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Course director

Dr. Imre GERLINGER (,, professor

Department of Oto-rhino-laryngology

Subject data

Code of subject: OSK-FUL-T  |  2 credit  |  Dentistry |  Clinical module  |  autumn

Prerequisites: OSP-PO2-T completed

Exam course: yes

Number of hours/semester

14 lectures + 14 practices + 0 seminars = total of 28 hours

Course headcount limitations

min. 1


Selections from the fundamental parts of the ORL
The main educational task of the subject: Learning the basics of ORL.


  • 1. Introduction into Otorhinolaryngology - Dr. Révész Péter
  • 2. Anatomy of the ear, physiology of hearing - Dr. Révész Péter
  • 3. Subjective and objective audiometry - Dr. Révész Péter
  • 4. Disaeases of the external ear, myringitis - Dr. Révész Péter
  • 5. Diseases of the middle ear. Acute otitis media - Dr. Révész Péter
  • 6. Diseases of the middle ear. Chronic otitis media - Dr. Révész Péter
  • 7. Complications of suppurative otitis media - Dr. Révész Péter
  • 8. Inner ear diseases, cochlear implants, BAHA, VSB - Dr. Révész Péter
  • 9. Vertigo. Tinnitus - Dr. Révész Péter
  • 10. Diseases of the paranasal sinuses, acut and chronic sinusitis - Dr. Révész Péter
  • 11. Tumors of the paranasal sinuses - Dr. Révész Péter
  • 12. Malignant tumours of the larynx, hypopharynx. Conicotomy, tracheotomy. Precancerous diseases, TNM system - Dr. Révész Péter
  • 13. Diseases of the oral cavity. Acute tonsillitis, chronic tonsillitis. Tonsillectomy. Sore throat - Dr. Révész Péter
  • 14. Diseases of the salivary glands. Salivary gland tumors. - Dr. Révész Péter


  • 1. Examine the patient`s ear. Examine the patient`s nose and nasal cavities (antenior rhinoscopy)
  • 2. Hearing aids, irrigation of external ear canal, removal of foreign bodies from the external ear
  • 3. Examine the patient's oral cavity.Examine the patient's larynx and hypopharynx (indirect laryngoscopy)
  • 4. Examine the patient's nasopharynx (posterior rhinoscopy). Test of the patient's hearing (voice, Weber test, Rinne test)
  • 5. Test of the patient's vestibular system (spontaneous nystagmus Romberg test). Test of the patient's function of the facial nerve
  • 6. Test of the patient's neck. Draining of a peritonsillar abscess
  • 7. Test of the patient's cerebellar signs . Caloric test
  • 8. Tests of the patient's Eustachian tube function. Myringotomy
  • 9. Control of epistaxis. Antral lavage
  • 10. Feeding by nasogastric tube. Tracheal tubes
  • 11. X -ray films, CT, MR, US demonstration
  • 12. Pure tone audiometry. Speech audiometry
  • 13. Otoacoustic emissions
  • 14. Brainstem evoked response audiometry


Reading material

Obligatory literature

Literature developed by the Department


Recommended literature

Readings: Karmody: Otorhinolaryngology

Conditions for acceptance of the semester

Acceptance of the semester: Participation in the lectures and practices.

Mid-term exams

There is no possibility

Making up for missed classes

Consultation with instructor

Exam topics/questions

Requirements of the final examination
I. Physical examination by head-mirror /headlight/
Examine the patient's
1. ear
2. nose and nasal cavities /anterior rhinoscopy/
3. oral cavity
4. larynx and hypopharynx /indirect laryngoscopy/
5. nasopharynx /posterior rhinoscopy/
II. A. Clinical tests
Test the patient's
1. hearing /voice, Weber test, Rinne test/
2. vestibular system /spontaneous nystagmus, Romberg test, past-pointing, walking/
3. neck, salivary glands
4. function of the facial nerve
5. cerebellar signs
6. Eustachian tube function
II. B. Demonstrate how to use the instruments of
1. control of epistaxis
- anterior nasal packing
- posterior nasal packing
2. myringotomy
3. feeding by nasogastric tube
4. tracheal tubes
5. hearing aids
6. antral lavage
7. draining of a peritonsillar abscess
8. irrigation of external ear canal
9. removal of foreign bodies from the external ear canal and nose
III. Theoretical questions
1. Pure tone audiometry
2. Speech audiometry
3. Otoacoustic emissions
4. Brainstem evoked response audiometry
5. Diseases of the pinna
6. Diseases of the external ear canal
7. Disorders of the tympanic membrane
8. Tumours of the external ear (benign tumours, praecancerous disorders, malignant tumours)
9. Serous otitis media (acute, chronic)
10. Suppurative otitis media (acute, chronic)
11. Complications of suppurative otitis media
12. Idiopathic facial nerve palsy. Bell-palsy
13. Disorders of the inner ears, congenital malformations, hereditary deafness
14. Trauma to the inner ear
15. Otosclerosis
16. Fluid systems of the labyrinth. Pathological disorders. Méniére diseases
17. Acoustic tumour
18. Tinnitus
19. Noise induced hearing losses
20. Cochlear implantation
21. Disorders of the internal auditory canal (fractures, tumours, toxic lesions)
22. Sleep apnoea
23. Diseases of the external nose (congenital malformations, trauma, infection, tumours. Furunculus nasi)
24. Obstruction of the nasal airway. Rhinitis
25. Allergic rhinitis
26. Fractures of the paranasal sinuses. Fronto-basal, maxillo-facial, blow out fractures, Le-Fort fractures
27. Paranasal sinusitis
28. Tumours of the salivary glands (benign and malignant)
29. Sialoadenitis
30. Differential diagnosis of the neck masses
31. Infectious diseases of the oral cavity and pharynx (peritonsillar abscess)
32. Pathology of Waldeyer ring
33. Praecancerous disorders in the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx and oesophagus
34. Malignant tumours in the oral cavity and pharynx (nasopharyngeal tumours)
35. Clinical symptoms and signs of the diseases of the larynx
36. Sensory and motor innervation of the larynx, signs of the disorders
37. Acute and chronic infections of the larynx
38. Acute epiglottitis. Phlegmonous epiglottitis. Abscess of the epiglottis
39. Benign tumours of the larynx
40. Laryngeal cancer
41. Classifications of laryngeal cancers. TNM
42. Lymphadenitis of the neck
43. Benign tumours of the neck
44. Thyroiditis
45. Malignant tumours of the thyroid gland
46. Clinical signs of obstructions of the upper airways. Conicotomy. Tracheotomy
47. Foreign bodies in the bronchial system. Foreign bodies of the oesophagus
48. Tumours of the oesophagus
49. Dysphagia


  • Dr. Gerlinger Imre
  • Dr. Révész Péter

Instructor / tutor of practices and seminars

  • Dr. Révész Péter