"Ballenger" was first published in 1908. It has appeared in 10 languages and sold 150,000 copies worldwide. Over two-thirds of the authors are new to this edition. The editorial leadership for the 17th edition has been expanded to include P. Ashley Wackym as Editor, and it includes 101 chapters (increased from 67) with sections on otology and neurotology, rhinology, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, pediatric otorhinolaryngology, laryngology and bronchoesophagology, head and neck surgery and increased emphasis on molecular medicine. Color illustrations appear throughout this edition. The presentation of basic science underlying clinical otorhinolaryngology has been expanded and chapters on clinical topics are structured to provide comprehensive coverage for the clinicians. Disorders of smell and taste, balance and hearing, voice, speech and language are also emphasized provide comprehensive coverage of the discipline. The 17th edition presents a comprehensive compendium of current knowledge in otorhinolaryngology head and neck surgery and provides full coverage needed by practitioners in the 21st century.
New chapters include Stereotactic radiosurgery, Biofilms, Outcomes and clinical research, Robotic surgery and Chemoradiation. Senior authors were chosen not only for original contributions but also for their intellectual leadership of the specialty. Basic science and clinical chapters stress the role of molecular biology in the pathogenesis of disease. Throughout, the genetic basis of disease has been emphasized. The book is a unique blend of state-of-the-art clinical techniques, methods and outcomes together with coverage of basic mechanisms and science. It provides students, residents, fellows and practitioners with the understanding necessary to participate fully in the use of molecular biology in therapy.
Otology and Neurotology 1: Anatomy of the Auditory and Vestibular Systems 2: Development of the Ear 3: Molecular Biology of Hearing and Balance 4: Physiology of the Auditory and Vestibular Systems 5: Gene Therapy and Inner Ear Drug Delivery 6: Hair Cell Regeneration 7: Hair Cell Biophysics and Otoacoustic Emissions 8: Central Auditory Processing and Functional Imaging 9: Diagnostic Audiology, Hearing Aids and Habilitation Options 10: Evaluation of the Vestibular System 11: Imaging of the Temporal Bone 12: Pathologic Correlates in Otology and Neurotology 13: Outcomes Research, Clinical Trials and Clinical Research 14: Diseases of the External Ear 15: Eustachian Tube Dysfunction 16: Otitis Media and Middle-Ear Effusions 17: Chronic Otitis Media and Cholesteatoma 18: Cranial and Intracranial Complications of Acute and Chronic Otitis Media 19: Reconstruction of the Middle Ear 20: Otosclerosis 21: Trauma to the Middle Ear, Inner Ear and Temporal Bone 22: Noise-Induced Hearing Loss 23: Ototoxicity 24: Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss 25: Perilymphatic Fistulae 26: Hereditary Hearing Impairment 27: Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease and Otological Manifestations of Systemic Disease 28: Meniere's Disease,Vestibular Neuronitis, Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence and Vestibular Migraine 29: Presbyacusis and Presbyastasis 30: Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation 31: Tinnitus and Decreased Sound Tolerance 32: Cochlear Implantation 33: Cochlear Implant Coding Strategies and Device Programming 34: Facial Paralysis 35: Vestibular Schwannomas and Other Skull-Base Neoplasms 36: Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Radiotherapy Rhinology 37: Anatomy and Physiology of the Nose and Paranasal Sinuses 38: Olfaction and Gustation 39: Cellular Biology of the Immune System 40: Assessment of Nasal Function 41: Imaging of the Nasal Cavities, aranasal Sinuses, Nasopharynx Orbits Infratemporal, Fossa Pterygomaxillary Fissure and Base of Skull 42: Etiology of Infectious Diseases of the Upper Respiratory Tract 43: Allergic Rhinitis 44: Epistaxis 45: Acute and Chronic Nasal Disorders 46: Acute Rhinosinusitis and Its Complications 47: Chronic Rhinosinusitis and Polyposis 48: Headache and Facial Pain 49: Primary Paranasal Sinus Surgery 50: Revision Paranasal Sinus Surgery and Surgery of the Frontal Sinus 51: Endoscopic Surgery of the Skull Base, Orbits and Benign Sinonasal Neoplasms Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 52: Reconstruction of the Outstanding Ear 53: Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty 54: Nasal Reconstruction 55: Facial Fractures 56: Wound Healing and Flap Physiology 57: Scar Revision and Skin Resurfacing 58: Local Flaps in Facial Reconstruction 59: Regional Flaps and Free Tissue Transfer 60: Rejuvenation of the Upper and Mid Face 61: Rejuvenation of the Lower Face and Neck Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology 62: Microtia Canal Stenosis and Middle-Ear Anomalies 63: Anatomy and Physiology of the Oral Cavity and Pharynx 64: Diseases of the Oral Cavity, Oropharynx and Nasopharynx 65: Deep Neck Infections 66: Sleep Apnea in Children 67: Robotic Surgery and Surgical Simulators 68: Airway Management in the Infant and Child 69: Congenital Anomalies of the Larynx 70: Congenital Anomalies of the Head and Neck 71: Biofilms and their role in Ear and Respiratory Infections Laryngology and Bronchoesophagology 72: Development, Anatomy and Physiology of the Larynx 73: Assessment of Vocal Function 74: Disorders of Speech and Language 75: Benign Laryngeal Lesions 76: Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Infections and Manifestations of Systemic Diseases 77: Trauma to the Larynx 78: Airway Control and Laryngotracheal Stenosis in Adults 79: Neurogenic Disorders of the Larynx 80: Laryngeal Paralysis 81: Functional Voice Disorders and the Aging Voice 82: Imaging of the Larynx, Trachea, Bronchi and Esophagus 83: Laryngoscopy 84: Bronchology 85: Esophagology 86: Sleep Medicine and Surgery Head and Neck Surgery 87: Molecular Biology of Squamous Cell Carcinoma 88: Mechanisms of Immune Evasion of Head and Neck Cancer 89: Molecular Diagnostic Approaches to Head and Neck Cancer 90: Imaging of the Oral Cavity, Pharynx, Salivary Glands and Neck 91: Targeted Therapeutic Approaches to Head and Neck Cancer 92: Chemoradiation for Head and Neck Cancer 93: Immunotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer 94: Nutrition of the Patient with Head and Neck Cancer 95: Neoplasms of the Anterior Skull Base 96: Neoplasms of the Nasopharynx 97: Neoplasms of the Oral Cavity 98: Neoplasms of the Oropharynx and Hypopharynx 99: Neoplasms of the Larynx and Laryngopharynx 100: Diseases of the Salivary Glands 101: Diseases of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands