Mr George Murty

I am a consultant Ear, nose and Throat surgeon with more than twenty years experience in all aspects of ENT disease including nose and sinus diseases, voice and swallowing problems, chronic cough, deafness, imbalance, cosmetic rhinoplasty, snoring and children’s ENT pathology in the University teaching hospitals of Leicester and private practice.

Married with boy and girl twins (“a gentleman’s family” as described by my old Irish mother) I still find time as a true Scot to enjoy football and malt whiskey, and have been civilized by my time in England to enjoy the finer pleasure of cricket at Kegworth Town CC and Leicestershire CC, and rugby at the Tigers.

Mr George Murty, Consultant ENT Surgeon

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (Glasgow) 1982
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeon (Edinburgh) 1988
  • Doctorate in Medicine (Newcastle upon Tyne) 1992
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Otolaryngology) 1993
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (Otorhinolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery)(USA) 2005
  1. Consultant in Otorhinolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospitals of Leicester (1994-present).
  2. External Lecturer Department Life Sciences and Communication De Montfort University
  3. ENT Advisor and Referee/National Institute for Health, Research Patient Benefit Program
  4. ENT Prescribing and Therapeutics Advisor to Medicines Formulary of University Hospitals Leicester
  5. Post Graduate Medical Journal Referee
  6. Trainer, South Trent Otorhinolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Rotation
  7. ENT Advisor Rainbows Childrens Hospice, Loughborough
  • George Seed North of England ENT Society Research Prize
  • Association of Head and Neck Oncologist of Great Britain Travelling Scholarship
  • Otorhinolaryngological Research Society Xomed/Treace Prize
  • Royal Society of Medicine Stortz Research Prize
  • Midlands Institute of Otology Research Prize
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Commendation
  • Midlands Institute of Otology Research Prize
  • Midlands Institute of Otology Travelling Scholarship
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Certificate of Honour
  • British Rhinological Society
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
  • Otorhinological/Head and Neck Surgery Research Society of Great Britain (Past Secretary)
  • Royal Society of Medicine Otology Section (Past Council Member)
  • Royal Society of Medicine Rhinology and Laryngology Section
  • Midlands Institute of Otology
  • British Voice Association
  1. Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Palsy following Heart-Lung Transplantation: Three Cases of Vocal Cord Augmentation in the Acute Phase.
    Journal of Laryngology and Otology 1989; 103:968.
  2. Ear, Nose and Throat Symptoms in Subacute Wegener's Granulomatosis
    British Medical Journal 1989; 299:791
  3. Lyme Disease Facial Palsy
    British Medical Journal 1989; 299:975
  4. Sensorineural Hearing Loss in Wegener's Granulomatosis – Cytotoxic Chemotherapy
    Journal of Laryngology and Otology 1989; 103:1234
  5. Demarcation Disputes in Surgery
    British Medical Journal 1989; 299:1403
  6. Wegener's Granulomatosis: Anti-Neutrophilic Cytoplasmic Antibody Test
    (ANCA)
    Journal of Laryngology and Otology 1990; 104:668
  7. Basal Cell Adenocarcinoma of the Parotid
    Journal of Laryngology and Otology 1990; 104:150
  8. Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia and Eosinophilia: An Uncommon Tumour of the External Auditory Canal
    Ear, Nose and Throat Journal 1990; 69:102
  9. Salivary Gland Involvement in Wegener's Granulomatosis
    Journal of Laryngology and Otology 1990; 104:259
  10. Radiolucent Dentures
    British Medical Journal 1990; 300-1048
  11. Early Inappropriate Secretion of Anti-Diuretic Hormone after Transsphenoidal Pituitary Adenomectomy
    Journal of Laryngology and Otology 1990; 104:894
  12. Wegener's Granulomatosis: Otorhinolaryngological Manifestations
    Clinical otolaryngology 1990; 15:385
  13. Diathermy Haemostasis at Tonsillectomy: Current Practice – A Survey of UK Otolaryngologists
    Journal of Laryngology and Otology 1990; 104:549
  14. Speech Therapy and Dysphonia
    Clinical Otolaryngology 1990; 15:493
  15. Wegener's Granulomatosis Complicating Pregnancy
    Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 1990; 10:399
  16. The Aetiology of Glossodynia
    British Journal of Clinical Practice 1990; 44:389
  17. Cough Intensity in the Laryngectomee
    Clinical Otolaryngology 1991; 16:26
  18. Wegener's Granulomatosis Presenting as Prostatitis
    British Journal of Urology 1991; 67:107
  19. An Outpatient Clinical System of Glottographic Measurement of Vocal
    Fold Vibration
    British Journal of Disorders and Communication 1991; 26:115
  20. Cough Intensity in Patients with a Vocal Cord Palsy
    Clinical Otolaryngology 1991; 16:248
  21. The Effective of Frequency on Combined Glottography
    Clinical Otolaryngology 1991; 16:298
  22. HLA Antigen Frequencies of Patients with Wegener's Granulomatosis
    Clinical Otolaryngology 1991; 16:448
  23. The Effect of Intensity on Combined Glottography
    Clinical Otolaryngology 1991; 16:399
  24. Cervical Cord Compression Complicating Tracheo-oesophageal Puncture
    Journal of Laryngology and Otology 1991; 105:1082
  25. Combined Glottographic Changes in the Elderly
    Clinical Otolaryngology 1991; 16:532-534
  26. Bleeding Tonsils
    British Medical Journal 1991; 302:236
  27. Tonsillectomy through the Ages
    Journal of Laryngology and Otology 1991; 105:64
  28. Oral Complications of Cancer
    British Medical Journal 1991; 302:848
  29. First Treatment of Family with Hereditary Cord Paralysis
    Clinical Genetics 1991; 40:253
  30. Association of Wegener's Granulomatosis with HLA antigens and other
    Genetic Markers
    Annals of Rheumatic Disease 1992; 51:246
  31. Combined Glottographic Measurement of Vocal Cord Paralysis in the Outpatient Clinic
    Clinical Otolaryngology 1992; 17:3
  32. Autosomal Dominant Familial Hypoparathyroidism Sensorineural Deafness and Renal Dysplasia
    New England Journal of Medicine 1992; 327:1069
  33. Tracheostomy Self-Care: The Nottingham System
    Journal of Laryngology and Otology 1992; 106:723
  34. Bilateral Internal Jugular Phlebectasia
    Journal of Laryngology and Otology 1992; 1016:753
  35. Inhalation of a Montgomery Safe T-Tube Plug
    Journal of Laryngology and Otology 1992; 106:1004
  36. Branchial Cyst – To Endoscope or Not?
    Journal of Laryngology and Otology 1992; 106:1006
  37. Acoustic Neuroma
    Hospital Update 1992; May:338
  38. Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy: Otolaryngologists Beware!
    Journal of Laryngology and Otology 1993; 107:151
  39. Pharyngeal Pouch Carcinoma
    Ear, Nose and Throat Journal 1993; 72:149
  40. A Study of Haemostasis following Tonsillectomy comparing Ligatures with Diathermy
    Journal of Laryngology and Otology 1993; 107:711
  41. Carcinoma in Situ of the Glottis: Radiotherapy or Excision Biopsy?
    Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology 1993; 102:592
  42. Tussometry: An Objective Assessment of Vocal Cord Function
    Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology 1993; 102:743
  43. Paediatric Cochlear Implantation: The Nottingham Surgical Experience Proceedings of 3rd Internal Cochlear Implant Symposium
  44. Relationships between Expired Lung Volume Peak Flow Rate and Peak Velocity Time during a Voluntary Cough Manoeuvre
    British Journal of Anaesthesia 1994, 72 (3):298-301
  45. Sudden Contralateral Deafness following Cerebellopontine Angle Tumour Surgery
    American Journal of Otology 1994, 15 (2):244-6
  46. Effect of Topical Anaesthesia on the Motor Performance of Vocal Cords as assessed by Tussometry
    Anaesthesia 1994, 49 (12):1028-30
  47. Preliminary Characterisation of Mucus from Effusions of Cleft Palate Patients
    Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery 1993; 109:1000
  48. Tussometry and Lung Function
    Clinical Otolaryngology 1994, 19 (2):117-9
  49. Bilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis in Infants: Tracheostomy or Not?
    Journal of Laryngology and Otology 1994, 108 (4):329-31
  50. Branchial Cyst and Cervical Cystic Metastases
    Journal of Laryngology and Otology 1993; 107:384
  51. The Nottingham System: Objective Assessment of Facial Nerve Function in the Clinic
    Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery 1994; 110:156
  52. The Tussometer : Accuracy and Reproducability
    British Journal of Anaesthesia 1994, 73 (2):145-8
  53. Relationships of Peak Flow Rate and Peak Velocity Time during Voluntary Coughing in Males and Females
    British Journal of Anaesthesia 1995, 74 (6):714-6
  54. Isolated Congenital Agenesis of the Mastoid Antrum
    Journal of Laryngology and Otology 1994, 108 (6):497-9
  55. Tussometric Assessment of Postoperative Cough Intensity
    British Journal of Anaesthesia (Submitted)
  56. Traumatic myositis ossificans of the superior belly of omohyoid
    Journal of Laryngology and Otology 1999 (113), 856-857
  57. Previously undiagnosed congenital vascular ring presenting as dysphagia in a 6 week post partum female
    Journal of Laryngology and Otology 2000 (114), 881 - 882
  58. Reversible sensorineural hearing loss after non Otological surgery under general anaesthetic
    Post Graduate Medical Journal 2000 (76), 1- 3
  59. Primary Neoplasm in patients with laryngeal carcinoma
    Laryngoscope 2000 (110), 1586 - 7
  60. Is Oestrogen therapy justified in the treatment of HHT – A biochemical evaluation
    Clinical Otolaryngology 2000 (25), 547 - 550
  61. MRC Multi-Centre Otitis Media Study Group, Sensitivity, specificity and predictive value of tympanometry in predicting a hearing impairment in otitis media with effusion, Clin. Otolaryngol. Allied Sci. 24 (1000) 294 – 300.
  62. MRC Multi-Centre Otitis Media Study Group, Influence of age, type of audiometry and child's concentration on hearing thresholds, Br. J. Audiol. 24 (2000) 231-240
  63. First case of surgically corrected puberphonia
    Journal of Laryngology and Otology 2001 (115), 60 - 61
  64. Glossal Palpation of the Eustachian tube cushion, an unusual cause of globbus sensation
    International Journal of Clinical Practice 2001 (55-1), 68
  65. Review; Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangictasia (Osler-Weber-Rendu Syndrome) – Otorhinolaryngological Manifestations
    Clinical Otolaryngology 2001 (26), 93 - 98
  66. MRC Multi-Centre Otitis Media Study Group, Surgery for persistent otitis media with effusion: generalisability of results from the UK trial (TARGET). Trial of Alternative Regimens in Glue Ear Treatment, Clin. Otolaryngol. 26 (2001) 417 - 424.
  67. MRC Multi-Centre Otitis Media Study Group, Risk factors for persistence of bilateral otitis media with effusion, Clin. Otolaryngol. Allied Sci. 26 (2001) 147 – 156.
  68. PARS Tensa and Flaccida retractions in persistent otitis media with effusion (middle ear and mastoid disease)
    Otology and Neurotology 2001 May 22 (3): 291 - 298
  69. First case of full thickness palatal necrotizing siladenitis
    Journal of Laryngology and Otology 2002 (116), 219 - 220
  70. Selecting persistent glue ear for referral in General Practice – A risk factor approach
    MRC Multi-Centre Otitis Media Study Group, British Journal of General Practice 2002 – July 52 (480): 549 - 553
  71. Sildenafil and Nasal Obstruction
    Journal of Otolaryngology 2003 (32-4), 259 -261
  72. Nasal Physiological changes during pregnancy
    Clinical Otolaryngology 2004 (29), 343 - 351
  73. Chronic Tonsillar enlargement and cough: preliminary evidence of a novel and treatable cause of chronic cough
    European Respiratory Journal 2004 (23), 199 - 201
  74. The Effect of the steroid sex hormones on the nasal airway during the menstrual cycle
    Clinical Otolaryngology 2004 (29), 138 - 142
  75. What solvent for olfactory testing?
    Clincal Otolaryngology and Allied Sciences – 29(6), 2004; p. 667-671
  76. The effect of temperature, humidity and peak inspiratory nasal flow on olfactory thresholds
    Clinical Otolaryngology and Allied Sciences – 29(1), 2004; p.24-31
  77. Variability of Vascularity in nasal mucosa as demonstrated by CD 34 immunohistochemistry
    Clinical Otolaryngology 2005 (30), 364 - 383
  78. Do our noses lead us away from the scent?
    Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  79. Superosmia: A new Vomeronasal Organ Mediated Phenomenon?
    Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  80. A comparison of subjective perception with objective measurement of olfaction
    Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery - 2006; 134: p.488-490
  81. MRC Multi-Centre Otitis Media Study Group, Air conduction estimated from tympanometry (ACET): the use of hearing level – ACET discrepancy (HAD) to determine appropriate use of bone-conduction tests in identifying permanent and mixed impairments, IJPORL 2 (2008).
  82. MRC Multi-Centre Otitis Media Study Group, An extension of the Jerger classification of tympanograms for ventilation tube patency: specification and evaluation of equivalent ear-canal volume criteria, Ear Hear. 29 (2008) 894 – 906.
  83. A brief history of olfaction and olfactometry – in press
    Journal of Laryngology and Otology
  84. What variables affect olfactory threshold testing in the clinic?
    Journal of Laryngology & Otology – 2007 Mar 15; 1-5 [Epub ahead of print]
  85. Olfactory adaptation and clearance – does this affect smell testing in clinical practice?
    Journal of Laryngology and Otology – with journal
  86. What is the short term effect of perfumes on olfactory thresholds?
    Journal of Laryngology and Otology – in press
  87. Does Odour Cross Contamination Alter Olfactory Thresholds? – with journal
    Journal of Laryngology and Otology
  88. The Superosmic phenomenon – with journal
    Journal of Laryngology and Otology(In press)
  89. The Leicester semi-automated olfactory threshold test – a psycholophysical olfactory test for the 21st century
    Rhinology (In press)
  1. The Effect of the Larynx on Air Flow during Coughing
    Otorhinolaryngological Research Society. London. October 1989
  2. A New System for Glottographic Measurement of Vocal Ford Vibrations
    Voice Research Society. London. October 1989
  3. Tonsillectomy through the Ages
    Vth International Congress Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology
    Ghent, Belgium. June 1990
  4. Reproducibility of an Outpatient Combines Glottographic System for Measurement of Vocal Fold Vibration
    International Congress of the International Collegium of Experimental Phoniatrics and Communication Sciences
    Valladolid, Spain. July 1990
  5. HLA Tissue Type and Wegener's Granulomatosis
    Otorhinolaryngological Research Society. Edinburgh. April 1990
  6. Tussometry of the Paralysed Vocal Cord
    Otorhinolaryngological Research Society. Edinburgh. April 1990
  7. Association of Wegener's Granulomatosis with Single Gene Markers.
    Otorhinolaryngological Research Society. London. October 1990
  8. Combined Glottographic Changes in Senescence
    Voice Research Society. Birmingham. October 1990
  9. Sudden Hearing Loss in the Contralateral Ear following Cerebello-Pontine Angle Tumour Surgery
    1st International Conference on Acoustic Neuroma
    Copenhagen, Denmark. August 1991
  10. Local Treatment of Parotid Malignancy Originating Elsewhere
    Association of Head and Neck Oncologists of Great Britain
    London. April 1991
  11. Combined Glottography
    Royal Society of Medicine. London. April 1991
  12. Combined Glottography in Voice Pathology
    British Voice Association. London. June 1991
  13. Tussometry Lung Function Parameters and Intraoral Pressures
    Otorhinolaryngological Research Society. London. October 1991
  14. Optimum Treatment of Laryngeal Carcinoma in Situ
    American Laryngological Association
    Palm Desert, California, USA. April 1992
  15. Revision Surgery following Transsphenoidal Pituitary Adenomectomy – A Safe Procedure
    1st International Skull Base Conference
    Hannover, Germany. June 1992
  16. The PYA System for Objectively Assessing Facial Nerve Function
    American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
    Washington DC, USA. September 1992
  17. Peak Value Time as a Measure of Laryngeal Function
    American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
    Washington DC, USA. September 1992
  18. Characterisation of Purified Mucus from the Middle Ear Effusions of Cleft Palate Patients
    American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
    Washington DC, USA. September 1992
  19. Multichannel Cochlear Implantation in Children: The Nottingham Surgical Experience
    1st European Symposium on Paediatric Cochlear Implantation
    Nottingham. September 1992
  20. The Nottingham System: Rapid Accurate Assessment of Facial Nerve Function in the Clinic
    Royal Society of Medicine. London. March 1992
  21. Diathermy and Ligature Haemostasis after Tonsillectomy: A Prospective Study
    Otorhinolaryngological Research Society. Newcastle. April 1992
  22. Preliminary Characterisation of Purified Mucus from Effusions from Cleft Palate Patients
    Otorhinolaryngological Research Society. Newcastle. April 1992.
  23. Glottic Carcinoma in Situ: Surgery or Radiotherapy?
    Association of Head and Neck Oncologists of Great Britain
    London. April 1992
  24. Flow-volume Loop Spirometric Assessment of Laryngeal Function
    Otorhinolaryngological Research Society. London. October 1992
  25. Postoperative Assessment of Laryngeal Function by Tussometry
    Anaesthetic Research Society. London. November 1992
  26. Laryngeal Function as assessed by Tussometry following Topical Anaesthesia
    European Society of Anaesthetists
    Brussels, Belgium. March 1993
  27. Tussometry – An Objective Assessment of Vocal Function
    American Laryngological Association
    Beverley Hill, California, USA. April 1993
  28. Hot Wire Anemometric Assessment of Eustachian Tube Function
    1st Combined American Academy of otolaryngology/Royal Society of Medicine Conference
    Nottingham. July 1993
  29. Facial Nerve Function Grading Systems
    1st Combined American Academy of Otolaryngology/Royal Society of Medicine Conference
    Nottingham. July 1993
  30. The Established Carotid Blow-out following Laryngeal/Hypopharyngeal Cancer Surgery
    International Oncology Symposium
    Edinburgh. August 1993
  31. Bilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis in Infants: Tracheostomy or Not?
    British Association of Paediatric Otorhinolaryngologists
    Manchester. June 1993
  32. Male and Female Tussometry
    Anaesthetic Research Society. Oxford. July 1993
  33. Facial Nerve Function Grading Systems: H-B vs. Nottingham
    Otorhinolaryngological Research Society. London. October 1993
  34. Visual Determination of Paralysed Vocal Cord Position
    Otorhinolaryngological Research Society. London. October 1993
  35. A History of Tonsillectomy
    British Society for the History of ENT. Birmingham. October 1993
  36. Is Oestrogen therapy justified in the treatment of Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangictasia – A biochemical evaluation
    American Academy of Otorhinolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
    Washington, USA 2000
  37. Is spectral gradient acoustic reflectometry useful in the diagnosis of eustachian tube dysfunction?
    American Academy of Otorhinolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
    Washington, USA 2000
  38. Sildenafil and Nasal obstruction
    13th congress of the European Rhinological Society
    Barcelona 2000
  39. Is Oestrogen therapy justified in the treatment of Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangictasia – A biochemical evaluation
    18th Congress of the European Rhinological Society
    Barcelona 2000
  40. Is Oestrogen therapy justified in the treatment of Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangictasia – A biochemical evaluation
    Otorhinological Research Society. Newcastle 2000
  41. Is Tonsillectomy the cure for Idiopathic Chronic Cough?
    Otorhinological Research Society. Birmingham 2003
  42. Does use of the Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill cause changes in nasal physiology and young women?
    8th Congress of the European Society of Contraception. Edinburgh 2004
  43. The presence of female hormone receptors in the nasal mucosa
    American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
    Los Angeles 2005
  44. Assessment of Effects of hormone replacement therapy in post menopausal women on nasal physiology
    American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
    Los Angeles 2005
  45. Vascularity of the nasal mucosa in allergic rhinitis
    American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
    Los Angeles 2005
  46. Superosmia – A new vomeronasal organ mediated phenomenon
    American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
    Los Angeles 2005
  47. Do our noses lead us away from the scent?
    American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
    Los Angeles 2005
  48. Effect of female hormone manipulation on nasal physiology
    American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
    Toronto 2006
  49. Does odour cross contamination alter olfactory thresholds?
    American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
    Toronto 2006
  50. Can strong perfumes affect our olfactory thresholds?
    American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
    Toronto 2006