Sleep Disordered Breathing

Breathing Easier: Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) in Children What is Sleep Disordered Breathing? Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) is a characterization of sleep patterns in children which  include; snoring, restless sleeping, awakening at night, obstructive events...

Lump or Mass in the Neck

Congenital Neck Masses What is a congenital neck mass? A congenital neck mass is a growth that is present at birth and slowly becomes noticeable to the patient or family. Although the neck abnormality is present since birth, the resulting lump may not appear until...

Traumatic Injuries to the Head and Neck

How common is face and neck trauma in children? Facial and neck trauma occurs frequently in children, however, because of the small face size, skeletal flexibility and increased fatty tissue in a child’s face, most of these injuries result in soft tissue (cuts...

Tonsillitis and Related Disorders

What are the tonsils? The tonsils are located in the back of the throat. They are part of a group of lymphoid tissue that collect bacteria and viruses that cause upper respiratory tract (nose and throat) infections. They also help to produce proteins (immunoglobulins)...

Tongue Tie

What is tongue-tie? Tongue-tie is a minor defect of the mouth that decreases the mobility of the tongue. If you raise your tongue to the roof of the mouth, you will see a band of tissue underneath your tongue called the frenulum. This band helps anchor your tongue to...

Thyroid Disease

What is the thyroid gland? Gland refers to an organ in the body that secretes hormones (substances that help regulate different body functions) into the bloodstream. All glands are part of the endocrine (gland) system. The thyroid gland secretes thyroid hormones....