The Prevalence Of Nasal Trauma In Uch,Ibadan - Nigeria

  • A Isa Dept. of Otorhinolarygology, U.C.H. Ibadan
  • GB Nwaorgu Dept. of Otorhinolarygology, U.C.H. Ibadan
  • CC Nwawolo Dept. of Surgery, Ear, Nose and throat Unit, Lagos University Teaching Hospital.

Abstract

Objective: Nasal trauma is commonly seen in head and neck injuries involving the face, this is because of its facial prominence antero-posteriorly.
The objective of this study is to determine the prevalence of Nasal Trauma, assess the various aetiological factors and pattern of injuries.
Methods:- A one year prospective study of Nasal trauma at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.
Results: A total of one thousand three hundred and fifty patients (1,350) with all forms of trauma presenting at UCH, Ibadan during the study period were included. Nasal trauma alone or in association with other injuries was found in 145 (10.7%) of the patients. There were 108 males and 37 females (M:F.3:1) and the peak age group affected was found to be 20 – 29 years.
Vehicular road traffic accidents was found to be the highest cause of nasal trauma 53.1% (77.0) followed by pedestrian road traffic accidents with 15.9 (23.0). Nasal soft tissue injury was commoner, 89.0% (129.0) than the skeletal frame-work (bones and cartilages), 11.0% (16.0)
Highland Medical Research Journal Vol.2(1) 2004: 53-55
Published
2005-05-18
Section
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