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What are Singer’s nodules (vocal nodules)?

Singer’s nodules are small nodules that usually form on the vocal cords as a result of excessive or improper use of the vocal cords. They might be easily reversible if detected early and treated accordingly. However, in chronic cases, they need to be removed with endoscopic surgery. The right and left vocal cords are dynamic […]


What are Osteomas?

Osteomas are the most common benign bony growth within the nasal passages and the sinuses. An osteoma is the focus of very dense bony deposit that might form within the paranasal sinuses. At the present time we do not know what causes osteomas to form, and what regulates their growth rate. Most osteomas of the […]


What is Dysphagia?

Dysphagia is a clinical term that refers to any condition interfering with swallowing. The patients may have difficulty swallowing solids, liquids, or both. While in some people this is more of a rapid onset problem, others experience a slow gradual onset. In the more severe forms, patients may experience such severe difficulty that they may […]



How do you fix a nasal fracture?

The outside of the nasal passages has bone and a cartilage that gives shape to the external nose. The lower part is made from cartilage that is mostly pliable and can withstand forces without breaking, and the upper part, between the eyes, is made from bone. Trauma to the outside of the nose can sometimes […]


What are Pre-Auricular Cysts?

Some people are born with a small dimple right in front of the ear, where the arch of the ear lobe inserts into the face. Simply put, this is a remnant of a cyst that used to exist in front of our ears before we were born. In the majority of the people, this cyst […]


How can I prepare for my visit with a specialist?

There are many things the patient can do before, during, and after a doctor’s visit to maximize their experience from the encounter.   Hopefully, this primer for doctor visit can help the you achieve maximum utility from your visit with a specialist. Below you will find a number of things that you can do to […]


What is the role of the nasal septum?

Many patients are somehow confused about what the septum is and what the role of it is in our nasal passages. Anatomically, the septum refers to the wall that separates the left and right sides of our nasal passages. There is mucous membrane lining over the entire septum on either side, and the center part […]


What is Propel sinus implant?

Endoscopic sinus surgery if performed in patient who meet the criteria for chronic sinusitis in order to further widen the sinus drainage passages. Endoscopic instruments are used to anatomically make the sinuses more accessible for natural drainage as well as sinus irrigation. Occasionally, the degree of sinus opening that was achieved at the end of […]


What are the turbinates?

The nasal passages are lined in the middle with what is called the nasal septum. On the side walls on each side, there are three sets of turbinates: The upper (superior), the middle, and the lower (inferior). The turbinates are bony projections with mucous membrane lining that provide additional surface area to the air that […]


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