Ear-Nose-Throat

Adenoids and Adenoidectomy
Source/Author: TEXAS PEDIATRIC SURGICAL ASSOCIATES 
Web-based (lay)
Overview of adenoid and why/how they may need to be surgically removed.

Apnea
Source/Author: Kids Health for Parents; Reviewed by: Aaron S. Chidekel, MD 
Web-based (lay)
Overview of types of sleep apnea, its causes and treatments.

Fact Sheet: Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
Source/Author: American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery 
Web-based (lay)

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
Source/Author: American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery 
Web-based (lay)
Use of CPAP to treat sleep apnea.

Could my child have sleep apnea?
Source/Author: American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery 
Web-based (lay) 
How to determine if your child may not be breathing well while he or she sleeps.

Ear Tubes
Source/Author: American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery 
Web-based (lay)
All you need to know about ear tubes.

Ear Infections and Hearing Loss
Source/Author: American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery 
Web-based (lay)

Ears and Altitude
Source/Author: American Academy of Otolaryngology−Head and Neck Surgery 
Web-based (lay)
Overview of why ears build up pressure on airplanes and how one can attempt to relieve the pressure.

Earwax
Source/Author: American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery 
Web-based (lay)
Discussion of how ear wax forms and when and how it should be cleaned out of the ear.

Hearing Evaluation in Children
Source/Author: Kids Health for Parents; Updated and reviewed by: Robert C. O'Reilly, MD and Thierry Morlet, PhD 
Web-based (lay)
Explanation of what happens during an audiology evaluation for a child.

How to find reliable ENT info
Source/Author: American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery
Web-based (lay)

Little People and The Eustachian Tube
Source/Author: Dr. Rob Hekkenberg, MD F.R.C.S.C. 
Support Group
Discussion of the Eustachian tube and the dysfunction that can occur in Little People due to their craniofacial structure.

Medical: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Source/Author: The Mayeux family with an interview with Dr. Alan Gall, LPA Parents' Forum 1991.
Resource
A parent's perspective on the ENT issues that are common in children with dwarfism. 

Obstructive sleep apnea in children with achondroplasia: surgical and anesthetic considerations.
Source/Author: Sisk EA, Heatley DG, Borowski BJ, Leverson GE, Pauli RM.; Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1999 Feb;120(2):248-54.
Abstract
Treatment of sleep apnea in achondroplasia with surgical removal of tonsils and/or adenoids: risks and benefits. 
Full text available by contacting [email protected]online.org

OTITIS MEDIA: EAR INFECTIONS
Source/Author: Alice Martin, Joyce Fox, MD, Barbara Wedehase, MSW, CGC 
Support Group
Overview of ear infections in children with MPS disorders. Most of this information can be applied to children with other skeletal dysplasias who have chronic ear infections. Click on fact sheet title to download pdf.

Otolaryngologic Manifestations of Achondroplasia
Source/Author: William O. Collins, MD; Sukgi S. Choi, MD 
Full Text
Article about the Ear, Nose and Throat issues of achondroplasia

Could my child have sleep apnea?
Source/Author: American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery 
Web-based (lay)
Sleep apnea in children caused by tissue (tonsils, adenoids) or other anatomy blocking the intake of oxygen while sleeping.

Perforated eardrum
Source/Author: American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery 
Web-based (lay)
Discussion of causes of perforations (holes in ear drums) and how it is treated.

Tonsils & Adenoids Post-op
Source/Author: American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery 
Web-based (lay)
Care for a child after have the tonsils and adenoids surgically removed.

Tonsillectomy Procedures
Source/Author: American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery 
Web-based (lay)
Discussion of surgical removal of the tonsils.

Tonsils & Adenoids
Source/Author: American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery 
Web-based (lay)
What they are and why they might need to be remove surgically.

Tonsils and Tonsillectomies
Source/Author: Kids Health for Parents; reviewed by: Steven Cook, MD
Web-based (lay) 
Overview of tonsils and why and how they may need to be removed.

Tonsils and Tonsillectomy
Source/Author: TEXAS PEDIATRIC SURGICAL ASSOCIATES 
Web-based (lay)
Overview of tonsils and explanation as to why and how they may need to be surgically removed

Understanding your hearing test
Source/Author: Daniel Allen, B.Sc., M.A.I.S., CCC-A, Audiologist 
Web-based (lay)
Overview of an audiology evaluation in lay terms.

What is an otolaryngologist?
Source/Author: American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery 
Web-based (lay)

Adenoidectomy (surgical removal of the adenoids)
Source/Author: John E McClay, MD; E-medicine 
Web-based (medical)
Medical discussion of adenoidectomies. Children with skeletal dysplasias often have obstructive sleep apnea. One common way to remedy this is to remove the tonsils and adenoids.

Otitis Media
Source/Author: Michael Jones, MD, Leslie Wilson, MD, David Malis, MD; E-medicine 
Web-based (medical)
Otitis media is the medical term for middle ear infections. Chronic or recurrent otitis media is common in some of the skeletal dysplasias.