Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases
Patients are admitted to the Otorhinolaryngology Outpatient Clinic based on an appointment or through referral from a physician at the Emergency Department. The clinic specialises in the examination and treatment of demanding diseases of the nose and paranasal sinuses, allergic and occupational rhinitis, head and neck tumors, as well as ear diseases.
Based on the referral, a specialist will assess the urgency of cases and schedule necessary examinations. The majority of the patients' conditions, such as allergic or occupational rhinitis, many inflammatory illnesses, and snoring, can be treated at the clinic. Nosebleeds, infections and abscesses as well as facial wounds and fractures are the most common conditions requiring emergency care.
The majority of procedures are performed as a day surgery, which means that the patient arrives at the hospital on the day of the operation and is discharged during the same day. Adult patients needing inpatient care are treated at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases and Phoniatrics. Child patients under the age of 16 are treated on the paediatric and adolescent ward. When necessary, patients visit the outpatient clinic for post-surgery monitoring.
The most common diseases requiring surgery include
- Inflammatory diseases of the palatine tonsils, adenoids and paranasal sinuses
- Head and neck tumors
- Chronic ear infections or cholesteatoma
- Fractures of the facial bones
- Severe deep head and neck infections