Mr Declan Costello MA, MBBS, FRCS (ORL-HNS)
voicedoctor.co.uk

Declan Costello

GMC registration number: 4630120

Entry onto GMC Specialist Register: 1 May 2009

 

Current Appointments

 

Postgraduate Awards/Scholarships

GlaxoSmithKline Fellowship of the Royal Society of Medicine
Postgraduate award providing Fellowship of the RSM until 2011. Presented at the RSM ’s Foundation Dinner.
Sponsor: Mr N.A. Theodorou, Jan 2003

Winning presentation at the Parker Prize Meeting, St Catherine’s College, Oxford: “Glandular fever: what advice should we give our patients?”, Jan 2004

Winner of the Surgical Prize of the Worshipful Company of Cutlers: “The Oxford Universal Pouch Scope.”
Co-winners: Mr R. Corbridge & Mr G.J. Bates, Mar 2008

Winning presentation at the Oxford Regional Airway Group (ORAG) meeting: “A difficult airway: what would you do?”,
Jun 2009

BMA Medical Book Awards 2014: “Highly Commended” for publication Viva training in ENT.

BMA Medical Book Awards 2016: “Highly Commended” for publication Practical Laryngology.

 

Professional Qualifications/Examinations

 

Fellowships

 

Publications

Review Articles

Costello, D. and Harries, M. Current surgical management of unilateral vocal fold paralysis. ENT Master Class, 2010

Costello, D. Spasmodic dysphonia. The Otorhinolaryngologist, Volume 7, Issue 1, 2014

Costello, D. Paralytic dysphonia. ENT Masterclass, 2013

 

Case reports

Costello, D., Schofield, A., Stirling, R. and Theodorou N. Extrarectal mass: a tailgut cyst. J R Soc Med 2000;93:85-86

Costello, D. and Abramovich, S. Two cases of oesophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis. [Abstract] J Laryngol Otol 2004;117:921-924

Costello, D. and Abramovich, S. Two cases of oesophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis. CME Bulletin Oto Head Neck Surg 2004;8(1):29-31

Costello, D., Salmon, J., Milford, C. and Pretorius, P. An unusual cause of Horner syndrome. J Laryngol Otol 2010 Aug;124(8):925-7

Nevani, N., Costello, D., Brown, J., Sandhu, G., Janes., S and George, J. A rare asthma mimic exposed by basic physiology. QJM 2011 Jan;104(1):59-60

Osborne, M., Saunders, F., Costello, D., Dhesi, B. A man with absolute dysphagia after eating a steak.  BMJ 2014;349:g5462

Tikka T, Al Abduwani J, Costello D. Deliberate self-harming application of superglue in the nose: case report and literature review. J Laryngol Otol. 2015 Jan 12:1-3. [Epub ahead of print]

Daultrey C, Colley S,  Doctor, I have a frog in my throat. J Laryngol Voice 2013: 3(1): 18-21

Bajalan, M, Nankivell, P and Costello D. Penetration of the neck by an unusual foreign body. Oral presentation at the 23rd International Conference on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2017, Hong Kong

Osborne, M., Saunders, F., Costello, D., Dhesi, B. A man with absolute dysphagia after eating a steak. BMJ 2014;349:g5462

Tikka T, Al Abduwani J, Costello D. Deliberate self-harming application of superglue in the nose: case report and literature review. J Laryngol Otol. 2015 Jan 12:1-3. [Epub ahead of print]

Sachdev A, Costello D, Madge S. Botulinum toxin-B injection into the lacrimal gland and posterior cricoarytenoid muscle for the treatment of epiphora and abductor spasmodic dysphonia secondary to Parkinson's disease. Orbit. 2019 Jun;38(3):248-251

 

Technical tips

Costello, D. How to lengthen a tracheostomy tube. ENT Journal, June 2005

Costello, D., Winter, S., Whiteside, O. and Sneddon., L. How we did it: revision for Section 2 of the FRCS (ORL-HNS) exam. [Correspondence] Clin Otol, 2008

Costello, D. Training in voice and phoniatrics in the UK. ENT News, 2008

Mendis D, Haselden K, Costello D. Short case report: 'Speaking in tongues'--foreign accent syndrome. Logoped Phoniatr Vocol. 2013 Jul;38(2):79-81

Osborne MS, Mitchell-Innes A, Costello D. A helpful technique for manual stability and avoiding fatigue during microlaryngoscopy. Clin Otolaryngol. 2015 Apr;40(2):169-70

Jayaram SC, Costello D. Technical tip for difficult injection laryngoplasty: The use of a hypodermic needle as a retractor. Laryngoscope. 2015 Sep;125(9):2157-8. doi: 10.1002/lary.25016. Epub 2015 Jul 7

 

Chapters

Costello, D. and McGlashan, J. Hoarseness and voice problems – Chapter in ABC of ENT, (BMJ publications), May 2007

Costello, D. chapter in Chamberlain’s Symptoms & Signs in Clinical Medicine 13th edition (Hodder Arnold), 2009

Wells, C. and Costello, D. Specialist SLTs in voice – chapter in GPSI ENT textbook.  2008

Costello, D. and Gibbins, N. The evaluation of voice outcome and quality of life measures. Chapter in Volume 4 of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (Thieme Publishers), 2016

Costello, D. Special considerations for the Professional Voice User – UK perspective. Chapter in Volume 4 of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (Thieme Publishers), 2016

Costello, D. and Rubin, J. Movement disorders of the larynx. Chapter in Scott-Brown, 8th edition, 2018

Costello, D. and Harries, M. The Professional Voice. Chapter in Scott-Brown, 8th edition, 2018

Costello, D. Anatomy and physiology. Chapter in “International Laryngeal Framework Surgery Guide”. 2017

Costello D, Acoustic assessment of voice. Chapter in “Neurolaryngology – Advances in Otorhinolaryngology”. In press, 2017

Costello D. Larynx. Chapter in “Gray’s Anatomy”. In press, 2019

Costello D, Sharma N. Larynx. Chapter in “Gray’s Surgical Anatomy”. In press, 2019

Costello D. Vocal fold granuloma. Chapter in Laryngology: a case-based approach. In press, 2018

Costello D, Desuter G, Surgery for unilateral vocal fold immobility. Chapter in “Atlas of Head & Neck Surgery”. In press, 2019

Costello D. Vocal fold paralysis. Chapter in “ENT Key Topics”. Thieme, 2019

Costello D. Voice disorders. Chapter in “ENT Key Topics”. Thieme, 2019

 

Online publications

Sessions for e-Learning for Healthcare – www.e-lefent.org.uk

Swallowing, phonation and articulation modules for www.anatomy.tv

 

Research

Little M., McSharry P., Roberts S., Costello D. and Moroz I. Exploiting Nonlinear Recurrence and Fractal Scaling Properties for Voice Disorder Detection Biomedical Engineering Online 2007 Jun 26;6:23

Little M., Costello D., McSharry P. and Roberts S. Recurrence and scaling analysis for disordered speech characterisation Biomedical Engineering Online 2007 Jun 26;6:23.

Little, M., Costello, D. and Harries, M. Objective dysphonia quantification in vocal fold paralysis: comparing nonlinear with classical measures.  J Voice. 2011 Jan;25(1):21-31.

Lakhani R, Fishman JM, Bleach N, Costello D, Birchall M. Alternative injectable materials for vocal fold medialisation in unilateral vocal fold paralysis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews2012, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD009239. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009239.pub2.

Nassimizadeh A, El-Shummar S, Emery K, Costello D. Vocal fold medialization-A 5-year series of single surgeon consecutive medialization with review of literature. J Eval Clin Pract. 2019 Jun 5

 

Books

Winter, S. and Costello D., MCQs for ENT – Specialist Revision Guide for the FRCS. (Oxford University Press), 2008

Costello, D. and Winter, S. Viva preparation for ENT – Specialist Revision Guide for the FRCS. (Oxford University Press), 2012

Costello, D. and Sandhu, G. (eds) Practical laryngology. (CRC Press). 2016 Available here

Costello, D. and Winter, S. MCQs for ENT – Specialist Revision Guide for the FRCS. (Oxford University Press), second edition. In press, 2019

 

 

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