This comprehensive text serves as a practical aid to primary care physicians in managing clinical problems of the ears and upper aerodigestive tract. Introductory chapters review pertinent anatomy and physiology of the head and neck, emphasizing the salient components of the patient history and physical examination. Later chapters cover the latest clinical advances in the diagnosis and treatment of common disorders, as well as the evaluation of more complex or obscure ailments. Coverage includes a helpful discussion of referral guidelines and surgical indications where appropriate.Provides management advice on most clinical problems of the ears and upper aerodigestive tract.Provides new insights in the pathophysiology of chronic and recurrent sinus disease. Presents detailed coverage of treatment resistant organisms.Includes current indications for tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy.Introduces new information on the microarchitecture of the vocal folds and the medical/surgical management of hoarseness.Covers special techniques for physical examination of the ears, nose, throat, and neck, including microscopic otoscopy, office endoscopy of the nose, pharynx and larynx, and fine-needle aspiration cytology for the diagnosis of neck masses.Provides indications for specialty referral.