8. Clinical Diagnosis of Symptoms Associated with the Ears, Nose and Throat

  1. Phil Jevon RN, BSc (Hons), PGCE Resuscitation
  1. Dev Mittapalli MBBS, MRCS, PGCME

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444340051.ch8

Clinical Diagnosis

Clinical Diagnosis

How to Cite

Mittapalli, D. (2011) Clinical Diagnosis of Symptoms Associated with the Ears, Nose and Throat, in Clinical Diagnosis (ed P. Jevon), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444340051.ch8

Editor Information

  1. Clinical Skills Lead, Manor Hospital, Walsall, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Birmingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444335163

Online ISBN: 9781444340051



  • ears, nose and throat - and clinical diagnosis of symptoms associated;
  • ‘dysphagia,’ difficulty or discomfort in swallowing - Greek words dus meaning ‘difficult’ and phagia meaning ‘eat’;
  • dysphagia causes - preoesophageal, oral and pharyngeal and oesophageal;
  • deafness, difficulty in hearing - conductive or sensorineural;
  • conductive deafness - being congenital or acquired;
  • sensorineural deafness - either congenital or acquired;
  • interpreting the Rinne and Weber tests;
  • ‘Sore throat,’ describing pharyngitis - inflammation of pharynx;
  • acute pharyngitis, and aetiological factors - viral, bacterial and fungal infections;
  • mouth ulcers, open sores - on internal or external body surface


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Learning Outcomes

  • Dysphagia

  • Deafness

  • Sore Throat

  • Mouth Ulcers

  • References