WHAT IS OTORHINOLARINGOLOGY?
Otorhinolaryngology is the medical specialty dedicated to the upper respiratory tract (nose, paranasal sinuses , pharynx, larynx) and the ear.
The observation and consultation of symptoms, especially of the nose, in children and adults has been underestimated. Its knowledge, study, diagnosis and treatment are important to feel well, to prevent complications and to improve the management of chronic problems .
In the case of respiratory allergies, proper treatment can prevent the persistence of symptoms for years or decades, improve the quality of life, and even the development of other respiratory diseases.
At Clínica Eupnea you will find a large team of specialists ready to help you and carry out a joint follow-up with other specialties related to otorhinolaryngology, if the case arises.
The diagnostic tests are carried out by an Otorhinolaryngology specialist who issues the reports, prescribes the treatment and monitors the patients.
Medical information related to Otorhinolaryngology diseases can be found on the SEORL page.
If you want more information, or want to request a medical visit with our specialists, contact the Eupnea Clinic team and advice at all times.
- Rhinoscopy, pharyngoscopy and otoscopy : A rhinoscopy is a test which consists of viewing the inside of the nostrils using a rhinoscope. It allows identifying causes of symptoms such as snoring, nosebleeds, difficulty in letting air pass, secretions and infections, among others. A pharyngoscopy is the examination of the pharynx using a pharyngoscope. An otoscopy is an examination of the outer ear, mainly used to diagnose infections.
- Nasal endoscopy : It is the test that allows you to examine all the structures inside the nose and the paranasal sinuses. It is used to diagnose sinusitis or nasal polyps, among others.
- Fibrolaryngoscopy : It allows visualization of the larynx and vocal cords using a fiberscope. It is used for the diagnosis of diseases of the larynx and pharynx.
- Rhinofibrolaryngoscopy : Test carried out with an optical fiber instrument that allows easy direct exploration of the nasal cavities, cavum, pharynx, larynx and subglottic space. Examples of this test include sleep apnea and gastroesophageal reflux.
- Microostoscopy : The microscopic examination of the ear is carried out and, through different magnifications, allows small or indistinct lesions in the eardrum or auditory canal to be easily diagnosed.
- Otic endoscopy : It is the test through which the inside of the external ear and the eardrum are examined in great detail.
- Impedanciometry or tympanometry: It is the test that is carried out to measure the response of the middle ear and the eardrum to sound.
- Audiometry : It is used to evaluate the ability to hear sounds, according to volume, intensity and tone. It is mainly used to detect hearing loss.
- Computerized vestibular tests : Onlyn a specific exploration of the main center of balance, located in the ear. It is performed using a videonystagmography.
- Rinomanometry : Technique used as a diagnostic test in the field of Allergology and Otolaryngology. It serves to study the flow of air that crosses the nostrils when breathing occurs. The study is carried out using a rhinomanometer, which is a device capable of measuring air flow and resistance.
- Nasofibroscopy : The test consists in the study, by means of optical fiber, of the deeper structures of the nose, throat and larynx. This test is able to detect changes in the throat, nose and ear such as sinusitis, sleep apnea, nasal polyps, nodules, etc.
- Ear aspiration : Ear aspiration is a common method for cleaning wax from the external ear as well as the middle ear cavities for some patients.