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Balwant Singh Gendeh

Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur

Dr. Balwant Singh Gendeh is a retired Professor and presently a senior consultant ENT surgeon with numerous academic achievements. He was an ENT registrar at the Royal Infirmary, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom and he also worked at St Joseph’s Hospital, Chicago, USA.


Tracheostomy Laryngeal Reinnervation Surgery Voice Vocal Pulmonary Olfactory Benign Malignant Laryngeal Mirrors Laryngeal Endoscopic Causes Management

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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).

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: November 30th 2021

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

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Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Deadline for full chapters: February 26th 2022

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Review results due: May 17th 2022

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Expected publication date: July 16th 2022

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Balwant Singh Gendeh

Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur

Dr. Balwant Singh Gendeh is a senior consultant ENT surgeon with sub-specialty interest in rhinology (allergy, sinonasal diseases, endoscopic sinus, anterior and ventral skull base surgery, and functional and cosmetic nasal surgery). He was an ENT registrar at the Royal Infirmary, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom in 1993 and subsequently a JW Fulbright scholar at the University of Pittsburgh, USA in 1997. During his Fulbright experience, he also worked at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia and St Joseph’s Hospital, Chicago, USA with sub-specialty interest in rhinology and aesthetic nasal surgery. Dr. BS Gendeh retired as a consultant ENT surgeon at the National University of Malaysia Medical Center (UKMMC) in 2014, and is presently a Visiting Professor at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at UKMMC and is a resident ENT consultant at Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur since 2014. Due to his vast contribution to the academia in research and clinical publication, he was elected as a Diploma of Fellowship Academy of Medicine Malaysia (FAMM) in October 2000, International Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery in April 2004, Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (FASc) in April 2016 and as Fellow of Malaysian Scientific Association (FMSA) in September 2017. He has written 95 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals with more than 478 citations, HI of 13 and editor of 8 books and 7 book chapters.

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