CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Int Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2021; 25(02): e267-e272
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1709986
Original Research

Proptosis in Otorhinolaryngology: An Overview

1  Department of ENT, Shadan Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Phani Bhushan Ivaturi
2  Department of ENT, Government Medical College, Nalgonda, India
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Introduction Ear, nose and throat (ENT)pathologies can present with proptosis as the early manifestation. The majority of ENT pathologies present with ocular manifestations, due to close anatomical relationship.

Objective To study proptosis in ENT disorders in terms of etiology, pathogenesis, and management.

Methods The present article is a prospective study conducted at a tertiary care center, in Telangana, India. Patients presenting with proptosis secondary to ENT disorders were thoroughly evaluated and subjected to surgical exploration after providing a signed informed consent.

Results Sixty cases of proptosis secondary to ENT disorders have been reported. The most common cause was sinonasal squamous cell carcinoma followed by juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma and allergic fungal rhinosinusitis.

Conclusion Many ENT disorders can present with proptosis. Proptosis needs to be evaluated completely for proper management and to limit the morbidity associated with it.

Publication History

Received: 25 September 2019

Accepted: 04 March 2020

Publication Date:
30 June 2020 (online)

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