Mr Lindsey Knight ENT Surgeon Leeds
Mr Lindsey Knight ENT Surgeon Leeds
Mr Lindsey Knight MBBCh,MPhil,FRCS(Ed),FRCS(Eng),FRCS.ORL Specialist Consultant Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon, Leeds Private Consultant ENT Specialist at Spire Hospital Leeds Specialist Paediatric ENT and Adult ENT Surgeon
Mr Lindsey KnightMBBCh,MPhil,FRCS(Ed),FRCS(Eng),FRCS.ORLSpecialist Consultant Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon, Leeds Private Consultant ENT Specialist at Spire Hospital Leeds Specialist Paediatric ENT and Adult ENT Surgeon

Research Experience



I have had extensive research experience and continue to keep uptodate with new developments and continue to actively contribute and encourage further research.

Areas of interest have included: Rhinitis, Middle ear disease, The Eustachian tube, Tonsillectomy, Paediatric Airway problems, Day case sinus surgery.


PubMed list of Peer reviewed Articles as of 2022


 R.Gan, A.Mouistafa, K.Turner, L.Knight. Histopathology of Laryngomalacia. Acta Oto-Laryngologica DOI: 10.1080/00016489.2020.1821248.

October 2020.

Mulla O, Bajaj Y, Knight L. Severe obstructive sleep apnoea due to
adenotonsillar hypertrophy after liver transplantation. BMJ Case Rep. 2012 Dec
4;2012. pii: bcr2012007059. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2012-007059. PubMed PMID: 23213127.

Rafferty A, Knight D, Bew S, Knight L. Retrospective, cross-sectional review
of delayed discharge after paediatric tracheostomy. J Laryngol Otol. 2012
Dec;126(12):1247-53. doi: 10.1017/S0022215112002289. Epub 2012 Oct 16. PubMed
PMID: 23067728.

Vaughan C, Prowse SJ, Knight LC. Hairy polyp of the oropharynx in association 
with a first branchial arch sinus. J Laryngol Otol. 2012 Dec;126(12):1302-4. doi:
10.1017/S0022215112001752. Epub 2012 Aug 29. PubMed PMID: 22932471.

Prowse S, Knight L. Congenital cysts of the infant larynx. Int J Pediatr
Otorhinolaryngol. 2012 May;76(5):708-11. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2012.02.025. Epub 
2012 Feb 28. PubMed PMID: 22376997.

Sylvester DC, Rafferty A, Bew S, Knight LC. The use of ice-lollies for pain
relief post-paediatric tonsillectomy. A single-blinded, randomised, controlled
trial. Clin Otolaryngol. 2011 Dec;36(6):566-70. doi:
10.1111/j.1749-4486.2011.02410.x. PubMed PMID: 22070741.

Kraft JK, Knight LC, Cullinane C. US and MRI of a pharyngeal hairy polyp with 
pathological correlation. Pediatr Radiol. 2011 Sep;41(9):1208-11. doi:
10.1007/s00247-011-2064-9. Epub 2011 Jun 28. PubMed PMID: 21710274.

Charlett SD, Knight LC. Pediatric myringoplasty: does previous adenoidectomy
improve the likelihood of perforation closure? Otol Neurotol. 2009
Oct;30(7):939-42. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0b013e3181b4c5e8. PubMed PMID: 19692939.

Shayah A, Loke D, Knight L. Is 2 weeks off work too generous after common ENT 
operations? Clin Otolaryngol. 2008 Oct;33(5):512-3. doi:
10.1111/j.1749-4486.2008.01735.x. PubMed PMID: 18983411.

Bajaj Y, Sethi N, Carr S, Knight LC. Endoscopic sinus surgery as day-case
procedure. J Laryngol Otol. 2009 Jun;123(6):619-22. doi:
10.1017/S0022215108003332. Epub 2008 Sep 2. Erratum in: J Laryngol Otol. 2009
Sep;123(9):1064. PubMed PMID: 18761765.

Bajaj Y, Pegg D, Gunasekaran S, Knight LC. Diode laser for paediatric airway 
procedures: a useful tool. Int J Clin Pract. 2010 Jan;64(1):51-4. doi:
10.1111/j.1742-1241.2008.01734.x. Epub 2008 Apr 14. PubMed PMID: 18422597.

Bajaj Y, Gadepalli C, Knight LC. Securing a nasopharyngeal airway. J Laryngol
Otol. 2008 Jul;122(7):733-4. Epub 2007 Nov 26. PubMed PMID: 18036280.

O'Donnell S, Murphy J, Bew S, Knight LC. Aryepiglottoplasty for
laryngomalacia: results and recommendations following a case series of 84. Int J 
Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2007 Aug;71(8):1271-5. Epub 2007 Jun 26. PubMed PMID:

Blenke EJ, Anderson AR, Raja H, Bew S, Knight LC. Obstructive sleep apnoea
adenotonsillectomy in children: when to refer to a centre with a paediatric
intensive care unit? J Laryngol Otol. 2008 Jan;122(1):42-5. Epub 2007 Apr 3.
PubMed PMID: 17403276.

Agada FO, Bell J, Knight L. Subglottic cysts in children: a 10-year review.
Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2006 Aug;70(8):1485-8. Epub 2006 May 2. PubMed
PMID: 16650484.

Maung KH, Low C, Knight LC, Cullinane CJ. Multiple cervical bronchogenic
cysts. J Laryngol Otol. 2006 Feb;120(2):145-7. PubMed PMID: 16480550.

Sharma RK, Lee CA, Gunasekaran S, Knight LC, Bielby M. Stenting for bilateral
congenital choanal atresia--a new technique. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2006
May;70(5):869-74. Epub 2005 Nov 15. PubMed PMID: 16293318.

Condon L, Knight L. Pseudosubluxation of the cervical spine. Br J Hosp Med
(Lond). 2005 Oct;66(10):586. PubMed PMID: 16255267.

Giridharan W, Papanikolou V, Knight L. 'Buzz' in the ear. Ear Nose Throat J. 
2004 Feb;83(2):83. PubMed PMID: 15008436.

Homer JJ, Williams BT, Semple P, Swanepoel A, Knight LC. Tonsillectomy by
guillotine is less painful than by dissection. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol.
2000 Jan 30;52(1):25-9. PubMed PMID: 10699236.

England RJ, Homer JJ, Knight LC, Ell SR. Nasal pH measurement: a reliable and
repeatable parameter. Clin Otolaryngol Allied Sci. 1999 Feb;24(1):67-8. PubMed
PMID: 10196653.

England RJ, Strachan DR, Knight LC. Streptococcal tonsillitis and its
association with psoriasis: a review. Clin Otolaryngol Allied Sci. 1997
Dec;22(6):532-5. Review. PubMed PMID: 9466065.

Flanagan PM, Knight LC, Thomas A, Browning S, Aymat A, Clayton MI. Hearing
aids and glue ear. Clin Otolaryngol Allied Sci. 1996 Aug;21(4):297-300. PubMed
PMID: 8889292.

Knight LC, Saeed SR, Hradek GT, Schindler RA. Insulin receptors on the
endolymphatic sac: an autoradiographic study. Laryngoscope. 1995
Jun;105(6):635-8. PubMed PMID: 7769949.

Knight LC, Hilger A. The effects of grommet insertion on Eustachian tube
function. Clin Otolaryngol Allied Sci. 1993 Dec;18(6):459-61. PubMed PMID:

Knight LC, Eccles R. The relationship between nasal airway resistance and
middle ear pressure in subjects with acute upper respiratory tract infection.
Acta Otolaryngol. 1993 Mar;113(2):196-200. PubMed PMID: 8475736.

Mayall FG, Hickman J, Knight LC, Singharo S. An amalgam tattoo of the soft
palate: a case report with energy dispersive X-ray analysis. J Laryngol Otol.
1992 Sep;106(9):834-5. PubMed PMID: 1431528.

Knight LC, Eccles R, Morris S. Seasonal allergic rhinitis and its effects on 
eustachian tube function and middle ear pressure. Clin Otolaryngol Allied Sci.
1992 Aug;17(4):308-12. PubMed PMID: 1526048.

Yardley MP, Knight LC. Extra cranial arteriovenous malformations presenting
as pulsatile tinnitus. Br J Clin Pract. 1992 Spring;46(1):71-2. PubMed PMID:

Knight LC. Temporal changes in unilateral middle ear pressure under basal
conditions. Clin Otolaryngol Allied Sci. 1991 Dec;16(6):543-6. PubMed PMID:

Knight LC. Chloral hydrate and middle ear pressure. J Laryngol Otol. 1991
Oct;105(10):876. PubMed PMID: 1753206.

Knight LC, Eccles R, Reilly M. Cyclical changes in nasal airway resistance
and middle ear pressures. Acta Otolaryngol. 1991;111(4):769-75. PubMed PMID:

Knight L, Yardley M, Jones A. The dangers resulting from inaccurate
computer-based operative records. Br J Clin Pract. 1991 Spring;45(1):41-2. PubMed
PMID: 1931541.


Knight LC. Lingual abscess: a rarity. Br J Clin Pract. 1991
Winter;45(4):294-5. PubMed PMID: 1810366.

Knight LC, Eccles R. The effect of postural change and upper respiratory
tract infection on middle ear pressure. Acta Otolaryngol. 1991;111(6):1075-82.
PubMed PMID: 1763629.


Shone GR, Yardley MP, Knight LC. Mucociliary function in the early weeks
after nasal surgery. Rhinology. 1990 Dec;28(4):265-8. PubMed PMID: 2293322.

Knight LC, Lesser TH. Changing incidence of sinus infection in children. J
Laryngol Otol. 1989 Jul;103(7):659-60. PubMed PMID: 2788202.

Davies JE, Semeraro D, Knight LC, Griffiths GJ. Middle ear neoplasms showing 
adenomatous and neuroendocrine components. J Laryngol Otol. 1989
Apr;103(4):404-7. PubMed PMID: 2715695.

Knight LC, Lesser TH. Fish bones in the throat. Arch Emerg Med. 1989
Mar;6(1):13-6. PubMed PMID: 2712982; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1285551.


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