Sudan Journal of Medical Sciences (SJMS) | Sudan JMS: Volume 12 (2017), Issue No. 3 | pages: 151-162

DOI: 10.18502/sjms.v12i3.928

Patterns and clinical presentation of Foreign Bodies in ENT among Sudanese Children in Khartoum state hospitals.

Rana Ahmed Abdelrahman Nasir
ranaalnaseeh@gmail.com
MBBS, MD ORL, Consultant ENT El Taief KSA, Sudan

Sharfi Abdelgadir Omer Ahmed
doctorsharfi@gmail.com
Omdurman Islamic University Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine and health science, Sudan

Ibrahim Gaffar Ibrahim
doctorsharfi@gmail.com
, Sudan

Abstract

Abstract: -

Background: Foreign bodies (FBs) in ENT are a common problem in Sudanese children and are associated with life threatening complications.

Objectives: To study the patterns and presenting symptoms of children who are presented with foreign bodies Inhalation, Ingestion and insertion in the Nose and Ears.

Methodology: This is a prospective hospital based descriptive study, conducted at Khartoum ENT Hospitals  from March 2013 to January 2015.

Result: 150 patients with foreign bodies were studied in Khartoum ENT Hospitals. The commonest age group between 3–6 years in 64% of patients. Male to Female ratio is1.3:1.

F.Bs  nose constituted higher percentage in (28%) of cases, F.Bs  inhalations were presented in(24.7%), F.Bs  ear were presented in (24.7%) and F.Bs  ingestion were presented in (22.7%).Regarding the type of inhalations, peanut was presented in (56.8%) of cases and the commonest presenting symptoms was cough in (94%) of patients.                                                                                                                                                                   

Conclusion: Certain food items especially peanuts if given to children below the age of 2 years have to be given with caution and under close supervision. Bronchoscopy should always be considered in optimum conditions. Public health education is essential in order to prevent these avoidable problems.

Key words:    F.Bs , ENT ,Khartoum.

 

 

 

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