ENT Disorders Presenting with Ophthalmological Manifestations: An Overview

ENT Disorders Presenting with Ophthalmological Manifestations

  • Sathyalakshmi M H Associate Professor, Dept. of Opthalmology, The Oxford Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Bangalore
  • Girish F Hongal Professor, Dept. of ENT, The Oxford Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Bangalore
Keywords: Ophthalmological Manifestation, ENT dieases, Paranasaltumour, Orbital Cellulitis, Cavernous sinus thrombosis(CST), Lamina Papyracea, Diagnostic nasal endoscopy(DNE), Flexible Fibreoptic nasopharyngoscopy, High Resolution CT Scan(HRCT)

Abstract

Background: It is important to diagnose the condition early and manage aggressively. It is often difficult to cure orbital cellulitis due to late treatment and may cause blindness if left untreated because of optic nerve compression. Both orbital abscess and cavernous sinus thrombosis may lead to intracranial spread of infection, such as meningitis or cerebral abscess with high morbidity and possible mortality. Subjects and Methods: A total number of 124 cases of ophthalmological manifestation caused by various ENT diseases, mostly paranasaltumourextensions; nasopharyngeal tumour and furunculosis of nose were analyzed in a retrospective study in relation to their age, sex, clinical, radiological and histopathological profile. Results: Direct nasal endoscopy(DNE), Fibre optic Flexible nasopharyngoscopy was Useful. HRCT scan was considered as the most dependable investigating tool. Different modalities of medical and surgical treatment have been adopted according to location and nature of diseases. Conclusion: A close co-operation and team effort required between otorhinolaryngologist and ophthalmologist to overcome this kind of challenges.

Published
2020-03-03
How to Cite
Sathyalakshmi M H, & Girish F Hongal. (2020). ENT Disorders Presenting with Ophthalmological Manifestations: An Overview. Asian Journal of Medical Research, 9(1), OT01-OT05. Retrieved from http://aijournals.com/index.php/ajmr/article/view/1336
Section
Ophthalmology