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Otolaryngology

Acute Sinusitis

General Features Acute sinusitis is an inflammation of the paranasal sinuses usually due to a viral infection, but secondary bacterial infection can occur. Often precipitated by an upper respiratory infection. Inflammation causes swelling of the mucosa leading to...

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Acoustic Neuroma (Vestibular Schwannoma)

General Features An acoustic neuroma is a benign Schwann cell-derived tumor of the eighth cranial nerve. Also known as a vestibular schwannoma. Usually unilateral In neurofibromatosis type 2, acoustic neuromas are typically bilateral. Signs and Symptoms...

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Dental Caries (cavities)

Dental caries (cavities) is tooth decay caused by bacteria in dental plaque. Streptococcus mutans is a gram positive, anaerobic bacterium that causes caries. Pain occurs as the caries progress. Left untreated, caries lead to tooth destruction, infection, and loss of...

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