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Otolaryngology is the study and treatment of disorders and diseases of the ear, nose and throat [ENT]. More recently it includes cancer of the throat and neck.

Otolaryngologists carry out a variety of operations such as tonsillectomy in the throat and adenoidectomy on the nose. Common ear operations they carry out include stapedectomy, mastoid surgery and myringoplasty.

Otolaryngologists are surgeons who have chosen to specialize in ENT. It takes eight years to qualify.