This book, endorsed by the European Laryngological Society, is a comprehensive guide to key topics in neurolaryngology, which enables readers to quickly identify and implement solutions in concrete situations likely to arise in everyday clinical practice. It includes detailed information on conditions such as vocal cord paresis/paralysis, laryngeal dystonia, and upper motor neuron disorders and offers clear advice on imaging and assessment, highlighting the role and performance of electromyography. Treatment options are extensively described, and there are individual chapters on functional therapy, botulinum toxin injection, the full range of phonosurgery options (including transoral endoscopic techniques, office-based phonosurgery, framework surgery, and laryngeal reinnervation), and laryngeal transplantation. With numerous accompanying videos, the book is a valuable resource for otorhinolaryngologists, speech pathologists and neurologists.
After completing specialist training in 1998, Christian Sittel held positions at the universities of Cologne, Homburg and Heidelberg. In 2008 he was appointed chairman at the department of Otorhinolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery in Stuttgart. His main fields of expertise are laryngology and airway in adults and children. He was founding president of the European Laryngological Society (ELS) working committee on neurolaryngology. He is board member and president-elect of the ELS as well as board member of the European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology (ESPO). Together with Orlando Guntinas Lichius he headed the Neurolaryngology Clinic at Cologne University between 1994 and 2001.
Orlando Guntinas-Lichius completed his specialist training in otorhinolaryngology at the University of Cologne. Since 2006 he has been a professor of otorhinolaryngology and head of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany. Neurolaryngology plays an important role in his daily clinical work and is one of his main research interests. He is the current chairperson of the European Laryngological Society Committee on Neurolaryngology.
Neuroanatomy.- Comparative Anatomy.- Electrophysiological Assessment.- Pulmonological Assessment.- Vocal Cord Immobility - Nomenclature.- Unilateral Vocal Fold Immobility.- Vocal Fold Immobility - Bilateral.- Vocal Cord Immobility - Central Origin.- Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery Intra-operative Nerve Monitoring and Management of Iatrogenic Vocal Cord Paralysis.- Spasmodic Dysphonia (Laryngeal dystonia).- Upper Motor Neuron Disorders.- Non-Cosmetic Botulinum Toxin.- Treatments in the Head and Neck.- Pediatric Neurolaryngology.- Functional Therapy.- "Phonosurgery- transoral endoscopic techniques".- "Phonosurgery-office based".- Framework Surgery.- Surgical Treatment of Bilateral Vocal Fold Immobility.- Laryngeal Pacing.- Surgical Reinnervation.- Laryngeal Transplantation.- Neurolaryngological Disorders and Deglutition.- Future of Neurolaryngology.