Archive for the ‘Nose Clinic’ Category

Nasal Septal Deviation in Childhood

August 28th, 2018 by admin in Nose Clinic, Paediatric Otolaryngology Comments Off on Nasal Septal Deviation in Childhood

The nasal septum is the partition that divides the nose into two halves. The front of it is cartilage and the back of it is bone. It provides the site of an important growth plate for normal mid-facial growth and development. The exact site of the growth plate has not been identified. If we look […]

Where should I have my laryngeal surgery performed?

August 21st, 2018 by admin in Nose Clinic, Throat Clinic Comments Off on Where should I have my laryngeal surgery performed?

There is an increasing trend to perform minor laryngeal procedures as in office procedures under local anaesthesia without an anaesthetist being present. This has come about because Health Insurance companies in the United States of America will no longer provide rebates for microlaryngeal surgery done in the operating room, under general anaesthesia in a hospital. […]

Paediatric Runny Nose in Winter

June 5th, 2018 by admin in Nose Clinic, Paediatric Otolaryngology Comments Off on Paediatric Runny Nose in Winter

Entering winter, you will notice that many of your children have a perennial runny nose. The most common causes of this are viral upper respiratory tract infection. Even if the mucous becomes quite thick and yellow, it is unlikely to be a significant bacterial infection. Remember that diagnosis of sinusitis in children is uncommon, and […]

Sinusitis in the Paediatric Age Group, Specifically in Children Under Five

May 24th, 2018 by admin in Nose Clinic, Paediatric Otolaryngology Comments Off on Sinusitis in the Paediatric Age Group, Specifically in Children Under Five

Infection of the nose, or rhinitis, is common in young children. It is primarily due to the fact that the back of the nose is often blocked by adenoid tissue, interfering with proper drainage of mucous. Under the age of one year, a lot of children have a condition called snuffly nose of childhood, where […]

Frontal Sinus Stenting

May 8th, 2018 by admin in Nose Clinic Comments Off on Frontal Sinus Stenting

Infections of the frontal sinus are often debilitating and difficult to treat. Using the current techniques of endoscopic sinus surgery, the nasofrontal recess and the frontal duct opening are very difficult to access. Combining an external approach, through a keyhole incision (called external frontal sinusotomy) with an endonasal endoscopic technique allows the frontal sinus to […]

Blocked nose after Rhinoplasty

March 28th, 2018 by admin in Nose Clinic Comments Off on Blocked nose after Rhinoplasty

If you have undergone a rhinoplasty, and are unfortunate enough not to be able to breathe through your nose after the operation, it’s usually due to one of three things. The most common thing is failure to properly correct the nasal septum or the partition that sits in the middle of your nose. The second […]

Intra Nasal Steroid Spray

March 21st, 2018 by admin in Nose Clinic Comments Off on Intra Nasal Steroid Spray

The use of intra nasal steroid spray is the main stay of treatment for chronic rhinosinusitis. A recent analysis of all the evidence available showed that using low dose water based surfactant intra nasal steroids is only slightly better than nothing at all or using normal saline sprays. With regards the different intra nasal steroids […]

Nose bleeds and blood pressure

March 14th, 2018 by admin in Nose Clinic Comments Off on Nose bleeds and blood pressure

The association between high blood pressure and nose bleeds remains controversial. There is clear evidence that in the elderly, uncontrolled high blood pressure is associated with severe nosebleeds. Unlike the bleeds that occur in younger adults or in children, which are venous bleeds occurring from the front of the nose; these bleeds are major and […]

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 […]

Fungal Sinusitis

February 1st, 2018 by admin in Nose Clinic Comments Off on Fungal Sinusitis

Fungal infection of the paranasal sinuses has been increasingly blamed for causing many cases of chronic rhinosinusitis. Fungal sinusitis patients present with symptoms of chronic sinusitis, which may include facial pressure, headache, blocked nose, stuffiness, postal nasal drip and cough. The condition should be suspected in individuals with intractable sinusitis and recurrent nasal polyps. The […]