Speculum, nasal

Department of Otolaryngology

The Department of Otolaryngology has more than 55 employees, 24 of whom are physicians, spanning over a large range of subspecialties. We have access to 20 beds during weekdays for in-patient care, and we have dedicated surgical theaters. The department carries out 2500 surgical procedures per year and our outpatient facility handles 14,000 visits per year. We have physicians on call 24/7.

Highly specialized care

Head and neck cancer

In collaboration with the Department of Oncology, the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, and the Department of Plastic Surgery, we work-up and treat patients with malignant tumors of the head and neck. Treatments include advanced surgical procedures with immediate reconstruction, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy as well as photodynamic therapy and electro-chemotherapy. Pre-treatment work-up is carried out at the Department of Otolaryngology, but treatment decisions are taken at a tumor board including representatives from all participating departments. We have our own tumor registry covering over 2000 patients that have been followed-up over five years.

Thyroid cancer

We have significant experience of managing advanced, recently discovered, or recurrent thyroid cancer (e.g. extension into the voice box or trachea, or with complicated metastasis to the neck).

BAHA (Bone anchored hearing aids)

We have many years of experience with surgically anchored hearing aids for patients for whom conventional hearing aids are unsuitable.

Narrowing of the airway

We treat benign and malignant stenosis of the larynx, trachea, or bronchi in patients of all ages. Tracheo-esophageal fistulae and perforations of the esophagus can be successfully treated by application of stents.

Salivary duct stones

We perform sialoendoscopy with disintegration of stones using a holmium-YAG laser, or removal with a basket, especially targeting the parotid gland, but also stones in the submandibular gland.


Our department includes two physicians working in phoniatrics, who diagnose and treat voice disorders of various types together with staff from our voice disorder department. Botox injections are used as well as various surgical procedures.


We diagnose allergies with methods including provocation tests using antibiotics and local anesthetics. We presently have 90 patients in a vaccination program. 

Page revised Thursday, April 7, 2011

Content manager: Anders.Westerborn

Published by Anita Pettersson

Related links

The Center for Head-and Neck Cancer

Allergy Provocations


Stenosis of the airway

Salivary stones

Contact us

Telephone: 46 19 602 10 00
Fax: 46 19 602 23 90