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Quick Reference for Otolaryngology

SKU# 9780826196064

Guide for APRNs, PAs, and Other Healthcare Practitioners

Author: Kim Scott MSN, FNP, AE-C


  • Richard Debo MD, FACS
  • Alan Keyes MD, FACS
  • David W. Leonard MD, FACS, FAAOHNS

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This quick reference guide to ear, nose, and throat questions is easy to navigate to search for specific diseases. The book breaks down each branch of the specialty of otolaryngology and enables readers to easily find the body system they are interested in. The outline style also allows readers to quickly search a page for the information they need... This is a very useful book. I plan to use it regularly and I would recommend it to colleagues."--Doody's Medical Reviews

The only text of its kind for practicing clinicians, Quick Reference Guide: Otolaryngology is a comprehensive, quick-access reference written specifically for nurses, physician's assistants, and medical students. Not only is it useful as a pithy reference guide for clinicians, it is a learning system designed to foster retention and comprehension, and an in-depth review for written boards and ENT certification. The book is authored by a nurse practitioner with two practicing otolaryngologists, who are among the most highly respected professionals in their fields, as consultants.

The guide is consistently organized by anatomical region and contains, for each topic, easy-to-follow tables, charts, diagrams, and algorithms to guide in the work-up, differential diagnosis, diagnostic methods, medical therapy, and treatment alternatives. The text includes procedure protocols used in clinical settings and staging criteria for common cancer diagnoses. Another important feature is the guide's overview of surgical management for specific conditions. Topics are covered on a "need-to-know" basis for written boards and certification review.

Key Features:

  • Provides key differential diagnosis guidelines
  • Includes fifteen 'how-to' Procedure Protocols used in clinical settings and Staging Criteria for eight of the more common cancer diagnoses
  • Presents Overview of Surgical Management for specific conditions
  • Serves as a concise reference guide and review for written boards and ENT certification
  • Designed for clinicians in general practice, those entering the ENT field, and for use as a diagnosis guide for referral purposes
  • Includes six videos illustrating actual procedures, including nasal endoscopy, flexible laryngoscopy, and others

Product Details 

  • Publication Date April 14, 2014
  • Page Count 496
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826196064
  • EISBN 9780826196071

Table of Contents 

Preface ix

1 . Physical Examination Documentation of Normal and Abnormal

Findings From the Ear, Nose, and Throat Examination 1

Procedure Protocol: Pneumatic Otoscopy 5

Procedure Protocol: Rinne and Weber Tuning Fork Tests 7

Procedure Protocol: Nasal Endoscopy 11

Procedure Protocol: Evaluating the Nasopharynx With Indirect

Mirror Examination 12

Video 1.1: Nasal endoscopy

Video 1.2: Flexible fi beroptic laryngoscopy

Procedure Protocol: Flexible Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy 22

Procedure Protocol: Evaluating the Larynx With Indirect

Mirror Examination 23

2. Ear, Nose, and Throat Anatomy and Physiology Normal Findings 33

3. Physical Examination of the Cranial Nerves for the Head and Neck 61

4. Evaluation and Management of Facial Nerve Conditions 89

5. Evaluation and Management of Hearing and Tinnitus 101

6. Evaluation and Management of External Ear Conditions 129

Procedure Protocol: Ear Cleaning 134

Procedure Protocol: Otowick Insertion 134

7. Evaluation and Management of Middle Ear Conditions 149

Procedure Protocol: Myringotomy With and Without Tympanostomy

or Pressure Equalizer Tube Insertion 160

Procedure Protocol: Paper Patch Myringoplasty 166

8. Evaluation and Management of Inner Ear Conditions 179

Procedure Protocol: Epley Maneuver 190

9. Evaluation and Management of Olfactory Disorders 201

10. Evaluation and Management of the Nose—External Conditions 209

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11. Evaluation and Management of the Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinuses 215

Procedure Protocol: Silver Nitrate Cauterization for Epistaxis 229

Procedure Protocol: Nasal Packing for Epistaxis 230

Staging Criteria: How to Read and/or Determine Cancer Staging 242

Staging Criteria: TNM Staging System for the Nasal Cavity and

Paranasal Sinuses 243

12. Evaluation and Management of Nasopharynx Conditions 249

Staging Criteria: TNM Staging System for the Nasopharynx 253

13. Evaluation and Management of Oropharynx Disorders 255

Procedure Protocol: Needle Drainage and Incision and Drainage

of a Peritonsillar Abscess 272

Procedure Protocol: Lingual Frenulectomy 280

Staging Criteria: TNM Staging Criteria: Lip and Oral Cavity Cancer 284

Staging Criteria: TNM Staging Criteria: Oropharyngeal

and Hypopharyngeal Cancer 285

14. Evaluation and Management of Sleep Apnea 291

15. Evaluation and Management of Salivary Gland Conditions 301

Staging Criteria: TNM Staging Criteria for Salivary Gland

Cancerous Tumors 315

16. Evaluation and Management of Benign Neck Conditions 323

17. Overview of Malignant Neck Conditions 345

18. Evaluation and Management of Thyroid Disorders 355

Staging Criteria: TNM Staging Criteria for Thyroid Cancer 368

19. Evaluation and Management of Parathyroid Disorders 373

20. Evaluation and Management of Trachea Disorders and Conditions 383

21. Evaluation and Management of Esophageal Disorders 401

22. Evaluation and Management of Larynx and Hypopharynx Disorders 413

Video 22.1: Stroboscopy: False vocal cord use

Video 22.2: Left vocal cord paralysis patient 1

Video 22.3: Left vocal cord paralysis patient 2

Video 22.4: Stroboscopy: Normal vocal cord function

Video 22.5: Stroboscopy: Bilateral ball-valving vocal cord polyps

Staging Criteria: TNM Staging Criteria for Larynx 433

23. Overview of Lesions of the Skin: Head and Neck 437

Procedure Protocol: Biopsy of Skin Lesion 439

Staging Criteria: TNM Staging Criteria for Mucosal Melanoma of the

Head and Neck 442

24. Evaluation and Management of Allergic and Nonallergic Disorders 445

25. Overview of Commonly Ordered Tests in ENT 473

Index 479

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