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Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Clinical Reference Guide

Fourth Edition
Edited by: Raza Pasha, Justin S. Golub
792 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 4.5 x 8"
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Spanning the breadth of the entire field, this "high-yield" book retains a "by residents, for residents" feel, while also including expert content useful to accomplished physicians.

Students, residents, attendings, and speech/hearing professionals will find the concise, outline format to be useful for clinical situations as well as a last minute cram before a consult or rounds. The guide has proven essential for board review and maintenance of certification exams as well as a quick source for primary care providers.

In addition to all the great features that have made this sought after book, this new edition features:

  • Revised updates across all chapters featuring the latest diagnostic and treatment information
  • A brand new Pediatric Otolaryngology chapter consolidating and expanding material on this expanding subspecialty
  • New sections on cutting-edge treatment methods including transoral robotic surgery and advancements in sleep apnea management
  • A new anesthesia appendix
  • A fully revised index
  • Contributions from current residents, fellows, and leading practicing experts
  • New and updated figures
  • Referenced updates on landmark studies in Head and Neck Cancer
  • Tabs for each chapter enable readers to quickly find sections they need


  • Liam M. Flood, FRCS, FRCSI, James Cook University Hospital, Journal of Laryngology & Otology (2013):
    "This is a well known textbook across the Atlantic, but UK readers may be less familiar with ti, even in its fourth edition. It is a handy paperback size...Nearly 750 pages are packed with fine print, in a multi-author text...I was impressed by the depth of coverage but, especially, by the topicality.

    This is a well done, truly updated, revision...[A]ll chapters are modernised to include the latest diagnostic and therapeutic information...There is a new Anaesthetic and Paediatric ORL chapter, new work on transoral robotic surgery and, of particular interest to me, coverage of sleep apnoea. I have rarely learnt so much, in seconds of thumbing through a textbook, as I did reading about central sleep apnoea...[It] is ideal for fast access reference and revision on the flight to the exit exams! In practice I have opened this many times, picking subjects at random and found the writing style reader friendly throughout."

  • Kent Lam, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Evanston, IL, DOODY'S (February 14, 2014):
    "4 Stars! This is a well-regarded essential reference in the field of otolaryngology. This new edition includes a new chapter in pediatric otolaryngology and continues to provide clinicians with easy access to a quick overview of the different areas of otolaryngology."

  • Eugenie Du, MD, Annals of Otology, Rhinology, & Laryngology (2014):
    "The ''Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery: Clinical Reference Guide, fourth edition'', by Pasha and Golub is designed to be a pocket guide spanning the entire breadth of the field. The previous editions are fairly well known to otolaryngology trainees. Organized into 11 chapters, the book reviews topics in rhinology, otology, laryngology, head and neck cancer, facial plastics, trauma, sleep medicine, and endocrine and salivary gland surgery. The fourth edition also introduces a pediatric chapter that consolidates materials specific to the pediatric population that had previously been scattered throughout various sections in previous editions. In addition, there are 4 appendices that offer easy-to-access information on cancer staging, cranial nerves, vaccinations, and anesthetic agents and considerations. The body of the text retains its standard structure of bullet-point, outline format writing.

    Informative and concise, Pasha and Golub’s pocket handbook is often thought of as the essential quick reference text for residents and medical students. Small enough to fit into white coat pockets (although rather hefty), its bulleted format allows readers the ability to review a topic in a brief amount of time. The 67-page index has been well revised, making searching through the book easier than initial editions. The content of the book is densely packed with information ranging from anatomy to epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment. The bolded text highlights facts that are “high yield” and often tested. Those who desire longer prose may find the outline format of the book frustrating and insufficient. However, the book is meant to offer an overview of topics rather than in-depth explorations; a small section often encompasses an entire chapter in standard texts.

    As evidenced by the popularity of previous editions, this book provides a valuable reference, especially in preparation for inservice and board examinations. Its utility, however, extends to a broader audience than trainees and newcomers to the field; its comprehensive overview of topics in otolaryngology also provides a useful resource for seasoned practitioners as well as primary and emergency care providers."

  • Kristen Hurst, University of Iowa, Annals of Otology, Rhinology, & Laryngology (2015):
    "The intended audience is all-inclusive. The text is a worthwhile reference for those in the beginning stages of their career, such as medical students rotating on-service seeing otolaryngology patients and procedures for the first time. Allied health professionals serving otolaryngology patients may use it as a quick reference during clinics. It is especially useful to trained otolaryngologists seeking to rapidly review an organized handheld resource for board examination review.

    There are many positive changes from the prior edition including a more in-dept pediatric and allergy chapter and the addition of a sleep medicine chapter. The index is more user-friendly with tabs between chapters to allow for quick reference…

    The text can be used in its current form as a quick reference for specific topics or easily digested over the weekend for trained otolaryngologists. The differential diagnosis figures using the “KITTENS” model are logical, and the reconstructive flap illustrations are well done and reproducible for board study and recall...

    Overall, this is a very nice reference. I would recommend this as a part of every training otolaryngologist’s library, designating it as especially useful for a comprehensive yet succinct board review."

  • Doody's (May 2017):
    "Named to Doody's Core Titles in the Health Sciences - Otolaryngology 2017 list."

  • Lakhbinder Pabla, ENT, James Cook Univesity Hospital, UK, ENT & Audiology News (September 2016):
    "The bullet point format allows details to be read with ease and there are some useful tables and differential diagnosis boxes. The four appendices on cancer staging, cranial nerves, vaccinations and anaesthesia are handy guides. ...Overall, this book is well structured, to the point and a useful quick reference for exam revision."

Foreword to the First Edition by Harold C. Pillsbury, MD
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgements to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgements to the Second Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Acknowledgements to the Third Edition
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Common Abbreviations in Otolaryngolog-Head and Neck Surgery

  • Chapter 1 Rhinology and Paranasal Sinuses
    Justin S. Golub, Steven C. Marks, and Raza Pasha
    • Anatomy of the Nose and Paranasal Sinuses
    • Physiology of the Nose and Paranasal Sinuses
    • Evaluation for Nasal Obstruction
    • Nasal Diseases
    • Allergy and Rhinitis
    • Paranasal Sinus Disease
    • Sinus Surgery
    • Immunology
  • Chapter 2 Salivary Glands
    Anthony J. Cornetta, Robert T. Sataloff, and Raza Pasha
    • Salivary Gland Anatomy and Physiology
    • General Salivary Gland Pathology
    • Benign Salivary Gland Tumors
    • Salivary Gland Malignancy
    • Parotidectomy
  • Chapter 3 Larngology
    Amanda Hu, James P. Dworkin, Robert J. Meleca, Robert J. Stachler, Justin S. Golub, and Raza Pasha
    • Laryngeal Anatomy and Physiology
    • The Hoarse (Dysphonic) Patient
    • Upper Airway Obstruction
    • Benign Laryngeal Pathology
    • Neurogenic and Other Vocal Pathologies
  • Chapter 4 Otolaryngologic Endocrinology
    Raza Pasha
    • Thyroid
    • Parathyroids
  • Chapter 5 Sleep Medicine
    Raza Pasha, Mas Takashima, and Justin S. Golub
    • Sleep Physiology
    • Polysomnography (PSG)
    • Sleep-Disordered Breathing
    • Other Sleep-Related Disorders
  • Chapter 6 General Otolaryngology
    Robert J. Stachler, Terry Y. Shibuya, Justin S. Golub, and Raza Pasha
    • Esophageal and Swallowing Disorders
    • Oral and Oropharyngeal Benign Disorders
    • Odontogenic, Jaw, and Bone Pathology
    • Neck Masses
    • Neck Planes, Spaces, and Infection
    • Head and Neck Manifestations of Systemic Diseases
  • Chapter 7 Head and Neck Cancer
    Richard Chan Woo Park, Vishad Nabili, George H. Yoo, Justin S. Golub, and Raza Pasha
    • Cancer Staging Index
    • Introduction to Head and Neck Cancer
    • Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy
    • Cancer of the Neck
    • Oral Cancer
    • Oropharyngeal Cancer
    • Hypopharyngeal Cancer
    • Laryngeal Cancer
    • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
    • Nasal and Paranasal Cancer
    • Cutaneous Malignancies
    • Other Head and Neck Neoplasms
    • Robotic Surgery
  • Chapter 8 Otology and Neurotology
    Syed F. Ahsan, Dennis I. Borjrab, Douglas R. Sidell, Neil Tanna, Don L. Burgio, Raza Pasha, and Justin S. Golub
    • Anatomy, Embryology, and Physiology of Hearing and Balance
    • Audiology and Hearing Devices
    • Approach to Hearing Loss and Tinnitus
    • Infections of the Ear and Temporal Bone
    • Vestibular Pathology
    • The Facial Bone
  • Chapter 9 Reconstructive and Facial Plastic Surgery
    Richard A. Zoumalan, Joseph F. Goodman, Neil Tanna, Richard L. Arden, Raza Pasha, and Justin S. Golub
    • Fundamentals of Wound Healing
    • Head and Neck Reconstructive Flaps
    • Grafts, Implants, and Expanders
    • Facial Reconstruction Techniques
    • Auricular Reconstruction
    • Facial Aesthetic Surgery
    • Rhinoplasty
    • Otoplasty
    • Blepharoplasty
    • Rhytidoplasty (Rhytidectomy, Facelift)
    • Forehead Lift and Brow Lift
    • Liposurgery
    • Complications of Rhytidectomy, Brow Lift, Liposurgery
    • Chin and Malar Augmentation
    • Facial Resurfacing
    • Fillers, Skin Substitutes, and Injections
    • Surgery for Alopecia
    • Incision/Excision Planning and Scare Revisions
  • Chapter 10 Pediatric Otolaryngology
    Valerie Cote, Jeremy D. Prager, Henry Ou, Peggy E. Kelley, Raza Pasha, and Justin S. Golub
    • The Pediatric Encounter
    • General Pediatric Otolaryngology and Pediatric Sleep
    • Pediatric Rhinology
    • Pediatric Laryngoesophagology
    • Pediatric Salivary Glands
    • Pediatric Otology
    • Pediatric Syndromes and Congenital Disorders
    • Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
    • Pediatric Reconstructive and Facial Plastic Surgery
    • Pediatric Head and Neck Trauma
  • Chapter 11 Head and Neck Trauma Plastic
    Cody A. Koch, Timothy D. Doerr, Robert H. Mathog, and Raza Pasha
    • Evaluation of the Head and Neck Trauma Patient
    • Mandibular Fractures
    • Maxillary Fractures
    • Zygomaticomaxillary and Orbital Fractures
    • Frontal Sinus and Naso-Orbitoethmoid Fractures
    • Nasal Fractures
    • Temporal Bone and Otologic Trauma
    • Penetrating Head and Neck Trauma
    • Laryngeal Trauma
    • Soft Tissue Trauma

Appendix A Cancer Staging Index
Appendix B Cranial Nerves
Appendix C Vaccinations
Appendix D Anesthesia


About The Editors

Raza Pasha

Dr. Pasha is a Board Certified Ear, Nose, and Throat-Head and Neck Surgeon with extensive training and research experience. He is a sole author of a highly rated comprehensive review book on his specialty. To receive certification from the American Board of Otolaryngology, Dr. Pasha completed an undergraduate degree, four years of medical school, and five years of specialty training. Dr. Pasha has been published in many medical journals and completed research in many institutions, including The Cleveland Clinic, Texas Medical Center, Detroit Medical Center, and Ohio State University. His has also published a review book on Ear, Nose, and Throat-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Pasha is a strong advocate for patient education. He believes that maximal therapeutic benefit occurs when patients understand their diagnoses and therapy.

Justin S. Golub

Justin S. Golub, MD, MS, is an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in the Division of Otology/Neurotology/Skull Base Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He completed a fellowship in neurotology at the University of Cincinnati and a residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Washington. He obtained his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine and a master's degree in biostatistics from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. He is the author of more than thirty-five peer-reviewed publications in otolaryngology and has coedited three books. Dr. Golub's research interests include the consequences of age-related hearing loss and endoscopic ear surgery.

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