The recent explosion in science, technology and innovation takes us into a new era, with the opportunity and capability to transform the field of laryngology. A wealth of new imaging and treatment strategies, underpinned by huge jumps in information technology, data management, artificial intelligence, stem cells and augmented robotics applications are poised to improve our understanding of the pathophysiology and management of both benign and malignant laryngeal diseases.
Earlier, more accurate, diagnostic and targeted treatment strategies offer the potential to maximise functional and survival outcomes, leading to improved patient care. In tandem, the development of sustainable service delivery models will allow reductions in currently spiraling global healthcare expenditure.
In this review, we provide our opinion on the ‘top 10’ most significant developments that are likely to impact upon the eld of laryngology over the next decade. Human genome project, tissue engineering, to name just a few examples!