complications.

CONCLUSIONS: We suggest that the observational approach can be effective for managing NTM lymphadenitis in immunocompetent children.

Poll Quiz

Whats not true About Weber Test ?

.Can detect unilateral conductive hearing loss

.Can detect unilateral sensorineural hearing loss

.Can confirm Normal Hearing

.Diagnostic utility only in asymmetric hearing losses.


Dr. C. Satyanarayana

Born on 6th Oct. 1913 in Pamarru in East Godawari District in Madras Presidency, Dr. C. Satyanarayana is the founder member of the Association of AOI. He studied medicine in Madras from where he did MBBS in 1944. DLO in 1946 and MS in 1947. Thereafter he was given FICS in 1950. FCCP in 1953. Diploma from Bordeaux in 1957, FACS in 1963 and FAMS in 1966. He first became a lecturer in Stanley Medical College, Madras in 1947 and then the Professor there in 1951. In the year 1957 he shifted to Madras Medical College as a Professor where later he became the Founder Director of the Institute of Otorhinolaryngology.

Dr. C. Satyanarayana is the first honorary editor of Indian Journal Of Otolaryngology started in June 1949. He was the Organising Secretary of the first Annual conference of AOI held at Madras in 1948. He designed the logo of our association and the president's medallion. He was the President of AOI in 1972 and the President of Indian Speech and Hearing Association in 1969. He has been the examiner and the inspector for the postgraduate exams in several universities. He has read many papers in the national and international conferences and published many articles.

Besides ENT. Dr. Satyanarayana has been interested in Indian art and has published book on Introduction to Indian Art and has written several poems and plays in Telugu.

His contribution to AOI is immense.

AOI Archives:First conference of Association of Otolaryngologists

First conference of Association of Otolaryngologists was held in Madras in 1948.
Dr. C. Satyanarayana was the organising secretary of the first conference.
The logo of the Association and the Presidient's medallion which is made up of silver with gold plated crest was designed by Dr. C. Satyanarayana
His excellency the maharaja of Bhavanagar, the then Governor of MadrCJs opened the conference with a spirited speech and the Hon'ble Minister of Health Dr. A V. Shetty inaugurated the conference which was attended by 63 delegates.

Basics of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

The production of an MR image begins with the alignment of tissue hydrogen nuclei by an external strong magnetic field. Hydrogen nuclei are targeted because they are abundant in tissue and produce a strong signal. Radiofrequency (RF) pulses are directed at the tissues, which excite the nuclei. As these nuclei relax, they emit RF signals. Delineation of tissue types and tissue boundaries is produced by differences in relaxation rates by different tissues. Further localization of the signal is determined by manipulation of the magnetic field. Emitted signals are measured at varying times after the initial RF pulse. A computer algorithm is used to reconstruct the data into 2-dimensional images.The contrast in the MR signal has 2 primary determinants: spin density and relaxation. Density simply refers to the number of hydrogen nuclei per unit volume. Relaxation refers to the process and timing of the return of the excited nuclei to the unexcited state.
MR imaging does not delineate bony anatomy as well as CT scanning. MR imaging is most useful in delineating soft tissue relationships.

Heinrich Adolf Rinne

Heinrich Adolf Rinne (January 24, 1819 - July 26, 1868) was a German otologist born in Vlotho an der Weser. He received his doctorate from the University of Göttingen and practiced medicine in the city of Göttingen. Later he was a physician in Sandstadt near Stade (1857) and Hildesheim (1860).
In 1855 Rinne described the combined conductive process of the tympanic membrane and the ossicles of the middle ear. He is known for the eponymous Rinne test. The Rinne test is a hearing test conducted with a tuning fork, and is used to test and compare a patients' hearing via air conduction (normal process) or by way of bone conduction (sound to the inner ear through the mastoid). He reasoned that if a person hears a sound for a longer period of time through bone conduction than through air conduction, a disease is present somewhere in the conduction apparatus.
Despite his research, Rinne's test wasn't generally recognized until after his death, when otologists Friedrich Bezold and August Lucae (1835-1911) publicized Rinne's work in the early 1880s.

The 3rd LION December Broadcast December 15th, 2010

The 3rd “LION in Winter” Broadcast will focus on "Ossiculoplasty: How we do it". Ten surgical techniques for ossicular chain repair will be demonstrated using different approach, technique and material.

The case presentation will soon be available for download at the LION Web site.
The 3rd “LION in Winter” Broadcast will focus on "Ossiculoplasty: How we do it". Ten surgical techniques for ossicular chain repair will be demonstrated using different approach, technique and material.

The case presentation will soon be available for download at the LION Web site

The Broadcast will commence at 08:45 and finish at 17:30.
The timing: is GMT +1. Please check your local corresponding time zone at

The surgeons who will demonstrate their personal myringoplasty technique via the LION Network will be : Benoit Gratacap (Causse Ear Clinic Béziers, France), Oswaldo Laercio Cruz (Sirio-Libanese Hospital, Sao Paulo, Brazil), Arnaud Devèze (University Hospital Nord, Marseille, France) Wilko Grolman (University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands), Thomas Lenarz (Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Germany), Franco Trabalzini (Azienda Ospedaliera di Siena) and Robert Vincent (Causse Ear Clinic Béziers, France).

Their demonstrations will detail the various surgical approaches (transcanal, endaural, retro-auricular) and repair techniques using several materials.

The live surgery session will be followed at 16:30 by a one-hour panel discussion.

7th SAARC ENT Congress in May 25-27,2011

Dear colleagues,
It gives us immense pleasure to invite you to this beautiful country to attend the 7th SAARC ENT Congress going to be organized by the Society of Otolaryngologists of Nepal (SOL Nepal) from 25th to 27th May 2011 in Kathmandu,Nepal. A galaxy of international and national faculty members are expected to confirm their participation offering their expertise on a wide variety of scientific and practical management of topics. More than a thousand specialists are expected in the conference.
The 2nd SAARC ENT conference was held in the year 2000 here which was a grand success. Our aim is to make it even better and your frank suggestions are most welcome to achieve this goal.
A tremendous gap persists between the patient care in developed and the under developed countries. On one hand we talk of the recent advances whereas on the other hand people in this part of the world have not been able to avail even basic medical care. Lack of training centres for the youngsters is another major factor of concern and serious brainstorming is needed to overcome these factors. Hence the theme of the conference "FUTURE ENT, HEAD & NECK SURGERY IN THE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES" sounds very appropriate looking into the current perspectives.
The tentative highlight of the conference has been proposed which is subjected to change as per your suggestions.
Nepal, the birth place of Lord Buddha, is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the world. Bestowed with spectacular scenic natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, rich biodiversity and hospitable people, Nepal offers wide ranging attractions to the visitors from all over the world.
Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal is well connected by direct air flights from the various cities of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Dubai, Doha, Sarjah, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong etc. Please feel free to contact our travel desk for detail information and early booking of your tickets and accommodations.
We extend you a very hearty welcome to be our honored guest and be a part of this magnificent event being held at Kathmandu, Nepal.
For futher details of the conference please go
to the web: www. solnepal. org. np
Your prompt reply will be highly appreciated.
Thank you.
Professor Bimal Kumar Sinha Professor Rajendra Guragain
President Secretary General


AOI Elections Process 2010- 2011

In case any Members does not receive Ballot Paper by 10th of December,2010,a request may be made to the Returning Officer for duplicate ballot.

Dr. Bhaben Choudhury
Sanjevani Hospital,
A. T. Road, Maligaon,
Guwahati - 781011, Assam
Phone: +91-98640-61654

ENT Basics

This image, taken from Gray's Anatomy, is a view of the right-sided middle ear space with the external ear canal, eardrum (tympanic membrane) and hearing bones (ossicles) removed. The observer is looking at the medial wall of the middle ear, as seen from a lateral viewpoint. The facial nerve is seen to pass horizontally in a path superior to the middle ear, and then turn in an inferior direction and then pass vertically posterior to the middle ear. The Eustachian tube extends anteriorly and is directed inferiorly as its path towards the throat (nasopharynx) extends further from the middle ear. The jugular fossa is inferior to the middle ear space.

ENT Basics-Chorda Tympani

Election Association of Otolaryngologists of India : 2010-2011

The Election process is on with postage of ballot papers by post to Members.
The election is for :
1.AOI Head Office (3 years from 2012)
2.Journal Office (3 years from 2012)
3.President Elect(2011)
4.Governing Body Members(9)
5.Editorial Board Members(4)

Dr. Bhaben Choudhury
Sanjevani Hospital,
A. T. Road, Maligaon,
Guwahati - 781011, Assam
Phone: +91-98640-61654

Dr. Arvind Soni
G-57, Sarita Vihar,
New Delhi - 110076
Tel: 09811098523
Email :

Tympanoplasty in Chronic Otitis Media Patients With an Intact, but Severely Retracted Malleus: A Treatment Challenge

Otology and Neurotology, 11/24/2010

Hol MKS et al. – Patients presenting with Chronic Otitis Media, a (central) perforation, a medially rotated malleus and intact ossicular chain are a treatment challenge. Lateralizing the malleus handle may require disconnection of the ossicular chain and an autologous incus interposition to bring back the reconstructed tympanic membrane in its original position and improve the hearing.

HEAR 2010


28th Annual Conference of AOI-UP Chapter(UPAOICON2010) 11th-12th December 2010, Kanpur

Dear Colleagues with immense pleasure, it is to inform you that the 28th AOI (UP Chapter) Annual Conference, UPAOICON2010 is being organised on 11th & 12th of December at Kanpur by the AOI Kanpur Chapter in association with Deptt. Of ENT, GSVM Medical College Kanpur. All are requested for early registration.

Interested delegates are requested to send their abstracts for free paper/ poster presentation by 15th of November to Dr Sandeep Kaushik (Organising Co-Chairman) at the Conference Secretariat. Post graduate students are also requested to register themselves for the PG Quiz by 15th of November.

Hope to see you all at Kanpur for the academic feast consisting of live surgical workshop, panel discussions & lectures by esteemed guest faculty i.e. Dr A.G.Pusalkar (Mumbai), Dr H Vijayendra (Bangalore), Dr A.K. Lahiri (New Delhi), Dr Satish Jain (Jaipur) & Dr Madhuri Mehta (Hissar).

Date:-23-10-2010 Dr. Devendra Lalchandani

Organising Chairman


Organizing Secretary Organising Co- Chairman Treasurer
Dr. N.K. Narula Dr. Sandeep Kaushik Dr. AK Srivastava .

Organising Secretariat:-

ENT & Laser Centre,113/58 B, Swaroop Nagar, Kanpur-208002

Website: -


POST GRADUATE CME at khammam,Decemcer 12,1010



8 - 9.15 am- Regn , breakfast,& inauguration

9.15 am - 10 am - lecture -changing concepts and philosophies in ESS. Dr PSN murthy

10 - 10.45 am- Rational approach towards management of Snoring & OSAS in children & adults-
by Dr deendayal

10.45 am -11.30 am - Basics of FESS (how to equip a new FESS unit, powered instruments, digital
archiving , basic techniques)-Dr venkatram reddy

11.30 – 11.45 am – tea break

11.45 am --12.30 pm Sialendoscopy - novel way of managing inflammatory salivary gland diseases
without surgery) videos -dr deendayal- ( 1 in 10,000 suffer from salivary glands diseases !!! )

12.30 pm - 1.15 pm - Failures in FESS -videos & discussion-Dr Deendayal – (useful for beginners-
become successful surgeons from day one !!!)

KHAMMAM - 12 DEC 2010—8 AM TO 5 PM.

1.15 pm -2 pm lunch

2.00 pm – 2.45 pm - Endoscopic ear surgeries for beginners – Dr Rajanikanth and Dr venkatramreddy

2.45 pm - 3 pm- Parapharyngeal tumours - Diagnosis & management- Dr PSN murthy

3 pm to 3.20 pm - CSF otorrhoea—Dr. Jagdish kumar

3.20 pm – 4 pm –update on adenotonsillectomy – Dr. Deendayal

4 pm onwards- valedictory & high tea

Prof .Dr.S.A.Jagdish kumar,
Deputy Medical Superintendent, prof & HOD of ENT
Mamata medical college GH & Superspecialityhosp,
Khammam(AP) 507002
PH -- 09849490528----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

5th Oman Rhinoplasty & Facial Plasty Surgery Course ,1st- 3rd February, 2011

Dear colleagues,
It is pleasure to announce that 5th Oman Rhinoplasty and facial plastic surgery course with hands on disscetion on fresh frozen cadvers is being organised at ENT Dept, Al Nahdha Hospital Muscat, Oman. The details of course are in attached file.
With best wishes.
Dr.Amar Singh
Senior Consultant ENT- Head & Neck Surgery
Course Director
Al Nahdha Hospital
PO Box 937, PC 112,
Ruwi, Muscat Oman.

A newly developed interventional sialendoscope for a completely nonsurgical sialolithectomy using intracorporeal electrohydraulic lithotripsy.

Wehave developed a fine sialendoscope,
which allows us to insert the scope without any
incision into the papilla or duct wall of the salivary
gland in order to perform both diagnostic and therapeutic
sialendoscopy. Moreover, this sialendoscope
was designed to have a working channel with a
0.8-mm inner diameter so that a 1.9-Fr probe of an
electrohydraulic lithotripter can be inserted into the
working channel. Using this newly developed sialendoscopy
system for intracorporeal electrohydraulic
lithotripsy, we were able to successfully remove a
sialolith of the submandibular gland safely and without
any surgical intervention.
The aims of this article are to introduce this newly
developed interventional sialendoscopy system and
describe a successful case of a completely nonsurgical
sialolithectomy of the submandibular gland using this
sialendoscopy system.

Nakayama E, Okamura K, Mitsuyasu T, Kawazu T, Nakamura N, Nakamura S, Yoshiura K.
J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2007 Jul;65(7):1402-5

19 th ISOCON November 26-28,2010,Nagpur



The Conference Secretary
Dr. Madan Kapre
Neeti Clinics
21, Central Bazar Road, Ramdaspeth,
Nagpur- 440 010. (M.S.)
Ph: 0712- 2460868, 2420668, 2420493.

Email :

VOICECON 2010, November 26-28,Pune

Download Brochure

Francis Marchal,MD, Consultant ENT Surgeon and Lecturer, University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland.

2nd International Course on "Sialendoscopy"
Dates: November 11-12, 2010
Venue: UCMS & GTB Hospital, Delhi

Miniaturization of endoscopes and progress in fiberoptic technology enabled several researchers in the 1990s to expand the uses of endoscopy for management of obstructive salivary gland diseases. Francis Marchal, MD, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Geneva University Hospital in Switzerland, was one of those innovators. In the early 1990s, he recalled, endoscopy was being used (notably, by Gundlach and Hopf6) in conjunction with intracorporeal lithotripsy to fragment salivary gland stones. Technical problems (caused by instruments that were too long and fragile) seemed to impede the spread of the technique.

In partnership with the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne, Dr. Marchal began to experiment with small-sized flexible endoscopes to see whether it would be possible to have adequate vision of the ductal system, and then to treat people with submandibular obstructions without removing the gland. With these initial forays, visualization into collapsed ducts was very poor. Dr. Marchal tried a 1.5-mm flexible scope with a rinsing system, and found that flushing the gland with saline solution was the key to greater visibility. Finally, he began collaborating with the Karl Storz Company, which had a semi-rigid 1-mm diameter scope. This scope was modified, and various outer sheath systems were designed and customized (tip, curve, etc.) in order to facilitate access to the ducts. A specific surgical technique using various dilators, and specific baskets for stone retrieval, also designed by Dr. Marchal, were set up. The Storz system (the main company manufacturing these scopes) contains a rinsing channel and a working channel with an external diameter ranging from 0.89 mm to 2.2 mm, according to different models of scopes.

Read More

Endoscopic excision of the submandibular gland by an intraoral approach

J Craniofac Surg. 2001 May;12(3):299-303.
Endoscopic excision of the submandibular gland by an intraoral approach.
Guerrissi JO, Taborda G.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hospital C. Argerich, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The recent advent of endoscopic procedures has compelled both plastic and neck and head surgeons to reconsider the conventional methods by which the excision of submandibular gland is classically achieved. An endoscopic intraoral approach for excision of the submandibular gland is described. This procedure is anatomically safe and can be made with minimal morbidity; a transcervical incision is avoided. Both specific instruments and solid anatomical knowledge are necessary to perform a safe and efficient glandular endoscopic excision. The essential surgical steps are as follows: 1) Careful identification of the Wharton duct and lingual nerve; 2) Retraction of the mylohyoid muscle; 3) Protection of the sublingual gland and lingual nerve; 4) Extraoral manipulation of the submandibular gland obtaining intraoral protrusion; and 5) Careful dissection of the posterior third of gland, avoiding injury on the facial artery and vein. Two patients were operated on with this technique and were very pleased with their results. No complications were registered. With advanced endoscopic instruments, new surgical technique, and surgeon experience, endoscopic intraoral excision of the submandibular gland can be the method of choice in benign neoplasia, sialolith, sialoadenitis and plunging ranula.

PMID: 11358106 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Dr Sood :Rhinoplasty Course,2010


Dr Sood :22ND National Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Course,2010


Lymphoid lesions of the head and neck

[Lymphoid lesions of the head and neck]

[Article in French]

Costes V.

Laboratoire d'anatomie et cytologie pathologiques, hôpital Gui-de-Chauliac, CHRU de Montpellier, 80, avenue A.-Fliche, 34295 Montpellier cedex 5, France. v-costes


Lymphoid lesions of the head and neck mainly affect four regions: Waldeyer's ring, nasal and paranasal sinus, oral cavity and salivary glands. Each site is affected by lymphoid proliferation that reflected the biology of local lymphocytes. Waldeyer's ring, functionally similar to the mucosal associated lymphoid tissue of the gastrointestinal tract is most commonly affected

B-cell lymphomas. The nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses are the typical site of extranodal NK/T-cell
lymphoma, nasal type, a proliferation of cytotoxic, EBV infected cells. This lesion is sometimes difficult to distinguish from inflammatory processes as Wegener disease. Plasmablastic lymphoma have been first described in oral cavity in HIV patients. Endemic Burkitt lymphoma, considered as a polymicrobial disease associated with the t(14;18) translocation presented in the great majority of cases as a jaw tumor with oral extension. Salivary glands, not normally containing lymphoid tissue are the site of lymphoepithelial sialadenitis associated to Sjögren syndrome. It represents a pre lymphomatous state of marginal zone lymphoma. These different lymphoproliferations serve as a model for mechanisms of lymphomagenesis.

PMID: 19900637 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2nd International Course on "Sialendoscopy" November 11-12,2010,UCMS DELHI

2nd International Course on "Sialendoscopy"
Dates: November 11-12, 2010
Venue: UCMS & GTB Hospital, Delhi
We are pleased to announce an “International Course on Sialendoscopy" in academic collaboration with “European Sialendoscopy Training Centre” at University College of Medical Sciences & GTB Hospital, Delhi. Sialendoscopy is a new and cost effective technique to treat salivary gland diseases with minimum morbidity and complications. The course will detail the indications, instrumentation and technique relating to sialendoscopy. More deatails can be viewed at our website.
International Faculty: Dr Francis Marchal
Director, European Sialendoscopy Training Centre
Geneva (Switzerland)
Course Director: Dr P P Singh
Professor Director & Head (ENT)

Course Faculty: Dr Arun Goyal
Professor (ENT)

Dr. Arun Goyal
Professor, Department of ENT,
Room No 352, OPD Block,
UCMS & GTB Hospital,
Dilshad Garden, DELHI - 110 095
Mobile: 09810812813

The effects of a hot drink on nasal airflow and symptoms of common cold and flu

Rhinology. 2008 Dec;46(4):271-5.
The effects of a hot drink on nasal airflow and symptoms of common cold and flu.
Sanu A, Eccles R.

Common Cold Centre and Healthcare Clinical Trials, Cardiff School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom.
Hot drinks are a common treatment for common cold and flu but there are no studies reported in the scientific and clinical literature on this mode of treatment. This study investigated the effects of a hot fruit drink on objective and subjective measures of nasal airflow, and on subjective scores for common cold/flu symptoms in 30 subjects suffering from common cold/flu. The results demonstrate that the hot drink had no effect on objective measurement of nasal airflow but it did cause a significant improvement in subjective measures of nasal airflow. The hot drink provided immediate and sustained relief from symptoms of runny nose, cough, sneezing, sore throat, chilliness and tiredness, whereas the same drink at room temperature only provided relief from symptoms of runny nose, cough and sneezing. The effects of the drinks are discussed in terms of a placebo effect and physiological effects on salivation and airway secretions. In conclusion the results support the folklore that a hot tasty drink is a beneficial treatment for relief of most symptoms of common cold and flu.

OTO EXPO,San Francisco, California, USA, September 11-14, 2011.

Dear Dr Kalra,

We appreciate receiving the Otolaryngology Update! Can you kindly post the attached announcement, as we would like to get your readers thinking about submitting abstracts for the Instructional Courses, miniseminars, and later the scientific program. Also, can you remove the Boston information, or is it there permanently?

I am copying this to Dr Nikhil Bhatt, Advisor at Large on our International Steering Committee and chair, International Otolaryngology Committee. We hope to see you in San Francisco!

Best wishes,

Catherine R. Lincoln, CAE, MA (Oxon)
Senior Manager, International/Humanitarian
American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery
1650 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
Direct dial: 1-703-535-3738 Fax 1-703-299-1124;
Did you attend our 2010 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO in Boston? Click here to complete your program evaluation and claim your CME before October 29, 2010.

Plan to attend our next Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO, San Francisco, September 11-14, 2011. Call for Papers for Instruction Courses and Miniseminars opens online November For international questions, contact

Humanitarian Resident Travel Grants: November 30 is application deadline for missions January 1-June 30, 2010. May 31 is deadline for missions July 1-December 31, 2010.

Spot the Dx -

drsushmita said...

October 25, 2010 12:19 PM

nshar77 said...
it looks like epulis

October 25, 2010 12:32 PM

rhino said...
minor salivary cyst

October 25, 2010 8:57 PM

Dr Jasmeet said
calculus in Whartons duct

Ravi said...

saumitra80 said...
denture(foreign body) in the alimentary tr



Torus mandibularis (pl. tori mandibular) [or mandibular torus (pl. mandibular tori) in English] is a bony growth in the mandible along the surface nearest to the tongue. Mandibular tori are usually present near the premolars and above the location of the mylohyoid muscle's attachment to the mandible. In 90% of cases, there is a torus on both the left and right sides, making this finding an overwhelmingly bilateral condition.


Franco Indian Congress on Otology and Cervico-Facial surgery

Franco Indian Congress on Otology and Cervico-Facial surgery


Dear Friends,

We are organizing a Franco-Indian Congress on 3rd November; 2010 to be attended by eminent ENT faculty from India and France. The academic program shall be as per attached schedule.

All are invited.

Venue: The Lalit Hotel, New Delhi

Time: 2:00 pm-7:00 pm


Dr. Alok Thakar

Dr. Ameet Kishore


Temporal Bone Course,Chennai,October 23,2010


(Otology Skills Development Workshop)


23rd October 2010, Saturday, 8:00 am


The Skills Lab, 2nd Floor, OPD Block

Department of ENT, Head & Neck Surgery

Dept. of ENT, Head & Neck Surgery



Chennai- 600116.

Mobile: 09840131091



Surgical technique of transoral marsupialization for the treatment of nasopharyngeal branchial cysts

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2010 May;119(5):336-41.
Surgical technique of transoral marsupialization for the treatment of nasopharyngeal branchial cysts.
Tsai TY, Su CY.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital-Kaohsiung Medical Center, Kaohsiung Hsien, Taiwan.
OBJECTIVES: Nasopharyngeal branchial cysts (NBCs) are derived from a remnant of the branchial apparatus and originate from the lateral wall of the nasopharynx. Total excision of these cysts was the standard treatment in the past. We present a simpler and less invasive approach for NBC treatment, involving marsupialization, and report on its effectiveness and advantages.

METHODS: The surgical approach was transoral. A circular incision 2 to 3 cm in diameter was made directly through the inferior wall of the cyst. After the NBC was drained, its opening was widened with scissors. A disk of oropharyngeal mucosa and the connecting inferior wall of the cyst were excised together. The cut edges of the inner lining of the cyst and the oropharyngeal mucosa were approximated with sutures.

RESULTS: All 4 patients were female. One patient was observed because of poor cardiovascular health. The 3 patients who were managed surgically underwent successful transoral cyst marsupialization. The mean follow-up period was 21 months (range, 8 to 40 months). No obvious postoperative complication or recurrence was noted.

CONCLUSIONS: Transoral marsupialization is a simple, effective, and less invasive method for treatment of NBCs.

PMID: 20524580 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

3rd Cochlear Implant Workshop,October 24,2010,Gangaram Hospital,Delhi


10th European Symposium on Pediatric Cochlear Implantation, May 12, 2011 - May 15, 2011,Athens

Title: 10th European Symposium on Pediatric Cochlear Implantation
Date: May 12, 2011 - May 15, 2011
City: Athens
Country: Greece
Contact: Secretariat: GOLDAIR Congress
ESPCI 2011 Secretariat
GOLDAIR Congress
15 Panepistimiou Ave., 105 64 Athens
Tel.: +30 210 32 74 570, Fax: +30 210 33 11 021


Dr. Sandeep Bansal
Assistant Professor
Department of Otolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER)
Sector 12
91-172-2756760 (Off.)

CIGICON 2010,PGI Chandigarh,November 18-20,2010

Conference Website:

Dear Sir

We are extremely pleased to invite you to the city beautiful for the 8th annual CIGICON to be held at Bhargava Auditorium, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, from 18 – 20th Nov.2010. The pre conference workshop on 18th Nov., 2010 includes hands on temporal bone dissection for surgeons & workshops for audiologists and habilitationists.

The organizing committee with the executive committee of CIGI is in the process of having a comprehensive scientific programme which is expected to be educational, information & interesting.

Chandigarh, the city beautiful at the foot hills of the mighty Himalayas will provide a rare mix of hospitality and scientific extravaganza. The official website of CIGICON 2010 i.e. (www.cigicon is active and is being updated actively. You may please visit the website for details regarding registration and scientific sessions.

We look forward to see you in Chandigarh.

With regards

Dr.Naresh K Panda

Organizing Chairman


:E mail :

Clinical meet on Head and Neck Oncology on 26th October at AIIMS.

Dear Friends,
Some eminent Head and Neck Onco surgeons from UK are visiting us in October.
We are taking this opportunity to organize a clinical meet on Head and Neck Oncology on 26th October at AIIMS. The meeting shall consist of representative interesting Head and Neck Oncology cases. The meeting shall be an opportunity for both experienced and budding specialists to participate in tumor board comprising the foreign faculty and also senior faculty from Otolaryngology, Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology from AIIMS. We are looking forward to your presence and participation.
Date of clinical meet: 26-10-2010
Venue: Director’s Board Room, AIIMS
Time: 2:00 pm
Faculty (Foreign)
Mr. Sanjai Sood, Bradford
Mr. Ricardo Simo, London
Mr. Jarrod Homer, Manchester
Mr. Vinidh Paeri, New Castle
Mr. Paul Pracy, Birmingham
Faculty (AIIMS)
Prof. R.C. Deka, Director AIIMS
Prof. S.C Sharma
Dr. Alok Thakar
Dr. Rakesh Kumar
Dr. C. Venkata karthikeyan
Prof. G.K. Rath
Prof. B.K. Mohanty
Dr. Atul Sharma
Prof. P.K. Julka
Dr. Suman Bhasker
Dr. Alok Thakar

For more queries email to Dr. Kapil:

Cover photograph,Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010;136(9):853

Hot air balloon carnival
Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010;136(9):853. doi:10.1001/archoto.2010.153

Photographer: Rakesh Datta, MS, Pune, Maharashtra, India. Umaid Bhawan Palace, the royal palace of Jodhpur, provides a beautiful backdrop for a hot air balloon carnival. Located on the edge of the Thar Desert in the north Indian state of Rajasthan, Jodhpur was a citadel of the Marwar kingdom from the 15th to 20th centuries. The Umaid Palace is a recent addition to the royal architecture, built from 1929 to 1943 as a drought relief measure that provided work for citizens of neighboring poor villages.

Dr Rakesh Datta, MS is currently Faculty Member, Otorhinolaryngology,Armed Forces,Delhi

'RHINOPLASTY REDEFINED 2010' 9th and 10th of October 2010,Bangalore

We, from the Dept. Of ENT, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, invite you to 'RHINOPLASTY REDEFINED 2010' Workshop being conducted on 9th and 10th of October 2010 at Dr. Basavarajendra Auditorium, BMC&RI Campus. Dr. Jung Dong Hak from South Korea and Dr.A.Mahadevaiah from Bangalore are the guests of faculty. Only limited delgates of 225 are to be registered, so register early.

Visit the website for details and registration form download and to veiw the e-brochure.
With regards,
Organizing team
Dr.H.S.Satish Ph: 09980404660 (Organizing Chairman)

Spasmodic dysphonia

Spasmodic dysphonia (SD) is a chronic voice disorder of unknown origin that is characterized by excessive or inappropriate contraction of laryngeal muscles during speech. Spasmodic dysphonia (SD) manifests as excessive glottic closure (adductor dysphonia) or prolonged lateralization of the vocal folds (abductor dysphonia). Strained or strangled phonation and irregular voice stoppages (the form originally described and most commonly observed clinically) characterize adductor dysphonia. Abductor spasmodic dysphonia (SD) presents with a breathy or absent voice or brief vocal loss.
The following treatment options are currently available:
Botulinum toxin muscle injection
Type II laryngoplasty
Voice therapy
Recurrent laryngeal nerve denervation and reinnervation
TA and lateral cricoarytenoid myectomy
Oral medical therapy


Lip Reconstruction

The lips have important functional and aesthetic roles in daily living.1 They are the focal point of the lower face, with several aesthetic units intricately controlled by a complex series of muscles. Several key factors make reconstruction of the lip especially challenging. The lack of any substantial fibrous framework increases the risk of anatomic distortion through wound contraction and, hence, leads to poor functional and aesthetic outcomes. The quality (ie, color, texture, elasticity) of the skin and mucosa of the lips are difficult to match with distant flaps. Hence, local tissues provide the best results. However, with larger oncologic resections and more extensive traumas, an appropriate donor site might be difficult find. This is further complicated by the lack of any satisfactory prosthesis in aid of reconstruction.

Custom-made Gold Implant for Management of Lagophthalmos

Gold weight implantation is the most commonly used static procedure and method for surgical correction of paralytic lagophthalmos.Other mechanical techniques for reanimating lid closure are palpebral springs, encircling the upper and lower eyelids with silicone or fascia lata, and temporalis muscle transfer. Although other materials are also used, gold weights are frequently preferred because of gold’s high specific gravity, inertness to the body and malleability. Especially platinum weights should be used in patients with suspected gold allergy.


CME,Sitaram Bhartiya Hospital,September26,2010


Otology is a branch of biomedicine which studies normal and pathological anatomy and physiology of the ear (hearing and vestibular sensory systems and related structures and functions) as well as its diseases, diagnosis and treatment.

Human Papillomavirus and Head and Neck Cancer

An association with HPV should be suspected in all oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma cases, particularly those originating from the base of the tongue and tonsils; in immunosuppressed HNSCC patients; and in cases with no or little-to-moderate exposure to tobacco and alcohol. HPV-positive HNSCCs and HPV-negative HNSCCs are distinct entities; they have different risk profiles and molecular profiles, and they respond differently to treatment. Therefore, their prevention and treatment may benefit from separate approaches. Antismoking campaigns and smoking-cessation programs have been successful in the prevention of HPV-unrelated HNSCC.[1] The incidence of HPV-positive HNSCC may be reduced through enhanced public knowledge of the potential routes of HPV transmission, and by the prophylactic HPV vaccines currently widely available in the US for cervical cancer prevention (and which are now recommended for males to prevent genital warts).


Dear colleagues,

It gives me immense pleasure to announce the INTERNATIONAL SIALENDOSCOPY WORKSHOP (ISWS
2010) to be held on November 14th 2010. The one day workshop will have lectures, video presentations
and live demonstrations to introduce the beginners to sialendoscopy: a new procedure, which aims to
visualize the lumen of the salivary ducts and their pathologies. It is a promising new method for the
diagnosis and treatment of most of the inflammatory conditions of the major salivary glands and can
therefore prevent salivary gland excisions.

It gives me immense pleasure to bring amongst us Dr Francis Marchal, the director of the ESTS a pioneer
in the field of sialendoscopy. Looking forward to seeing you at the workshop.

Please find attach herewith the brochure for the same

With warm regards,







CONTACT NUMBER :- Dr ASHOK PILLAI :- +91 98482 50725

Dr D.VIDYASAGAR :- +91 99490 51151

Email ID:-

Temporal Bone Dissection,October 1-2,Hyderabad ,HERF


Live Surgery ,October 3,Hyderabad,HERF


34th NWZAOI Conference,September 24-26,Ludhiana

7 th AOI JOINT MP & CG State Conf ,13-14 November 2010,Raipur

7 th AOI JOINT MP & CG state Pre conf live surgical workshop & conf. is being organized on 13-14 th November {Sat- Sun ] by AOI Raipur branch & Deptt of ENT , Pt. JNM Medical college Raipur {CG}.

The guest faculty will be Dr V ANAND & DR RENUKA BRADOO.

Thanx & Regards
sincerely yours
PH 0771-2430288, 2426559,094242-23860

ITOS 2010,Palakkad,Kerala,November 6-7, 2010

Dear colleagues,
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to THANGAM, Hospital of PMRC for a live oto-surgical demonstration and hands-on temporal bone dissection workshop, to be organized by THANGAM Hospital of PMRC under the auspices of the ENT club Palakkad.
The training that is imparted will enable you to understand the current principles of ear/mastoid surgery.
The two day programme at Thangam hospital will be a non-profit programme purely for highlighting the latest advances in otological surgery. Your whole-hearted participation for mutual benefit is solicited.
Yours truly

Dr. Ranjith.G
Organising Secretary

Dr. R.Indudharan
Organising Chairm