Rhinology

Rhinology is a specialty area relating to treatment for the nose. Diseases most commonly referred to Ent Specialists are:

  • Disorders of the nose and sinuses
    • Sinusitis or recurrent infections of the sinus cavities of the nose are very common
    • Allergy / Rhinitis
  • Nasal polyps
    • Nasal Polyps are common resembling teardrop-shaped growths in the nose or sinuses usually in the opening of the nose. Nasal Polyps that have been there for a while look like seedless, peeled grapes.
    • Nasal Polyps cause no symptoms and if small require no treatment. Larger polyps can cause blockages to nasal drainage from sinuses.
    • Nasal Polyps are not painful to touch and are noncancerous
  • Nose surgical procedures include Nasal fractures, Nose bleeds, Septoplasty, Reduction of turbinate’s, Endoscopic sinus surgery, Rhinoplasty, Advanced Endoscopic Surgery, (Pituitary tumours, CSF leaks, Orbital Decompression, Lothrop procedures)
  • Sleep and snoring disorders – Snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea are both due to obstruction in the nose.