Pharynx

Debridement of the Sinus Cavity after ESS

Debridement of the sinus cavity is a procedure commonly performed following endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS).

Foreign Bodies of the Upper Aerodigestive Tract

Board certified members of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, by virtue of their training, are qualified to manage foreign bodies of the upper aerodigestive tract in adults and children.

Intra-Operative Use of Computer Aided Surgery

The American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery endorses the intraoperative use of computer-aided surgery in appropriately select cases to assist the surgeon in clarifying complex anatomy during sinus and skull base surgery.

Sinus Endoscopy

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inc. recognizes that endoscopic evaluation and endoscopic surgery are accepted modalities of diagnosis and treatment for sinonasal disorders. Adopted 3/2/1990 Reviewed 9/16/1995

Surgical Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Surgical management should be considered an important component in the management of patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty is a valid treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in appropriately selected patients.

Laryngology Outcome Tool: VOS

Voice Outcome Survey (VOS) Description Evaluates patient limitations in certain daily activities that require speaking or limitations in their social or work-related activities because of vocal problems Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 5 (N/A)

Laryngology Outcome Tool: V-RQOL

Voice-Related Quality of Life Survey Description Assesses dysphonic patients and their treatment outcomes Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 10 (2) Estimated Completion Time 5 minutes Reliability/Validity Assessment Yes/Yes Literature

Laryngology Outcome Tool: PV-RQOL

Pediatric Voice-Related Quality of Life Survey Description Assesses voice changes over time in the pediatric population Targeted Age Pediatrics Items (Domains) 10 Estimated Completion Time 5 minutes Reliability/Validity Assessment Yes/Yes Literature

Tonsillectomy and OSAs

In the adult population, tonsillectomy is the appropriate first line treatment in select patients (Epstein 2009, Evidence Based Clinical Guideline).

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