About Paediatric ENT

What is a Paediatric ENT Surgeon?

A Paediatric ENT Surgeon is a surgeon whose practice is dedicated to the treatment of childhood disorders of the ears, nose, throat, face and neck. 

They undertake sub-specialist training in addition to their specialist ENT training in order to acquire the particular clinical and surgical skills needed in the management of this unique patient group.

Because of the complex nature of many of these illnesses, paediatric ENT surgeons work closely with other paediatric specialities including:

  • allergy
  • audiology
  • cleft palate & craniofacial surgery
  • cardiac surgery
  • oncology
  • speech therapy

This multidisciplinary team approach provides the ideal and most effective means of delivering the high quality care needed for this special patient population.

What conditions do Paediatric ENT Surgeons treat?

Common ENT conditions

Recurrent sore throats, tonsillitis
Hearing loss
Ear infections
Allergy
Snoring & obstructive sleep apnoea
Nasal blockage 

Unusual ENT conditions

Head & Neck

Neck masses
Neck sinuses
Developmental malformations (cystic hygroma, haemangioma)
Neck infections
Tumours 

Nose & Sinuses

Nasal obstruction
Facial pain
Nose bleeds
Nasal discharge
Headaches
Snoring
Sinusitis 

Airway & Food Passages

Stridor / Noisy breathing
Hoarseness
Cough
Drooling
Inhaled or impacted Foreign bodies
Obstructive sleep apnoea
Tumours 

Ears

Hearing loss
Pain
Tinnitus
Ear discharge
Facial nerve weakness
Discharging sinuses
Prominent (bat) ears 

Special children who may have ENT problems

Premature infants
Craniofacial disorders
Down syndrome & other chromosomal abnormalities
Immune deficiencies
Cystic fibrosis
Asthma
Disorders of coagulation
Neurological or neuromuscular impairment
Organ transplants
Developmental delay