Position Statement: Debridement of the Sinus Cavity after ESS

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

Position Statement: 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.

Position Statement: 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.

Position Statement: Sinus Endoscopy

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inc.

Position Statement: Surgical Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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

Position Statement: Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty

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

Laryngology Outcome Tool: VOS

Voice Outcome Survey (VOS)DescriptionEvaluates patient limitations in certain daily activities that require speaking or limitations in their social or work-related activities because of vocal problemsTargeted AgeAdultsItems (Domains)5 (N/A)Estimated

Laryngology Outcome Tool: V-RQOL

Voice-Related Quality of Life SurveyDescriptionAssesses dysphonic patients and their treatment outcomesTargeted AgeAdultsItems (Domains)10 (2)Estimated Completion Time5 minutesReliability/Validity AssessmentYes/YesLiterature1) Hogikyan ND, Sethuraman

Laryngology Outcome Tool: PV-RQOL

Pediatric Voice-Related Quality of Life SurveyDescriptionAssesses voice changes over time in the pediatric populationTargeted AgePediatricsItems (Domains)10Estimated Completion Time5 minutesReliability/Validity AssessmentYes/YesLiterature1) Boseley M

Position Statment: Tonsillectomy and OSAs

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