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Michael Topf, M.D., M.S.C.I., stands in a surgical setting with his arms crossed, looking directly into the camera

3D Scans Provide Surgical Details in Real Time

Researchers develop a process to map and analyze surgical specimens to aid surgeon-pathologist communication.
Surgeons in an operating room performing a laparascopic surgery

Minimally Invasive Treatment for Esophageal Atresia

In a new procedure, long-gap esophageal atresia is successfully repaired through elongation alone.
Woman sitting on a coach and blowing her nose

Particulates Tied to Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Research team identifies environmental pollutants as an independent risk for this recalcitrant disease.

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Dr. Stephan consulting with pediatric patient and family

Bioprinted Cartilage for Custom Ear Reconstruction

3D bioprinting of engineered cartilage tissue offers a promising alternative for microtia treatment.
Baby with cleft palate and cleft lip

Repeat Audiologic Testing Before Cleft Palate Repair

Newborn screening alone cannot fully predict hearing loss in children born with a cleft palate.
Illustration of music soundwaves and genes

Uncovering Links Between Music and Health

Newly-funded research investigates genetic and epidemiological connections and potential new clinical tools.
VUMC Otolaryngology Dept

Music City is also ENT City

More than 5,000 otolaryngologists from around the globe are expected in Nashville Sept. 30 - Oct. 4 for education and networking.
Yike Li, PhD, and Maria Powell, PhD, examine patient Judit Kiss during a follow-up appointment at the Vanderbilt Voice Center. (photo by Erin O. Smith)

Implant a Game-Changer for Bilateral Vocal Paralysis

Implantable tech expected to change the standard of care for bilateral vocal fold paralysis.
Doctor palpating neck of child

Tiny Glands At Risk During Endocrine Surgery

Technology developed at Vanderbilt for adults helps preserve calcium regulators in growing children.