Laryngology is that branch of medicine which deals with disorders, diseases and injuries of the vocal apparatus, especially the larynx. Common conditions addressed by laryngologists include vocal fold nodules and cysts, laryngeal cancer, spasmodic dysphonia, laryngopharyngeal reflux, papillomas, and voice misuse/abuse/overuse syndromes.
Etymology of "laryngology"
The word "laryngology" is derived from:
- the Greek prefix λαρυγγ- (laryng-, root = λάρυγξ, meaning "larynx"), and
- the Greek suffix -λογία (-logy, root = λόγος, meaning "the study of", or "knowledge").
- Heinrich Garibert (1863–1919)
- George Duncan Gibb (1821–1876)
- Morell Mackenzie (1837–1892)
- Felix Semon (1849–1921)
- St Clair Thomson (1857–1943)
- Chevalier Jackson (1865–1958)
- Victor Negus (1887–1974)
- Georges Portmann (1890–1985)
- Sir John Milsom Rees (1866-1952)
- Jackson, C (1909). "Tracheostomy". The Laryngoscope 19: 285–90. doi:10.1288/00005537-190904000-00003.
- Jackson, C (1913). "The technique of insertion of intratracheal insufflation tubes". Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics 17: 507–9. Abstract reprinted in Pediatric Anesthesia 6(3):230
- Jackson, C (1922). "I: Instrumentarium". A manual of peroral endoscopy and laryngeal surgery (PDF). Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders. pp. 17–52. ISBN 978-1-4326-6305-6. Retrieved 2010-09-17.
- Educational site about disorders of the larynx
- List of Laryngologists in the US and Around the World
- Laryngology 2012
- Medical site dedicated to the study of voice
- Voice doctor directory
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