KBB-Forum 2020 , Cilt 19, Sayı 2


Dr. Bülent TOPUZ1, Dr. Cüneyt Orhan KARA1, Dr. Salih ÇANAKÇIOĞLU2, Dr. Kıvanç GÜNHAN3, Dr. Berna Uslu COŞKUN4, Dr. Erol KELEŞ5, Dr. Emine Elif ALTUNTAŞ6
1Pamukkale Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, KBB, Denizli, Türkiye
2İstanbul Üniversitesi Cerrahpaşa Tıp Fakültesi, KBB, İstanbul, Türkiye
3Manisa Celal Bayar Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, KBB, Manisa, Türkiye
4SBU Şişli Etfal Hastanesi KBB Kliniği, KBB, İstanbul, Türkiye
5Fırat Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, KBB, Elazığ, Türkiye
6Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, KBB, Sivas, Türkiye
Objective: Allergic diseases are one of the most important topics of Otorhinolaryngology (ORL) specialty training. Recently ORL specialists are less interested in this subject.

In this study, we aimed to document the context of otolaryngologic allergic diseases in order to identify developments and problems and offer solutions.

Material and Method; In this article, data from the speeches obtained in the session at the 41st Turkish Ear, Nose, and Throat and Head and Neck Surgery Congress were extracted and the situation in the field of allergic diseases in ORL was documented.

Results: "The Turkish Society of Otolaryngic Allergy " was established in 1999. The epidermal skin test and immunotherapy practices, which are started to be applied in 1978, gained momentum in the 2000s. In 2013, ORL specialist stopped to perform the epidermal skin test and immunotherapy because the relevant practices had been disrupted not to be paid by the Turkish social security institution. The ORL residency training core program includes numerous topics related to allergic diseases. It is observed that all national ORL and rhinology congresses have sessions on a variety of issues and subjects related to allergic diseases. To date, 6 books have been published in Turkey about allergic diseases in ORL. Since 2018, an international journal has been regularly publishing online about allergy and rhinology.

Conclusion: New strategies should be developed to regain ORL physicians" interest in allergic diseases. Changes and arising problems with otolarengologic allergy practise should be evaluated regularly. Joint solutions should be developed by ORL specialists who are actively interested in allergies to emerging problems. Keywords : Allergy, allergic rhinitis, context, otorhinolaryngology training