Lasers were first used for surgery of the larynx in the 1970s. In the meantime, the use of laser technology has found applications in many other areas of head and neck surgery. This work represents a state-of-the-art update on the use of lasers in otology; rhinology; diseases of the oral cavity and oropharynx; for benign lesions of the larynx, hypopharynx and trachea; for malignant leasions of the aerodigestive tract; and in dermatology (including interstitial therapy). The book is rounded off by an excellent chapter on lasers in ear and hearing research. Lasers in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology is the perfect introduction to this indispensable surgical tool.