Stuttgart/New York – Sound is created and controlled by the larynx via muscle and cartilage interacting with the vocal cords. When the original authors first conceived Neurologic Disorders of the Larynx, the book was developed in order to fill the gap in medical literature that focused on the evaluation, diagnosis and management of sensory and motor disorders of the larynx and associated structures. Since the publication of the successful first edition by Thieme Publishers, the field of neurolaryngology has grown by leaps and bounds. With this recently issued second edition, the authors have captured all the excellence of the first edition and adeptly positioned it alongside the important advances made over the past fifteen years.
"Andrew Blitzer, Mitchell F. Brin, and Lorraine O. Ramig have provided a superb update to the well-received first edition of Neurologic Disorders of the Larynx. The field of neurolaryngology has experienced unprecedented growth since then, and this edition's contents reflect the vitality of that growth, " says Roger L. Crumley, MD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, Irvine.
Nearly 100 drawings and photographs illustrate key concepts. Specific information regarding movement disorders and how they manifest in the larynx as well as information on speech therapy for neurologic disorders cannot be found all together in any other book. Neurologic Disorders of the Larynx also contains new sections on Parkinson's Disease, managing swallowing disorders, and laryngeal dysfunction in sleep.
This book is an indispensable single-volume resource for clinicians and residents involved in caring for patients with laryngeal disorders, including otolaryngologists, head and neck surgeons, and neurologists. It is also an ideal reference for speech pathologists, rehabilitation specialists, and speech scientists.
"We believe the book presents not only the current knowledge, but also some of the perplexing questions that remain. It is hoped that this book will inspire others to seek the answers to these questions and thus provide better care for their patients," states Andrew Blitzer, MD, DDS, Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Director, New York Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders, New York, NY.
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