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Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders in Childhood

Otolaryngology , also called otorhinolaryngology , is the medical speciality concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the ear, nose, and throat. Traditionally, treatment of the ear was associated with that of the eye in medical practice. With the development of laryngology (study of the throat) in the late 19th century, the connection between the ear and throat became known, and otologists became associated with laryngologists, thus the birth of this discipline.

The main eye, nose and throat problems in children dealt with in this section include the following:

Ear Problems Nose Problems Throat Problems
Hearing Problems Juvenile angiofibromas Laryngitis
External otitis Sinusitis Juvenile papillomas
Otitis media   Adenoids
Labyrinthitis   Tonsilitis

The information in this page is presented in summarised form and has been taken from the following source(s):
1. The Encycloædia Britannica© Online: http://www.britannica.com/


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