Category Archives: Otolaryngology (ENT)

Otolaryngology, (Ear, Nose and Throat) : clinical news and articles on the latest information from and for the medical community relating to the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose and throat disorders as well as conditions of the head and neck.

Rhinosporidiosis: Experience in an Endemic Area in India

Rhinosporidiosis has been defined as a chronic granulomatous disease characterized by production of polyps and other manifestations of hyperplasia of nasal mucosa. (1) The etiological agent is Rhinosporidium seeberi. Rhinosporidium seeberi was initially believed to be a sporozoan, but it is now considered to be a fungus and has been provisionally placed under…

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Role of X-rays in Rhinology

X-rays in the present day context are considered to be outdated by rhinologists. CT scan images have replaced conventional X-ray imaging, but X-rays still have a role in the field of rhinology. The inherent advantages like easy availability and cost effectiveness make this investigation still relevant in the present day scenario.

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Presbyacusis – A Review of Causes, Symptoms, and Management

Abstract Life expectancy of humans is on the rise with the world’s human population aging rapidly. According to a report from the US Census Bureau, nearly 24% of the current world population is above the age of 50. This is a phenomenal number. However, a common condition associated with old… 

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Total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) in otolaryngological surgeries

Abstract Total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) is a technique of anaesthesia that involves the use of intravenous drugs to anaesthetize the patient without the use of inhalational agents. TIVA is becoming a popular mode of anaesthesia in otolaryngological surgeries. This article reviews the entire procedure of TIVA from the otolaryngologist’s perspective…. 

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Non-syndromic hearing impairment in India: High allelic heterogeneity among mutations in TMPRSS3, TMC1, USHIC, CDH23 and TMIE

Hearing impairment is the most common sensory defect in humans, occurring at a frequency of about one in 1000 live births, of which 50% are due to genetic causes [1]. About 70% of hereditary hearing loss is non-syndromic, wherein hearing impairment is not associated with any additional clinical phenotype. To date, 65 genes for non-syndromic hearing loss (NSHL) have been identified (http://hereditaryhearingloss.org/) [2].

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