Md Harun AR Rashid Talukder1*, K M Mamun Murshed2, Md Momenul Haque3 and Kanu Lal Saha4
1Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology-head and Neck Surgery Department, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Bangladesh
2Associate Professor, Otolaryngology-head and Neck Surgery Department, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, Bangladesh
3Associate Professor, Otolaryngology-head and Neck Surgery Department, Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College, Bangladesh
4Associate Professor, Otolaryngology-head and Neck Surgery Department, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Bangladesh
*Corresponding Author: Md Harun AR Rashid Talukder, Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology-head and Neck Surgery Department, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Bangladesh.
Received: September 21, 2020; Published: November 30, 2020
Objectives: To find out the disease pattern of patients attended at the ENT outpatient department of a tertiary level hospital in the center of Dhaka city and to aware the people about the consequences of ENT diseases, necessity of early management, prevention and also the health care management about the necessity of establishment of proper referral system.
Methodology: It is retrospective observational study performed in the ENT OPD of Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital based on data collected by Resident Surgeon during his consultation of referral patients in his OPD chamber between 01 July 2014 and 31 December 2014. A total of 3686 patient’s data were analyzed.
Results: Out of 3686 OPD patients male were 1947 (52.82%) and female 1739 (47.17%), ratio is 1.12:1. 11 to 40-year age group patients were more, among them 11-20 (17.25%), 21-30 (21.51%) and 31-40 (21.62%). 47.97% were presented with Ear diseases, 18.96% with Sinonasal diseases, 19.89% with Throat diseases, 2.03% with Laryngeal & Hypopharyngeal diseases, 9.44% with Neck diseases and 1.71% with Oral cavity problems.
Conclusion: Prevalence of Ear diseases are more in Bangladesh like other developing countries. A good numbers of cancer patients were fund in the study. Almost half of the patients were attended from rural and slum areas, means under privileged people are getting concern about ENT problems like other medical diseases. A large number of patients came to this center which can be easily managed in Union sub-center, Upzilla health complex or District general hospital. It is recommended to develop proper referral system in our health system.
Keywords: Spectrum; Otolaryngology; Tertiary Center; ENT OPD
Citation: Md Harun AR Rashid Talukder., et al. “Spectrum of Otolaryngology and Head-neck Diseases at ENT OPD in a Tertiary Level Hospital of Dhaka City, Bangladesh". Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 2.12 (2020): 56-62.
Copyright: © 2020 Md Harun AR Rashid Talukder., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.