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This procedure uses a long, thin, flexible tube with a light source and a video camera at one end to analyse and diagnose conditions of the area where the nose and throat connect.
A procedure involving the complete surgical removal of a lump or bump from the external ear, to aid diagnosis of a condition.
The septum is the anatomical structure dividing the nasal cavity into two halves. Lesions may be caused by a range of conditions, including trauma, infection or tumours. Removing the lesion can aid biopsy and improves nasal breathing.
This procedure treats infections in the sinus cavities between the eyes and along the sides of the nose. Surgical tools are used that enter the body through the nose and any infected tissue or bone is removed.
This procedure takes place under general anaesthetic and involves making an opening into a blocked sinus caused by infection. The procedure enables the sinus to drain properly and relieves any pain.
A procedure whereby a tiny cut is made in the ear drum to relieve built up fluid in the middle ear. If thick fluid is present, a tiny plastic tube – a grommet – is placed in the hole to allow air to pass through, drying up any fluid.
An investigative technique where a flexible telescope is used to look inside the nasal space to analyse from above how the palate is working during speech and swallowing.
This procedure is used on patients with acute frontal sinusitis. It can prevent life-threatening complications when the infection is unresponsive to maximal medical treatment.
Nasal polyps can arise due to chronic nasal and sinus infection. They are removed to improve nasal breathing. Most of the time they are removed as part of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.
A quick surgical procedure to straighten the nasal septum – the partition between the two cavities – to improve airflow. The surgery can take place under local or general anaesthetic.
There are three sets of turbinate bones in the nose: inferior, middle and superior turbinates. Enlargement of these may cause nasal obstruction. Reduction in the size of the turbinates improves nasal breathing.
A procedure to reconstruct the eardrum or the small bones of the middle ear, the ossicles. If needed, grafts are usually taken from the lobe of the ear.