Dr. Nishant Gour, Dr. Pratibha Vyas, Dr. Nikhil Soni and Dr. Praveen Singh
Objective: This prospective study aimed to investigate the occurrence, characteristics, and management of headache and facial pain of rhinogenic origin in a patient population, with a focus on determining the efficacy of various treatment modalities.
Methods: A total of 150 patients (age group 16-50 years) presenting with headache and facial pain of suspected rhinogenic origin were enrolled in the study. Detailed clinical evaluations, including history, physical examination, radiological investigations, and diagnostic nasal endoscopy, were performed. Patients were followed up for a minimum of six months to assess treatment outcomes.
Results: Among the 150 patients enrolled, [insert percentage] were found to have headache and facial pain attributed to rhinogenic causes. The majority of patients presented with symptoms such as frontal headache, facial pain, nasal congestion, and rhinorrhea. Diagnostic nasal endoscopy revealed various rhinogenic pathologies, including nasal septal deviation, chronic rhinosinusitis, nasal polyps, and allergic rhinitis. Treatment strategies employed included medical management, endoscopic sinus surgery, septoplasty, and turbinate reduction. The outcomes were assessed based on symptom improvement, patient satisfaction, and reduction in the frequency and severity of symptoms.
Conclusion: This prospective study provides valuable insights into the occurrence, clinical features, and management of headache and facial pain originating from rhinogenic causes. The findings highlight the significance of a comprehensive approach involving accurate diagnosis, multimodal treatment, and long-term follow-up to achieve optimal outcomes. A multidisciplinary team, comprising otolaryngologists, neurologists, and pain specialists, is essential in the management of such cases. Further research is warranted to explore novel therapeutic options and establish evidence- based guidelines for the management of rhinogenic headache and facial pain.
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