Presentation on theme: "ENT UPDATE FOR PRIMARY CARE WEST CUMBERLAND HOSPITAL 05/06/2013 Mohamed Ouda ST1."— Presentation transcript:
ENT UPDATE FOR PRIMARY CARE WEST CUMBERLAND HOSPITAL 05/06/2013 Mohamed Ouda ST1
WHY ENT? very common comprising 20% of presenting complaints to a primary care provider limited training in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education for primary care What are the most common conditions ?
Necrotizing otitis externa =Malignant O. E NON Neoplastic Osteomyelitis (canal skull base) DM Severe pain, granulations. Diagnosis : history +C/P+ CT SCAN Treatment Admit DM control Systemic Abx(Oral or IV) FOR 6-12 WEEKS Aural toilet Surgery Topical anti psudomonal Death
Otitis media Inflammation of the middle ear caused by infective organism. <3 weeKs =Acute Otitis Media > or = 3 episodes in 6 months =Recurrent AOM. INFECTION> 3 MONTHS =CSOM. Self limiting. Oral antibiotics(controversial)
Acute OM COMMON Pain relief with perforation 80% resolve in 4/7 days without treatment Antibiotics (Amoxycillin):no improvement in 4 days, B/L OM,OM with otorrhoea, systemically unwell. Delayed approach ENT Referral : -Recurrent ( >4 episodes in 6 months ), -poerforation has not healed after 1 month.
Acute mastoiditis Urgent ENT Referral
Otitis media with effusion (OME) Serous OM=Secretory OM=Glue ear NO infection Fluid in the middle ear E T dysfunction Most common cause of hearing loss in children. Down syndrome, cleft palate. Adults : post URTI,Resolve in 6/52 if not Refer?PNS tumour
(NICE GUIDELINES) 2008 Children who will benefit from surgical intervention Children with persistent bilateral OME documented over a period of 3 months with a hearing level in the better ear of 25– 30 dBHL or worse averaged at 0.5, 1, 2 and 4 kHz. Adjuvant adenoidectomy is not recommended in the absence of persistent and/or frequent upper respiratory tract symptoms
Active monitoring (watchful waiting)* Essential 50% will recover with no treatment in the first three months. The following treatments are not recommended for the management of OME: − antibiotics − topical or systemic antihistamines − topical or systemic decongestants − topical or systemic steroids Browning GG. Watchful waiting in childhood otitis media with effusion.Editorial.Clin Otolaryngology 2001;26:417-424
Otitis media with effusion (OME) Serous OM=Secretory OM=Glue ear Investigations – PTA...Conductive deafness – Tympanometry....Type B curve(Flat) Treatment Watchful waiting (Valsalva maneovre) Hearing aid Ventilation tubes
CSOM without cholestatoma Chronic otorroea (mucopurulent) + perforation (can be dry in inactive disease). Pseudomonas aeruginosa,staph aureus Otalgia is uncommon. Peforation (safe versus unsafe) Treatment: aural toilet, topical antibiotics,surgical repair
CSOM with cholestatoma Skin in the wrong place.
Sudden SNHL IF UNILATERAL OR ONLY GOOD EAR...Refer SAME day referral if within 24 hours Acoustic neuroma=Vestibular schwanoma Benign,slow growing tumour. 80% CPA tumour B/L in NF2 MRI
ACOUSTIC NEUROMA Acoustic neuromas (more correctly called vestibular schwannomas) account for approximately five percent of intracranial tumours and 90 percent of cerebellopontine angle Features can be predicted by the affected cranial nerves cranial nerve VIII: hearing loss, vertigo, tinnitus cranial nerve V: absent corneal reflex cranial nerve VII: facial palsy Bilateral acoustic neuromas are seen in neurofibromatosis type 2 MRI of the cerebellopontine angle is the investigation of choice