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Besides ear-related conditions, A/Prof Low has nearly 30 years of clinical experience in managing other general ENT conditions such as those relating to blocked nose, bleeding nose, sinus problems, tonsil disorders, snoring and neck swellings. Over the years, he has run regular Clinics and performed several surgeries on these conditions particularly those relating to the nose, sinuses and tonsils. He has also taught cohorts of medical students and junior doctors on these subjects. He has conducted research in some of these subjects. He was Principal Investigator for the Project “Health evaluation on the human nose using the Odormat Technology”, which was accorded the Enterprise Challenge (Prime Minister’s Office) Enterprise Award in 2002. He has published many of his research findings in local/international journals and books. A sample of his publications is as follows:

  • Low WK. The contact bleeding sign of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Head & Neck Journal 1997; 19:617-9.
  • Leong JL, Fong KW, Low WK. Factors contributing to delayed diagnosis in nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Journal of Laryngology and Otology 1999; 113:633-6.
  • Low WK, Toh ST, Lim CM, Ramesh G. Schneiderian papilloma of the nasopharynx. ENT Journal 2002; 81: 336-40
  • Low WK, Willatt DJ. Submucous Resection of the Nasal Septum: A Critical Appraisal. Singapore Medical Journal 1992; 33: 617-9.
  • Low WK. Can Snoring relief after nasal septal surgery be predicted? Clinical Otolaryngology 1994; 19: 142-4.
  • Low WK, Willatt DJ. Relationship between Middle Ear Pressure and Deviated Nasal Septum. Clinical Otolaryngology 1993; 308-10.
  • Low WK, Willatt DJ. Headaches associated with nasal obstruction due to deviated nasal septum. HEADACHE. The Journal of Head and Facial Pain. 1995: 35: 404-6.
  • Low WK, Balakrishnan A, Chew SH. Antrochoanal polyps in Asians, Australian Journal of Otolaryngology 1996; 2(4); 356-8.
  • Low WK. Endoscopic sinus surgery. J Laryngol Otol. 1995 Jul;109(7):693-4
  • Low WK. Complication of the Caldwell-Luc operation and how to avoid them. Australian and New Zealand Journal Of Surgery 1995; 65: 582-4.
  • Low WK, Sng I, Balakrishnan A. Palatine tonsillar metastases from carcinoma of the colon. Journal Of Laryngology and Otology 1994;108: 449-51.
  • Low WK, Ng SB. Synchronous parotid and nasopharyngeal Warthin’s tumour: first report of a case. ENT Journal 2002; 81:839-41
  • Low WK, Stanley R E. Recurrent Pleomorphic Adenoma of the Parotid: Prevention is better than cure. Singapore General Hospital Proceedings 1996; 5(2): 2-5.
  • Low WK, Ngo R, Qasim A. Leprosy: Otolaryngologist’s Perspective. ORL Journal 2002; 64:281-3
  • Low WK. Clinical diagnosis of an unusual cutaneous neck mass. ORL Journal 1999;61:364-6.
  • Low WK, Tay HN. Management of ingested foreign bodies. In: Acute Surgical Management. Eds Hwang NC, Ooi LL. World Scientific 2004, pp 171-88
  • Yuen HW, Goh YH, Low WK, Lim-Tan SK. Kimura’s disease: a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Singapore Med J 2005;46:179-83

A/Prof Dr Dr Low Wong Kein

Senior Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon
Sub-specialty in Otology & Neuro-otology

MBBS (S’pore), PhD (S’pore)
GradDip (Acupuncture)

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