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Acute Otitis Externa

While acute otitis externa is a relatively common condition, treating it can still present some unexpected twists and turns...

Anatomical Characteristics of the Stapedial Annular Ligament

The oval window region has recently been identified as a potential route for drug diffusion into the inner ear. Locally applied gadolinium...

Ear Exostoses

This abnormal bone growth within the ear canal - common in swimmers, scuba divers and surfers...

Endoscopic Anatomy and Surgical Implications

The round window region is of critical importance in the anatomy of the middle ear. The aim of this paper is to describe its anatomy from an...

Endoscopic Anatomy of the Protympanum

The protympanum, or bony portion of the eustachian tube (ET), is a middle ear space that lies anterior to the mesotympanum...

Endoscopic Ear Surgery

Exciting advances in endoscopic surgery techniques offer useful new options for otology patients...

Endoscopically Guided Transtympanic ET Balloon Catheter Dilatation

The Eustachian tube (ET) is a unifying passageway between the nose and ear and its function remains incompletely understood...

Eustachian Tube Redefined

Since its first description by Eustachius, the concept of the Eustachian tube as partly bony structure has taken deep roots in our understanding of its anatomy...

Hearing Loss in Children

EARING loss in children is a common problem that encompasses a broad differential diagnosis. Knowledge of normal auditory developmental milestones...

Hearing Loss in the Ageing Patient

Hearing loss in the ageing patient is common. In recent Australian surveys, 26.6% of the population have some hearing impairment...

SEES Video Tutorial Article ENT News May 2016

The strength of endoscopic ear surgery (EES) is that it allows high definition visualisation of middle ear anatomy in an in situ and intact way...

Single Sided Deafness

Single-sided deafness refers to significant or total sensorineural hearing loss unilaterally. There are about 200 new cases...

Sleep Apnoea

Tiredness and fatigue are common reasons for presenting to GPs. Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is one...

Tonsillectomy, Adenoidectomy, Adenotonsillectomy in Childhood

Clinicians should recommend watchful waiting for recurrent throat infection if there have been fewer than 7 episodes in the past year...

Tonsillectomy in Children

Tonsillectomy is one of the most common surgical procedures in the United States, with more than 530 000 procedures performed annually in children younger than 15 years...

Transtympanic Balloon Dilatation in Eustachian Tube

Balloon catheter dilatation treatments have resulted in successful outcomes in various specialties and have been used in many...

Tympanic Membrane Perforations

Tympanic membrane perforations are holes in the eardrum that most commonly occur as a consequence of either ear infections or trauma to the ear...

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