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Head & Neck Disorders

Queen city ear nose and throat surgeons treat a wide variety of head neck disorders.  Here is a short list of some of the more common conditions we diagnose and treat:  

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

Some people, have irregular breathing when they sleep and may stop breathing for long durations, without knowing it. This can effect them during their awake hours, seen in their mood, poor driving decisions or an overall lack of patience or concentration. For more informatio, call us today to set an appointment for an accurate diagnosis. 

https://www.sleepapnea.com/

Infections and tumors of the salivary glands

Infections and tumors of the salivary glands

Salivary glands are an important part of your body’s ability to keep your mouth and throat health at peak performance. A salivary gland infection or tumor could cause great discomfort. While it is less common for these to be cancerous, it is always a good idea to be properly diagnosed. Call for an appointment today so our medical professionals can help you understand your options.  

https://www.cancer.gov/types/head-and-neck/patient/adult/salivary-gland-treatment-pdq

Acute and chronic tonsillitis (pharyngitis)

An inflammation or infection in the back of the throat, swollen tonsils   can be a chronic problem for some people. If you or a family member often contract a throat infections, experience regular pain swallowing, it could be a condition resolved by a properly trained ENT. The doctors at Queen City Ear Nose and Throat have helped 1000’s of patients with tonsillitis. Call and schedule an appointment for a helpful assessment. 

https://www.enthealth.org/conditions/tonsillitis/

Parotid Tumors (Parotidectomy)

Salivary gland tumors are not common but can develop. The parotid salivary glands are the most common glads to express tumors. A small group of people who experience these tumors are diagnosed with malignancy. Non-malignant, or benign tumors, are much more common. 

Thyroid nodules

The thyroid gland is located at the base of the neck and may develop nodules (anywhere from a few, to  many smaller) and can be filled with fluid or be solid. They are relatively common and rarely cancerous (4% - 6.5% of all instances) and more rare in children and adolescents.   

http://thyroidawareness.com/thyroid-nodules

Skin cancers of the face and neck

Sores and growths on the face and neck could be skin cancer. Skin cancer is particularly dangerous because of its rapid growth, not just on the surface but also deep into the skin and into the muscle. 

https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/resources/features/skincancer/index.htm

https://www.cancercare.org/diagnosis/skin_cancer

Benign and malignant tumors of the head neck

Lumps in and around the neck can be more than just an embarrassing looking growth, it could be a serious cancerous tumor. The sooner a newly formed tumor is diagnosed, the better chances for a successful outcome. Don’t ignore these growths. Let an ENT diagnose it today, 

Congenital cysts of the neck


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