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Introduction to Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders in Children

By

Udayan K. Shah

, MD, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Last full review/revision Sep 2020| Content last modified Sep 2020
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Ear, nose, and throat disorders, particularly infections, are extremely common among children.

A Look Inside the Ear

Inside the Ear

A Look Inside the Nose and Throat

A Look Inside the Nose and Throat

Other disorders, such as hearing impairment Hearing Impairment in Children Hearing loss in newborns most commonly results from cytomegalovirus infection or genetic defects and in older children results from ear infections or earwax. If children do not respond to sounds... read more Hearing Impairment in Children and neck masses Neck Masses in Children Neck masses are swellings that can be seen or felt in the neck. Neck masses are extremely common among children. The most common cause of neck mass in children is One or more enlarged lymph... read more , affect fewer children but are potentially serious. In general, any abnormality of a child’s ear, nose, or throat (see Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis is a rare, noncancerous (benign) tumor of the respiratory system, commonly affecting the voice box (larynx). Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis is caused... read more and see Juvenile Angiofibromas Juvenile Angiofibromas Juvenile angiofibroma is a rare noncancerous (benign) tumor that grows in the back of the nose, in the same area where the adenoids are located. Juvenile angiofibroma occurs most commonly among... read more ) that does not resolve within several days should be evaluated by a doctor. Sometimes these disorders and abnormalities, if untreated, lead to problems with communication Communication Disorders in Children A communication disorder can involve hearing, voice, speech, language, or a combination. More than 10% of children have a communication disorder. A disorder in one area of communication may... read more .

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