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1 ENT 2 week wait referral criteria

2 Aims  To learn the ENT 2 week wait criteria.  Please get into groups for my fun quiz!

3 1. True or False  Is this one of the 2ww referral criteria?  An unexplained lump in the neck, of recent onset, or previously undiagnosed lump that has changed over a period of 3 to 6 weeks.

4 2. True or False  Is this one of the 2ww referral criteria?  Chronic halitosis for greater than 3 months with unknown cause.

5 3. True or False  Is this one of the 2ww referral criteria?  Unilateral unexplained pain in the head/neck area for more than 3 weeks, associated with otalgia but normal otoscopy.

6 4. True or False  Is this one of the 2ww referral criteria?  An unexplained persistent sore or painful throat.

7 5. True or False  Is this one of the 2ww referral criteria?  Unexplained painless red or white patches of the oral mucosa.

8 6. True or False  Is this one of the 2ww referral criteria?  Unexplained tooth mobility persisting for more than 3 weeks.

9 7. True or False  Is this one of the 2ww referral criteria?  Unilateral anosmia persisting for more than 3 weeks.

10 8. Question  Hoarseness persisting for more than 3 weeks should be referred via the 2 week wait.  What else should you do?

11 9. True or False  Is this one of the 2ww referral criteria?  Unilateral tinnitus associated with deafness.

12 Answers  1. An unexplained lump in the neck, of recent onset, or previously undiagnosed lump that has changed over a period of 3 to 6 weeks.  True

13 Answers  2. Chronic halitosis for greater than 3 months with unknown cause.  False

14 Answers  3. Unilateral unexplained pain in the head/neck area for more than 3 weeks, associated with otalgia but normal otoscopy.  False

15 Answers  4. An unexplained persistent sore or painful throat.  True  What is meant by persistent?

16 Answers  5. Unexplained painless red or white patches of the oral mucosa.  False  2ww referral if the patches are painful, swollen or bleeding, otherwise refer non- urgently.

17 Answers  6. Unexplained tooth mobility persisting for more than 3 weeks.  True  Refer urgently to a dentist.

18 Answers  7. Unilateral anosmia persisting for more than 3 weeks.  False

19 Answers  8. Hoarseness persisting for more than 3 weeks should be referred via 2 week wait. What else should you do?  Chest x-ray

20 Answers  9. Unilateral tinnitus associated with deafness.  False

21 Head and neck cancer 2 week wait guidelines:  An unexplained lump in the neck, of recent onset, or previously undiagnosed lump that has changed over a period of 3 to 6 weeks.  An unexplained persistent swelling in the parotid or submandibular gland.  An unexplained persistent sore or painful throat.  Unilateral unexplained pain in the head and neck area for more than 4 weeks, associated with otalgia but a normal otoscopy.

22 Head and neck cancer 2 week wait guidelines:  Unexplained ulceration of the oral mucosa or mass persisting for more than 3 weeks.  Unexplained red and white patches of the oral mucosa that are painful, swollen or bleeding.  Hoarseness persisting for more than 3 weeks. These patients should be referred urgently for a chest x-ray.  Refer urgently to a dentist if unexplained tooth mobility persisting for more than 3 weeks.


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