Paediatric Otolaryngology

Paediatric otolaryngology includes many common conditions that affect children such as hearing loss, middle ear disease, feeding and swallowing problems, nasal conditions, sleep apnoea, stridor, and recurrent pharyngitis.

The North West tertiary referrals paediatric ENT service is located at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and is one of the largest in the country. The department undertakes a high volume of complex airway diagnostic and reconstructive surgery, otology and cochlear implantation, and surgery for tumours of the head and neck.  

Conditions treated include:

  • Congenital aural atresia and microtia
  • Choanal atresia
  • Cystic hygroma
  • Head and neck tumours and infections
  • Hearing loss
  • Laryngomalacia
  • Laryngeal cleft
  • Mastoiditis
  • Nasal and sinus conditions
  • Neck lumps
  • Respiratory papillomatosis
  • Sarcoma of the head and neck
  • Salivary gland disease
  • Subglottic haemangioma
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula
  • Tracheomalacia
  • Vocal cord paralysis

British Association for Paediatric Otolaryngology