Conditions: Ear, nose and throat

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Acoustic neuroma, also referred to as vestibular schwannoma, is a noncancerous tumor that may develop from an overproduction of Schwann cells that press on the hearing and balance nerves in the inner ear...


Bell's palsy is a disorder that arises suddenly, often within 72 hours, and hinders a person’s ability to control their facial muscles, resulting in paralysis of one or both sides of the face...


Cavernous sinus tumors are either meningiomas, located in the thin layers of tissue covering the brain and spinal cord or neurofibromas, located in the nerve sheath...


Goiters are benign (non-cancerous) thyroid tumors/nodules, cysts and massive enlargement of the gland that can cause trouble breathing or swallowing. Learn more at the New York Head and Neck Institute.


Graves' disease is a type of hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid gland) and is considered a disorder of the immune system (autoimmune disease). Patients will develop a very high heart rate and protruding/prominent eyes, may become mentally ill and (if untreated) die from heart failure...


Hypothyroidism, or not enough thyroid hormone in the blood, causes the body’s cells to slow down their rate of metabolism. It causes exhaustion, weight gain, depression, and in severe cases severe fluid retention in the body’s tissues, a condition called myxedema that may result in a coma or death...


Mucosal melanoma (cancer of skin pigment cells or lining tissue of the nose and sinuses) of the nasal cavity represents only one to two percent of all melanomas, but is the most common site of occurrence outside of sun-exposed areas of the skin...


Obstructive sleep apnea is a common disorder that can be very serious. It is the cessation of breathing that occurs during sleep. Usually, it is due to physical airway obstruction by the tissues surrounding and in the airway at some point between the nostrils and the larynx (voice box)...


The loss of the senses of smell (anosmia) and taste (ageusia) are the most common chemosensory disorders. The reduced ability to smell (hyposmia) or to taste sweet, sour, bitter, or salty substances (hypogeusia) are also common...