Paediatric ENT disorders

Disorders of the ears, nose and throat are some of the most common diseases to affect children. This is partly because their immune system is still immature, making them more prone to developing infections, and partly due to the underdeveloped anatomy of a child's ENT systems as shown in the diagrams below which compare the Eustachian tubes and airways of children versus adults. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To the right are the most common ENT conditions affecting children. Please click on the relevant condition for more information. Other conditions that are common in both children and adults can be found elsewhere on this site.