Conditions We Treat in Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)

Conditions We Treat in Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)

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Airway Disorders

Pediatric airway disorders happen when a child's airway becomes obstructed or damaged. Learn more.

Pediatric Laryngotracheal Clefts

A laryngotracheal cleft is a gap between the upper airway passage and the esophagus that makes swallowing food and liquid difficult. Learn more.

Tracheal Stenosis

Learn more about pediatric tracheal stenosis, which occurs when a child’s trachea (windpipe) Is narrowed or constricted.

Pediatric Tracheomalacia

Tracheomalacia is a condition that causes the trachea (windpipe) to collapse, making it difficult to breathe. Learn the causes and symptoms.

Pediatric Allergies

Among the most common health problems in children, allergies—and particularly food allergies—are on the rise. Children’s Health provides outstanding care for children with allergic diseases.

Pediatric Ear Infections (Otitis Media)

An ear infection, or otitis media, is the number 1 reason parents bring their child to a doctor. While ear infections are rare in adults, 75 percent of children will develop an ear infection by the time they are 3 years old.

Pediatric Cholesteatoma

A cholesteatoma is a skin cyst that develops inside the ear, which can lead to hearing loss and balance issues. Learn more about the causes and symptoms.

Pediatric Deviated Septum

A deviated septum is when the cartilage that separates the nasal passages is off-center. Learn the symptoms and causes.

Pediatric External Auditory Canal Atresia (EAC)

The doctors at Children’s Health are experts in treating kids with external auditory canal atresia. Every patient is evaluated by the ENT team to develop a care plan that is designed especially for him or her.

Pediatric Head and Neck Lumps

Noticed a lump on your child's head or neck? Enlarged lymph nodes & cysts are common causes of pediatric head & neck lumps. Learn more from Children's Health.

Pediatric Laryngitis

Learn more about laryngitis, a condition in which inflamed vocal chords cause the voice to be hoarse.

Pediatric Mastoiditis

Mastoiditis is a complication of a middle ear infection that causes inflammation and infection of the mastoid bone, located in the middle ear. Learn more.

Pediatric Meniere's Disease

Meniere’s disease is an inner ear disorder rarely seen in children. It affects balance and hearing. Learn the symptoms.

Pediatric Sinusitis

Pediatric sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinuses, usually caused by a virus. Sinusitis may also be the result of fungus or bacteria and exacerbated by allergies.

Pediatric Sleep-Disordered Breathing (SDB)

Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) disorders cause breathing to stop or become shallow while sleeping. SDBs include conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea. While common in adults, obstructive sleep apnea affects only between 2% and 3 % of children.

Pediatric Strep Throat

Strep throat is a type of sore throat condition that can lead to serious complications if not properly treated. Learn more about this condition.

Pediatric Streptococcus

The streptococcus bacterium is highly contagious and can lead to a number of other conditions, such as strep throat. Learn more about this condition.

Pediatric Stridor

When your child has stridor, noisy breathing indicates that there is a blockage in the upper airway. Learn more.

Pediatric Swimmer’s Ear

Swimmer's ear is inflammation of the external ear canal caused by water getting into the ear and not draining. Learn the symptoms.

Pediatric Tinnitus

If your child hears constant noise in the ears that cannot be explained by an external sound, it could be tinnitus. Learn the signs.

Pediatric Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis is a bacterial or viral infection that causes inflammation to the glands in the back of the throat. Learn the symptoms.

Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

When a person is deaf or hard of hearing, it means he or she does not process sound the same way a person with typical hearing does. This difference can range from not being able to hear a few sounds to not hearing any sounds at all.

Pediatric Language Delay

Language delays can occur in children who are deaf or hard of hearing. To learn more about causes and treatments for language delays, visit Children's Health.

Pediatric Feeding Disorder

Learn more about pediatric feeding disorders, which occur when a child has difficulty preparing food or liquid in the mouth to be swallowed.

Pediatric Dysphagia (Swallowing Disorder)

Swallowing and feeding disorders are common in children. It's estimated between 25% and 45% of normally developing children have some form of the condition. Learn more about pediatric dysphagia, which occurs when a child has difficulty swallowing foods or liquids.

Pediatric Chronic Aspiration

Chronic aspiration is caused by foreign bodies repeatedly being inhaled into the lungs. Learn about the causes and symptoms.

Pediatric Oral Aversion

Oral aversion is the fear or reluctance to eat or drink. Learn more about causes and symptoms.

Pediatric Laryngeal Stenosis

Laryngeal stenosis is a narrowing of the airway that can be present at birth or caused by an injury. Learn more about how it affects your child’s voice and breathing.

Pediatric Laryngeal Webs

A laryngeal web is a fibrous layer of tissue that stretches between the vocal cords. Learn how it can affect your child’s voice and breathing.

Pediatric Neurogenic Dysphonia

Neurogenic dysphonia refers to vocal changes that result from conditions affecting the central nervous system. Learn more about the disorder.

Pediatric Laryngomalacia

Laryngomalacia causes noisy breathing in babies due to malformed and floppy tissue covering their vocal cords. Learn more about this throat condition.

Subglottic Stenosis

Learn more about pediatric subglottic stenosis, which occurs when the child’s airway becomes narrow in the larynx (voice box).

Pediatric Laryngeal Papillomas

Laryngeal papillomas are wart-like growths that form on the larynx and can spread to the respiratory tract. Learn how they affect the voice and breathing.

Vocal Cord Paralysis

Learn more about pediatric vocal cord paralysis, which occurs when a child’s vocal chords cannot move. This impacts their voice and breathing.

Pediatric Vocal Cord Polyps

Vocal cord polyps are swollen, blister-like structures that form on the vocal cords due to vocal abuse. Learn how they can affect your child’s voice.

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