n South African Medical Journal - Otorhinolaryngology - not just tonsils and grommets : insights into the ENT scene in South Africa : editorial

Volume 103, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery may be the oldest surgical specialty, but it certainly has not lost its lustre with age. It encompasses a wide variety of pathology, spanning all age groups regardless of gender, ethnicity or socio-economic status. The field of ENT (otorhinolaryngology) includes a broad range of procedures, often using advanced technology both at the bedside and in theatre. Recent decades have seen the discipline expand to include subspecialties like head and neck surgery, neuro-otology, anterior and lateral skull base surgery, allergology and paediatrics.

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