an acute inflammatory process that affects the mucous membrane that lines the upper respiratory tract.
an acute or chronic inflammation of the mucous membranes of the paranasal sinuses.
an acute or chronic inflammation or infection of the pharynx.
tumors arise in the area of the pharynx that opens into the nasal cavity anteriorly & the oropharynx inferiorly. Unique, not strongly linked to tobacco use, instead to dietary intake or Epstein-Barr virus infection..
Inflammation of the larynx, including the vocal cords, is called laryngitis.
a crooked nasal septum (the cartilage partition between the nostrils).
are benign growths that form as a consequence of distended mucous membranes protruding into the nasal cavity.
the impairment or loss of the sense of smell.
hemorrhage from the nose.
(403)Tumors of the Larynx
Growths or tumors on the larynx may be either benign or malignant.
describes a neoplasm of the larynx, the part of the respiratory tract between the pharynx & the trachea that houses the vocal cords.
the coughing or spitting up of blood from the respiratory tract.
an airless or collapsed state of the pulmonary tissue.
occurs when a blood clot or other material (ex. foreign body, or tumor) lodges in & occludes an artery in the pulmonary circulation.
an infective inflammation of the lungs.
an area of contained infectious material in the lung is known as a pulmonary abscess.