Rhinology is a subspeciality of otolaryngology (ENT) and focuses on the diagnosis and management of nasal and sinus disorders, such as allergy, infection, tumours and various inflammatory conditions of the nasal area, but to mention a few.
Facial plastic surgeons and otolaryngologists are the specialists who are typically responsible for diagnosing and managing these nasal and sinus disorders. Both facial plastic surgeons and otolaryngologists offer comprehensive pre-surgical assessment, surgical treatment as well as follow-up care and revision.
The otolaryngology subspecialty rhinology deals with all nose, sinus and nasal conditions, such as:
- nasal polyps
- sinonasal mucoceles
- deviated nasal septum
- paranasal sinus tumours
- nasal blockage
- nasal valve collapse
- tear duct blockage
- cerebrospinal fluid leak
There are a wide variety of tests, treatments and procedures that fall under the rhinology category. A handful of the main ones include: