Nasal Polyps

Nasal Polyps

Overview Nasal polyps are soft, painless, noncancerous growths on the lining of your nasal passages or sinuses. They hang down like teardrops or grapes. They result from chronic inflammation and are associated with asthma, recurring infection, allergies, drug...
Broken nose

Broken nose

Diagnosis Your doctor may press gently on the outside of your nose and its surrounding areas. He or she may look inside your nasal passage to check for obstruction and further signs of broken bones. Your doctor may use anesthetics — either a nasal spray or local...
Acoustic Neuroma

Acoustic Neuroma

Overview Acoustic neuroma, also known as vestibular schwannoma, is a noncancerous and usually slow-growing tumor that develops on the main (vestibular) nerve leading from your inner ear to your brain. Branches of this nerve directly influence your balance and hearing,...
Chronic Sinusitis

Chronic Sinusitis

Overview Chronic sinusitis occurs when the spaces inside your nose and head (sinuses) are swollen and inflamed for three months or longer, despite treatment. This common condition interferes with the way mucus normally drains, and makes your nose stuffy. Breathing...
EPIGLOTTITIS

EPIGLOTTITIS

Epiglottitis is defined as inflammation of the epiglottis, most often due to an infectious etiology. Rapid airway obstruction can result from progressive inflammation and edema of the epiglottis. Mortality rates for epiglottitis range from 7% to 20% in adults and are...
Septoplasty

Septoplasty

Overview Septoplasty (SEP-toe-plas-tee) is a surgical procedure to straighten the bone and cartilage dividing the space between your two nostrils (septum). When the septum is crooked, it’s known as a deviated septum. A deviated septum can make it harder to...
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