About The Book

A superb collection of carefully selected, reprinted articles classified into fifteen subject groups—from laryngeal framework and endoscopic surgery, through anatomy, to clinical voice disorders and therapies, and more—each of which includes a commentary by leading contemporary professionals.

The editors recognize that the field of laryngology and voice represents a small niche within the small niche of otolaryngology. As such, it is unlikely that works seminal to the advancement of the field will ever be recognized in the context of science, in general. However, many publications have significantly altered the way voice production is conceptualized as well as shifted treatment paradigms for patients with voice disorders. Thus, in bringing this collection together for the first time, they have admirably achieved their threefold aim: to recognize great contributions to the field; to provide a written history of the field; and to provide a compilation of landmark manuscripts in the field of laryngology and voice science for both current clinician-scientists as well as future contributors to the field.

About The Authors

Ryan C. Branski, PhD is Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at the New York University School of Medicine and Associate Director of the NYU Voice Center. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Branski runs an active research laboratory investigating the dynamics of vocal fold injury and repair.

Dr. Branski is on the editorial board of the ‘Journal of Voice’ and serves in an editorial capacity for several other journals. He is also the past Associate Editor of the ‘Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research’. He is an active member of the Voice Foundation and the Wound Healing Society and is the past recipient of the Advancing Academic and Research Career Award and the Award for Early Career Contributions to Research, both from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Dr. Lucian Sulica is Associate Professor of Otorhinolaryngology and Director of Laryngology/Voice Disorders at Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. In addition, he serves as consultant to several training programs, both in the vocal arts and speech-language pathology. His practice is limited to voice disorders, with a special emphasis on care of the performing voice in New York’s demanding and multifaceted arts community. His research interests center on neurologic voice disorders, including vocal fold paralysis and microsurgical treatment of vocal cord lesions. In addition to his Plural publications and many research articles, he is the author of the book Vocal Fold Paralysis, and maintains www.voicemedicine.com, an informational website on voice disorders for patients and medical professionals. He has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad and has been elected to membership in the American Bronchoesophagological Society, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the New York Laryngological Association.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One – Phonatory Anatomy
    • Morphological structure of the vocal cord as a vibrator and its variations
      Minoru Hirano
    • The innervation of the human larynx
      Ira Sanders, MD; Bei-Lian Wu, MD; Liancai Mu, MD; Youzhu Li, MD; Hugh F. Biller, MD
    • Neural pathways underlying vocal control
      Uwe Jürgens
  • Chapter Two – Perception of Voice
    • Perceptual evaluation of voice quality: Review, tutorial, and a framework for future research
      Jody Kreiman & Bruce R. Gerratt; Gail B. Kempster, Andrew Erman, Gerald S. Berke
    • Test-retest study of the GRBAS scale: Influence of experience and professional background on perceptual rating of voice quality
      Marc S. DeBodt, Floris L. Wuyts, Paul H. Van de Heyning, Christophe Croux
  • Chapter Three – Description and Quantification of Voice Production
    • A clinical method for estimating laryngeal airway resistance during vowel production
      Thomas J. Hixon & Judith R. Smitheran
    • Acoustic correlates of vocal quality
      Douglas M. Hicks, L. Eskenari, D.G. Childers
    • Acoustic correlates of breathy vocal quality
      James M. Hillenbrand, Ronald A. Cleveland, Robert L. Erickson
    • Changes in phonation threshold pressure with induced conditions of hydration
      Verdolini-Marston Katherine, Ingo R. Titze, David G. Druker
  • Chapter Four – Clinical Voice Disorders and Voice Therapy
    • Comparison of two forms of intensive speech treatment for Parkinson disease
      Lorraine O. Ramig, Stefanie Countryman, Laetitia L. Thompson, Yoshiyuki Horii
    • Muscle misuse voice disorders: Description and classification
      Murray D. Morrison & Linda A. Rammage
    • Frequency and effects of teachers’ voice problems
      Elaine Smith, Steven D. Gray, Heather Dove, Lester Kirchner, and Heidi Heras
  • Chapter Five – Laryngopharyngeal Reflux and its Sequelae
    • Laryngopharyngeal reflux: Position statement of the Committee on Speech, Voice, and Swallowing Disorders of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
      James (Jamie) Koufman, MD; Jonathan E. Aviv, MD; Roy R. Casiano, MD; Gary Y. Shaw, MD
    • Role of refluxed acid in pathogenesis of laryngeal disorders
      Robert J. Toohill, MD, FACS; Joan C. Kuhn, MS, CCC-SLP
    • Contact ulcer of the larynx
      Jerrie Cherry, MD; and Stanley Margulies, MD
    • The otolaryngologic manifestations of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD): a clinical investigation of 225 patients using ambulatory 24- hour pH monitoring and an experimental investigation of the role of acid and pepsin in the development of laryngeal injury
      James (Jamie) A. Koufman, MD
  • Chapter Six – Endoscopic Laryngeal Surgery
    • Laser surgery in the larynx. Early clinical experience with continuous CO 2 laser
      Stuart M. Strong, MD; Geza J. Jako, MD
  • Chapter Seven – Benign Laryngeal Lesions
    • Benign pathologic responses of the larynx
      Steven D. Gray, MD; Elizabeth Hammond, MD; Darrin F. Hanson, MD
    • Cysts of the larynx—classification
      Lawrence W. DeSanto, MD; Kenneth D. Devine, MD; Louis H. Weiland, MD
  • Chapter Eight – Laryngeal Scarring and Stenosis
    • Mitomycin: Effects on laryngeal and tracheal stenosis, benefits, and complications
      Stanley M. Shapshay, MD; Reza Rahbar, DMD, MD; Gerald B. Healy, MD
    • Vocal fold scarring: Current concepts and management
      Michael S. Benninger, MD; David Alessi, MD; Sanford Archer, MD; Robert Bastian, MD; Charles Ford, MD; James Koufman, MD; Robert T. Sataloff, MD; Joseph R. Spiegel, MD
  • Chapter Nine – Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis
    • Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis
      Craig S. Derkay, MD
    • Laryngeal papillomavirus infection during clinical remission
      Bettie M. Steinberg, Ph.D.; William C. Topp, Ph.D.; Patricia S. Schneider, Ph.D.; Allan L. Abramson, MD
    • Intralesional cidofovir for recurrent respiratory papillomatosis in children
      Seth M. Pransky, MD; Anthony E. Magit, MD; Donald B. Kearns, MD; D. Richard Kang, MD; Newton O. Duncan, MD
  • Chapter Ten – Laryngeal Malignancy and Vocal Outcomes
    • Comparative voice results after laser resection or irradiation of T1 vocal cord carcinoma
      W. Frederick McGuirt, MD; David Blalock, MA; James A. Koufman, MD; Robert S. Feehs, MD; Anita J. Hillard, MD; Kathy Greven, MD; Mark Randall, MD
    • Premalignant epithelium and microinvasive cancer of the vocal fold: The evolution of phonomicrosurgical management
      Steven M. Zeitels, MD, FACS
  • Chapter Eleven – Vocal Fold Paralysis
    • Configuration of the glottis in laryngeal paralysis. I: Clinical study
      Gayle E. Woodson, MD
    • Evaluation and treatment of the unilateral paralyzed vocal fold
      Michael S. Benninger, MD; Roger L. Crumley, MD; Charles N. Ford, MD; Wilbur J. Gould, MD; David G. Hanson, MD; Robert H. Ossoff, DMD, MD; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA
    • Etiology of bilateral abductor vocal cord paralysis. A review of 389 cases
      Lauren Holinger, MD; Paul C. Holinger, MD; Paul H. Holinger, MD
  • Chapter Twelve – Vocal Fold Augmentation
    • Role of injectable collagen in the treatment of glottic insufficiency: A study of 119 patients
      Charles N. Ford, MD; Diane M. Bless, MD; Jean M. Loftus, MD
    • Autologous fat injection into the vocal folds: Technical considerations and long-term follow-up
      ”Gary Y. Shaw, MD; Mark A. Szewczyk, MD; Jeff Searle, CCC-SLP; Janet Woodroof, MD
    • Viscosities of implantable biomaterials in vocal fold augmentation surgery
      Roger W. Chan, BSc; Ingo R. Titze, PhD
  • Chapter Thirteen – Laryngeal Framework Surgery
    • Arytenoid Adduction for Unilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis
      Nobuhiko Isshiki, MD; Masahiro Tanabe, MD; Masaki Sawada, MD
    • Silastic medialization and arytenoid adduction: the Vanderbilt experience. A review of 116 phonosurgical procedures
      James L. Netterville, MD; R. E. Stone, PhD; Elizabeth S. Luken, MS; Francisco J. Civantos, MD; Robert H. Ossoff, DMD, MD
    • Thyroplasty as a new phonosurgical technique
      Nobuhiko Isshiki; H. Morita; H. Okamura; and M. Hiramoto
  • Chapter Fourteen – Laryngeal Dystonia
    • Laryngeal dystonia: A series with botulinum toxin therapy
      Andrew Blitzer, MD, DDS; Mitchell F. Brin, MD
    • Recurrent laryngeal nerve section for spastic dysphonia
      Herbert H. Dedo, MD
  • Chapter Fifteen – Laryngeal Transplant
    • Laryngeal Transplantation and 40-Month Follow-Up
      Marshall Strome, MD; Jeannine Stein, MD; Ramon Esclamado, MD; Douglas Hicks, PhD; Robert R. Lorenz, MD; William Braun, MD; Randall Yetman, MD; Issac Eliachar, MD; James Mayes, MD


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