Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery: Clinical Reference Guide

Sixth Edition

Raza Pasha, Justin S. Golub

Details: 769 pages, B&W, Softcover, 4.5" x 8"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-337-1

© 2022 | Available


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The now classic "Pocket Pasha"—Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery: Clinical Reference Guide—returns for its sixth edition. This universally standard guidebook concisely reviews all aspects of otolaryngology including rhinology, laryngology, otology, plastic surgery, sleep medicine, and more. All chapters focus on the key basic science and clinical information to quickly digest the essentials. This "high-yield" book retains a "by residents, for residents" feel while also including expert content useful not only for students and residents but also allied health professionals, primary care providers, and other health providers. The concise, outline format is useful for rapid reading during urgent clinical situations as well as a last-minute refresher before rounds. The guide has proven essential for board review and maintenance of certification exams.

The sixth edition of this bestselling reference features numerous improvements, including: 

  • Line-by-line refresh and update of all relevant material
  • Additional images, figures, and charts
  • Expanded focus on evidence-based practice
  • Addition of latest treatment modalities (including investigative medications)
  • A host of new contributing authors and subspecialized leading authorities
  • A new appendix for common otolaryngology—head and surgery consults
  • A PluralPlus companion website containing a digital bank of board-like study questions with explanation


The book closes with a very nicely reproduced series of well labelled scans, mostly of normal anatomy and there is also the plural Plus website with a digital bank of Questions and model answers. The book remains an invaluable quick reference on any ORL topic, a great last-minute revision at the station or departure lounge before the end of training exam, but a highly entertaining read for the most senior.”
—Liam M Flood, FRCS, FRCSI, in Journal of Laryngology & Otology (November 2021)

“This is a clinical reference guide covering the breadth of otolaryngology topics. It is organized in an easy-to-digest, bullet-point format…
This book serves as a condensed reference guide for all aspects of otolaryngology. Its concise outline format is invaluable as a quick clinical refresher for students, residents, and practicing physicians, as well as for boards or in-service exam review. 
This book is useful for a wide audience, including students, residents, and practicing physicians and allied healthcare professionals who practice any aspect of otolaryngology. With its easy-to-digest format and high-yield clinical information, it meets the needs of its intended audience…
This clinical reference guide comprehensively covers the breadth of otolaryngology subspecialties. The material is presented clearly and concisely uses bullet points. The bullet-point format, use of bold font for key terms, and illustrations all facilitate easy use of the handbook for clinical review or boards/in-service studying. 
This handbook serves as an authoritative review of the breadth of otolaryngology topics, exceeding the quality of other similar publications, such as K.J. Lee's Essential Otolaryngology, 12th Edition, Chan and Goddard (McGraw Hill, 2019). It is an invaluable resource as a clinical refresher or for in-service/boards studying. The updated edition includes an update of all relevant material, additional images, expanded focus on evidence-based practice, and the addition of investigative therapeutics.” 

–Karina Yu, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, from Doody’s Reviews (March 2022)


Preface to the Fifth Edition
Preface to the Sixth Edition
About the Editors
About the Assistant Editor
Common Abbreviations in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Chapter 1. Allergy and Rhinology
Daniel B. Spielman and David A. Gudis

Anatomy of the Nose and Paranasal Sinuses
Physiology of the Nose and Paranasal Sinuses
Evaluation for Nasal Obstruction
Nasal Diseases
Allergy and Rhinitis
Paranasal Sinus Disease
Sinus Surgery

Chapter 2. Laryngology
Apoorva T. Ramaswamy and Amanda Hu 

Laryngeal Anatomy and Physiology
The Hoarse (Dysphonic) Patient
Upper Airway Obstruction
Benign Laryngeal Pathology
Neurogenic and Other Vocal Pathologies
Esophageal and Swallowing Disorders

Chapter 3. Otolaryngologic Endocrinology
Sallie M. Long and Andrew B. Tassler


Chapter 4. Sleep Medicine
Elliot Morse and Raza Pasha

Sleep Physiology
Polysomnography (PSG)
Sleep-Disordered Breathing (SDB)
Other Sleep-Related Disorders

Chapter 5. General Otolaryngology
Deborah X. Xie, Wesley L. Davison, and Daniel Schuster

Oral and Oropharyngeal Benign Disorders   
Salivary Gland Anatomy and Physiology
General Salivary Gland Pathology    
Benign Salivary Gland Tumors         
Salivary Gland Malignancy   
Salivary Gland Surgery
Odontogenic, Jaw, and Bone Pathology        
Neck Masses  
Neck Planes, Spaces, and Infection   
Head and Neck Manifestations of Systemic Diseases

Chapter 6. Head and Neck Cancer
Sallie M. Long, Justin R. Shinn, and Richard Chan Woo Park

Cancer Staging Index
Introduction to Head and Neck Cancer
Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy
Cancer of the Neck
Oral Cancer
Oropharyngeal Cancer
Hypopharyngeal Cancer
Laryngeal Cancer
Nasopharyngeal Cancer (NPC)
Nasal and Paranasal Cancer
Cutaneous Malignancies
Other Head and Neck Neoplasms
Robotic Surgery

Chapter 7. Otology and Neurotology
Alexander Chern, Joshua J. Sturm, Scott H. Troob, Syed F. Ahsan, Justin S. Golub, Theodore R. McRackan, Matthew L. Carlson

Anatomy, Embryology, and Physiology of Hearing and Balance     
Audiology and Hearing Devices        
Approach to Hearing Loss and Tinnitus        
Infections of the Ear and Temporal Bone     
Noninfectious Disorders of the Ear and Temporal Bone
Visualization Tools in Otologic/Neurotologic Surgery      
Vestibular Pathology 
The Facial Nerve

Chapter 8. Reconstructive and Facial Plastic Surgery
Andre Shomorony, Brittany Barber, and Malika Atmakuri

Fundamentals of Wound Healing      
Head and Neck Reconstructive Flaps
Grafts, Implants, and Expanders       
Facial Reconstruction Techniques     
Facial Aesthetic Surgery        
Rhytidoplasty (Rhytidectomy, Facelift)        
Forehead Lift and Brow Lift 
Complications of Rhytidectomy, Brow Lift, Liposurgery     
Chin and Malar Augmentation          
Facial Resurfacing     
Fillers, Skin Substitutes, and Injections        
Surgery for Alopecia  
Incision/Excision Planning and Scar Revisions

Chapter 9. Pediatric Otolaryngology
Valerie Cote, Carol Li, and Peggy E. Kelley

The Pediatric Encounter        
General Pediatric Otolaryngology and Pediatric Sleep         
Pediatric Rhinology   
Pediatric Laryngoesophagology        
Pediatric Salivary Glands      
Pediatric Otology       
Pediatric Syndromes and Congenital Disorders        
Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery      
Pediatric Reconstructive and Facial Plastic Surgery 
Pediatric Head and Neck Trauma

Chapter 10. Head and Neck Trauma
Jacob S. Brady and Jonnae Y. Ostrom

Evaluation of the Head and Neck Trauma Patient
Mandibular Fractures 
Maxillary Fractures    
Zygomaticomaxillary and Orbital Fractures  
Frontal Sinus and Naso-Orbitoethmoid Fractures     
Nasal Fractures          
Temporal Bone and Otologic Trauma           
Penetrating Head and Neck Trauma  
Laryngeal Trauma      
Soft Tissue Trauma

Appendix A. Cancer Staging Index
Alexander Chern

 Appendix B. Cranial Nerves
Arron M. Cole

Appendix C. Radiology
Stephanie Y. Chen, Anju Dubey, and Gul Moonis

 Appendix D. Anesthesia
Carol Li

Appendix E. Common Consults
Clara H. Lee and Adetokunbo Obayemi Jr


Raza Pasha

Dr. Pasha is a Board Certified Ear, Nose, and Throat-Head and Neck Surgeon with extensive training and research experience. He is a sole author of a highly rated comprehensive review book on his specialty. To receive certification from the American Board of Otolaryngology, Dr. Pasha completed an undergraduate degree, four years of medical school, and five years of specialty training. Dr. Pasha has been published in many medical journals and completed research in many institutions, including The Cleveland Clinic, Texas Medical Center, Detroit Medical Center, and Ohio State University. His has also published a review book on Ear, Nose, and Throat-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Pasha is a strong advocate for patient education. He believes that maximal therapeutic benefit occurs when patients understand their diagnoses and therapy.

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Justin S. Golub

Justin S. Golub, MD, MS is an associate professor of otolaryngology—head and neck surgery at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. He attended Emory University School of Medicine, residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle, and fellowship in neurotology at the University of Cincinnati. He obtained a masters in biostatistics/patient-oriented research at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. He is the author of more than seventy peer-reviewed research publications and has co-edited four books. Dr. Golub has a research program investigating the brain effects of age-related hearing loss. He has lectured internationally and his research has been reported in the national press, including The New York Times. He is also a leading pioneer in transcanal endoscopic ear surgery. When not toiling on books with Drs. Pasha and Chern, he enjoys skiing, sipping espresso, and even occasionally relaxing at his home in Westchester County, New York.

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