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The Department of Otolaryngology at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital is widely recognized for its comprehensive, multidisciplinary care across the full spectrum of diseases affecting the head and neck. Our team of clinicians formulate individualized treatment plans for each child and have a wealth of experience in treating the following conditions and disorders:

Ear Disorders

  • Hearing loss due to glue ear (otitis media with effusion)
  • Recurrent ear infections (acute otitis media)
  • Acquired and congenital hearing loss (including profound hearing loss)
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Tympanic membrane (ear drum) perforations
  • Microtia and external ear deformities
  • Hemifacial microsomia/facial nerve palsies
  • Implantation otology – cochlear implants and bone anchored hearing aids
  • Foreign bodies in the ear
  • Tinnitus
  • Autoimmune ear disease

Nasal Disorders

  • Nasal obstruction
  • Allergic and non-allergic rhinitis
  • Sinusitis with or without nasal polyps
  • Nasal masses e.g. dermoid cysts, encephalocoeles
  • Choanal atresia
  • Nasal septal deviation
  • Nosebleeds (epistaxis)
  • Nasal foreign bodies
  • Autoimmune nasal disease

Throat Disorders

  • Sleep disordered breathing (sleep apnoea)
  • Tonsillitis
  • Extra-oesophageal reflux
  • Swallowing problems
  • Drooling
  • Tongue tie

Head and Neck Disorders

  • Head and neck masses (benign and malignant)
  • Cutaneous haemangiomas
  • Lymphovascular malformations
  • Salivary gland masses
  • Thyroid nodules (benign and malignant)
  • Thyroglossal duct cysts

Airway Disorders

  • Assessment of stridor and stertor
  • Laryngomalacia
  • Recurrent croup
  • Acquired and congenital airway stenosis (narrowing)
  • Subglottic haemangioma
  • Hoarseness and other voice disorders
  • Vocal cord palsies/paresis
  • Vocal cord lesions e.g. recurrent respiratory papillomatosis
  • Airway foreign bodies