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A Study of Correlation between Clinical Features, Radiological and Operative Findings in Safe and Unsafe CSOM
Background: Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media (CSOM) is one of the most common chronic childhood infections worldwide. People are relatively less aware regarding the complications of this disease and so less effective measures are employed resulting in high rate of complications. Aims: 1. To evaluate the relation of the clinical features with intraoperative findings in CSOM, and 2. To compare the preoperative X-ray/HRCT findings with intraoperative findings in patients with safe and unsafe CSOM with or without complications. Methods and Methodology: A total number of 100 patients of CSOM were included after they satisfied the eligibility criteria. Written informed consent was taken from all the study participants. The standard procedure of examination of ear, nose, throat, oral cavity was carried out on each patient in the outpatient department of the hospital. The detailed history of the patient was as per the proforma. Dry aural toilet was done to remove adherent debris. Otoscopic examination was done and the details were noted. Results and Conclusion: CT scan and X-ray have proved to be valuable diagnostic tools in determining the accuracy with which there was an agreement (correlation) between the clinical features, intraoperative findings and radiological findings in safe and unsafe CSOM. It was determined by the kappa coefficient using SPSS statistical analysis software.
Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media, Complications, ENT.
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