At Homagama Base Hospital there are approximately 100 patients looked after by the ENT clinic. Among the clinic attendees, paranasal sinusitis with vertigo and nape pain is a common observed phenomenon. In Sri Lanka data on these aspects are rare.
Cross sectional descriptive study at the ENT Clinic of Base Hospital Homagama. Patients diagnosed as Paranasal Sinusitis amongst the patients attending the ENT clinic, age above 12 years. Patients diagnosed as Paranasal Sinusitis further evaluated for Vertigo and Nape pain. Total 425 patients taken for study.
Patients diagnosed as Sinusitis, 425, 100%
Patients diagnosed as Vertigo, 396 – 93.176%
Patients diagnosed as Nape Pain, 322 – 75.76%
There were Clinical improvement of Sinusitis – 423, 99.523%, among the research group. Patients with Vertigo – 396, all the symptomatic patients improved. Nape Pain – 322, all the symptomatic patients improved.
Rhino Sinusitis can cause symptoms like vertigo and nape pain. Whilst treating nape pain and vertigo, sinusitis should be considered in the differential diagnosis.