Surgical removal of the adenoids
Inflammation of the adenoids
Lymphoid tissue located in the nasopharynx that protects the body from infection
The complete loss of voice
Also known as rhinitis or the common cold
Irregularity in the septum that results in nasal obstruction
Also known as a nosbleed
The expectoration (expelling) of blood or bloody sputum
Enlargements of the nasal concha that interfere with air passage and sinus drainage, and eventually lead to sinusitis
Inflammation and swelling of the mucous membrane that lines the larynx
An endoscopic examination of the larynx
A spasm of the laryngeal muscles
Grape-like growths of tissue that arise from the nasal mucous membranes
An infection that develops in the connective tissue between the capsule of the tonsil and the constrictor muscle of the pharynx
Inflammation of the throat
A test that monitors a client's respiratory and cardiac status while he or she is asleep to determine the nature of sleep apnea
Inflammation of the nasal mucous membranes
Also known as coryza or the common cold
Clear nasal discharge
Leakage of the cerebrospinal fluid from the nose
Inflammation of the sinuses, most often the maxillary sinuses
Sleep Apnea Syndrome
A phenomenon characterized by frequent, brief episodes of respiratory standstill during sleep
A high-pitched, harsh sound during respiration, indicative of airway obstruction
Surgical removal of the tonsils
Inflammation of the tonsils
A surgical opening into the trachea into which a tracheostomy or laryngectomy tube is inserted; may be temporary or permanent
A surgical procedure that makes an opening into the trachea
inserted through the nose or mouth into the trachea to provide a patent airway for clients who cannot maintain an adequate airway on their own
occurs during vehicle accidents when the neck strikes the steering wheel or other blunt trauma occurs in the neck region, fracture of the thyroid cartlidge is also traumatic to the larynx
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