Training of laryngologists
Laryngology is a field that is developing dynamically. New treatments, surgical techniques and new tools are introduced. Doctors learn about all this when they read specialized polish – and foreign-language laryngological journals, as well as participate in conferences, symposia and scientific congresses. Some of these meetings are of a scientific and training nature, and therefore combine the transfer of knowledge with the improvement of practical skills.
To make the most of these achievements, it is good to use the knowledge of colleagues abroad. Our laryngologist, Prof. Ewa Olszewska, regularly participates-not only as a listener, but above all as an active speaker-in international meetings of specialists in her field, so that her knowledge and skills present the world level.
Practice of a laryngologist – This specialist has direct contact with the patient. To diagnose the patient, he performs a laryngological examination, abbreviated as ENT (from the full name of the specialty: Otorhinolaryngology), which includes depending on the needs:
- assessment of the external ear and its surroundings,
- otoscopy, that is, the examination of the outer part of the auditory canal and the eardrum,
- rhinoscopy, i.e. examination of the nasal cavity,
- posterior rhinoscopy, that is, examination of the nasal part of the pharynx, carried out with a spatula and a mirror,
- oral examination,
- throat examination,
- indirect laryngoscopy, that is, examination of the larynx using mirrors,
- assessment of the condition of the lymph nodes of the neck.