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Ear, nose, and throat 

Ear, nose, and throat
Ear, nose, and throat

Nicholas Steventon

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date: 26 June 2022

This chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties explores the ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialty. It outlines examination in the ENT in general and investigates each area in depth. The ear is explored including hearing tests, painful ears (otalgia), discharging ears, otitis media, and fluid in the middle ear. Deafness in childhood and adults is discussed, as well as tinnitus, acoustic neuroma, noise-induced hearing loss, and vertigo. The nose is explored, including the paranasal sinuses, nasal injury, foreign bodies, and nosebleed. The throat is investigated, including sore throat, stridor, hoarseness (dysphonia), dysphagia, cancer, palsy, neck lumps, and salivary glands. Dentistry for doctors is also explored.

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