Otologist, Hawke’s Bay DHB, NZ
Stephen Toynton is an Otologist and Paediatric ORL who undertook sub-specialty training in
London at St. Thomas’s and Great Ormond Street Hospitals, also spending a year in lab research at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital. Formerly a council member of both British Societies of ORL-HNS (ENT-UK) and Paediatric ORL (BAPO), and Chairman of training for the UK Peninsular Deanery. After 16 yrs as a consultant at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, (Peninsular Medical School) UK, he moved to Hawke’s Bay, seven years ago. Formerly reviewed articles for Clinical Otolaryngology and has been a research grant assessor for the Czech Health Research Council. Clinical and research experience includes ototoxicity in phase 1 trials, temporal bone trauma, barotrauma, stapes surgery and more recently chronic ear disease in Māori and Pacifica.
Management of Retraction Pockets in the Paediatric Population
The management of retraction pockets in children is both challenging and controversial. With the aid of both published evidence and personal experience a management philosophy will be proposed. This will consider the natural history of untreated pockets, measures that may prevent their progression, and the treatment of those that have become established