Textbook of Laryngology

Edited by: Albert L. Merati, MD, Steven A. Bielamowicz, MD, FACS


502 pages, Color Illustrations (4 Color), Hardcover, 8.5 x 11"
ISBN13: 978-1-59756-028-3
Release date: 08/01/2006



  • Covers every aspect of laryngology without bias on one particular aspect
  • Designed specifically to meet student needs rather than trying to unsuccessfully serve multiple audiences

This textbook fills a void in laryngology education. Although many books focus on one or another aspect of laryngology, such as voice, swallowing, or airway problems, few cover the breadth of the discipline from a teaching standpoint. The editors sought collaboration from a broad range of international contributors in this text, which avoids the cover-all reference nature of extant texts, by having each contributor write in direct, consumable units for the reader, thus providing an ideal resource for both teaching and learning.

The text appeals to all otolaryngologists in practice and medical students will find this mandatory reading for their laryngology education, either as otolaryngology residents or rotating medical students. Its accessible and unique design and layout deliberately avoids dense tracts of text through the liberal use of tables and figures, as well as bulleted points and review topics. Practicing laryngologists will also find the book accessible and invaluable to all members of their voice care teams.


Primary Subject: Voice
Secondary Subject: Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery / Laryngology
Audience Level: Professional
  • Foreword
    by Michael S. Benninger, M.D.
  • Preface
  • Contributors
  • Pretest in Laryngology
  • I. Developments in Laryngology
    • 1. Historical Developments in Laryngology
      Lee Akst, M.D. and Steve Zeitels, M.D.
    • 2. Frontiers in Laryngology
      Seth H. Dailey, M.D.
  • II. Anatomy and Physiology
    • 3. Anatomy of the Larynx and Physiology of Phonation
      Suzy DuFlo, M.D. and Susan L. Thibeault, Ph.D.
    • 4. Physiology of Airway Regulation
      Christy L. Ludlow, Ph.D.
    • 5. Physiology of Swallowing
      Milan R. Amin, M.D. and Reena Gupta, M.D.
  • III. Diagnostic Procedures in Laryngology
    • 6. Videostroboscopy
      Nadine P. Connor, Ph.D. and Diane M. Bless, Ph.D.
    • 7. Laryngeal High-Speed Digital Imaging and Kymography
      Rita Patel, MS and Diane M. Bless, Ph.D.
    • 8. Perceptual and Objective Voice Assessment
      Claudio F. Milstein, Ph.D. and Douglas M. Hicks, Ph.D.
    • 9. Laryngeal Electromyography
      Nicole Maronian, M.D. and Lawrence Robinson, M.D.
    • 10. Radiology of the Larynx
      Soh Ping Eng, M.D., Georges Lawson, M.D., Thierry Vanderborght, M.D., Ph.D., Marc Remacle, M.D., Ph.D. and Marc LaCrosse, M.D.
    • 11. Office-Based Examinations in Layngology—Including TNE, FEES, FEESST
      Stacey L. Halum, M.D. and Gregory N. Postma, M.D.
  • IV. Principles of Therapy
    • 12. Laryngeal Hygiene
      Douglas M. Hicks, Ph.D. and Claudio F. Milstein, Ph.D.
    • 13. Speech-Language Intervention—Voice Therapy
      Sarah Marx Schneider, MS, CCC-SLP and Robert Thayer Sataloff, M.D., D.M.A.
    • 14. General Principles of Microlaryngeal Surgery
      Adam D. Rubin, M.D. and Robert Thayer Sataloff, D.M.A. M.D.
    • 15. Lasers in Laryngology
      Robert A. Buckmire, M.D.
  • V. Disorders of the Larynx: Neurological Disorders
    • 16. Voice and Speech Abnormalities in Systemic Neurodegenerative Disorders
      Ted Mau, M.D. and Mark S. Courey, M.D.
    • 17. Vocal Fold Paralysis
      Tanya Meyer M.D., Lucian Sulica M.D., Andrew Blitzer M.D.
    • 18. The Larynx in Parkinson’s Disease
      Mona M. Abaza, M.D. and Jennifer Spielman, M.A., CCC-SLP
    • 19. Essential Voice Tremor
      Lucian Sulica, M.D. and Elan Louis, M.D., M.S.
    • 20. Spasmodic Dysphonia
      Joel H. Blumin, M.D. and Gerald S. Berke, M.D.
  • VI. Inflammatory and Structural Disorders
    • 21. Localized Inflammatory Disorders of the Larynx
      Natasha Mirza, M.D., F.A.C.S.
    • 22. Systemic Inflammatory Disorders Affecting the Larynx
      Felicia L. Johnson, M.D. and James W. Ragland, M.D.
    • 23. Reflux and the Its Impact on Laryngology
      Riitta Ylitalo M.D., Ph.D.
    • 24. Benign Lesions of the Larynx
      Timothy D. Anderson, M.D.
    • 25. Malignant Neoplasms of the Larynx
      Jason P. Hunt, M.D. and Andrew J. McWhorter, M.D.
    • 26. Laryngotracheal Stenosis
      Michael Pittman, M.D. and Robert H. Ossoff, M.D., D.M.D.
  • VI. Special Issues in Laryngology
    • 27. Surgery for Swallowing Disorders and Aspiration
      Albert L. Merati, M.D., F.A.C.S. and Sachin Pawar, BBA
    • 28. Pediatric Laryngology
      Dana Mara Thompson, M.D. and Joseph E. Kerschner, M.D.
    • 29. Postlaryngectomy Speech Rehabilitation
      Bruce H. Campbell, M.D., and Mary Brawley, M.A., CCC-SLP
    • 30. Endocrine Disorders of the Larynx
      Mai Thy Truong, M.D. and Edward J. Damrose, M.D.
    • 31. Rhinological Disease and the Larynx
      Kenneth W. Altman M.D., Ph.D.
  • Appendices
  • A. Post-Test of Laryngology
  • B. Answers Keys for Pretest, Chapter Review Question, and Post-Test
  • Index

About The Editors

Albert L. Merati, MD

Albert L. Merati, MD is Associate Professor and Chief of the Division of Laryngology at the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Steven A. Bielamowicz, MD, FACS

Steven A. Bielamowicz, MD is Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Laryngology at The George Washington University.

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