Chronic suppurative otitis media involves a perforation (hole) in the eardrum and active bacterial infection within the middle ear space for several weeks or more.
Neck mass is a common discomfort in otolaryngology. Many people visit doctors due to worry about malignancy, because they note that painful / painless neck mass accidentally.
"Hoarseness" is a term often used to describe any change in voice quality. Hoarseness that lasts for more than two weeks requires a complete otolaryngolic examination to rule out potentially serious causes such as malignancy.
Oral antibiotic and local treatment of nose are the primary treatments. The course is about two to three weeks.
Preauricular fistula is a congenital lesion. During fetus, first and second bronchial arches fuse mutually and thus form the auricle.
Human’s salivary glands include parotid glands, submandibular glands, sublingual glands and minor salivary glands.
It is estimated that some degree of hearing loss exists in 1/100 of live births, in which 1/1000 ( 0.1 % ) has severe hearing loss.