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What is the difference between Otolaryngology and Otorhinolaryngology?

Asked by Denton Perez, Last updated: Nov 29, 2020

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Peyton Berrymore

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Peyton Berrymore, Artist, Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Nashville, Tennessee

Answered Mar 03, 2020

Actually, these two words are the same. It just so happens that otolaryngology is considered to be the shorter version of otorhinolaryngology. People may have a hard time remembering the name, so this has been shortened to ENT. Basically, ENT specialists will specialize in providing treatments that are related to the ear.

There are some people who may suffer from hearing loss suddenly, or it may be something that is gradually happening. An ENT specialist will look into the potential issue so that it can be fixed soon. Thee are also times when they can detect if there are cysts and tumors that need to be removed immediately.

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Answered Feb 27, 2020

Otolaryngology is the shorter form of otorhinolaryngology, which is further shortened to ENT. Otolaryngologists are specialists in the treatment of the ear and physical ailments that can cause hearing loss, such as inner ear problems that affect balance such as vertigo. Otolaryngology is the integrated study of certain diseases of the throat, nose, and ear. Otologists treat more complicated conditions.

They are also more knowledgeable about neurotology and the treatment of nerve pathway disorders that can trigger hearing loss. They may remove tumors that are situated near the skull base, in the sinus cavities, and behind the jaw. These procedures involve extensive facial reconstruction and make it feasible to treat patients whose aggressive cancers are otherwise devastating.
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