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Clerkship - Ear, Nose, Throat

  1. Discuss the differential diagnosis of ear pain (otalgia). Consider infection, trauma, neoplasm, inflammation, vascular contrast etiologies in children versus adults.
  2. Discuss the diagnosis, treatment and complications of acute and chronic otitis media. Include indications for myringotomy tube placement.
  3. Outline the evaluation of a patient presenting with hearing loss; differentiate between conductive and sensorineural hearing loss. Identify treatable causes.
  4. Outline the evaluation of a patient presenting with tinnitus.Describe the potential etiologies and management.
  5. Describe the risk factors, diagnosis and management of epistaxis. Describe the indications and techniques for nasal packing.
  6. Discuss the causes and mechanisms of chronic rhinitis/rhinorrhea. Outline the evaluation and management of chronic rhinitis.
  7. Describe the indications for tonsillectomy.
  8. Outline the evaluation of a patient with a salivary gland mass. Describe the potential etiologies. Describe the common tumors of the salivary gland and their management.

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