This chapter reviews otolaryngology conditions most commonly seen by pediatricians. Included are issues involving the ears, nose, and nasopharynx; the sinuses, throat, mouth, and oropharynx; and the neck. The most common surgical otolaryngologic procedures will also be discussed. Many of these conditions can be effectively identified, diagnosed, and treated by primary care physicians. However, for certain conditions, prompt identification and timely referral to an otolaryngologist is required.
KeywordsOtitis media (OM) Pharyngitis Neck mass Laryngomalacia Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) Tonsillectomy
The authors gratefully acknowledge the contributions of Josee Paradis, MD, Paediatric Surgery, London Health Sciences Centre—Victoria Hospital, London, Ontario, Canada, to the first edition of this chapter, many of which have been incorporated into this edition as well.
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