Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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Nasal and Sinus Disorders


Vanderbilt’s pediatric otolaryngologists diagnose and treat the following nose and sinus disorders.

Recurrent Sinusitis

Persistent sinus infections that may not respond to the first course of treatment because of an underlying cause, such as a deviated septum.

Acute Sinusitis

Infections extending to involve the orbital (eye) and intracranial cavity.

Deviated Nasal Septum

A condition in which the wall dividing the nasal cavity is severely off-center, interfering with breathing and possibly causing sinus infections or frequent nosebleeds.

Nasal Polyposis

Chronic inflammation of the nasal and sinus mucous membranes that results in the formation of polyps (growths).

Nasal Tumors

Growths in the nasal and sinus cavities such as:

  • antrochoanal polyps
  • juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibromas
  • allergic fungal sinusitis

Choanal Atresia and Piriform Aperture Stenosis

A congenital anomaly of the skull that can cause narrowing or blockage of the nasal airway by bony tissue.

Nasal Dermoid/Gliomas

Rare abnormal nasal masses present at birth.

Skull Base Defects

  • CSF leak (an escape of the fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord)
  • Encephalitis (irritation and swelling of the brain, usually due to infections)
  • Glioma (a type of tumor that starts in the brain or spine)

Last Edited: July 8, 2016
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