Ear, Nose and Throat

Age-Appropriate Hearing Milestones

Hearing problems may be suspected in children who are not responding to sounds or who are not developing their language skills appropriately. 

Allergic Rhinitis

Rhinitis is a reaction that occurs in the nose when airborne irritants (allergens) trigger the release of histamine.

Branchial Cleft Abnormalities

A branchial cleft abnormality is a mass of abnormally formed tissues within the neck. These tissues may form pockets called cysts that contain fluid, or they may form passages that drain to an opening in the skin surface called fistulas.

Cochlear Implants

Our Otolaryngology team performs 50 pediatric implantations each year.

Common Childhood External Ear Problems

Many different external ear problems require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.

Common Childhood Nose and Throat Illnesses

Many nose and throat illnesses are common in children and require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are some of these conditions, for which we have provided a brief overview.

Congenital Laryngeal Stridor/ Laryngomalacia

Congenital laryngeal stridor (also called laryngomalacia) results from a congenital (present at birth) anomaly of the larynx (voice box). A weakness in the structures in the larynx, can cause stridor. Stridor is a high-pitched sound that is heard best when the child breaths in (inspiration). 

Dermoid Cyst

A dermoid cyst is a pocket or cavity under the skin that contains tissues normally present in the outer layers of the skin.