Bluestone and Stool’s Pediatric Otolaryngology

Charles D. Bluestone, MD FACS FAAP

Distinguished Professor of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Jeffrey P. Simons, MD FACS FAAP

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Gerald B. Healy, MD FACS FRCS (Eng) FRCS (Ire)

Professor of Otology & Laryngology
Harvard Medical School
Emeritus Healy Chair in Otolaryngology
Emeritus Surgeon-in-Chief
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
Past President, American College of Surgeons

Bluestone and Stool’s Pediatric Otolaryngology remains the definitive, comprehensive reference text for the subspecialty. New color clinical photographs and photomicrographs, 29 new chapters, and 144 new authors are featured in the 5th edition.

Charles D. Bluestone of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, editor of the previous four editions, is joined by two new editors, Jeffrey P. Simons also of UPSOM, and Gerald B. Healy of Harvard Medical School. With the help of 14 section editors, each chapter was peer-reviewed, producing a new reference text that reflects the current research and clinical developments of the past decade.



  1. Evolution of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Robert J. Ruben
  1. Phylogenetic Aspects and Embryology, Anne Chun-Hui Tsai and Carol Walton
  1. Genetics, Syndromology, and Craniofacial Anomalies, Anne Chun-Hui Tsai and Carol S. Walton
  1. Outcomes and Evidence-Based Medicine in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Jennifer J. Shin and Christopher J. Hartnick
  1. Ethical Issues in Pediatric Otolaryngology, David B. Waisel and Laurie A. Ohlms
  1. Professionalism, Communication, and Teamwork in Surgery, Rahul K. Shah
  1. Pediatric Otolaryngology: A Psychosocial Perspective, Edward J. Goldson and Kenny H. Chan
  1. Psychiatric Disorders in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Abigail L. Donovan and Bruce J. Masek
  1. Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, Basil J. Zitelli
  1. Pediatric Anesthesiology, Lynne R. Ferrari
  1. Allergy and Immunology, Deborah A. Gentile and David P. Skoner 
  1. Pediatric Neurology, Amy C. Goldstein
  1. Pediatric Ophthalmology, Melanie Kazlas
  1. Pediatric Hematology: The Coagulation System and Associated Disorders, James D. Cooper and A. Kim Ritchey
  1. Antimicrobial Agents for the Treatment of Pediatric Head and Neck Infections, Stephen I. Pelton
  1. The Role of Biofilms in Pediatric Otolaryngologic Diseases, J. Christopher Post and Garth D. Ehrlich
  1. Pediatric Gastroenterology, Philip E. Putnam
  1. Pediatric Pulmonology, Jonathan E. Spahr
  1. Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: Craniofacial Growth and Interdisciplinary Surgical Care, Bernard J. Costello and Ramon L. Ruiz 


EAR AND RELATED STRUCTURES, Margaretha L. Casselbrant, David H. Chi, and Margaret A. Kenna

  1. Embryology and Developmental Anatomy of the Ear, Nathan Page and Keiko Hirose 
  1. Physical and Physiological Bases of Hearing, John D. Durrant 
  1. Methods of Clinical Examination: Ear and Related Structures, Charles D. Bluestone and Jerome O. Klein 
  1. The Assessment of Hearing and Middle-Ear Function in Children, Brian Fligor 
  1. Methods of Examination: Radiologic Aspects, Hisham M. Dahmoush, Arastoo Vossough, and Avrum N. Pollock 
  1. Vestibular Evaluation, Joseph M. Furman, Margaretha L. Casselbrant, and Susan L. Whitney 
  1. Otalgia, Frank W. Virgin and Greg Licameli 
  1. Otorrhea, Joseph E. Dohar 
  1. Tinnitus in Children, Samantha Anne and Anne F. Hseu
  1. Balance Disorders, Margaretha L. Casselbrant and Joseph M. Furman
  1. Genetic Hearing Loss and Inner Ear Diseases, Michael S. Hildebrand, A. Eliot Shearer, Murad Husein, and Richard J.H. Smith
  1. Nongenetic Hearing Loss, Margaret A. Kenna
  1. Congenital Inner Ear Anomalies, David H. Chi and Ellis M. Arjmand
  1. Cochlear Implants in Children, Richard T. Miyamoto, R. Christopher Miyamoto, and Karen Iler Kirk
  1. Congenital Anomalies of the External and Middle Ears, Makoto Miura and Isamu Sando
  1. Surgical Management of Microtia and Congenital Aural Atresia, Robert F. Yellon
  1. Diseases of the External Ear, Barry E. Hirsch and Noriko Yoshikawa
  1. Otitis Media and Eustachian Tube Dysfunction, Charles D. Bluestone and Jerome O. Klein
  1. Complications and Sequelae of Otitis Media, Charles D. Bluestone, David H. Chi, and Jerome O. Klein
  1. Facial Paralysis in Children, Barry M. Schaitkin
  1. Diseases of the Labyrinthine Capsule, Diego Preciado, Gilbert Vezina, and Rahul Shah
  1. Injuries of the Ear and Temporal Bone, Ana H. Kim, Clare Dean, and Simon C. Parisier
  1. Tumors of the Ear and Temporal Bone, Pamela A. Mudd and Stephen P. Cass 


THE NOSE, PARANASAL SINUSES, FACE, AND ORBIT, Todd D. Otteson and Raymond C. Maguire

  1. Embryology and Anatomy of the Paranasal Sinuses, Michael Rontal, Todd D. Otteson, Jack B. Anon, and S. James Zinreich 
  1. Nasal Physiology, Asli Sahin-Yilmaz and Robert M. Naclerio 
  1. Methods of Examination of the Nose, Paranasal Sinuses, Face, and Orbit; Gi Soo Lee, Reza Rahbar, and Gerald B. Healy 
  1. Imaging of the Paranasal Sinuses in Pediatric Patients With Special Considerations for Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Ken Kazahaya
  1. Nasal Obstruction and Rhinorrhea, Walter M. Belenky, David N. Madgy, Michael S. Haupert, and Sonal Saraiya
  1. Epistaxis, Scott C. Manning, Prabhat Bhama, and Marvin C. Culbertson III
  1. Pediatric Headaches, Belinda A. Mantle
  1. Oral and Facial Neuropathic Pain in Children, Navil F. Sethna
  1. Orbital Swellings, Jeffrey D. Suh and Nina L. Shapiro
  1. Congenital Malformations of the Nose and Paranasal Sinuses, Todd D. Otteson
  1. Rhinitis and Acute and Chronic Sinusitis, Ellen R. Wald
  1. Surgical Management of Chronic Rhinosinusitis, Rodney P. Lusk
  1. Complications of Rhinosinusitis, Natalie E. Edmondson and Sanjay R. Parikh
  1. Allergic Rhinitis, Andrew MacGinnitie
  1. Foreign Bodies of the Nose, Desiderio Passali and Raymond C. Maguire
  1. Injuries of the Nose, Facial Bones, and Paranasal Sinuses, Andrew M. Shapiro and Fred Fedok
  1. Tumors of the Nose, Paranasal Sinuses, and Nasopharynx, Anthony E. Magit 


THE MOUTH, PHARYNX, AND ESOPHAGUS, Dennis J. Kitsko and Deepak K. Mehta

  1. Embryology and Anatomy of the Mouth, Pharynx, and Esophagus, Nira A. Goldstein and Sharon Marie Tomaski 
  1. Physiology of the Mouth, Pharynx, and Esophagus, John Sinacori and Craig S. Derkay 
  1. Methods of Examination of the Mouth, Pharynx, and Esophagus, Karen B. Zur, Lawrence W.C. Tom, William P. Potsic, and Steven D. Handler 
  1. Congenital Malformations of the Mouth and Pharynx: Orofacial Clefts and Related Syndromes, Frederic W. B. Deleyiannis and Raymond C. Maguire
  1. Inflammatory Disease of the Mouth and Pharynx, Karen F. Watters, Naishadh Patil, and John Russell
  1. Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy, David H. Darrow, Craig S. Derkay, and Ron Mitchell
  1. Pediatric Sleep Disorders, Sangeeta Chakravorty, Dennis Kitsko, and Deepak Mehta
  1. Dental and Gingival Disorders, Brian S. Martin, Yasser Armanazi, J. E. Bouquot, and M. M. Nazif
  1. Orthodontic Problems in Children, Sylvia A. Frazier-Bowers and L’Tanya J. Bailey
  1. Idiopathic Conditions of the Mouth and Pharynx, George H. Conner and Kay W. Chang
  1. Oral Cavity and Oropharyngeal Manifestations of Systemic Disease, Rodrigo C. Silva, Paul Rosen, and Jeffrey P. Simons
  1. Diseases of the Salivary Glands, Deepak Mehta and David L. Mandell
  1. The Management of Drooling (Sialorrhea), Dennis J. Kitsko and Deepak Mehta
  1. Tumors of the Mouth and Pharynx, Carlos Gonzalez
  1. Pediatric Dysphagia, Matthew Bromwich, Aliza P. Cohen, Claire K. Miller, and J. Paul Willging
  1. Functional Abnormalities of the Esophagus, Andrew J. Hotaling and Carl W. Moeller
  1. Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Todd D. Otteson and Alka Goyal
  1. Foreign Bodies of the Pharynx and Esophagus, Scott C. Manning
  1. Trauma to the Mouth, Pharynx, and Esophagus in Children, Michael S. Cohen, David L. Mandell, and Jeffrey P. Simons
  1. Caustic Injuries and Acquired Strictures of the Esophagus, Kathryn L. Colman, Jeffrey P. Simons, and Cuneyt M. Alper
  1. Neurologic Disorders of the Mouth, Pharynx, and Esophagus, Ingrid Loma-Miller and Michael J. Painter


THE AIRWAY, David L. Mandell and Reza Rahbar

  1. Developmental Anatomy and Physiology of the Larynx, Trachea, Esophagus, and Lungs, Glenn Isaacson
  1. Physiology of the Larynx, Airways, and Lungs, Robert E. Wood
  1. Methods of Examination of the Pediatric Airway, David Albert and Peter Bull
  1. Radiologic Evaluation of the Pediatric Airway, Ammie White, Tamara Feygin, and Avrum N. Pollock
  1. Cough, Andrew J. Hotaling and James J. Jaber
  1. Stridor: Presentation and Evaluation, Peter J. Koltai, Aaron C. Lin, and Jenő Hirschberg
  1. Aspiration: Etiology and Management, Carine Fuchsmann, Sonia Ayari, and Patrick Froehlich
  1. Airway and Laryngotracheal Manifestations of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Dana Mara Thompson
  1. Congenital Laryngeal Anomalies, Mark E. Gerber and Judy L. Chen
  1. Congenital Malformations of the Trachea and Bronchi, Luv R. Javia, Brian P. Dunham, and Ian N. Jacobs
  1. Pediatric Upper Airway Infections, David L. Mandell
  1. Acquired Disorders of the Larynx and Trachea, Nicolas Leboulanger and Eréa Noël Garabedian
  1. Pediatric Tracheotomy, Ralph F. Wetmore
  1. Pediatric Airway Stenosis: Minimally Invasive Approaches, Samuel T. Ostrower and Reza Rahbar
  1. Airway Surgery: Open Approach, Michael J. Rutter, Evan J. Propst, Aliza P. Cohen, and Alessandro de Alarcon 
  1. Foreign Bodies of the Larynx, Trachea, and Bronchi, David H. Darrow and Michael A. DeMarcantonio 
  1. Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Laryngotracheal Trauma, Robert J. Tibesar, Susan E. Pearson, Frank L. Rimell, and James D. Sidman 
  1. Tumors of the Larynx, Trachea, and Bronchi, Dale A. Tylor and Seth M. Pransky


THE HEAD AND NECK, Trevor J. McGill and Robert F. Yellon

  1. Laser Surgery, Jay Werkhaven 
  1. The Neck: Embryology and Anatomy, Mark A. Richardson and Kathleen C. Y. Sie 
  1. Methods of Examination of the Head and Neck, Joseph Haddad Jr., Sarah E. Keesecker, and David T. Kent 
  1. Imaging of Pediatric Neck Masses, Kalliopi Petropoulou and Barton F. Branstetter IV 
  1. Neck Masses, Paul W. Bauer and Rodney P. Lusk 
  1. Congenital Cysts and Sinuses of the Head and Neck, Robert F. Yellon and David H. Chi 
  1. Cervical Adenopathy, Ari J. Goldsmith and Richard M. Rosenfeld 
  1. Head and Neck Space Infections, Robert F. Yellon, Todd Falcone, and David W. Roberson 
  1. Benign Tumors of the Head and Neck, Karen F. Watters, Reza Rahbar, and Trevor J. McGill 
  1. Malignant Tumors of the Head and Neck, Kenneth R. Whittemore Jr. and Michael J. Cunningham 
  1. Thyroid, Jeffrey C. Rastatter, Sivi Bakthavachalam, and John Maddalozzo 
  1. Injuries of the Neck, Peggy E. Kelley 
  1. Craniofacial Development and Congenital Anomaly: A Contemporary Review of Processes and Pathogenesis, Adel Y. Fattah, John G. Meara, and Jonathan A. Britto
  1. Primary Care of Infants and Children With Cleft Palate, Margaret L. Skinner and David E. Tunkel 
  1. Pediatric Plastic Surgery of the Head and Neck, Lorelei J. Grunwaldt and Joseph E. Losee 
  1. Hemangiomas and Vascular Malformations, Ravindhra G. Elluru, Matthew Bromwich, and Aliza P. Cohen 
  1. Pediatric Skull Base Surgery, Harshita Pant, Carl H. Snyderman, Elizabeth C. Tyler-Kabara, Carlos D. Pinheiro-Neto, Maria Koutourousiou, Juan C. Fernandez-Miranda, Eric W. Wang, and Paul A. Gardner



  1. Disorders of Language, Phonology, Fluency, and Voice in Children: Indicators for Referral, Thomas F. Campbell, Christine A. Dollaghan, and J. Scott Yaruss 
  1. Velopharyngeal Insufficiency, Jeremy D. Prager, Aliza P. Cohen, and J. Paul Willging 
  1. Pediatric Voice Disorders: Evaluation and Treatment, Roger C. Nuss and Geralyn Harvey Woodnorth 
  1. Early Identification and Early Intervention for Hearing Loss,Terrell A. Clark 
  1. Amplification Selection for Children With Hearing Impairment, Todd A. Ricketts, Erin M. Picou, and Anne Marie Tharpe 
  1. Behavioral Intervention and Education of Children With Hearing Loss, Sheila Pratt 
  1. Auditory Access to Language Resulting From Cochlear Implant Technology, Marilyn W. Neault
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Book Details

2154 pages, 2 volumes, 750 illustrations


8.75 in. x 11 in.


Otolaryngologists, pediatricians, audiologists and speech pathologists

ISBN 9781607950189
eISBN 9781607952589