Diseas of Ear Nose and Throat and Head and Neck Surgery 7th – Several new clinical photographs, diagrams, tables and fl owcharts have been added to make the subject clear
It is a matter of pride and pleasure to bring out the silver jubilee edition of our book “Diseas of Ear Nose and Throat and Head and Neck Surgery 7th.” The book was first published in 1992 and has been well accepted and appreciated by the students and teachers all over the country as well as in adjoining South Asian countries. During this period of 25 years, six editions and several reprints were brought out. This was the result of growth of the speciality, in- novations in technology and surgical techniques but be- hind it was students’ burning desire to know the subject and quest for knowledge. They freely interacted through emails, letters and other types of social media to clarify, and send suggestions, omissions, commissions, and their interest in the subject to further add the topics of their need. We complied practically with all of them as far as possible.
Our basic aim in writing this Diseas of Ear Nose and Throat and Head and Neck Surgery 7th has been to build concepts in disorders of ENT, superstructured with the students’ earlier knowledge of anatomy and physiology learnt in previous professionals. Since Otolaryngology, commonly called ENT, is a full-fledged subject in MBBS examination and is so recognized in various universities in India and Medical Council of India, we did not lose sight of the fact that students have to clear the exams too. The book covers disorders of ENT, surgical instruments, imaging techniques, operative surgery, recent and newer modalities of treatment in a concise, lucid and student- friendly manner. The chapter on “Nuggets for Rapid Review” covers most of the questions that are often set in post-graduate entrance and Diplomat of National Board (DNB) examinations.
The present edition is revised, updated and expanded. Several new clinical photographs, diagrams, tables and flowcharts have been added to make the subject clear. A unique feature of this edition is white board lectures and videos , depicting through animations, the surgical procedures.
It is hoped that the present edition would continue to serve the needs of MBBS students, residents and practi- tioners. The postgraduate students of the DLO, MS and DNB will find it useful as a foundation book before taking recourse to comprehensive volumes on the subject.
The students of allied subjects, Audiology and Speech Therapy, Physiotherapy and those studying alternative medicine (Ayurveda, Sidha, Unani and Homeopathy) will also find it useful to learn basics and concepts of ENT.