This beautifully presented book enables a sound understanding of the three principal functional priorities of the larynx – protection, respiration, and phonation. Dr. Sasaki explores these three functional categories in terms of phylogeny, functional morphology, and neuromuscular reflexes. The book features numerous illustrations and tables and most chapters are preceded by focused case presentations introducing relevant clinical descriptions. Uniquely and invaluably, Sasaki has included original experimental data from the Yale Larynx Laboratory in order to support physiologic performance important to the understanding of clinical behavior.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A native of Honolulu, Hawaii, Clarence T. Sasaki obtained his M.D. from the Yale School of Medicine where he serves as Charles W. Ohse Professor of Surgery. He is Chief of the Section of Otolaryngology, and Director of the Head and Neck Unit of the Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center. His long-standing interest and experience in physiological research of the larynx is reflected by the awards gained by Yale’s Laryngology Laboratory, in which Dr. Sasaki has served as Director since 1973. These include the Triological Society’s Edmund Prince Fowler Award, the American Laryngological Association’s Casselberry Award, and the American Broncho-Esophagological Association’s Broyles-Maloney Award. His clinical interests in laryngeal function are complemented by an active practice in head and neck surgical oncology.
Phylogeny and Function
Structure and Function
Innervation of the Larynx
Neurophysiology of Protective Function
Neurophysiology of Respiratory Function
Tracheotomy and Laryngeal Function
Commonly Used Electrophysiological Terms
Primary: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Secondary: Speech-Language Pathology