About the book
About 10% of the adult population is affected by voice disorders. When there is a change in the quality of voice, the term hoarseness or dysphonia is often used. The “voice” sound originates from your voice box (or larynx) and is altered as it passes through the lips mouth, throat, and sometimes the nose. The larynx is the passage into the lungs and contains two vocal cords that part during breathing. When the vocal cords gently come together whilst breathing out, they vibrate, generating the sound of your voice.
The aim of the book is the cover the general causes of voice and airway disorders in children and adults by taking a detailed ENT history, clinical examination, and further investigations when necessary. The content of the book will cover the common laryngeal issues namely voice assessment (laryngeal endoscopic, imaging, aerodynamic measurement), vocal cord paralysis and causes(unilateral, bilateral, management), laryngeal lesions (benign, malignant, management), pediatric laryngeal issues(acid reflux, neurologic disorders, vascular malformations), laryngeal applications (microsurgery, laser surgery, laryngeal reinnervation surgery) and finally post-laryngectomy rehabilitation(vocal, pulmonary, olfactory).