Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : rhinosinusitis


Gopika Balachandran , Arpita Krishna , Nayanna Karodpati

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 4927-4931

The study was conducted to see the relationship of headache with sinusitis. Sinus headaches are a very common complaint that are encountered by ENT surgeons. A structured questionnaire consisting of 16 questions which evaluates the type and severity of headaches and associated factors in people with sinusitis was used in the study.
Sinus headache is not included in any classification of headache as an independent entity. Most people tend to self-diagnose wrongly. Therefore, unless there is any evidence or diagnosis of rhinosinusitis sinus headaches are mostly misinterpreted for migraine headaches.
METHODOLOGY: Patients visiting ENT OPD with headache were interviewed using a structured questionnaire consisting of 16 questions. Results were analysed using EpiInfo v7.2.4.
RESULTS: Majority of the people (61%) having headache were unsure that their headache was due to sinusitis. 34.48% had associated complaints of nasal obstructions and 40.35% had facial pain. While only 31.03% had taken antibiotics, 93.10% of the participants were taking analgesics.

A study to observe the prevalence of nasal polyposis among patients with chronic recurrent rhinosinusitis

Dr. Sunil Bajoliya, Dr. Sachin Parmar, Dr. Harshul Patidar, Dr. Ramesh Agrawal

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 555-559

Background: Nasal polyposis is a prevalent condition that is said to affect between 1 and 4% of the general population. The aetiology of nasal polyps is largely unknown and has long been a topic of debate. Although historically have believed polyps to be a manifestation of allergy.
Objective: To find out the prevalence of nasal polyposis among patients with chronic recurrent rhinosinusitis.
Materials and Methods: This is a Cross-sectional study, was conducted in MYH a tertiary care hospital, Indore, M.P. A total of 338 patients presenting with symptoms of chronic rhino sinusitis and giving consent were recruited for the study. All patients with chronic recurrent rhinosinusitis were included in the study.
Result: The mean age of participants was 34.5-9 years. There was a preponderance of male gender among all the patients. The most common symptom was nasal discharge, followed by nasal obstruction, followed by headache, among all the participants, 46.1%.
Conclusion: From our study, we conclude that the chronic recurrent rhinosinusitis patient has a chance of developing a nasal polyp if left untreated.

Prospective Analysis to Evaluate the Role of Concha Bullosa in Chronic Rhinosinusitis: An Institutional Based Study

Jitendra Pratap Singh Chauhan, Ajai Kumar, Raveendra Singh Rajpoot, Sunil Kumar Singh Bhadouria

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 5797-5802

Introduction: Chronic rhinosinusitis is an inflammatory condition affected the majority
of the patients in the age group ranged between 21 – 30 years. The major clinical
picture of chronic rhinosinusitis is reported to be nasal blockade, headache, purulent
nasal discharge, facial pressure and halitosis.
Materials and Methodology: Those patients with the history of previous nasal surgery,
history of nasal fracture/ trauma, patients with tumours (cancer) of the nose and
paranasal sinuses, pregnant women, those patients who are unfit for CT scan and
patients with allergy to xylocaine anaesthesia are excluded before the start of the study.
After explaining about the study and after getting an informed written consent, 110
patients above the age of 10 years who are clinically diagnosed to have chronic
rhinosinusitis according to the criteria of task force on rhinosinusitis were taken into
account for the present study. Topical 4% xylocaine as anaesthesia and decongestant
using 1 ml topical adrenaline was administered, DNE was done inorder to study the
presence of concha bullosa. All the patients underwent a CT scan to study the presence
of concha bullosa radiologically. All the data were collected and tabulated in an
Microsoft excel sheet. The results are presented in the form of proportions and
percentages. Chi square test was applied for qualitative data. A p value<0.05 was
considered statistically significant.