Deviated Nasal Septum

An abnormality of the partition that separates the nostrils. AGE: Often present at birth GENDER: More common in males LIFESTYLE: Playing contact sports, such as football, is a risk factor…

Vocal Cord Nodules

Small, noncancerous lumps on the vocal cords, causing hoarseness. GENDER: More common in boys and adult females LIFESTYLE: Excessive use of the voice is a risk factor AGE GENETICS: Not…

Cancer of the Nasopharynx

A cancerous growth in the nasopharynx, the passage connecting the back of the nose to the throat. AGE: Most common between the ages of 50 and 60 GENETICS: More common…

Nose and Throat Disorders

The upper part of the respiratory system is made up of the nose and throat and the structures associated with them. These include the sinuses (the air-filled cavities in the…

Mirror Laryngoscopy

Mirror laryngoscopy is simple, quick, and painless and is used to detect disorders of the larynx (voice box), such as vocal cord nodules and cancer of the larynx. The procedure,…