Archive for the ‘Mouth’ Category

The Long-Term Immunological Effects of Removing Tonsils and Adenoids

June 12th, 2018 by admin in Mouth Comments Off on The Long-Term Immunological Effects of Removing Tonsils and Adenoids

It has long been held that the long-term immunological effects of removing tonsils and adenoids were negligible. This was primarily because lymphoid tissue also occurs in the pharynx and the base of the tongue, in an anatomical configuration called Waldeyer’s ring. A recent study was undertaken comprising of researchers at the University of Copenhagen in […]

Loss of smell in the elderly

March 6th, 2018 by admin in Mouth, Nose Clinic Comments Off on Loss of smell in the elderly

Loss of smell is associated nearly always with some alteration in taste. The most common cause follows a viral infection were there is either swelling in the lining of the nose with resultant reduction in penetration into the olfactory cleft (the area where nerve endings of smell are), or the virus can actually damage the […]

Techniques Of Tonsillectomy

July 28th, 2017 by admin in Mouth, Throat Clinic Comments Off on Techniques Of Tonsillectomy

There has been a lot of attention in the media recently about different techniques of doing tonsillectomy, particularly the potential role for newer technologies, such as using a harmonic scalpel or a coblator. Although these products are being heavily promoted, the review of the literature shows that how your tonsillectomy is done, that is to […]

Oral Cavity Lesions

April 13th, 2017 by admin in Havas ENT Clinics, Mouth Comments Off on Oral Cavity Lesions

Oral cavity lesion can be caused by a wide variety of factors. Many are relatively harmless, however some may represent an increased risk of malignant transformation and should be dealt with more aggressively. Geographic tongue is an inflammatory condition of the mucous membrane of the tongue, usually on the dorsal surface. It is a relatively […]

Burning Mouth Syndrome

March 22nd, 2017 by admin in Havas ENT Clinics, Mouth Comments Off on Burning Mouth Syndrome

Burning mouth syndrome is characterised by a burning sensation in the tongue or lips, gums, palate, throat, or the whole of mouth usually in the absence of any clinical or laboratory findings. The major symptoms are burning pain, dryness and altered taste. It is more common in women than men, and particularly more common in […]

HPV in Cancer of the Head and Neck

March 2nd, 2017 by admin in Head and Neck Cancer, Mouth, Throat Clinic Comments Off on HPV in Cancer of the Head and Neck

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is one of most common sexually transmitted infections in Australia. It is highly contagious, and as well as affecting genital areas, can infect the mouth and throat. HPV found in the mouth and throat is called ‘oral HPV’. Few studies have examined how people get oral HPV, but it is suggested that […]

Tonsillar Stones

December 8th, 2016 by admin in Havas ENT Clinics, Laser Surgery, Mouth, Throat Clinic Comments Off on Tonsillar Stones

A tonsillolith or tonsillar stone is a piece, or more commonly, clusters of calcareous matter that forms in the crypts or crevasses of the palatine tonsils (commonly known as the tonsils). They are white or cream in colour and range in size from a pin head to the size of a pea. They often have […]

Chronic Neuropathic Cough

July 10th, 2015 by admin in Mouth, Throat Clinic, Voice Clinic Comments Off on Chronic Neuropathic Cough

Have you been experiencing a chronic cough that is unresponsive to management for asthma, reflux, or allergy? It is possible that you are suffering from a relatively newly described condition called ‘chronic neuropathic cough.’ This condition is caused by hypersensitive sensory receptors that initiate a cough without any actual irritation. These sensory receptors are found […]

Intracapsular Tonsillotomy

June 3rd, 2015 by admin in Mouth, Voice Clinic Comments Off on Intracapsular Tonsillotomy

Winter is the season when we get more sore throat, coughs and cold. Not only is the time when we get more viral upper respiratory infections, it is the time children are more likely to get tonsillitis. Tonsillectomy remains the most commonly performed and one of the safest operations in the world. More and more […]

Should I be concerned that my ulcer is not healing?

March 20th, 2015 by admin in Mouth Comments Off on Should I be concerned that my ulcer is not healing?

Any ulcer in the mouth should cause you concern. The single most common cause of a significant painful non-healing ulcer is a cancer. You are much more likely to get a cancer if you smoke, drink, regularly use alcoholic mouthwashes, and or have any adult manifestation of the Human Papilloma or wart virus. Signs of […]