European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology was founded in 1864 as Archiv für Ohrenheilkunde by A. von Tröltsch A. Politzer and H. Schwartze. For further information concerning the history of the journal see the back matter in No. 10 of each volume. Aims and scope The European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology is a distinguished international journal that publishes original clinical reports and clinically relevant experimental studies as well as short communications presenting new results of special interest. Founded in 1864 the journal has continued to serve as a source of useful clinical information and as a stimulus for scientific discussion for more than a century. With peer review by a respected international editorial board and prompt English-language publication the Archives provides rapid dissemination of clinical and clinically related information by authors from throughout the world. This particular feature makes the Archives the journal of choice for readers who want to be informed about the continuing state of the art concerning basic sciences and the diagnosis and management of diseases of the head and neck on an international level.