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Laryngeal Dissection and Phonosurgical Atlas

Adam M. Klein, Michael M. Johns III
81 pages, Color Illustrations (4 Color), Hardcover, 7 x 10"
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This superbly illustrated atlas provides laryngologists with the base skills required to undertake all kinds of laryngeal phonosurgery procedures, prior to testing out one's skill set in the operating room or office on real patients. It guides the reader through the anatomy and physiology of the larynx (as they relate to the procedures) and various office and O.R.-based phonosurgical procedures, using easy-to-follow instructions and labeled photos. As such, otolaryngologists and otolaryngologists-in-training can confidently rely on this new resource to aid in honing their skills in a comfortable and risk-free environment.

Currently, there is no similar book available. Although several phonosurgery books have been published, they focus on the “in vivo” scenario as opposed to the dissection lab, or “in vitro” scenario. In producing this atlas, the authors’ stated aim is to formalize the training of common and complex phonosurgical procedures, so as to ultimately improve healthcare delivery to patients suffering from voice disorders.


  • Eugene B. Casey, Harvard Medical School:
    "Drs. Klein and Johns have provided a much needed and extremely valuable educational resource in their Laryngeal Dissection & Phonosurgery Procedures Atlas. The authors have done an outstanding job in selecting key subject matter and provided it in a remarkably precise presentation format for individuals aspiring to enhance their skill sets in phonosurgery. Their atlas will certainly be valuable to surgical trainees and those already in practice as well as program directors of Otolaryngology residencies and Laryngeal Surgery fellowships. The eclectic collaboration exemplified by Drs. Klein’s and Johns’ work in this atlas is especially admirable and will serve as an ongoing educational platform as laryngeal surgical procedures continue to evolve."

  • Martin Birchall, MD (Professor of Larnygology, University College London and Royal National Throat Nose Ear Hospital, London), ENT News (2010):
    "It is amazingly concise and well illustrated, with no wasted verbiage at all. It has therefore remarkable clarity and is of value to anyone training in ENT, wishing to specialize in the field, or even experienced practitioners wishing to pick up some useful fine-tuning tips on their laryngeal surgery. Its price puts it in everyone's range also. I wish all surgical operating books were like this."

  • Foreword by Steven Zeitels
  • Acknowledgment
  • Contributors
  • 1. Introduction: Equipment and General Considerations Adam M. Klein, Michael M. Johns, III, Diana Murillo-Omuku, and M. Adriana Pérez-García
  • 2. Head, Neck, and Laryngeal Holding Devices Nicholas Janiszewski, Michael M. Johns, III, György Lichtenberger, Adam M. Klein, Albert L. Merati, Robert Paczona, Anthony A. Rieder, and Robert J. Toohill
  • 3. Basic Anatomy and Physiology Adam M. Klein, Michael M. Johns, III, Diana Murillo-Omuku, and M. Adriana Pérez-García
  • 4. Percutaneous Injection Procedures Michael M. Johns, III and Adam M. Klein
  • 5. Endoscopic Phonomicrosurgery Adam M. Klein and Michael M. Johns, III
  • 6. Type I Thyroplasty Michael M. Johns, III and Adam M. Klein
  • 7. Cricothyroid Subluxation Adam M. Klein
  • 8. Arytenoid Adduction Michael M. Johns, III and Adam M. Klein
  • 9. Adduction Arytenopexy Adam M. Klein and Michael M. Johns, III
  • Closing Remarks
  • Index

About The Authors

Adam M. Klein

Adam M. Klein , MD is Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery at the Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta; Associate Director of the Emory Voice Center; Director of the International Observational Laryngology Fellowship at the Emory Voice Center; and Co-Medical Director of the Emory University Speech and Swallowing Pathology Division. Widely published, his research focuses on improving vocal diagnoses and outcomes via integration of advancements in the biomedical and biotechnological sciences, notably the issues of vocal fold paralysis and vocal fold reanimation.

Michael M. Johns III

Michael M. Johns III, MD, graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed his residency in otolaryngology at the University of Michigan. He then pursued a fellowship in laryngology at the Vanderbilt Voice Center. Dr. Johns is the director of the Emory Voice Center at Emory University, pursing research, teaching, and clinical care, with a specific interest in geriatric laryngology and the aging voice. He is also the chair of the Advisory Board of The Voice Foundation. Dr. Johns has published more than 90 peer-reviewed articles and 3 textbooks.