Learning outcomes of the course unit
Acquire Knowledge of the main external, middle, inner ear diseases and their treatment.
Define the main diseases of the eight cranial nerve.
Acquire knowledge of the main diseases of the nose together with the possible treatment options.
Describe and discuss the treatment of the oropharynx diseases.
Acquire knowledge of the basic clinical elements in larynx disorders.
Describe the diagnostic and therapeutic of the ear-nose-throat neoplasms.
The student must have sat the pre-clinical examinations.
Course contents summary
(a) General otorhinolaryngoiatric semeiotics (with particular attention to the cochlear and vestibular systems). (b) Ear pathology (acute and chronic otitis and their sequelae; complications of the oto-mastoiditis; differential diagnosis of deafness and vertigo; Otosclerosis; Meniere’s disease; Vestibular schwannoma; Deafness and mutism; facial nerve palsy).(c) Nose and sinus pathology (rhinitis and sinusitis, epistaxis, nasal obstruction syndrome). (d) Oro-pharyngeal pathology (chronic and acute tonsillitis). (e) Rhino-pharyngeal pathology (adenoids, fibroangioma of the nasopharynx). (f) Foniatry (semeiotics and differential diagnosis of voice disorders, wording and language dysfunction). (g) Laryngeal pathology (acute and chronic laryngitis, vocal cord paralysis, clinical indication for tracheotomy). (h) Malignant neoplasms in otorhinolaryngology.
Giovanni Rossi - Manuale di Otorinolaringoiatria - Edizioni Minerva Medica Torino
Antonio Quaranta-Raffaele Fiorella - Manuale di Otorinolaringoiatria - Mc Graw-Hill Libri Italia srl
Oral examination: Proff.ri Salvatore Bacciu, Giuseppe Iemmi, Teore Ferri