Introduction: Handbook of Otolaryngology

Ear, nose and throat problems remain one of the most common causes of presentation to general practitioners and paediatricians.

Unfortunately with the change in medical curriculums, less and less focus is given to the teaching of Otolaryngology Head and Neck surgery at an undergraduate level and there are a fewer practical diagnosis and treatment guidelines available.

This handbook of common problems in otolaryngology is not comprehensive but presents a simple, sequential, didactic evidence based approach to many common problems encountered in general practice.

The third edition of the handbook was released in August 2019. For more information about the third edition, click here.

It is envisaged that the handbook will be updated and expanded every second year and hopefully will provide a useful reference and guide to the diagnosis and management with the topics addressed.

About the Author: Prof. Thomas Havas

Professor Havas is a Senior Otolaryngologist and Head and Neck surgeon. He has had extensive fellowship training in Canada and North America.

He has been the Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the Prince of Wales and Sydney Hospitals for over 10 years.

He was a Member of Staff and Senior Otolaryngologist at Sydney Children’s Hospital for a 20-year period, from 1987-2007.

He has held Conjoint Professorial rank with the University of New South Wales for over a decade.

He is the author of over 90 peer-reviewed publications, numerous audio and video teaching tapes, textbook chapters and textbooks.

He has presented at over 150 major national and international meetings and is a recognised international expert in the area of Head and Neck oncology, rhinology, voice and swallowing disorders and paediatric airway problems.