Velayutham Sankar

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether an increase in the use of bipolar diathermy energy to perform a tonsillectomy is associated with an increase in postoperative pain and haemorrhage. STUDY DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING District General Hospital. METHODS In all, 101 patients above the age of 13 years who underwent a tonsillectomy that involved the use(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the publication rate of scientific papers in peer review journals presented at the Otorhinolarygological Research Society (ORS) meetings from 1978 to 1995 inclusive. The abstracts of the presentations at ORS meetings are published in Clinical Otolaryngology. A MEDLINE search was performed on abstracts presented at ORS(More)
Since Dr Prosper Ménière described the vertiginous syndrome that now bears his name, a large variety of medical and surgical treatments have been introduced. To determine the way in which this condition is currently managed in the United Kingdom, a postal survey amongst consultant otolaryngologists was carried out. It revealed that 52 per cent were actively(More)
Anterior and subtotal tympanic perforations are difficult perforations to repair. We used the anterosuperior anchoring technique to repair 105 of those perforations. Our technique utilizes a large temporalis fascia graft using an underlay technique with due emphasis on anterosuperior anchorage. The success rates in paediatric myringoplasty for consultant(More)
Papillary thyroid carcinoma occurring in a thyroglossal cyst is a rare condition especially in children, and there is no consensus regarding management. There are only 10 other documented cases in the English literature for children under the age of 12. We discuss one such case. A 10-year-old female child with an 8-month history of a midline neck cyst(More)
A pharyngeal pouch is not an uncommon cause of dysphagia in older population. However, finding a tumour in a pharyngeal pouch is very rare. A 79-year-old gentleman presented with dysphagia and a neck lump. Videofluoroscopy showed a pharyngeal pouch. Rigid endoscopy confirmed a tumour arising from the pharyngeal pouch. The histology showed it to be squamous(More)
There has been a steady growth in the volume and range of nurse led services in ENT practise in the UK. There was very little consistency in the titles of the nurses providing nurse led services but those nurses working in advanced practice roles now require courses, diplomas, degrees and study days related to ENT. Locally or nationally agreed practice(More)
OBJECTIVES To present the case of a 'lost' nasogastric tube and to highlight the importance of imaging and/or chest X-ray after nasogastric tube insertion, especially in unreliable patients. CASE REPORT A 50-year-old man, undergoing radiotherapy treatment for squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue base, was admitted for pain control and nasogastric tube(More)
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