ENT EMERGENCIES –OUR EXPERIENCE IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL
Dr. (MRS) Kalpana Sharma, Dr. Debashruti Chakraborty* and Dr. Dipjyoti Barman
Otorhinolaryngological diseases attribute to a major cause of patients reporting to the emergency department of a
hospital and some of them are life threatening and requires immediate intervention. This retrospective study was
conducted for a duration of 2 years in Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati, India, to determine the agewise
prevalence of different Otorhinolaryngological conditions presenting in emergency department of the hospital. The
common conditions we came across are foreign body impaction, epistaxis, trauma, inflammatory conditions of ear,
nose and throat, airway diseases etc. The basic management protocol is also being discussed.
Keywords: Ent emergencies, epistaxis, foreign body, management.
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