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Neurotology

Education and Training: – In the US and globally, otolaryngologists often pursue additional neurotology training. – This training involves 1-2 years of fellowship after 5 […]

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Education and Training:
– In the US and globally, otolaryngologists often pursue additional neurotology training.
– This training involves 1-2 years of fellowship after 5 years of residency.

Conditions:
– Neurotologists treat conditions like Ménière’s disease, vestibular schwannoma, facial nerve disorders, hearing loss, and skull base issues.

Related Topics:
– Neurotology is linked to otology, clinical neurology, neurosurgery, and ENT medicine.
– Otolaryngologists may specialize in otology or neurotology, focusing on ear-related conditions.

References:
– The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery provides a position statement on Otology/Neurotology.
– The Handbook of Clinical Neurology covers Neuro-Otology, offering insights on vestibular system disorders.

Notable Institutions:
– The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center features information on Otology and Neurotology.
– The University of Maryland Medical Center defines an otologist/neurotologist as a specialist in ear and related structures care.

Neurotology (Wikipedia)

Neurotology or neuro-otology is a subspecialty of otolaryngology—head and neck surgery, also known as ENT (ear, nose, and throat) medicine. Neuro-otology is closely related to otology, clinical neurology and neurosurgery.

Neurotologist
Occupation
NamesDoctor, Medical practitioner
Occupation type
Profession
Activity sectors
Medicine
Description
Education required
Degree in Medicine
Fields of
employment
Hospitals, clinics
Related jobs
Otology

Otology may refer to ENT physicians who "... [study] normal and pathological anatomy and physiology of the ear (hearing and vestibular sensory systems and related structures and functions) ...", and who treat diseases of the ear with medicine or surgery. In some instances, otology and neurotology are considered together—as so closely related that a clear demarcation between the subspecialties might not exist. For example, the University of Maryland Medical Center uses the term, "otologist/neurotologist".

Otologists and neurotologists have specialized in otolaryngology and then further specialized in pathological conditions of the ear and related structures. Many general otolaryngologists are trained in otology or middle ear surgery, performing surgery such as a tympanoplasty, or a reconstruction of the eardrum, when a hole remains from a prior ear tube or infection. Otologic surgery includes treatment of conductive hearing loss by reconstructing the hearing bones, or ossicles, as a result of infection, or by replacing the stapes bone with a stapedectomy for otosclerosis. Otology and neurotology encompass more complex surgery of the inner ear not typically performed by general otolaryngologists, such as removal of vestibular schwannoma, cholesteatoma, labyrinthectomy, surgery of the endolymphatic sac for Ménière's disease and cochlear implant surgery.

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