V.N. Chaturvedi 1 , B.S. Grewal 2
1-Otolaryngology section, Deparlnient of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, S.P.L.A.J. 2-ENT Specialist, “7th April” Hospital. Benghazi, S.P.L.A.J.
Garyounis Medical Journal Vol. 6, No.2. July 1983:145-149
A study of the morbidity pattern of E.N. T. diseases in children in Benghazi was carried out for a period of two and a half years ending in December 1981. Children below 12 years comprised 20.2% of E. N. T. out-patients, and 28.01 % of E. N. T. emergencies. The common conditions encountered were tonsillitis 35.35%; otitis media 19.56%; and epislaxis 3.03%.
The common emergencies were epistaxis (26.28%), foreign body nose (17.09%), trauma nose (16.32%) and foreign body in the oseophagus (10.9%).
Keywords: Morbidity Pattern of Ear, Nose, and Throat Diseases in Children in Benghazi