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The Larynx
Two-Volume Set

Third Edition
Edited by: Marvin P. Fried, Alfio Ferlito
Co-Editors: Alessandra Rinaldo, Richard V. Smith
1,779 pages, Color Illustrations (4 Color), Hardcover/Slipcased, 8.5 x 11"
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This new, landmark edition represents an amalgamation of two of the most famous and well reviewed books on the science, diagnosis, clinical management, and surgical and non-surgical treatment of laryngeal diseases and disorders.

The Larynx 3rd edition merges Ferlito’s Diseases of the Larynx (2000, copublished by Arnold in the UK and OUP in the US) and Fried’s The Larynx: A Multidisciplinary Approach, 2nd Edition (Mosby).

Totally revised, completely updated, and massively expanded, the new edition comprehensively covers the subject area and encompasses the talents of the world-leading international specialists drawn from every conceivable field with an interest in the larynx, among them pediatric and adult laryngologists, voice and speech pathologists, anatomists and physiologists, pathologists, radiologists, anesthesiologists, oncologists, chemotherapists, radiotherapists, and immunologists. The must-have ENT volume in every medical library, laryngologist’s office and speech pathology department library.


  • Neil Weir, Journal of Laryngology and Otology (2009):
    "... The two volumes hold a wealth of information ... This splendid book is an essential reference for all ENT departments’ libraries. ..."

  • Meredydd Harries, ENT Consultant, ENTNews (2009):
    "... A comprehensive and multi-disciplinary review of laryngology and has excellent sections in most areas to appeal to the specific interests of any laryngologist. Everything is here - and usually in depth - and for the price it is good value for both the department library and to have in your own study. I like it."

  • John Schweinfurth, MD, Head & Neck (2010):
    "Drs. Fried and Ferlito have been diligent in providing comprehensive representations of the current knowledge base on the subject and the growing interest in the field."

  • Volume I
  • Part I. Historical Perspective
    • 1. The History of Laryngology
      Collin S. Karmody
  • Part II. Basic Sciences
    • 2. Evolution of the Human Larynx: Nature's Great Experiment
      Jeffrey T. Laitman
      Joy S. Reidenberg
    • 3. Laryngeal Development
      David H. Henick and John A. Tucker
    • 4. The Pediatric Larynx
      John P. Bent, III, Ronda E. Alexander, Roland D. Eavey
    • 5. Adult Laryngeal Anatomy
      Marvin P. Fried, Samuel M. Meller, and Alessandra Rinaldo
    • 6. Laryngeal Physiology
      Clarence T Sasaki, Jagdeep Hundal, Douglas A. Ross
  • Part III. Diagnosis
    • 7. Patient History
      Robert Thayer Sataloff, Mary J. Hawkshaw, Joseph Anticaglia
    • 8. Physical Examination
      Robert Thayer Sataloff
    • 9. Videolaryngoscopy and Laryngeal Photography
      Eiji Yanagisawa, Ken Yanagisawa
    • 10. History and Physical Examination of a Child with a Voice Disorder
      Roger C. Nuss
    • 11. Laryngeal Imaging: Stroboscopy, High-Speed Digital Imaging, and Kymography
      Dianne M. Bless, Rita R. Patel, Nadine Connor
    • 12. Laryngeal Electromyography: Principles, Applications, Problems
      Lucian Sulica, Andrew Blitzer
    • 13. Electroglottography/Electrolaryngography
      David M. Howard
    • 14. The Phonetogram: Measurement and Interpretation
      Harm K. Schutte
    • 15. Videokymography (VKG)
      Jan G. Švec, František Šram, Harm K. Schutte
    • 16. Diagnostic Imaging of the Larynx
      Ian J. Witterick, Edward E. Kassel, Arnold M. Noyek
    • 17. Virtual Laryngoscopy
      Natalie P. Higgins, Richard V. Smith, Marvin P. Fried
  • Part IV. Anesthesia
    • 18. Anesthetic Principles of Airway Management
      Allan C.D. Brown
    • 19. Anesthesia for Office-Based Laryngology
      Seth H. Dailey
  • Part V. Pediatric Laryngology
    • 20. Evaluation of the Pediatric Larynx
      Ellen M. Friedman, Tulio A. Valdez
    • 21. Evaluation of the Child in Respiratory Distress
      Tulio A. Valdez, Ellen M. Friedman
    • 22. Pediatric Voice Disorders
      Mark E. Boseley, Christopher J. Hartnick, Shirley Gherston
    • 23. Speech and Language Development in the Child
      Robert J. Ruben
    • 24. Congenital Anomalies of the Larynx
      Sanjay Parikh, Thomas J. Ow, Trevor J. McGill
    • 25. Infectious Diseases of the Pediatric Airway
      David H. Darrow, Jaime M. Eaglin, Lauren D. Holinger
    • 26. Pediatric Vocal Fold Immobility
      Tulio A. Valdez, Ellen M. Friedman
    • 27. Glottic and Subglottic Stenosis
      Michael J. Rutter, Dana M. Thompson, Robin T. Cotton
    • 28. Extraesophageal Manifestations of Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux
      D.J. Trigg, Kristina W. Rosbe
    • 29. Acquired Diseases of the Pediatric Larynx
      Frank L. Rimell
    • 30. Foreign Bodies in the Pediatric Airway
      David Albert
    • 31. Pediatric Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis
      Bettie M. Steinberg, Mark J. Shikowitz
    • 32. Perspectives on the Pediatric Larynx with Tracheotomy
      Suzanne A. Abraham
    • 33. Neoplasms of the Pediatric Larynx
      Robert F. Ward, Eli Grunstein
  • Part VI. Voice
    • 34. Neurologic and Neuromuscular Diseases of the Larynx
      Lucian Sulica, Marvin P. Fried
    • 35. Spasmodic Dysphonia: Evaluation and Management
      Jerome S. Schwartz, Andrew Blitzer
    • 36. Vocal Aberrations in Dysarthria
      Grete A. Fries, Dilip D. Madnani, Thomas J. Ow, Rhonda E. Alexander
    • 37. Rehabilitation of the Immobile Vocal Fold
      David E. Vokes, Roger L. Crumley
    • 38. Nonsurgical Voice Rehabilitation
      Linda Carroll
    • 39. Management of Vocal Pathology in the Voice Professional: Introduction and Overview
      Robert Thayer Sataloff
    • 40. Thyroplasty: Indications, Techniques, Outcome
      Charles N. Ford
    • 41. Behavioral Management of the Performing Voice
      Kate DeVore, Pamela Lynn Harvey
    • 42. Psychological Aspects of Voice Disorders
      Deborah Caputo Rosen, Reinhardt J. Heuer, Steven H. Levy, Robert Thayer Sataloff
  • Part VII. Inflammatory and Infectious Disorders
    • 43. Laryngeal Infections
      Kenneth W. Altman, Stanley M. Shapshay
    • 44. Inflammatory Diseases of the Larynx
      Michel Bové, Priya Krishna, Robert Lebovics, H. Bryan Neel III, Clark A. Rosen
    • 45. Laryngeal Manifestations of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
      Theresa A. Gurney, Kelvin C. Lee, Andrew H. Murr
    • 46. Immunologic Disorders of the Larynx
      Gabriele S. de Vos, David L. Rosenstreich
    • 47. Tracheotomy
      Bradley A. Schiff, Craig Littman
  • Index
  • Volume II
  • Part I. Larynx and Deglutition
    • 1. Disorders of the Upper Esophageal Sphincter
      Keith G. Saxon, Sandra Martin, Raj K. Goyal, Jo Shapiro
    • 2. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Voice Disorder
      James H. Kelly, Kevin P. Lahey
    • 3. Diagnosis and Management of Dysphagia
      Celia F. Stewart, Phillip C. Song, Andrew Blitzer
    • 50. Evaluation and Management of Chronic Aspiration
      Phillip Song, Jerome Schwartz, Andrew Blitzer
  • Part II. Laryngotracheal Trauma
    • 5. Traumatic Disorders of the Pediatric Larynx
      David L. Mandell, Robert F. Yellon
    • 6. Evaluation and Management of Laryngotracheal Trauma
      Simon R.A. Best, John K. Joe, Douglas A. Ross, Clarence T. Sasaki
    • 7. Laryngeal Stenosis
      Indranil Debnath, Randal C. Paniello, J. Gershon Spector
  • Part III. Larynx Endocrine Systems
    • 8. Endocrine Disorders of the Larynx
      Mai Thy Truong, Edward J. Damrose
    • 9. Diseases of the Thyroid as they Affect the Larynx
      Larry J. Shemen
  • Part IV. Benign Laryngeal Lesions
    • 10. Nodules, Polyps, Reinke Edema, Metabolic Deposits, and Foreign Body Granulomas
      Frederik G. Dikkers
    • 11. Laryngeal Cysts, Pseudocysts, and Laryngoceles
      Seth M. Cohen, J. Pieter Noordzij, C. Gaelyn Garrett, Mark S. Courey, Robert H. Ossoff
  • Part V. Neoplasms of the Larynx
    • 12. Benign Neoplasms of the Larynx
      Ramon A. Franco, Jr., Jeffrey N. Myers, Eugene N. Myers, E. Leon Barnes
    • 13. Microlaryngoscopy and Endolaryngeal Microsurgery
      Lucian Sulica
    • 14. Epidemiology and Pathogenesis of Laryngeal Carcinoma
      Cristina Isabel Cann, Marvin P. Fried
    • 15. Experimental Laryngeal Carcinogenesis and Mechanism Studies
      Umberto Saffiotti
    • 16. Specific Immunologic Aspects of Laryngeal Cancer
      William J. Richtsmeier
    • 17. Molecular Biology of Laryngeal Cancer
      Thomas E. Carey, Carol R. Bradford
    • 18. Laryngeal Pathology
      Margaret S. Brandwein-Gensler, Panna Mahadevia, Douglas R. Gnepp
    • 19. The Classification and Staging of Laryngeal Cancer
      Katherine C. Yung, Jay F. Piccirillo, Peter D. Lacy
    • 20. Laryngeal Epithelial Changes: Diagnosis and Therapy
      Alfio Ferlito, Patrick J. Bradley, Alessandra Rinaldo
      21. Cancer of the Supraglottis
    • Alfio Ferlito, Richard V. Smith, Carl E. Silver, Alesandra Rinaldo
    • 22. Surgical Treatment of Supraglottic Cancer
      Carl E. Silver, Alfio Ferlito, Richard V. Smith, Alessandra Rinaldo
    • 23. Cancer of the Glottis
      Richard V. Smith, Marvin P. Fried
    • 24. Conservation Surgery for Glottic Cancer
      Dana M. Hartl, Daniel F. Brasnu, Marvin P. Fried
    • 25. Cancer of the Subglottis
      Bradley A. Schiff, Richard V. Smith
    • 26. Cancer of the Hypopharynx
      Jatin P. Shah, Jennifer M. Bocker
    • 27. Voice Rehabilitation After Total Laryngectomy
      Ranny van Weissenbruch
    • 28. Peristomal Cancer
      Alfio Ferlito, Carl E. Silver, Alessandra Rinaldo
    • 29. Cancer of the Larynx: Treatment of the Neck
      Jesus E. Medina
    • 30. Treatment of the N0 Neck in Nonconventional Neoplasms of the Larynx
      Alfio Ferlito, Alessandra Rinaldo, Kenneth O. Devaney, Vanni Mondin
    • 31. Managing Complications of Surgical Laryngeal Intervention
      Yasushi Murakami, Yasuo Hisa
    • 32. Radiation Therapy for Laryngeal Cancer
      Madhur K. Garg, Shalom Kalnicki
    • 33. Chemotherapy in the Management of Laryngeal Cancer
      Missak Haigentz Jr.
    • 34. The Management of Recurrent Laryngeal Cancer
      Richard V. Smith, Bradley A. Schiff, Marvin P. Fried
    • 35. Prognostic Factors of Laryngeal Cancer
      Alfio Ferlito, Byron J. Bailey, Alessandra Rinaldo
    • 36. Chemoprevention of Laryngeal Cancer
      Boudewijn J.M. Braakhuis, C. René Leemans
    • 37. Secondary Neoplasms of the Larynx
      Adel K. El-Naggar
    • 38. Pregnancy and Cancer of the Larynx
      Alfio Ferlito, Jan Olofsson
    • 39. Paraneoplastic Syndromes in Patients with Cancer of the Larynx and Hypopharynx
      Alfio Ferlito, Alessandra Rinaldo
    • 40. Laryngeal Transplantation
      Robert R. Lorenz, Marshall Strome
    • 41. Psychological Issues in Laryngeal Disease and Laryngeal Surgery
      Frank E. Lucente, James J. Strain, Jared Wasserman, Boris L. Bentsianov
    • 42. Future Directions in Laryngeal Cancer Research and Therapy
      Nicolas F. Sclecht, Thomas J. Belbin, Michael B. Prystowsky, Richard V. Smith
  • Index

About The Editors

Marvin P. Fried

Marvin P. Fried, MD, FACS, completed his residency at Washington University, in St. Louis, and served in the U.S. Public Health Service. He joined the faculty at Boston University, Tufts University, then Harvard Medical School, where he was promoted to professor of otology and laryngology. He later became professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and university chairman at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center.

Alfio Ferlito

Alfio Ferlito, MD is Director of the Department of Surgical Sciences, Professor and Chairman of the ENT Clinic at the University of Udine School of Medicine. He graduated in medicine at the University of Bologna. After two years at the University of Trieste, he worked at the ENT Department of Padua University from 1970 to 1997.

He has collaborated in writing articles, editorials, commentaries, letters to the editor, special issues, book chapters and books with 323 international experts.

He has edited a three-volume book entitled Cancer of the Larynx (CRC Press, Boca Raton, 1985) and three other books entitled Neoplasms of the Larynx (Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, 1993), Surgical Pathology of Laryngeal Neoplasms (Chapman and Hall, London, 1996) and Diseases of the Larynx (Arnold, London, 2000), and co-authored two books entitled Granulomas and Neoplasms of the Larynx (Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, 1988) and Surgery for Cancer of the Larynx and Related Structures together with Dr. Carl E. Silver (Saunders, Philadelphia, 1996). He is editor with Dr. Marvin P. Fried of The Larynx (Plural Publishing). He has been the author or co-author of 383 refereed publications in 46 medical journals and 48 chapters in various books.

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