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Last Day Of ENT Clinic!

This month has been an absolute blur. Half-way through med school, ENT was my career of choice, so naturally I've had a lot of fun getting to reexperience the pathologies and anatomy which I...

First Day Of ENT Clinic

Another start to another rotation - this time I'm back at the county hospital for five of the next six months kicking this month off with ENT Clinic. Today was an extremely abbreviated day...

Rosai-Dorfman

Rosai-Dorfman is a very rare condition with unknown etiology characterized by histiocyte-rich lymphadenopathy throughout the body. I had never encountered this disease process before my preceptorship on Thursday and was eager to learn a...

Thorough Ear History and Exam

Hearing loss, "ringing" in the ears, and dizziness/vertigo are three of the most common things I've seen in the ENT clinic, and a proper workup during the initial encounter can provide valuable information regarding...

Total Parotidectomy

A brief walkthrough of a total parotidectomy (removal of the parotid salivary gland). You can easily visualize the sternocleidomastoid and masseter muscles, carotid artery, and the major branches of the facial nerve - a...

First Week of ENT

I'm halfway done with my ENT surgery selective, and as expected, I'm really enjoying the experience! A classmate and I recently watched a stapedectomy, a procedure in which the stapes, the smallest bone in the...

ENT Resident Research Day 2011

Last Friday, several members of the ENT-erest group attended the ENT Resident Research Day at the Methodist Hospital - Baylor Med Neurosensory Center. There were eight 10-15 minute presentations (4 basic science, 4 clinical)...

Coblation Tonsillectomy

Traditional tonsillectomies used lasers and electrocautery to dissect away inflamed tonsillar tissue, but these techniques often times damaged surrounding, healthy tissues. Consequently, patients had more prolonged and severe post-op discomfort. These days, coblation ("controlled...

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