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  • Symptoms

    Sensorineural deafness

    The ear consists of external, middle, and inner structures. The eardrum and the three tiny bones conduct sound from the eardrum to the cochlea.

    Sensorineural deafness is a type of hearing loss. It occurs from damage to the inner ear, the nerve that runs from the ear to the brain (auditory nerve), or...

  • Disease

    Septal hematoma

    The interior of the heart is composed of valves, chambers, and associated vessels.

    A septal hematoma is collection of blood within the septum. The septum is the part of the nose between the two nostrils. An injury disrupts the blood vessels...

  • Surgery

    Septoplasty

    Septoplasty is surgery to correct any problems in the nasal septum, the wall inside the nose that separates the nostrils.

  • Test

    Sinus CT scan

    A computed tomography (CT) scan of the sinus is an imaging test that uses x-rays to make detailed pictures of the air-filled spaces inside the face (sinuses).

  • Test

    Sinus MRI scan

    A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the sinuses creates detailed pictures of the air-filled spaces inside the skull. These spaces are called the...

  • Test

    Sinus x-ray

    The sinuses are hollow cavities within the facial bones.  Sinuses are not fully developed until after age twelve.  When people speak of sinus infections, they are most frequently referring to the maxillary and frontal sinuses.

    A sinus is an imaging test to look at the sinuses. These are the air-filled spaces in the front of the skull.

  • Disease

    Sinusitis

    The sinuses are hollow cavities within the facial bones.  Sinuses are not fully developed until after age twelve.  When people speak of sinus infections, they are most frequently referring to the maxillary and frontal sinuses.

    Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinuses. It occurs as the result of an infection from a virus, bacteria, or fungus.

  • Symptoms

    Smell - impaired

    Impaired smell is the partial or total loss or abnormal perception of the sense of smell.

  • Disease

    Speech disorders - children

    Speech disorders refer to several conditions in which a person has problems creating or forming the speech sounds needed to communicate with others. Three...

  • Symptoms

    Stuffy or runny nose – children

    Structures of the throat include the esophagus, trachea, epiglottis and tonsils.

    A stuffy or congested nose occurs when the tissues lining the nose become swollen. The swelling is due to inflamed blood vessels. The problem may also...