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ADENOIDS
LYMPHOID TISSUE LOCATED IN THE NASOPHARYNGEAL REGION OF THE PHARYNX WHICH ATROPHIES WITH AGE.
TONSILLECTOMY AND ADENOIDECTOMY (T & A)
REMOVAL OF THE TONSILS AND ADNOIDS BY SHARP OR BLUNT DISSECTION.
AURAL
LATIN WORD PRETAINING TO THE EAR.
AUDITORY
LATIN WORD PRETAINING TO THE SENSE OF HEARING.
AUDITORY ACUITY
ACUTENESS OR SHARPNESS OF HEARING.
BONE CONDUCTION IMPLANTATION
PLACEMENT OF A MINIATURE EXTERNAL SOUND PROCESSING DISC WHICH BYPASSES EXTERNAL AND MIDDLE EAR TO SIMULATE THE COCHLEA.
CONDUCTION
THE TRANSMISSION OF SOUND WAVES THROUGH THE CONDUCTING MEDIA OF THE AIR BONE.
EPIGLOTTIS
A SMALL, LEAF-SHAPED STRUCTURE LOCATED IMMEDIATELY POSTERIOR TO THE ROOF OF THE TONGUE WHICH COVERS THE ENTRANCE OF THE LARYNX WHEN SWALLOWING, THUS PREVENTING FOOD OR LIQUIDS FROM ENTERING THE AIRWAY.
ETHMOIDECTOMY
REMOVAL OF THE DISEASE PORTION OF THE MIDDLE TURBINATE, ETHMOIDAL CELLS, AND DISEASED TISSUE IN THE NASAL FOSSA THROUGH A NASAL OR EXTERNAL APPROACH.
FENESTRATION PROCEDURE
RECONSTRUCTION OF THE OUTER AND MIDDLE PARTS OF THE EAR BY MEANS OF A NEW DRUM OF SKIN FLAP OR CREATION OF A NEW WINDOW INTO THE INTERNAL EAR MECHANISM; PREFORMED ON PATIENTS WHO HAVE A HEARING LOSS RESULTING FROM OTOSCLEROSIS.
CALDWELL-LUC
(RADICAL ANTROSTOMY)
CREATION OF A NEW PASSAGEWAY BETWEEN THE MAXILLARY SINUSES AND THE NASAL CAVITY TO ESTABLISH DRAINAGE AND TO REMOVE ANY DISEASE TISSUE, POLYPS, OR TUMORS; INCISION IS MADE IN THE ORAL MUCOUS MEMBRANE ABOVE THE CANINE TEETH CALLED THE CANINE FOSSA.
GLOSSECTOMY
PARTIAL OR TOTAL REMOVAL OF THE TONGUE, AND POSSIBLY THE FLOOR OF THE MOUTH FOR ORAL CARCINOMA.
GLOTTIS
THE INTERVENING SPACE BETWEEN THE VOCAL FOLDS.
KILLIAN OPERATION
CREATION OF A NEW PASSAGEWAY BETWEEN THE FRONTAL SINUS(ES) AND THE NASAL CAVITY TO ESTABLISH DRAINAGE AND TO REMOVE ANY DISEASED TISSUE, POLYPS, OR TUMORS; INCISION IS MADE EXTERNALLY ABOVE YHE EYE.
LARYNGECTOMY
VARYING DEGREES OF TECHNIQUE TO REMOVE THE LARYNX 9PARTIALLY OR TOTALLY) AND ITS ASSOCIATED STRUCTURES TO TREAT CARCINOMA OF THE LARYNX.
LARYNGOSCOPE
USED TO VSUALIZE THE LARYNX AND VOCAL CORDS; FACILITATES THE TAKING OF BIOPSIES.
LARYNGOSCOPY
DIRECT VISUALIZATION OF THE LARNYX THROUGH A FIBEROPTIC ENDOSCOPE 9LARYNGOSCOPE) TO REMOVE FOREIGN BODIES, POLYPS, AND TISSUE SPECIMENS FOR PATHOLOGIC EXAMINATION.
LAYNX
MUSCULOCARTILAGINOUS STRUCTURE AT THE TOP OF THE TRACHEA COBSISTING OF NINE CARTILAGES BOUND TOGETHER BY AN ELASTIC MEMBRANE; HOUSES THE FALSE AND TRUE VOCAL CORDS.
MANDIBULECTOMY
PARTIAL OR TOTAL REMOVAL OF THE LOWER JAW FOR ORAL CARCINOMA EXTENDING INTO THE MANDIBLE.
MASTOIDITIS
AN INFLAMMATION OF THE AIR CELLS OF THE MASTOID PROCESS.
MENIERE'S DISEASE
A DISORDER OF THE MEMBRANES LABYRINTH OF THE INNER EAR WITH SYMPTOMS INCLUDING PROGRESSIVE DEAFNESS, TINNITUS, DIZZINESS, AND A SENSATION OF FULLNESS OR PRESSURE IN THE EAR.
MODIFIED RADICAL MASTOIDECTOMY
REMOVAL OF THE MASTOID AIR CELLS AND POSTERIOR WALL OF THE EXTERNAL EAR CANAL TO PROVIDE DRAINAGE FROM THE MASTOID TO THE CANAL; PRESERVES THE TYMPANIC MEMBRANE AND THE MIDDLE EAR OSSICLES.
MYRINGOTOMY
INCISION OF THE TYMPANIC MEMBRANE UNDER DIRECT VISION TO TREAT ACUTE OTITIS MEDIA OR TO RELEASE FLUID IN THE MIDDLE EAR, PE TUBES ARE FREQUENTLY INSERTED THROUGH THE TYMPANIC MEMBRANE IN CONNECTION WITH THIE PROCEDURE.
OSSICLE
ANY SMALL BONE, ESPECIALLY ON OF THE THREE SMALL BONES OF THE EAR (MALLEUS, INCUS AND STAPLES).
OTO
GREEK WORD PRETAINING TO THE EAR.
OTOLOGY
THE STUDY OF THE EAR, ITS FUNCTIONS AND ITS DISEASES.
OTITIS MEDIA
AN INFLAMMATION OF THE MIDDLE EAR (CHRONIC OR ACUTE).
OTOSCLEROSIS
CONDITION CHARACTERIZED BY CHRONIC PROGRESSIVE DEAFNESS CAUSED BY FORMATION OF SPONGY BONE, ESPECIALLY AROUND THE ORAL WINDOW WITH RESULTING IMMOBILITY AND FIXATION OF THE STAPLES.
PALATINE TONSILS
LYMPHOID TISSUE LOCATED IN THE OROPHARYNGEAL REGION OF THE PHARYNX BEHIND AND BELOW THE PILLARS OF THE FAUCES.
PAPILLOMA
ANY BENIGN EPITHELIAL TUMOR.
PAROTIDECTOMY
SUBTOTAL OR TOTAL REMOVAL OF THE PAROTID GLAND(S) AND ANY ASSOCIATED TUMORS AND LESIONS.
PHARYNX
MUSCULOMEMBRANOUS STRUCTURE EXTENDING FROM THE BASE OF THE SKULL TO THE AREA WHERE IT BECOMES CONTINUOUS WITH THW ESOPHAGUS; SERVES AS A PASSAGEWAY FOR AIR AND FOOD.
POLYPECTOMY
REMOVAL OF NASAL OR SINUS POLYPS TO IMPROVE THE PATIENT'S BREATHING ABILITY.
PRESSUE EQUALIZATION TUBES (PE)
SMALL, DRAINAGE TUBES PLACED IN THE TYMPANIC MEMBRANE TO PREVENT THE ACCUMULATION OF FLUID IN THE MIDDLE EAR.
RADICAL NECK DISSECTION
EN BLOC REMOVAL OF LYMPHATIC CHAINS AND ALL NONVITAL STRUCTURES OF THE NECK TO ARREST THE METASTATIC CANCER OF THE CERVICAL LYMPHATIC CHAIN.
REPAIR OF NASAL FRACTURE
MANIPULATION AND MOBILIZATION OF INJURED NASAL BONES AND SEPTAL CARTILAGE TO RESTORE THE NOSE'S FORMER APPEARANCE AND FUNCTIONING ABILITY.
RHINOPLASTY
RECONSTRUCTION OF THE NOSE TO CORRECT ANY DEFORMITIES; DESIGNED TO IMPROVE THE COSMETIC APPEARANCE OF THE NOSE.
SENSORINEURAL LOSS
HEARING LOSS CAUSED BY A DEFECT IN THE INNER EAR RESULTING FROM DAMAGE TO NERVE TISSUE AND/OR SENSORY PATHS TO THE BRAIN.
SEPTOPLASTY
EXCISION AND RESECTION OF THE SEPTUM TO CORRECT ANY DEVIATION AS THE RESULT OF INJURY OF A CONGENITAL DEFORMITY; DESIGNED TO IMPROVE THE FUNCTIONING CAPABILITIES OF THE NOSE.
SIMPLE MASTOIDECTOMY
REMOVAL OF THE AIR CELLS OF THE MASTOID PROCESS, WITHOUT INVOLVING THE MIDDLE EAR OR EXTERNAL CANAL.
SPHENOIDECTOMY
CREATION OF A NEW PASSAGEWAY FOR DRAINAGE AND REMOVAL OF ANY DISEASED TISSUE IN THE SPHENOIDAL SINUSES; INCISION IS MADE THROUGH AN INTRANASAL OR EXTERNAL APPROACH.
STAPLES MOBILIZATION
CREATION OF AN OPENING INTO THE VESTIBULE OF THE LABYRINTH AND REESTABLISHMENT OF A FUNCTIONING LINKAGE BETWEEN THE INCUS AND THE INNER EAR; PREFORMED ON PATIENTS WHO HAVE A HEARING LOSS RESULTING FROM FIXATION OF THE STAPLES.
STOMATITIS
INFLAMMATION OF THE MOUTH.
TINNITUS
SUBJECTIVE RINGING OR TINKLING SOUND IN THE EAR.
UVULOPALATOPHARYNGOPLASTY (UPP)
RESECTION OF THE POSTERIOR SOFT PALATE, UVULA, AND ANTERIOR TONSILLAR PILLAR TO CORRECT OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA.
THYROID CARTILAGE
TRIANGULAR PROTRUSION ON THE ANTERIOR WALL OF THE LARYNX WHICH MAY BE SEEN THROUGH THE SKIN; THE ADAM'S APPLE.
VERTIGO
SENSATION OF MOVING AROUND IN SPACE OR OF HAVING OBJECTS MOVE AROUND YOU; MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO MAINTAIN EQUILIBRIUM.
VOCAL CORDS
MEMBRANOUS, FIBROUS BANDS STRETCHED ACROSS THE HOLLOW INTERIOR OF THE LARYNX WHICH VIBRATE TO PRODUCE SOUND.
ADENOID CURETTES
USED TO SCRAPE OR REMOVE ADENOID TISSUE.
TYMPANOPLASTY
ANY PROCEDURE (FIVE TYPES) PREFORMED TO REPAIR DRFECTS IN THE TYMPANIC MEMBRANE AND/OR MIDDLE EAR STRUCTURES.