1st Edition

Principles and Practicalities of ENT How to approach common clinical scenarios

    192 Pages 40 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    192 Pages 40 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    ‘Principles and Practicalities of ENT’ ensures that doctors of all levels are well equipped to approach common clinical scenarios encountered in ENT with confidence. Each section covers how to prepare for patients, includes key points in the history and examination, and how best to investigate and manage a wide variety of common ENT presentations and conditions. The material is structured to provide an easy reference including red flag and primary care sections to enable readers to know what to look out for when considering referrals. Inaddition to being a revision tool for medical students, doctors pursuing MRCS (ENT) examinations and higher surgical training in ENT, this book also serves as a useful aid for primary care physicians in their everyday diagnostics and referral practices.


    Author biographies

    List of abbreviations

    Section I Emergency


    1. Mastoiditis

    2. Necrotising otitis externa

    3. Sudden sensorineural hearing loss

    4. Temporal bone trauma

    5. External ear trauma


    6. Epistaxis

    7. Orbital haematoma

    8. Periorbital cellulitis

    9. Nasal trauma

    Head and neck

    10. Adult acute airway obstruction

    11. Acute paediatric airway obstruction

    12Acute and blunt neck trauma 

    13. Upper aerodigestive tract foreign body

    14. Deep space neck infections

    15. Post-tonsillectomy bleed

    16. Post-thyroidectomy haematoma

    Section II Elective


    17. Hearing loss and audiology

    18. Otitis externa

    19. Acute otitis media

    20. Cholesteatoma

    21. Dizziness and vertigo

    22. Tinnitus

    23. Facial nerve palsy


    24. Rhinosinusitis

    25. Anosmia

    Head and neck

    26. Head and neck malignancy

    27. Malignancy of unknown primary

    28. Dysphonia

    29. Thyroid lump

    30. Salivary gland mass

    31. Dysphagia


    32. Paediatric hearing loss

    33. Paediatric sleep disordered breathing



    Mr Keshav K. Gupta MBBS, BSc (Hons), MRCS (ENT) is a core surgical trainee in the West Midlands Deanery who has secured a competitive ENT ST3 post at national selection on his first attempt. He will be an ENT registrar at the time of publication. He graduated from Imperial College London in 2017 with multiple prizes and distinctions. Keshav has been heavily involved in teaching as an undergraduate and postgraduate and has designed and implemented many teaching courses. He has also published more than 15 papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented his work at national and international conferences, winning prizes in the process. Dr Divya Vatish MBBS, BSc (Hons), DRCOGis currently a GP trainee in the West Midlands Deanery. She graduated in 2017 from Bart’s and The London Medical school with prizes and distinctions. Divya has a keen interest in teaching having secured a 1st class honours in her BSc in Medical Education. Mr Karan Jolly MBChB, DOHNS, FRCS (ORL-HNS) has recently completed his training in the West Midlands Deanery and is currently on a world-renowned Rhinology and Anterior Skull Base fellowship in Vancouver. Karan has been actively involved in research over his training years with over 40 peer reviewed publications, book chapter publications and national awards including the inaugural Sir Cecil Wakeley medal. He is also very actively involved in training and education, being a faulty member on several courses and co-authoring on a FRCS VIVA revision book. Mr Duncan Bowyer BSc (Hons), MBBS (Hons), MRCS, DOHNS, FRCS (ORL HNS), FFSTEd is a Consultant ENT Surgeon at Shrewsbury & Telford Hospital NHS Trust. Alongside his clinical practice he has a varied medical education portfolio; he is an undergraduate lecturer at Keele Medical School, Training Programme Director for Otolaryngology Higher Surgical Training in the West Midlands, examiner for the DOHNS examination, interviewer for Otolaryngology National Selection, course director and faculty on numerous skills courses, and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers at RCS Edinburgh.