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Laryngeal Electromyography

Third Edition
Robert Thayer Sataloff
256 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 6 x 9" 1 lbs
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Laryngeal Electromyography, Third Edition is an easy guide and quick reference for laryngologists, neurologists, physiatrists, and others who wish to learn the procedure of laryngeal electromyography in order to evaluate the integrity of the muscles and nerves of the larynx, and to determine the cause of movement disorders of the vocal folds and make a diagnosis.

Thoroughly revised since the previous edition, Laryngeal Electromyography provides the latest advances on electromyographic procedure and diagnostics. This third edition includes concise, practical coverage on the details of the procedure and clinical applications.


  • Liam Flood, FRCS FRCSI, Middlesbrough UK, Journal of Laryngology & Otology (June 2017):
    "This is obviously a highly specialised paperback, which will appeal to voice therapists and those in our ENT community who specialise in laryngology. The Preface tells us it is also aimed at neurologists, physiatrists (a new term to me I confess) and electrophysiologists. As a third edition it carries new coverage of intra-operative monitoring and evidence based research and updates the basic sciences. Seven chapters range in coverage of clinical applications, to vocal cord mobility disorders and the evolution and literature on electromyography. There is a chapter of seven case studies to outline clinical applications and, a personal favourite; one entitled “Electrophysiological Monitoring of Laryngeal Nerves During Anterior Neck Surgery” (which still stresses the need to identify the nerves visually, whatever). The three appendices are particularly useful. The first just summarises what is known in easily scanned annotated form. The second is a very well done series of reviews presenting evidence based conclusions. Finally comes “Suggested Reading” which I would guess at about 600 references and would prove a challenge I suspect. I hope I will be forgiven for singling out the first author, like myself a former fellow in Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery of The University of Michigan. I have reviewed many of his previous works and was not at all surprised that he now has written “approximately 1000 publications” and no fewer than 61 books, by no means all on laryngology and voice disorders. The conclusion is that the technique is not as widely adopted in specialist clinics as its value might suggest and this book could do much to correct that."

About the Authors

Chapter 1. Laryngeal Electromyography: Introduction and Overview

Chapter 2. Anatomy and Physiology of the Voice

Chapter 3. Vocal Fold Hypomobility

Chapter 4. Basic Aspects of the Electrodiagnostic Evaluation

Chapter 5. Laryngeal Electromyography

Chapter 6. Clinical Applications of Laryngeal Electromyography: Case Studies

Chapter 7. Electrophysiological Monitoring of Laryngeal Nerves During Anterior Neck Surgery
Robert Thayer Sataloff, Jeffrey Liaw, and Mary J. Hawkshaw

Appendix I. Laryngeal Electromyography: Summary Outline of Selected and Important Facts

Appendix II. Practice Parameter: Laryngeal Electromyography (An Evidence-Based Review)

Appendix III. Suggested Readings


About The Author

Robert Thayer Sataloff

Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS, is professor and chairman in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and senior associate dean for Clinical Academic Specialties at Drexel University College of Medicine. He is also adjunct professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University and Temple University; as well as on the faculty of the Academy of Vocal Arts. Dr. Sataloff is a professional singer and singing teacher and served as conductor of the Thomas Jefferson University Choir for nearly four decades. He holds an undergraduate degree in Music Theory and Composition from Haverford College, medical degree from Jefferson Medical College–Thomas Jefferson University, and doctor of musical arts in voice performance from Combs College of Music. He completed his residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and fellowship in otology, neurotology and skull base surgery at the University of Michigan. Dr. Sataloff is chairman of the boards of directors of the Voice Foundation and the American Institute for Voice and Ear Research. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Voice and Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, associate editor of the Journal of Singing, and on the editorial boards of numerous otolaryngology journals. He has written more than 700 publications, including 40 books. His medical practice is limited to care of the professional voice and otology/neurotology/skull base surgery.

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