Nose & Sinus

The nose is a vital aspect of your sinus and respiratory systems, and if you have problems it can make life incredibly difficult.

Conditions involving the nose and sinus include nasal obstruction, nasal fractures, sinusitis, polyps and correction of the external nasal deformity (rhinoplasty).

Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic Rhinitis is an exaggerated reaction of the nasal lining to the allergens in the air, which are usually harmless but can cause problem in sensitive people. Although it is not a life threatening condition, it can significantly impair quality of life and work and school performance.

Sinusitis

Sinusitis is inflammation of the mucosa of paranasal sinuses caused by a variety of disease processes. It is a common condition and a significant cause of morbidity.

Nasal Polyps

Nasal polyps are benign, pedunculated swellings of nasal mucosa usually associated with allergic rhinitis or chronic sinusitis. Nasal polyp can be single or multiple depending upon the aetiology. Single polyp is usually caused by sinus infection and multiple polyps are caused by nasal allergy.

Deviated Septum

Deviated septum occurs when the thin wall (nasal septum) between your nostrils is displaced to one side. A deviated septum can block one side of your nose and reduce airflow, causing difficulty breathing.

Paranasal Malignancies

Paranasal Malignancies occurs when the cells lining the nasopharynx – the area behind the nose and just above the back of the throat – become cancerous. Generally, nose cancer affects men more than women, and typically occurs between the ages of 35 and 55.