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Ikenga and Onotai

Greener Journal of Medical Sciences

Vol. 11(2), pp. 243-245, 2021

ISSN: 2276-7797

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Otolaryngological manifestations in sickle cell disease patients in Port Harcourt.



Ikenga V O1; Onotai L O2



1 Department of Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery, Rivers State University Teaching Hospital

Port Harcourt.

2 Department of Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital Port Harcourt.






Article No.: 112121130

Type: Research



Background: Sickle Cell Disease is the most common hereditary disorder. The complications of the disease are seen in most human organs. Apart from hearing loss, there is paucity of information on other otorhinolaryngological manifestations of sickle cell disease in our environment.

Aim: To determine the common otolaryngological disorders in sickle cell disease patients in University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital

Patients and method: This was a three-year retrospective study of sickle cell patients seen in haematology and Ear, Nose and throat clinic university of Port Harcourt teaching hospital from June 1st, 2015 to June 30th, 2018.

Result: Sixty-three sickle cell disease patients aged 0- 29 years had otolaryngological conditions. There were fifty nine (59) HbSS and four (4) HbSC. Thirty-six (57.1%) of the patients had tonsillitis, thirteen (20.6%) had obstructive adenoid and tonsils, three (4.8%) had cerumen auris, one (1.6%) patient had sensorineural hearing and one (1.6%) patient had head and neck lymphoma.

Conclusion: The study revealed that diseases of the tonsils were the commonest otorhinolaryngological disorders seen among sickle cell disease patients in Port Harcourt. Prompt diagnosis and treatment is key to a favourable outcome.



Accepted:  23/11/2021

Published: 30/11/2021


*Corresponding Author

Onotai Lucky Obukowho

E-mail: onotailuckinx@



Otolaryngological, manifestations, sickle cell disease, patients.







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Cite this Article: Ikenga VO; Onotai LO (2021). Otolaryngological manifestations in sickle cell disease patients in Port Harcourt. Greener Journal of Medical Sciences, 11(2): 243-245.


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