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ENT Disorders: A - C

A comprehensive alphabetical list of articles explaining disorders related to the ears, nose and throat.
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What is Achalasia of the Esophagus?
Achalasia of the esophagus occurs when the nerve cells in the esophagus are damaged or begin to deteriorate for unknown reasons. The condition causes difficulty swallowing and choking.

Nutrition for Infants With Cleft Lip and Palate
Having a child with cleft lip and palate and maintaining adequate nutrition can be difficult. This article covers the best ways to ensure your infant gets the nutrition they need.

What Causes an Earache?
There are many causes of earaches. This article has been created to help you determine the most likely cause and solution to your ear pain.

What is Congestion?
Congestion can occur with many disorders and illnesses can be treated in a number of different ways. Find out more about this common problem.

What to Do About Cryptic Tonsils
Cryptic tonsils are pockets in the tonsils which accumulate food and other debris, cause bad breath and occasionally sore throat. Cryptic tonsils are also called tonsil stones, tonsilloliths, fetid tonsils and chronic caseous tonsillitis.

What Is BPPV?
BPPV is a medical abbreviation for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. It is a form of vertigo that is thought to be caused by calcium deposits within the inner ear.

What Is Barrett's Esophagus?
Barrett's esophagus is a rare condition in which the tissue of the esophagus is replaced by intestinal tissue. It is sometimes caused by gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) and can be a precursor to esophageal cancer.

What is Acoustic Neuroma?
Acoustic neuroma is a benign tumor affecting the nerves which run from the inner ear to the brain. Acoustic neuroma has several other names including: acoustic neurinoma, vestibular schwannoma, and auditory tumor.

Auditory Neuropathy - Auditory Dyssynchrony
The process of hearing has many integrated parts by which hearing loss or disorders may occur. Auditory neuropathy (AN) is a disorder that has several proposed causes. One belief is that the disorder starts after the stimulation of hair cells in the inner ear at either the cochlear or vestibulocochlear nerve (associated with hearing and balance).

What Is CMV (Cytomegliovirus)?
CMV or cytomegliovirus, is a common virus that is spread via body fluids including saliva, tears, blood, urine, breast milk, semen and vaginal fluids. Once a person becomes infected with CMV they are infected for life.

Can Acid Reflux Cause a Sore Throat?
Sore throat is only one of several ENT disorders caused by acid reflux. Find out how this occurs and what you can do to prevent and soothe a sore throat from acid reflux.

Bad Breath - Causes of Halitosis
Halitosis or bad breath is not only a concern for you, but may affect how others interact with you. Dental problems are not the only causes of bad breath. Many ENT related disorders can affect your breath odor.

Barotrauma of the Ear
Barotrauma of the ear occurs when the pressure inside of the ear does not match the pressure outside of the ear. Mismatched pressures can cause discomfort, loss of hearing or injury.

The Common Cold - Frequently Asked Questions About The Common Cold
Frequently asked questions about the common cold. What causes the common cold and how long am I contagious? Find out the answers to these questions and more.

Medline Plus Medical Encyclopedia: Acoustic Neuroma
Find out what Acoustic neuroma is, signs and symptoms of this cancerous growth and treatment options.

NDDIC: Barrett's Esophagus
Learn all about Barrett's esophagus in the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearing House's comprehsive article on this disease.

What is Causing My Cough?
Coughing is a natural reflex that is important in keeping your lungs and airways clear of debris. While coughing is often not bothersome, a...

All About Choking
You can prevent choking by chewing your food well, eating while sitting up, and child proofing your home. Certain medical conditions, such as acid reflux, may make it more likely that someone will choke.

CSF Rhinorrhea (Spinal Fluid Draining From the Nose)
CSF Rhinorrhea is a rare condition where cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) runs from the nose. It can be a result of a complication during sinus surgery, due to trauma, or caused by severe obstructive sleep apnea.

Choanal Atresia
Choanal atresia is a blockage of one or both of the nasal passageways which is present at birth.

What is Cauliflower Ear?
Cauliflower ear, is a condition that makes the outer ear appear lumpy and deformed. It is caused by injury to the ear and is common among professional fighters.

About Auditory (Eusctachian) Tube Dysfunction
Auditory tube dysfunction occurs when the Eustachian tube fails to perform one of its 3 main functions, leading to ear infections, fluid in the ear or other conditions.

Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease
Autoimmune Disease of the inner ear results in rapid hearing loss, vertigo, and other symptoms.

Allergic Esophagitis
Allergic esophagitis is a condition usually caused by a food allergy in which white blood cells are found in the tissue of the esophagus accompanied by swelling and generalized inflammation.

A cholesteatoma is a non-cancerous growth in the middle ear, usually the result of auditory tube dysfunction.

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