Definition of otolaryngology in US English:



  • The study of diseases of the ear and throat.

    • ‘Most established otolaryngology departments now have specialist voice clinics.’
    • ‘Both patients were treated under general anaesthesia in the otolaryngology operating theatre.’
    • ‘The subcommittee included experts in the fields of primary care, otolaryngology, epidemiology, infectious diseases, hearing, speech and language, and advance practice nursing.’
    • ‘Arrangements will be made for the following groups to meet: alternative/complementary therapies, multicultural, plastic/reconstructive, otolaryngology, urology, trauma, ophthalmology, and retired nurses.’
    • ‘The personnel working in otolaryngology and plastics speculated that they were more likely to report their injuries.’
    • ‘The facility serves various specialties, and these nurses must be knowledgeable about issues pertaining to otolaryngology, general surgery, orthopedics, ophthalmology, neurosurgery, and other surgical specialties.’
    • ‘To our knowledge, this mode of invasion has not been described in the pathology literature before, but this phenomenon has been reported by researchers in ophthalmology and otolaryngology.’
    • ‘An employee in the university's department of otolaryngology said he did indeed receive some telephone inquiries about the study.’
    • ‘There are thousands of otolaryngology sites, beyond the review potential of each clinician in practice.’
    • ‘All patients will need thorough ophthalmologic and dermatologic examinations, and consultations with otolaryngology, gastroenterology, and gynecology specialists may also be appropriate.’
    • ‘This is a tribute not only to those within ‘the profession,’ who have guided its operations. but also to the profession of otolaryngology as a whole.’
    • ‘Along with his hospital colleagues, he strongly promoted meetings featuring internationally renowned academics, but realised that the overwhelming need was to establish a professorial chair of otolaryngology at Sydney University.’
    • ‘Most trials were conducted in otolaryngology settings.’
    • ‘He is the attending physician for residents and supervises medical students rotating through the otolaryngology department.’
    • ‘He was a skilled surgeon and had varied experience in all branches of otolaryngology, mainly otology and neck surgery.’
    • ‘The subcommittee that developed the guideline included primary care physicians, pediatricians, and experts in the fields of infectious disease, epidemiology, and otolaryngology.’
    • ‘Ciprofloxacin is already commonly used in respiratory, gastrointestinal, and ophthalmic practice: the additional use in otolaryngology would not add greatly to the pool of resistant bacteria.’
    • ‘The patient was evaluated by the otolaryngology service and taken to the operating room for endoscopic sinus debridement.’
    • ‘This article gives a good overview of dysphagia from an otolaryngology perspective, focusing on patients with cricopharyngeal dysphagia.’
    • ‘The mass remained unresponsive to antibiotic therapy, and the patient presented to otolaryngology at our institution.’