Otolaryngology, also called Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), is an area of medical science which deals with conditions related to ear, nose, throat and structures related to head and neck. Various areas of expertise in the field of otolaryngology are allergy, paediatric otolaryngology, laryngology, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and otology/neurotology. Major ENT diseases include epistaxis, ear infections, hearing loss, sinuses, tinnitus, sleep apnoea and head or neck cancer.
Medicinal and surgical interventions are used for treatment of ENT diseases. The medicinal market is majorly driven by generic drugs which are cost effective for both patients and insurance companies. Generics of anti-bacterials control the major share of ENT therapeutics market.
Usually, surgery is needed when medicinal treatment fails to provide sustained improvement. In ENT diseases, major surgical interventions include insertion of grommets, tonsillectomy, endoscopic sinus surgery, septoplasty and tracheostomy. Minimally invasive surgery equipment and robotic-assisted systems are the two most used surgical devices in ENT. Other frequently used devices are CO2 lasers, image-guided surgery systems, voice prosthesis devices, hearing screening devices and endoscopes.
Otolaryngology has been able to achieve excellent results with the recent developments in endoscopy, flap reconstruction, lasers, cytotoxic drugs and microsurgery. In addition, technological developments in ENT field have enabled use of advanced procedures such as balloon sinuplasty, sailendoscopy, arthocare wands, radiofrequency reduction of tongue base and CT-guided imaging for sinus.
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