Pediatric airway disorders happen when a child's airway becomes obstructed or damaged. Learn more.
Conditions We Treat in Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)
A laryngotracheal cleft is a gap between the upper airway passage and the esophagus that makes swallowing food and liquid difficult. Learn more.
Learn more about pediatric tracheal stenosis, which occurs when a child’s trachea (windpipe) Is narrowed or constricted.
Tracheomalacia is a condition that causes the trachea (windpipe) to collapse, making it difficult to breathe. Learn the causes and symptoms.
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.
Ankyloglossia, also called tongue-tie, is a congenital anomaly that limits the way a child is able to move their tongue. Learn more.
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.
Read on to learn more about the signs and symptoms of Chronic Ear Infections from the Pediatric ENT department at Children's Health.
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.
A deviated septum is when the cartilage that separates the nasal passages is off-center. Learn the symptoms and causes.
Learn more about pediatric esophageal foreign bodies, which is when a child swallows a foreign object or when food gets stuck in the throat.
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.
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.
Learn more about laryngitis, a condition in which inflamed vocal chords cause the voice to be hoarse.
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.
Meniere’s disease is an inner ear disorder rarely seen in children. It affects balance and hearing. Learn the symptoms.
Nosebleeds are common in children and are not usually serious. Learn the causes.
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.
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.
Strep throat is a type of sore throat condition that can lead to serious complications if not properly treated. Learn more about this condition.
The streptococcus bacterium is highly contagious and can lead to a number of other conditions, such as strep throat. Learn more about this condition.
When your child has stridor, noisy breathing indicates that there is a blockage in the upper airway. Learn more.
Swimmer's ear is inflammation of the external ear canal caused by water getting into the ear and not draining. Learn the symptoms.
Tympanic membrane perforation (ruptured eardrum) is a tear in the skin separating the ear canal from the middle ear. Learn more about the causes.
If your child hears constant noise in the ears that cannot be explained by an external sound, it could be tinnitus. Learn the signs.
Tonsillitis is a bacterial or viral infection that causes inflammation to the glands in the back of the throat. Learn the symptoms.
Vertigo can cause your child to feel dizzy and affect balance. Learn the causes and symptoms.
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.
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.
Learn more about pediatric feeding disorders, which occur when a child has difficulty preparing food or liquid in the mouth to be swallowed.
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.
Chronic aspiration is caused by foreign bodies repeatedly being inhaled into the lungs. Learn about the causes and symptoms.
Macroglossia is the result of an unusually large tongue. Learn more about the causes and symptoms.
Oral aversion is the fear or reluctance to eat or drink. Learn more about causes and symptoms.
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.
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.
Neurogenic dysphonia refers to vocal changes that result from conditions affecting the central nervous system. Learn more about the disorder.
Laryngomalacia causes noisy breathing in babies due to malformed and floppy tissue covering their vocal cords. Learn more about this throat condition.
Post airway reconstructive hoarseness refers to a hoarse voice experienced after surgery to repair the airway. Learn more.
Learn more about pediatric subglottic stenosis, which occurs when the child’s airway becomes narrow in the larynx (voice box).
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 nodules (also called singer’s nodules) are callous-like lesions that form on the vocal cords. Learn how they affect your child’s voice.
Learn more about pediatric vocal cord paralysis, which occurs when a child’s vocal chords cannot move. This impacts their voice and breathing.
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.
If your child’s speech sounds very soft or nasal and difficult to understand, he/she may have a condition called velopharyngeal incompetence or inadequacy. Learn more.