Prevalence of palatal diseases in adults; an observational study in a tertiary care hospital

Sameh M Zamzam, Auctores Publishing LLC
2021 Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology  
Aim: The aim of this study is to spot the light on palatal diseases and their prevalence in adults from otolaryngologists' point of view. Materials and Methods: This is an observational study that was conducted on adult patients presented to otolaryngology department of Cairo university hospital in the period from January 2016 to January 2018. Patients were routinely examined by the author however the chief complaint either related to palate or not. Results: Out of 4800 patients have been
more » ... ed over 2 years, 289 cases have been affected by palatal disease or lesion either primary or secondary. It was clearly noted that the most common pathology affecting the palate is the gastric reflux, 248 patients; the remaining 41 cases have been affected by different diseases of variable etiologies. Conclusion: The palate is a part of routine examination by otolaryngologists. It may carry signs of different diseases and lesions which are not uncommon. The author observed palatal diseases in 6% of the study's sample. Prevalence of those diseases has been entailed in this study.
doi:10.31579/2692-9562/017 fatcat:6jlg6i6lgfgshhlaxfmwpgqj6m