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Question of the Week

This Week’s Question:


How many children younger than 15 years of age receive tympanostomy tubes each year?



Answer: 667,000

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Previous “Question of the Week” and answers:

02/01/2018:  Question: What are the names of the three middle ear bones?  Answer: Malleus, Incus and Stapes

02/08/2018:  Question: By 2020, the National Cancer Institute predicts that approximately how many people will have been diagnosed with head and neck cancer?  Answer: 300,000

02/16/2018:  Question: What are two major risk factors for head and neck cancer?  Answer: tobacco and alcohol use

02/22/2018:  Question: What is one of the most distressing side effects of treatment for patients with head and neck cancer? Answer: Oral Mucositis

03/01/2018:  Question: What does the acronym FESS stand for?  Answer: Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

03/08/2018:  Question: Cancers of the Head and Neck amount for what percent of all cancers in the US?  Answer: 6%

03/15/2018:  Question: True or False? Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is responsible for the rise in cancers of the oropharynx (tonsil and base of tongue) in younger non-smokers and is related to oral sex. The more oral sex partners, the greater the risk of HPV cancer. Answer: True

03/22/2018:  Question: True or False? Cigarette smoking increases your risk of head and neck cancer by 15 times compared to a non-smoker.  Answer: True

03/29/2018: Question: How many billions of dollars are spent in the United States each year on the treatment of head and neck cancers? Answer: 3.2 Billion

04/05/2018:  Question: What percent of people with head and neck cancers have very advanced cases by the time they first see a doctor?  Answer:  50%

04/12/2018:  Question: Approximately how many patients are diagnosed with oral head and neck cancer each year in the United States? Answer: 11,000

04/19/2018:  Question: True or False?  Only 1 in 20 thyroid nodules are cancerous.  Answer: True

04/26/2018:  Question:  Who is diagnosed with head and neck cancer more: men, or women?  Answer:  Men are diagnosed with head and neck cancers about twice as often as women.

05/03/2018:  Question:  Cancers of the nose and sinuses are rare. Approximately how many people develop these cancers every year? Answer:  2000 people are diagnosed each year

05/10/2018: Question: Worldwide, how many new cases of oral head and neck cancer are diagnosed each year? Answer: >550,000

07/20/2018: Question: Voice problems affect one in how many adults on an annual basis?  Answer:1 in 13 Adults

07/27/2018: Question: What causes the majority of neck masses in children? Answer: Infections

08/02/2018: Question: A primary complaint of dizziness accounts for how many clinic visits each year in the United States?  Answer: 5.6 million

08/09/2018: Question: What is the name of the disorder of the inner ear characterized by reported episodes of positional vertigo? Answer: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

08/16/2018: Question: What percentage of the adult population in the United States is affected by chronic rhinosinusitis? Answer: 12%

08/23,2018: Question: The incidence of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx is increasing – partly as a consequence of infection with what? Answer:Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

08/30/2018: Question: In what year did the United States Food and Drug Administration approve sinus ostial dilation for diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the paranasal sinuses? Answer: 2005

09/14/2018: Question: Dysphonia (impaired voice production) affects approximately what portion of the population at some point in life? Answer: one-third

09/21/2018: Question: What type of hearing loss is caused by a cerumen impaction? Answer: Conductive Hearing Loss

09/28/2018: Question: To control epistaxis the FIRST action should be to?  Answer: Apply pressure by squeezing the nostrils together

10/11/2018: Question: What do the acronyms AOM and OME stand for? AnswerAcute Otitis Media and Otitis Media with Effusion

10/26/2018: Question: What are the two most common indications for tonsillectomy in children? Answer: Recurrent Throat Infections and SBD (Sleep Disordered Breathing)

11/01/2018: Question: True or False: Rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the US  Answer: True

11/08/2018: Question: What does the acronym TIPP stand for? AnswerTubes In Place and Patent

12/05/2018: Question: How many tonsillectomy procedures are performed annually on children younger than 15 years of age in the US? Answer: 530,000

12/20/2018: Question: How many infants are born in the U.S. each year with cleft lip/palate? Answer: 7000 or 1 in 600-700 live births

12/27/2018: Question: True or False: Acute Otitis Externa (AOE) is more common in regions with warmer climates, increased humidity, or increased water exposure from swimming. Answer: True