The 4th Oman Head & Neck Surgery Course with hands on Cadaver dissections will be held on the 22nd and 23rd February, 2012

Dear Friends,

The 4th Oman Head & Neck Surgery Course with hands on Cadaver dissections will be held on the 22nd and 23rd February, 2012 at the Dept. of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery Al Nahdha Hospital Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. Please Click here for detals


Dr. Ashok Verma


Senior Consultant, ENT; Head Neck and Sleep surgery

P O Box 937, Postal Code 112, Ruwi

Al Nahdha hospital, Sultanate of Oman

Tele: +96899412641

First International Sialendoscopy Conference | 24-25 March 2012 | Geneva - Switzerland

Dear Colleagues,
Sialendoscopy has been expanding significantly since the first hands-on sialendoscopy training course at the ESTC in Geneva in 2002, with presently more than 300 active centers around the world.
If you are interested to discover this minimal invasive technique of the future or to confront your experiences and to meet the experts, we invite you to attend
the First International Sialendoscopy Conference

Geneva, March 24-25, 2012

It will bring together the pioneers and a prestigious faculty of experts from 54 countries.

Visit and submit quickly your abstract online

LION- Winter Video-Conference Session On December 14, 2011 at 1:00 pmDepartment of ENT University College of Medical Sciences & GTB Hospital, Delhi

LION is delighted that colleagues in New Delhi will join this years LION in Winter. They will be led by Professor P.P. Singh from the ENT & Head Neck Surgery Department of the University College of Medical Sciences& GTB Hospital, University of Delhi.
Whilst LION has been well supported by colleagues in India over previous years this will be the first time they have been able to interact live with the surgeons, moderators and presenters. This has been made possible by cooperation with the local Polycom facility, which has a HDX 8000 Full HD videconferencing system.


You are cordially invited for
LION- Winter Video-Conference Session
On December 14, 2011 at 1:00 pmDepartment of ENT
University College of Medical Sciences
& GTB Hospital, Delhi

Venue Details
Polycom Teleconference Facility,
3rd floor, Tower 10 C, DLF Cyber-City, NH 8, Gurgaon

Registration is free, but only limited number of seats are available with prior confirmation.
Please contact coordinator (New Delhi) Dr. Vipin Arora., 9910264379.

Ear & Sinus Surgery Workshop - 2012 to be held between 23rd & 26th February 2012 at Indorewala ENT Institute, Nashik.



It is a moment of great pride & privilege to organize the 43rd
MENTCON, 2011 on 25th, 26th & 27th November 2011 at Amravati. On
behalf of FMSB & Vidarbha Branch of AOI, the Amravati Branch cordially
invites you to the Annual State ENT Conference at Dr. Panjabrao
Deshmukh Memorial Medical College & Sanskrutik Bhavan, Amravati.

The Conference will highlight about the latest technology & skills in
Otorhinolaryngology by way of Otology Workshop, Interactive sessions,
Debates, Panel discussions, Lectures, Seminars, Posters, Quiz, Video
Sessions & Research Papers. Eminent Faculties of International &
National repute will discuss various issues pertaining to
Otorhinolaryngology, Head, Neck & Face.

We propose to offer a feast of intellectually stimulating academic
sessions alongwith highly enjoyable ambience, comfortable & delightful
stay & hospitality. We are sure that our colleagues from all over
Maharashtra will cherish these memories forever. We are committed to
make this Conference a scientifically enlightening & culturally
enthralling event. Your whole-hearted support & participation can make
this conference a memorable one. The Organizing Committee is pleased
to invite & welcome you all for the 43rd MENTCON 2011, a mega event.
Details of the event have been updated on website

Organizing Secretary,




ORGANISING SECY: Dr. Debabrata Panigrahi.
TEL: (0)9937406635
e mail.

The use of ice-lollies for pain relief post paediatric tonsillectomy. A single-blinded, randomised, controlled trial.

Clin Otolaryngol. 2011 Nov 10. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-4486.2011.02410.x. [Epub ahead of print]
The use of ice-lollies for pain relief post paediatric tonsillectomy. A single-blinded, randomised, controlled trial.
Sylvester DC, Rafferty A, Bew S, Knight LC.
Department of Otolaryngology, York District Hospital, Wiggington Road, York, YO31 8HE, UK Department of Otolaryngology, Leeds General Infirmary, Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3EX, UK.
Objectives:  To assess whether the use of ice-lollies after tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy in children aged 2-12 reduces pain in the immediate post-operative period. Design: A prospective, randomised, single-blinded study design consisting of two groups with an intention to treat analysis. Setting:  Tertiary referral centre. Participants:  Children aged 2-12 undergoing tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy. Main outcome Measures:  Pain assessment by nursing staff in the form of the validated modified Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Pain Scale at 15, 30 and 60 minutes and 4 hours. Results:  Ninety-two patients were recruited into the study with 46 allocated to receive an ice-lolly and 41 not to receive an ice-lolly after exclusion of those with incomplete data. The 2 groups were comparable for number, age, sex and diagnosis. The pain score at every time interval was lower in the group that had received the ice-lolly compared with the group that had not. This was statistically significant at 30 (p= 0.008) and 60 minutes (p= 0.049) . Conclusion:  Our data suggests that ice-lollies are a cheap, effective and safe method of reducing post-operative pain up to one hour following paediatric tonsillectomy.

FESS BASICS WORKSHOP 2012,February 12,2012,Nandyal


MOBILE:+91-9440290460, 9985002900

LAND LINE:+91-8514-243210,hospital 243220 direct

Surgical Workshop on lateral skull base surgery & 32nd Annual Conference of Neuro-otological & Equilibriometric Society of India

Surgical Workshop on lateral skull base surgery & 32nd Annual Conference of
Neuro-otological & Equilibriometric Society of India
19th – 21st April, 2012

Venue: JLN Auditorium, AIIMS and India Habitat Centre

Organising Chairman: Dr. Alok Thakar

Organising secretary: Dr. Rakesh Kumar
Organising co-secretaries: Dr. Kapil Sikka, Dr. Chirom Amit Singh

Conference fee (early bird)
Delegates- 2000/-; Resident Doctors- 1000/-
DD in favor of ORL Society, AIIMS payable at New Delhi

Limited Accommodation available

Contact -Dr Kapil Sikka
Co-Organizing Secretary
Room No 4057; ENT Office
4th floor, Teaching Block, AIIMS
Ph: 9810423088

FESSCON 2011, on 25th & 26thNovember2011,Guwahati

Dear Sir / Madam,
Greetings from GNRC
team !

We are pleased to inform you that GNRCHospitals, Guwahati, Assam is organizing the International Congres s onFESS andwe have christened it as FESSCON 2011, on 25th & 26thNovember2011 wherein Internationally renowned Prof. Gerald Wolf from Austria will bethe guest of honor besides Dr. Sham Cheuk Lun, from the Chinese university of Hong Kong will be the chiefguest. The Congress will be attended by around 100 participants from acrossIndia, Bangladesh, Nepal & Bhutan.

An ENT conference andworkshop of this magnitude with the involvement of some of the best surgeons inthe world and participants from neighboring countries is being organized forthe first time in North EastIndia by GNRC Hospitals, one of the leadinghospital groups in the entire region.

We look forward to your participation in makingthis congress successful. The details of the Congress is attached herewith foryour kind perusal.

Thanks and Regards

Arvind Bhatta
GNRC Hospitals

Cont: +91-9859687034


Dear Doctor,

It is a matter of great pleasure that the 64th Annual Conference of Otolaryngologists of India will be held in Allahabad, UP, India from 4th to 7th January, 2012. More than 2000 delegates and guests from India and abroad are expected to attend this conference. It will be preceded by a pre-conference CME/Workshop on 4th Jan, 2012

We hope that you have already registered for the conference. If not, then we cordially invite you to this saga of ENT in the holy city of Prayag/Allahabad. The details of the conference and the registration forms are available on our website-

Kindly respond to 1.

Thanking You

Yours truly

Dr Mangal Singh Dr L S Ojha

Organizing Chairman Organizing Secretary

64th AOICON, 2012


WORKSHOP on FESS & A to Z on Salivary glands

Date : 10th and 11th December 2011

Venue: IMA Headquarters Building,

Anayara, Thiruvananthapuram


Live Surgical Workshop on “Obstructive Sleep Apnoea” – 2011, Chennai,December 3-4,2011

Dear Sir,

Greetings from Organizing Committee, Live Surgical Workshop on “Obstructive Sleep Apnoea” – 2011.

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to Chennai to attend Live Surgical Workshop on “Obstructive Sleep Apnoea” – 2011 which is to be held in Chennai on 3rd & 4th December 2011.

Herewith I have attached the Brochure and the Registration form.

with warm regards

Dr. P. Vijaya Krishnan

Organizing Secretary

+91 98846 96362

myringitis in a tympanic membrane graft

what do you do with myringitis in a tympanic membrane graft? Graft well taken up but surface keeps oozing and is always congested.....
· · · November 3 at 11:27pm
  • You and Ravi Sardesai like this.
    • Pranabashish Banerjee will antibiotics, both topical and oral do any good?Isnt it an infection of the neotympanum
      November 3 at 11:38pm ·
    • Suri Prabhu revision is indicated -
      November 3 at 11:51pm · · 3
    • Harpreet Singh Kochar Has been happening since how long
      November 3 at 11:55pm via mobile ·
    • Gautam Aggarwal Is it mucosalization of the graft ?
      November 3 at 11:57pm ·
    • Vikas Malhotra steroid antibiotic drops...and oral antihistaminics
      November 4 at 2:18am ·
    • Mohamed Mahaboob Shareef Try any steroid drops/ install betnovate cream. Acetyl salicalic acid preprations are worth a try OTEK AC drops ( if still available)
      November 4 at 2:20am ·
    • Murthy S. Pusuluri Try chemical cauterization
      November 4 at 8:45am ·
    • Rakesh Srivastava ACE ear drops+antibiotic steroid. First ACE later antibio+steroid. will respond in 3 days. Dr Kranti Bhavana.
      November 4 at 9:55am · · 1
    • Suri Prabhu according to a colleague in Cochin - this is a good thing (monetarily) for the doctor - because the ear (and the attached patient) will have to visit the Ear specialist at least 5 or 6 times a year for the rest of his life - and each visit will be a standard protocol of -
      1. chemical cautery with phenol, or AgN03, TCA, or something like that-
      2. prescription of 2%acetic acid drops for 2 weeks
      3. when the patient asks - Doctor, why am i having this severe itching and fungus infection ? It was not so bad before the operation?" - the answer given by doctor is " Ear Drum is 100% intact - some red spots on the drum are causing the problem, but please do not use ear-buds"

      after about two years - the ear (and the attached person) get sick of the whole thing - and decide to visit that other "good" ENT doctor -
      and the original ENT doctor is happy and unhappy-

      happy because that damn ear is not interfering with his concept of 100% success in tympanoplasty-
      and probably unhappy because of the loss of a steady source of income-
      November 4 at 10:27am · · 4
    • Vinod Felix Prabhu sir, is surgery necessary in all cases?..i have come across post op pts with myringitis which responded well with a short course antibiotic steroid drops && acetic acid my opinion surgery is necessary for only those pts who have a chronic problem..
      November 4 at 10:37am ·
    • Suri Prabhu ‎^^yes -for the chronic post-operative ear - the problem in such post-operative ears is that the ear does well for two or three months and then the problem flares up again -
      the way i tend to look at this is-
      if the patient has to visit the ear specialist more than 6 times in the post-operative year - then the problem is chronic and will need revision-
      November 4 at 10:51am ·
    • Neelam Vaid how does one try and prevent the same when doing revision
      November 4 at 11:38am · · 1
    • Suri Prabhu ‎^^ Neelam Vaid -to cut a long story short - the entire drumhead (afflicted with myringitis) - has to go -
      and,before the new graft is placed, the surgeon has to make sure that all mucous membrane is medial to the graft- and that the lateral flap (which will be placed on the new graft) is free of mucous membrane-
      and yes, postoperative myringitis is (most likely) caused by allowing mucous membrane to reside lateral to the (underlaid) fascial graft -
      November 4 at 2:49pm · · 3
    • Prahlada Nayaka Basavanthappa Suri Prabhu: I presented this at Cholesteatoma and Mastoid surgery international congress at Hague, Netherlands in 2004. I told them entire TM should be excised and grafted. Initially people laughed at me. But I got support from unexpected corner. Prof. Mirko Tos, who is around here on facebook, got up and said, What I said is making sense. The mucosalisation of the lateral surface of the TM is troublesome. The mucin is highly irritant to the EAC skin.
      November 4 at 3:14pm · · 1
    • Ajit Man Singh GV paint. apply GV paint on the graft 2-3 tmes a week for 2 weeks. This was tought to me by My Prof. and it works
      November 4 at 3:19pm · · 3
    • Harpreet Singh Kochar It continued till our times too at institute and showed benefit. I practice this and chemical cautery. But am not facing this problem with graft now. The only thing is that GVP is sometimes messy as it tends to stain the skins and clothes and on occasion crusts form under which disease persists for which a saline irrigation and cleaning may need to be done weekly.
      November 4 at 3:32pm via mobile · · 1
    • Gautam Aggarwal What is the mech of action of GV ?
      November 4 at 3:49pm ·
    • Santosh Kumar Kacker eum under la and clean surface under microscope i.e denude, if not respondibng to local steroid like betnesol n ear drops.
      kacker s k
      November 4 at 4:34pm via · · 2
    • Sudhir Halikar This is where the technique of surgery counts, interlay scores over others like underlay or hybrid ! In small perforations whenever I tempted to do hybrid [interlay posteriorly & underlay anteriorly] ,I always worried about this problem.
      November 4 at 5:15pm · · 2
    • Suri Prabhu yes - Sudhir Halikar - the "RED DRUM CONUNDRUM" is a problem that is best avoided ab initio -
      November 4 at 5:46pm · · 1
    • Neelam Vaid Suri Prabhu..would you say that in the overlay technique chances of mucolisation happenning is less?
      November 4 at 8:54pm · · 1
    • Suri Prabhu ‎^^ oh yes - Neelam Vaid - as long as any (potentially viable) mucous membrane is not allowed to remain lateral to the graft - and all of it (viable mucous membrane) remains medial to the graft -
      November 4 at 9:16pm ·
    • Kranti Bhavana i am so excited to have recieved so many inputs from various corners...i shall try to tackle the problem with multi pronged approach and then see its effect....lets hope to have a positive effect!
      November 5 at 12:54am · · 1
    • Prahlada Nayaka Basavanthappa The issue here is not myringitis actually. It is the mucosalization of the lateral surface of the tympanic membrane, which does not responds to various paints and burns easily.
      November 5 at 9:04am · · 4
    • Kallakuri Suryanarayana At times we all face this, steroids antibiotics drops,no buds , mostly resolve
      November 6 at 11:07pm ·
    • Ravi Meher i have found Gentian violet very useful in such condition. it promotes rapid epothelisation and drying of the ear. Useful in cases of non drying mastoid cavities also.
      November 7 at 6:24pm ·