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Ear, nose, throat, otology, rhinology, laryngology, head and neck

Christopher J Chin, Maria M Khami, Murad Husein
OBJECTIVE: Down Syndrome (DS) is the most common chromosome abnormality in liveborn children. Otolaryngologists frequently encounter these patients in their practice; in one survey, 50% of DS patients had been seen by Otolaryngology at least once. As such, it is essential that the practicing Otolaryngologist is aware of the otologic, rhinologic, and laryngologic manifestations of this complex disease and comfortable in the management and treatment of these unique patients. Our goal was to provide this information in a concise and definitive document...
June 2014: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
U Vorwerk, T Vorwerk, W Vorwerk
The separation of laryngology and rhinology from the medical field and of otology from the surgical field in the 1850s led to the development of an independent field: the ear, nose and throat diseases, head and neck surgery. Therefore, oto-rhino-laryngology (ORL) has its roots in surgery. Concerning this and considering common anatomic circumstances, ORL medical aspects should be relevant to the surgeon. This concerns traumatological cases, the problem of difficult intubation and the common treatment of a series of illnesses of the upper aerodigestive tract, in particular problems of the major tumour surgery...
February 2015: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
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